Looking for my first amp!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jimstyx, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    As the title says I'm looking at a first amp
    Thinking like an orange 25 ATM

    I'm only goi to use it in my house and occasionally a garage jam with a dad band 90s grunge
    How big should I go for my first amp 25,50,75?
     
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    I would go for the 100.

    And, when you setup for your garage jam, get it up on a two or three foot stand.

    You'll be able to keep up with the drummer and not strain your amp's capabilities.

    Good luck! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    You know @Stumbo you are always there for me lol
    Do you think 100 is a bit much for the house?
    That's where I'll be playing a majority of the time

    Btw were thinking of names ATM
    I'm suggesting rage against the honey do list
    Or
    THE WHO....touched the thermostat
     
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  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    The 100 is only 16" wide and weighs in at 22lbs. It'll be fine in the house.

    There's headphones out and a nice volume control. :thumbsup:

    And, if you get a gig, add an HPF and you'll be good for smaller venues.

    For the band name, good luck with that! There are epic threads around here on the topic.
     
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  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
  6. Raf Seibert

    Raf Seibert

    Dec 16, 2013
    Texas
    Should you be concerned about volume in the house, just remember you don’t HAVE to turn it all the way up! :)

    Raf
     
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  7. moogieotter

    moogieotter Custom Title

    Jun 16, 2009
    Duluth, GA
    Get a rig that inspires you. Give us a budget and ZIP code, and we will find a rig that will change your life and sound killer at any volume!
     
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  8. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    After a search on craigslist I found a 200 watt 4x12 (I think ) for 225
     
  9. moogieotter

    moogieotter Custom Title

    Jun 16, 2009
    Duluth, GA
    Cool
    Cool. Most 4x12s are guitar cabinets. We can pick good setups on the cheap if you need help.
     
  10. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    48048 area east of detroit
     
  11. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    Less than 200
     
  12. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    I'm worried if I'm not up to full volume I won't cut through the house mix
    Darn vacuum player thinks she's a star
     
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  13. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    48048 Detroit around $200 max
     
  14. moogieotter

    moogieotter Custom Title

    Jun 16, 2009
    Duluth, GA
    SWR 15 combo.

    SWR Workingman 15 Bass Combo Amplifier

    That’s the best deal on craigslist near you that I can find. It’s a wonderful amplifier and will sound great at any volume. It has a DI and could potentially support your hobby for as long as you need. It’s really a great find. You could buy it at 150 play it for a year and sell it for 200.
     
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  15. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    That was amazing like 2mjns flat
     
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  16. moogieotter

    moogieotter Custom Title

    Jun 16, 2009
    Duluth, GA
    It has the casters and the cover. I would not wait.
     
  17. Jimstyx

    Jimstyx

    Jun 27, 2018
    I have to wait a bit sadly but now I know the info I needed I came in thinking an orange 25 would be ok lol
     
  18. moogieotter

    moogieotter Custom Title

    Jun 16, 2009
    Duluth, GA
    That SWR amp will eat an orange crush 25 for breakfast in skim milk. I think it’s 150 W. All those little practice amps are toys compared to it.
     
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    You will likely want more than 25w for a dad band in the garage. I would probably aim at the 100w range.
     
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