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Minimum wattage practice amp with s fretless

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cadmandu, Sep 16, 2017.


  1. Cadmandu

    Cadmandu

    Aug 24, 2017
    Hi all
    I heard that a fretless bass requires more wattage than one with frets. I just bought a Squire VM 70's Jazz. I was looking for a used or new Ampeg combo for my practice and recording some day. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. I don't se why a fretless would need any more power than a regular fretted bass. I would have to call that as nonsense. String condition, playing style (to include eq settings) and pickup strength would have a lot more to do with your output level.

    To answer question, for strictly practice, any small amp will do. I have a little Fender rumble 15 that sounds great and far enough loud enough to jam with.

    For recording I'll look at practice amps with more tone shaping and a direct line out as well. A sansamp pedal works ok to record through, but can get noisy based on eq settings.

    Ampeg does make some great combos, just check their specs
     
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    I use a B15N for my practice amp. It works well whether I play fretless or fretted.

    Same goes for my stage amp. :)
     
  4. Cadmandu

    Cadmandu

    Aug 24, 2017
    Would a acoustic 30 watt amp do the job
     
  5. It is what it is, a bass practice amp.
     
  6. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    I use a older (usa) Hartke kickback 10. It says 120 watts on the front. It works just fine with either fretted or fretless.
     
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