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Need a small amp suggestion

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Pbman, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Pbman


    Jul 23, 2001
    Boston Area
    I was recently asked to join a new band. Already I'm playing with a classic rock/ Blues situation. So for power I'm all set.

    This new situation is very low key, volume wise, and more about the vocals. 2 acoustic players and a mando/ percussion player and me.

    I do have an old Silver face Bassman which I think is 40 watts. I could use a 15" cab, that I do have or get a 12" somewhere

    Or buy, I've heard good things about Mark bass but have not tried them yet. Also, I'm trying to keep the cost down otherwise I'd go for a Old B15
    Thanks for any help
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I would go with a micro GK head great tone and great value.
  3. spacebassed


    Jan 31, 2009
    If you've got a SF Bassman (which is 50w, btw) and a 1x15" cab, it sounds like you're all set. A Bassman wants to see a 4 ohm load. I play a lot of acoustic music (I use a B15) and the best advice I can give is to use flats - it gives the music a nice supportive bottom and stays out of the way of the frequencies of the other instruments.
  4. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    +1. The MB200 is small and affordable.

    Also, the TC BH250 might be worth a look. If size and weight aren't main concerns the Hartke LH500 has a nice price tag as well.
  5. Pbman


    Jul 23, 2001
    Boston Area
    Thanks Guys,

    I remembered that I had GK -2 x 10 cab at a local jam I keep gear at. I'm going to try that with the bassman too. Plus a band mate offered me his bassman combo to try too


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