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Need amp advice

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nu2jazz, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Nu2jazz


    Feb 18, 2008
    Been playing a couple of years - Fender Jazz bass - will be playing with a 17 piece swing band. Looking for a combo amp in the $500 and under category that will carry, with features that can shape the tone to sound more like a double bass. Any suggestions?
  2. eedre


    Feb 26, 2007
    St. Louis,MO
    I think your best bet would be to get a fretless bass.
  3. JohnL


    Sep 20, 2000
    Grayson, GA
    I know this isn't what you asked, but I agree with the above post. I put a sponge under the strings of my fretless, back near the bridge. Turn off the bridge pup, and add a touch of reverb to the signal, and you get a pretty good upright sound. As far as the amp question goes, you should be able to find a nice used amp in that price range that will be gig-worthy.

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