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Need help for buying an amp.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 11skin, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. 11skin


    Nov 25, 2013
    Hello guys, I have $300 with me now and I plan on buying a head amp or an amp. Can anyone suggest me what amp to buy with my $300. I dont have more than that. I'm still working on making money though.
  2. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    well, so what will you want to use it for?
  3. 11skin


    Nov 25, 2013
    Just for playing my bass in my room. I recently just bought a bass guitar and my previous amp is pretty big, I cant carry it in to my room then carry it out when done practicing for my weekly gig. So I think I should buy one.
  4. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Are you in the USA? The Acoustic B30 is a decent and cheap amp for practicing at home. Much less than $300, I paid $60 for mine used. It has a headphone jack and an 'aux input' for playing along to CDs or MP3s. I like the Acoustic because it has a 12" speaker which I think sounds beefier than the typical 10" or puny 8" speakers that come on some bass practice amps. Having said that, a lot of people like the Ampeg practice amps.

    20 or 30 watts is plenty for practicing at home. 50 watts isn't needed for home practice, but is nowhere near loud enough for (most) band use; in my opinion there's no point point in buying any bass amp with more than 30 but less than 200 watts unless you play a 'quiet' form of music like jazz or bluegrass.
  5. Checkout the Gallien-Krueger MB110 bass combo - its only $299 new - I totally dig mine. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MB110
  6. 11skin


    Nov 25, 2013
    Ohh, thanks to that. I could save a lot of money with that.:)