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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by spector_ino, Dec 14, 2011.
I'm a complete novice with a Q4. What is the best and smallest adequate bass amp for practice only?
Ampeg BA-108. Love it! I wrote a review on it, try doing a search for it...for 99.99$ you can't get better sound.
If it's just you, no other musicians, then a headphone amp... vox bass amplug, korg px4b, etc.
Thanks, topo. I already bought the Vox and used the plug-in for my Ipod. I just thought that a practice amp may also be helpful. I've got a lot to learn. Thanks for the suggestion, Woodsbass. I'll check it out. The local guitar shop recommended the Fender Rumble 15 for $100.
Yup, the korg px4b (Pandora) or the Zoom B2 or B3 or the Digitech BP355.
Why? Becuz they all got a drum tracks to practice to, and MP3 input, multieffects and a headphone jack.
But, if you do end up getting a combo, I wouldn't anything with a speaker smaller than 8" .
If you want to keep it simple the Markbass 801 is very nice. I would not go for less than 8' neither.
Headphones. Like Darius8 said. You'll get a full sound in your head for whatever you need to practice.
It's out already? dayayam, didn't expect it yet! Thanks for the heads up.
Pignose Hog 30
Phil Jones Briefcase gets my vote. Thing thing is tiny but sounds fantastic!
I bought a Hartke B150 for $50 at a pawn shop. Dang near brand new albeit a little dusty from non use.
Check your pawn shops. I saw a little Fender Rumble there for the same price.
I think the Peavey Max Series also delivers good bang-for-the-buck for at home use.
This is what I have for practice, as well. I bought mine new (on sale) at a large online music store... can't remember the exact details, but it was under $100 and came with 10 sets of strings for whatever guitar you wanted... I called to make sure that offer extended to bass strings, and it did: net effect, I got a free practice amp and 10 sets of bass strings for about 1/3 the retail price!
An old Peavey Microbass or Minx are great sounding practice amps that you can usually find in the $50 range.
Tascam Bass trainer.
This is small if not the smallest:
Markbass - Micromark
Just about to post this!
+1 to all of the above, except the briefcase. I have one and hate it. HATE it. But that's just me.
Welcome to the forum BTW. Q4, eh? Nice bass. I have one.
I have an Acoustic B20 that Im pretty pleased with, got it used at GC for $69 I think it was.
Nice but pricey for a practice amp!
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