newbie amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by squeennyzim, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. squeennyzim


    Feb 3, 2003
    as a 17 year old bass player, i've been finding that i've been enjoying playing a lot lately and the 10 watt bass amp i've been using just isn't cutting it anymore. i play in a punk and ska band, but my playing tends to be fairly quiet (i need to work on playing the strings harder, but that's a different story). i've been saving up and looking at some different amps and i was wondering if any of you had any advice on what to get. because i have to lug it back and forth to a friends' house, i really would prefer to get a good solid combo amp. the three recommendations i've gotten thus far are:

    swr LA series 15 inch 100w
    behringer bx1200 ultrabass 120w
    crate bx100 100w 15 inch

    right now i'm leaning towards the SWR. i'm trying to keep it below $350. any advice please
  2. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    If you can get it for under $350, the SWR would be my pick of that bunch.
  3. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    The Peavey Basic 112 is also a good amp for the cash and in your price range. It ahs a lot of kick and good sound IMO. Peavey make solid gear too..USA made!
  4. squeennyzim


    Feb 3, 2003
    what about a carvin? there are a few on ebay (any cautions against ebay) that are going for around 300 with shipping