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Newbie wattage question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by .357, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. .357


    Jan 16, 2005
    Hi everyone,

    I play guitar and want to start learning bass soon. My budget for the new rig is limited, so my amp will need to be a relatively modest combo. For the most part, I'll need it just for practicing alone and playing along with CD's, maybe jamming a bit with some friends once I get up to speed, but not an actual band or performance situation.

    What sort of wattage should I be looking at? At the lower end of the spectrum, is it going to make much of a difference between 60 and 100W? Also, any particular brands/models to look for under $300 new?

  2. Joe Beets

    Joe Beets Guest

    Nov 21, 2004
    You might want to look for a cheap, used combo. After you play for a while you will want a bigger rig and GC will really grease you up on your trade-in, even if you bought from them. Buy used.
  3. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
  4. +2

    Guitar Center has bent me over a few times on trade ins. Buy a good used combo. You cant go wrong with a
    Gallien-Krueger 400RB 2x10 combo.