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Poll:How important is the amp or preamp ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ece99, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. ece99


    Jan 6, 2003
    when i played my Squier with a big AMPEG amp
    it sounded really nice and juicy.
    When i cranked the BASS on my SansAmp the sound
    was really dark.
    So i realise that the AMP and the preamp
    CAN REALLY SHAPE the SOUND of my average bass.
    (as it isnt a bad bass.... )
    To get a desirable live sound :
    How important is the (pre)amp on % according to u?
    How important is the bass guitar % to you ?
    To me :
    (Pre)amp : % 60 or even 70
    and bass guitar : % 40 or 30 (if it is not plywood)
  2. I'd say it's about 75% amp and 25% the bass itself.

    A high end bass can only sound as good as the amp it's going through, but, a very good amp can make an ordinary bass sound much better.

    Good bass + good amp = the best way to go. (naturally)

  3. I agree with Michael.