power amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pigpen02, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002
    is there any difference between a power amp for bass and one for guitar, other than the number of tubes in a guitar head (it seems)? i just can't seem to find a good used bass power amp anywhere.
  2. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    A serious lack of power. Most Guitar power amps run in between 100 and 200 watts.

    Get a regular PA power amp, I.E. Carvin, QSC, Mackie, Crown, ect. They work great, and have the power that basses need.

    I myself use a Carvin DCM1000, which puts out 1000 watts into 4 ohms, and it works perfect.
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Ive been thinking about a carvin for some more power myself.....
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