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practice amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mike phillips, Mar 18, 2006.


  1. what amp do you practice with and how many watts is it? mine is a 50 watt crate. got a killer deal on it.
     
  2. thedoctor

    thedoctor

    Jun 20, 2005
    I had a small Crate that probly had 25 watts at best. Loved it but the keyboard dude at the time loved it more. Got a 15" Ampeg cab that was so lightweight I used it with a 50 watt discrete amp for practice. After the speaker got mic stand accupuncture, I put a Peavey LoRider in it and it sounded so good with my 100 watt Crate BV head it got promoted to small-venue road gear. Ended up with a Hartke HA1200 Kickback that CLAIMS to be 120 watts. Whatever. OK for practice but I don't think it will get promoted.
     
  3. v-12

    v-12

    Mar 3, 2005
    FL Panhandle
    an old peavey basic 112, 50w @ 8 ohms.
    not loud enough to practice with a band, but perfect for self practice around the house. pretty solid, has a pretty nice fat tone for what it is.....
     
  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    20W Peavey Microbass in my bedroom for personal practice.
     
  5. SVT-II into peavey 410 and 2x15

    You may think im joking, but im not, i just dont have a practice amp :p , for guitar i have my Peavey Classic 30, which is awsome, but it doesnt sound good with bass, used to use my peavey rage 156 15 watt guitar amp with pretty good sucess for my bass practice amp, but, my little bro has it now
     
  6. DCman

    DCman

    Apr 7, 2002
    UK
    I use a Sunn ST-Bass30 for my practice amp..
     
  7. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    i just plug headphones into my bass podxt. i keep my girlfriend off my back.
     
  8. Fender Rumble 15.
     
  9. Techmonkey

    Techmonkey

    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    If I'm working on some riffs for a band then I'll use my Hartke 350 watt half stack, but if I'm learning something from the computer I'll just use my Marshall MG DFX15 guitar practice amp which I keep next to the PC. it sounds pretty thin, but if I just need something to let me hear what I'm playing as I'm learning something it's great. Very nice guitar tone too - Very warm, and not brittle like the damned Fender Frontman amps. £15 (Nope not a misprint!) well spent IMO! :bassist:

    A practice amp is something that seems to be lost on many people my age... All my friends are getting their gigging amps (150 watt Marshalls AVTs, JCM 900 stacks etc) and plain selling their practice amps... It's a shame really.
     
  10. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Laney R1.

    I know there are a few Laney detractors here, but it is loud enough for lessons (I teach and learn occasionally) and sounds great. Parametrc eq, compression, DI, kickback. Fantastico.