question 'bout power amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by skankinrabbit, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. skankinrabbit


    Aug 26, 2000
    About a month ago I posted about my quandery with a need for a more powerful bass rig. I've got $1000 and I need something powerful enough to gig with a ska band in clubs - my 275 at 4 ohms GK isn't powerful enough. It was suggested that I should maybe look into getting a preamp, a power amp, and a couple of cabinets. My question is, for a setup like this do you need a special power amp for a bass, or just a normal one like you would buy to put through a mixer or something. Any help is, as always, greatly appreciated.
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    My recommendation is get another cab. Seriously, what are you using for a cab? You can go up to 1000W and only get marginally louder. If you add more speakers, you will definitely get louder.
  3. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    A good quality PA power amp will do just as good or better than a bass specific power amp. My personal preference would be a QSC.
  4. Yamarc

    Yamarc Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Northville, MI
    Go Crest. LT1000. you'll never look back. So deep. so full. so inexpensively priced compared to other less quality power amps..Oh yeah