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Reasonable small practise amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nil, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. I'm looking for a small (25w or so) practise amp for late-night noodlings with my drummer & his practise kit.

    What's an amp that's not expensive but doesn't sound too much like arse? I was thinking maybe a Marshall or Peavey microbass, maybe even a nasty cheap Samick.

    Any suggestions?
  2. PEAVEY MICROBASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Seconded.

    Although with any 20-30 watt amp, Your drummer can't play at full volume or you won't hear yourself.
  4. This is just to play along with his practise-pad kit (not a full kit)...i'm just used to bigger nastier amps so I wanna find something that won't p!$$ me off too much tone-wise! :)
  5. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I have been really surprised by the Crate BX25. 25 watts, 1x10. Somewhere around $200-$250.
  6. jvasquez18


    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    how about a used ibanez bt10 that doesn't work?

    i have it on sale

    PM me if you're interested
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Peavey MicroBass Got mine new less then 6 months ago for $89 USD

    Farts nice if you push it... but it can keep up with a couple of acoustics and some drum pads
  8. Hmmm...shipping to New Zealand might make it cheaper to buy a new Aguilar rig... ;) Thanx anyway!
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    For ultra low budget, the Peavey Microbass is unbeatable.

    For $250, the Fender Bassman 25 blows away a lot of amps that claim twice the power and cost $100 more.

    I've used a Bassman 25 at small gigs accompanying piano, organ, drums and non-distorted guitar. And had no problems being heard. And it handle the low B very well, too.
  10. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    What he said... I have a Microbass and it is a great bedroom amp... Sits nice with an acoustic, good tone. I just played through a Bassman 25, and wow~! Maybe when I get back from Nawlins...