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Reccomend me a small < $200 (new/used) combo amp!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by hyp.spec, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. hyp.spec

    hyp.spec Supporting Member

    May 14, 2006
    Warren, MI
    My gig rig is a GK 700rb-II w/ an Ampeg 810.

    I recently moved to an apartment so playing that thing isn't going to make the neighbors happy...

    What I am looking for is a nice cheap combo amp.

    Something along the lines 110, 210, 112, 115.

    What's good nowadays for around $200? New or used.
  2. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    FWIW, I have had a ton of small practice type amps .. my fav is still the Peavey Minx ... 35 watts and 110 .. they have made 3 models, and I have 2 in different locations ... one ported and one sealed ... under $100 most everywhere ...
  3. Hnz


    Jul 13, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Because you obviously dig the GK sound, you cannot go wrong with the GK MB112.
    You should easily be able to pick it up for under $200, used. http://www.gallien-krueger.com/products/combos/

    The new GK combo range also includes the MB110, but new it's about $275 and I don't think it's anywhere on the market used.
  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    GK and Ampeg, eh? Well you got the GK, so here's the Ampeg...BA110 and BA112 are pretty sweet. But if you really want to make sure not to disturb the neighbors, check out the BA108. For $100 it's hard to beat, even though it won't get all that loud.
  5. Hnz


    Jul 13, 2010
    The Netherlands
    YEP, also good choices!

    But whatever you'll choose, make sure to pick up one of these aswell:


    Now THAT will keep your neigbours happy! ;)
  6. Couldn't agree more. I have 2 that serve multiple uses, backup bass monitor, electronic drum monitor, keyboard monitor, they even make a pretty good clean acoutic guitar amp. They are extremely versatile, portable(though heavy) , and exceedinly good sounding for their primary purpose as a practice bass amp
  7. I picked up a used Minx at GC for about 40 bucks. Very impressed. It's way beyond my expectations.

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