recommend a CHEAP bass combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by KAOSBass, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. KAOSBass

    KAOSBass Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2005
    Dallas Texas
    Any suggestions for bedroom jammin?
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The Peavey Microbass is about as cheap and good as they come.
  3. danman


    May 18, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    Get the pignose hog 30.
    battery powered and great for bedroom practice.
    completely portable.

  4. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    I like my Ashdown After Eight. Cheap and small. Perfect for me or practicing along with an acoustic guitar.
  5. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
  6. permagrin


    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    I recently picked up a Roland Cube 30 - decent amp modelers and an octave effect built in, very fun little combo.

    I also have a Hog 30 - being battery powered is very cool, but the tone is poor, it sounds like playing bass through a guitar amp.
  7. tallboybass

    tallboybass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    I had a Hog 30 too, sounded like poop.
  8. 7flat5


    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
    The Ibanez SW35 or Peavey Minx (or her replacement) are good for the money.
  9. That Alesis combo with all of the FX should be fun for jamming. I know that screwing with FX allows me to practice for longer periods of time.
  10. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    He's right. The Alesis rocks for the money ($199 shipped). Built in tuner and amp/cab modeling, compressor, limiter and mucho effects....

  11. JessRobinson


    Dec 29, 2004
    Fairfax, VA
    If you're looking for a setup just for practice, get a Korg Pandora's box and a good set of headphones. The Pandora's box has about 60 different drum grooves to practice to, and an input line so you can jam to your iPod. The sound quality will be better than through a cheap amp, and you can crank it up to your heart's delight without waking the neighbors.
  12. Peavey microbass. Great amp. Comes with a headphone jack so you can jam when you can't sleep.
  13. I use a Fender BXR25 which I have had for years. I think the "rumble" is the current incarnation of this amp (which started as the "RAD" many years ago. The Bassman 25 is an upgraded version.

    I can recommend the rumble, though I have never tried it, because (and I quote from the blurb on the Fender site):

    The Rumble 100, 60 and 25 combo’s exclusive red “stage light” pulsates with your playing to inspire you to get better faster!

    This is clearly a boon!

    My BXR25 is an excellent amp, with great tone and useable in restaurant (low volume) gigs, to boot.
  14. Jimmy P.

    Jimmy P.

    Apr 5, 2005
    Tokyo, Japan
    I have the Fender Rumble in the 60 watt version, and I would recommend it. I'm not sure if it is cheap enough for the original poster (I paid about $170), but it has a lot of features, it sounds good, and is very portable.
  15. When im not using my big rig for bedroom practice (all i really have it for atm) i use a peavey Rage 158 guitar amp, 15 watt, and as long as it isnt being pushed should be fine