Recommend a lightweight combo amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jtaing562, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Jtaing562


    May 24, 2013
    Thanks for comments. Already bought new amp.
  2. Gonna be tough to meet your wants\needs onbthat budget. Shop used.
  3. I'd look for a used Ampeg BA110. Haven't played one myself but if you search around there seem to be plenty of TB folks happy with it.
  4. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    You might want to save a little more money. Don't think you'll find too much for $130. Especially new.
  5. tsunami1052

    tsunami1052 What the Funk?

    Sep 13, 2005
    You sold a $300-$400 (new price) amp to buy a $130 amp? If you did not like the sound of the Hartke you will not like the sound of a cheaper amp. Good news is a $130 amp will be lighter - lighter on volume - lighter on quality and lighter on tone.
  6. Interesting. I have a Hartke Kickback 12 that I've used for quite a variety of gigs, including as my main amp every week for a church choir for 10 years. Not once did I think "weak" and at that church, I was filling a 250 seat chapel quite nicely... the sound guy often told me to turn it down.

    "Big and bulky" is also not a term I'd apply to the Kickback series (mine's a 12, but I do have minor experience with the 15). My "big and bulky" was the Hartke Pro 4200 i had for a few years... A 120lb 4x10!!! :eek:

    Good luck with that 1x10 though. If it's what you're after, that's what counts. I just can't imagine using something that small for anything but bedroom practicing. Of course, my gigs right now are an 11-piece horn powered funk band and a 14+ piece urban gospel outfit with a director who's philosophy is "if it's not loud, it's not a show," so a 1x10 wouldn't cut it. ;)