Small amp suggestions

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nick303, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    Hi. I use an Ampeg 115 combo, which is pretty much perfect for anything. But I need a smaller practice amp to play with my jazz workshop (to save my back!). I need about 30watts as it's a small room.
    What's what with little amps? Can anyone suggest a good one?
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Since you like the BA115, I'd suggest the BA110. 35w, single 10", sounds like Ampeg.
  3. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    If you like the Ampeg sound, the little BA108 and BA110 combos sound really good. I actually like the smaller BA108 because you can turn it up for tone without shaking the walls. It gets surprisingly LOUD for a little thing, without breaking up. Sounds like a real bass amp. The BA110 can be a bit too much for practice purposes but I live in a condo.
  4. 1bassplayin

    1bassplayin -Nowhere Man- Supporting Member

    BA108 is a good choice. Sounds great for a tiny amp.
  5. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    I recommend the BA-110 because the 10 inch speaker has a little more capability than the 8 inch in the BA-108, and the external dimensions are only one inch greater in each direction. You get more volume from the 110, for very little extra weight. Look for an earlier example, with the kick-back cabinet design, and be ready to ignore the hiss. The next step up from the BA112, is a B100R. Skip the BA-115, and larger.
  6. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    Good reviews for all these, the BA108 looks great!
  7. dls119


    Jun 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    I have one, it gets a lot of use. I don't think you can touch the quality or tone at that price point. Basically the whole line is good value for money, but the 108 has endeared itself to me over time I've had it. Real little trooper.
  8. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    BA108 is great for sure, but the BA110 is a little more usable in a band context IMHO.
  9. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    Thanks for the advice y'all, I've just ordered the 108. 2/3's the price of the 110 and has great reviews, pocket power!! I'll let you know how it sounds next week.
  10. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    Just took delivery of the little BA108 Ampeg. What a little stonker! Fat and full bass tone, and a great jazz bass honk to it due to the small speaker. I can't believe how loud it is too.
    Well pleased.
  11. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    Glad to hear you like it Nick! Should be the perfect complement to your BA115.
  12. +1. ^^^ This makes total sense - and I'm a G-K MB combo fanboy.

    EDIT: I just read the whole thread - congratulations on your new Ampeg BA108.
  13. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    For comparison;
    Not much but boy it makes a difference!