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Strictly for practice

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by redstrand, Oct 11, 2017.


  1. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    When we moved I figured being loud would be awesome, it is but at times I’d like to play quieter instead of peeling paint. I have a Rumble 500 and an PF 800. What practice amps are the bees knees these days? Turning these down just doesn’t sound great, rather then something lower wattage being turned up.

    Orange Crush?
    Hartke?
    Low watt guitar tube head?

    I have an Ampeg 15 that I could use with a head, remember keep it to practice volume.

    What say you?
     
  2. blubass

    blubass

    Aug 3, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Current: Blackstar, DR strings, Nady. Previous endorsements with: GK, Rotosound, Ernie Ball, Cleartone, EMG, Dean, Dava Picks, Rebel Straps, Dickies
    I think if you're not happy with either of those amps turned down to practice volume, there isn't anything we can suggest that's going to beat out you just going to a music store and trying amps out at practice volume yourself.
     
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  3. Try the new Trace Elliot ELF
     
  4. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Phil Jones Double 4 if you have a handy liquor store near by to rob to fund one.
     
  5. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I wish I could do that but all we have are super cheap craptastic things around here, the little music stores have starter packs and GC has the rumble stuff, which I have already. Was asking if there was something new. The elf has caught my attention a bit, for practice that might be the way to go
     
  6. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    And I just want something that sounds good for practice, no gigs. Just has great tone at lower volume :D
     
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  7. ahc

    ahc

    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Ampeg B-15 or SB-12.
     
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  8. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    90% of my individual practice is headphones through my Scarlett 2i2.
     
  9. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I’ve tried headphones, just fatigues the heck out of me.
     
  10. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    For that coin my wife would kill me lol
    Need to be a wee bit more frugal
     
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  11. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    Wrong wife.
     
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  12. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Au contrare she’s the perfect wife, I have plenty of basses, pedals and the amps listed above, she loves my playing....just need something less expensive than Vintage ampeg hotness ;)
     
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  13. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    Good boy - you'll go far with that attitude. But I do wonder if she was looking over your shoulder as you typed that last entry. ;-)
     
  14. LT131

    LT131

    Jan 25, 2015
    Deep South
    Watch the used Gc . I picked up 35w Hartke kick back for 90 bucks. Headphone out, DI,very good eq. Not specifically recommendin Hartke but there are usually small quality combos in there cheap. Warranty and return if needed.
     
  15. FugaziBomb

    FugaziBomb

    Jun 5, 2017
    This, but through my Rokit 8s. One of the best bass tones I have copped
     
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  16. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    SEPA
    That's the other 10% ;-)
     
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  17. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    That was raw
     
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  18. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Hadn’t thought about the interface powered monitor setup...hmmmmm
     
  19. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I take no offense, he doesn’t know her, it is the internet
     
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  20. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Another vote for PJB Double4. Super little practice amp!
     

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