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Sub $300 amp

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by CoreyN, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. CoreyN


    Mar 9, 2008
    I'm in the market for a new amp. However, I can't spend more than $300, and ideally closer to $250. I don't play much electric, and typically all I need to be able to do is keep up with the drums, piano and guitar. More than anything, I'm looking for a small, versatile amp that will sound decent and be loud enough for small venues in mostly acoustic settings. I've read many good things about the Yorkville XM100, but I noticed they make a 50 watt option as well. (The XM50) Will that be enough for me, or should I try to save up for the 100 watt option? I haven't used an amp in so long, I have no sense of what I might need. Also, if anyone has any comment on the difference between the XM50 and the DB50, I'd love to hear it.

    I use a Fishman FC, by the way.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
  2. The 50 should be fine for your usage. I've used an XM50 for small rooms for years. Not a hi-fi amp by any means but good enough to reinforce the low end from the stage, YMMV. Haven't seen a DB50 but I imagine they'd be much the same.
  3. bassist14


    Oct 17, 2005
    +1 on the bm 50
    i bought mine used for 60€ from ebay, best price-performance-ratio ever! and it can be really loud for a 50watt amp. and sounds good with my FC
  4. bribass


    Jan 25, 2006
    Northern NJ
    Endorsing Artist; Arnold Schnitzer/ Wil DeSola New Standard RN DB

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