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What is a better deal?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bob Clayton, Oct 28, 2001.


  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    am Ampeg BA112 50-Watt Bass Amp for $349.99, or a Fender® Bassman® 60 60-Watt Bass Amp for $389.99 , anyhelp or input is appreciated
     
  2. captainpabst

    captainpabst

    Mar 18, 2001
    Tennessee
    i believe the fender has more features. as for sound, i couldn't recommend one over the other...go to mars or guitar center and audition both.....
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I would compare the two and see what you think. But I will say one thing about the BA112. When I was looking for a small combo to use at home and at an occasional quiet gig, I A/B'd the BA112 with the Fender Bassman 25.

    The Bassman 25 was louder, even though it is only 25 watts, and it handled the low B much better than the Ampeg. If the Bassman 60 is like the 25, it should be louder than the Ampeg.
     
  4. I gotta agree. I was using a Fender Bassman combo with a single 15" speaker when I was checking out Stingrays and Sterlings at Guitar Center and the amp sounded nice. nice full, deep sound, good mids, punchy. of course, that's how MusicMan basses sound too. but back to my point, I agree, the new Bassman combos do sound nice.