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What is an good amp??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassMan182, Mar 27, 2001.

  1. BassMan182


    Mar 27, 2001
    I just bought a bass. I bout a gsr-200. I've been playing for a month. I really suck though. When I play, I usualy plug my guitar into my stereo and use that as an amp, but I need a real amp. What's a good amp to buy. I don't have a whole lot of money.
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Define "don't have a whole lot of money"?

    I know people who say this because they can only afford one VL-210;)

    What's your budget, Bassman182?
  3. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
  4. A good amp is one that you can afford that sounds good to you when you play your bass through it.
  5. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Couldn't've said it better myself.
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Bassman- Welcome to TalkBass! As Brad mentioned, knowing what kind of $$$$ you intend to spend is the only way to give you some effective advice.

    All we know are your parameters of, "good amp," and, "not a lot of money." Well, to you, a Peavey Microbass would be a "good amp" if a little over $100 bucks translates to "not a lot of money." On the other hand, I know some folks for whom $500 bucks means, "not a lot of money." If that's your interpretation, you have a lot more options, Ampeg and SWR, just for starters.

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