What would you do? Amp decision!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassman74, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    Hey guys,
    I'm playing for fun now, no more gigging, i have 3 sons and just went back to university for the next 3 years.
    I'm playing my friend's old ibanez bass. I like it but he is asking it back.
    I'm practicing thru my ampeg ba108
    I need to buy a bass and a new amp because i'm jamming with a drummer once in a while
    I have 2 options
    Number 1: i buy an ampeg ba112 and a fender american special precision bass
    Number 2: i buy a fender bassman tv twelve (for 750$ new) and a squier classic vibe 60's precision bass

    What's the best option. A better bass or a better amp?

    Thanks for your help
  2. Better bass. IMHO and the BA112 is not a bad little combo.
  3. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    Option number one!!!!
  4. AllenLee


    Jan 6, 2013
    Texas, USA
    From these two options, I would choose the American Precision and Ampeg amp.
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Better bass. That little Ampeg combo really isn't bad. It's not a head turner, but it gets the job done.
  6. Option 3, classifieds, gigable rig and decent preloved bass, you know you'll want to play out sometime.

    Aren't those squire classics supposed to be pretty darn good for the money?
  7. arai

    arai Banned

    Jul 16, 2007
  8. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    There is a promotion with no interest at my local shop so i will buy new...

    So i think i'll go with the ampeg an the american special...

    Imjust want to say that the fender bassman tv twelve as such a great tone, that's why i hesitate so much
  9. You will bond more with the stick than the amp anyway ;)
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I would do Option #2. I don't know if that has any relevance to you, though.
  11. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    Good comment!
  12. jthunderbass


    Jan 18, 2013
    get a used Stingray or any used G&L, then get a used amp and a good DI box. You could get a Sansamp DI. Cant go wrong. dont buy a Fender. It seems that people buy Fenders because they say Fender on them. Musicman and G&L are the best sounding for the price.