What's a great sounding mini amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Hubbabubba, Sep 24, 2021.


  1. Parker Klein

    Parker Klein

    Feb 24, 2015
    Michigan
    I lived in a hotel on my last mobilization, used a darkglass b7ku v2 with headphones the entire time to be courteous of room neighbors on different shifts. It was perfect, and I never received complaints.
     
  2. coy garcia

    coy garcia

    Jan 18, 2020
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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2021
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  3. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    I’d go with an SVT-CL and an 8 X 10 fridge cabinet. Just point it away from the bedroom...

    If they doesn’t work, check CL or used merch at the local music store for a combo that has phones out and aux in. Pick up an Ampeg BA-108 v2 and get a separate volume control for your music source for free!
     
  4. DTRN

    DTRN

    May 10, 2019
    Twin Cities, MN
    Ha! Or you can't hear her.
     
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  5. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Phil Jones Bass Double Four. It's more than 15W but it's not loud, it just sounds like a bigger amp but with less volume and size. Best money you can spend on a small practice amp.
     
  6. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    The Phil Jones Bighead Pro headphone amp might work.
     
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  7. Hubbabubba

    Hubbabubba Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2020
    Yeah
    You ain't right :)
     
  8. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    i use the rumble 40 as a bedroom amp. sure, it can go louder, but i just don't turn it up past 1, and it's nice and quiet but still has a good tone. i think it weighs in at 16 pounds.
     
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  9. the_home

    the_home Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    I'll join the group here and recommend Phil Jones (many options). From my experience it provides the best quality in a small (light. mostly) amp. I have a briefcase for small gigs and home practice, and play a M300 with a 15X5 "stack" (6+9) in the regular rehearsal space.
     
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  10. squarepeg

    squarepeg

    Dec 21, 2010
    Slovenia
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    I have the Interblock UK and Microblock45 for guitar. You can use these as a headphone amp, DI, or regular amp.
     
  11. Christophe C

    Christophe C

    Feb 15, 2019
    Belgium
    Yamaha THR-30
    Designed for guitar but works well with the bass.
     
  12. Luigir

    Luigir

    Mar 15, 2018
    I suggest as practice amp something like this:

    I do have the the headphones only version which I find amazing and it's super for playing when the family sleeps.
     
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  13. Sunn Beta Bass in your neighbors basement, and a very long lead.
     
  14. BobKay

    BobKay Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Estero, Florida; USA
    Phil Jones Double Four. Shoe box size, 35 watts per speaker, 8.8 lbs, sounds great with either my Yamaha SLB300 or upright bass.
     
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  15. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Germany

    This.
     
  16. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud

    Aug 1, 2020
    Atlanta
    Ampeg BA08 is a great little affordable amp.
     
  17. mcrawfordmusic

    mcrawfordmusic

    Dec 11, 2010
    Australia
    I just purchased one of these:
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    They’re designed predominantly for electric guitar (main reason I bought it) but apparently the “Studio Preamp” setting works great for bass.
     
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  18. BassFalcon

    BassFalcon

    Nov 18, 2020
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  19. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    Why under 15W?

    Another Phil Jones Double Four owner here.

    The PJB D4 does it all for me at home.
     
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  20. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Every amp has a volume control. Get what you need for your regular playing.

    I use a calls D head performing, so I just keep a 1 driver cab in my practice room.
     
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