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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chuck_o, Aug 26, 2007.
-crappy bass/killer amp
-so so bass/so so amp
-killer bass/crappy amp
to many***** i can't under stand the ******* question
the first one
A great amp can help the worst bass sound decent, but the greatest bass will sound bad through a crappy amp.
a good amp can make a crappy bass less crappy
I would take the crappy bass and killer amp too.
KILLER AMP, CRAPPY BASS.
Amps are HELLA expensive, Basses, Not as much. Go for the KILLER AMP and crap bass. Because hella awesome amps make crap basses sound better. that can be lived with.
HELLA Expensive? I love that Cartmen statement! I say save up your money and get a good bass AND good amp. Unless you're broke and will STAY broke for a long time that is. (Young ... no job, that type of thing) It's never worth having crap equipment!
Do not buy worse bass than Ibanes GSR 200,
if you can afford something like OLPMM 2 or Yamaha RBX 374 - buy killler amp.
If you can't - buy a killer bass, and crappy amp.
When you play at home you don't need a thundersound ( it just must sound properly ) but you must have a playable bass.
If you have a crappy bass that feels bad to play that wont work. you've got to want to pickup the instrument.
I guess i say so so bass/so so amp. do it progressively
All the money on the bass, A decent combo, and I do mean decent are not that expensive and won't hurt tone.
The bass makes the sound the amp makes it louder.
bad bass, good amp > Crap in, crap out, only louder. ( as dave says not to inspiring, i agree 100%, this sucks, i'm giving up)
good bass, headphones > quality. (wow, i love playing this, it sounds hot, i should keep practicing)
Each to their own, I'd not in a million years pick a good amp over a good bass.
To answer the OP, good bass / good amp but if money is short i'd go the bass first and get a cheapy behringer combo until you can get whatever cabs/amps suit later.
I just want to give a +1 to this AND to give big ups to someone who knows his "Stuff" - great group!
How about good bass/good player and run through the PA
depends on the guy doing the "front of house" I'd trust the guy we recorded our albums with...
But I'd take a good bass over a bad amp anyday! like the others said: crap in->crap out...
killer bass and a crappy amp is my choice, cuz playability is more important to me then sound
The amp is the last part of your signal chain so it had better be good. There are more than a few amp makes that always sound bad to me no matter what bass is going through.
But, you need a good instrument too to play well. So, if restricted to the choices in the original post I'd say so-so bass/so-so amp.