Whats right for me?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fuzzybuzzy, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. fuzzybuzzy


    Dec 4, 2004
    I need a new amp and was wondering what is a good one. I have a crate 15 but its not loud enogh because my brothers play guitar and drums and its hard for us to hear me. My price range is max $300. Please say what brand model wattage and price. I was looking at the rumble fender 100 and the carvin pb 100-15 or pb 100-10. Thanks. :bassist:
  2. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    Look at maybe a Peavey combo. For practice though, Alesis makes an awesome combo that has got all kinds of FX on it. FX help me practice a lot, and I plan on getting one soon. They have em on music123.com B stock for $170 or new for $200. It should have enough power to practice with at reasonable volumes.
  3. id go with the Carvin PB200-15...i have it and just put in an extra 50 bucks...its well worth it
  4. fuzzybuzzy


    Dec 4, 2004
    What do you guys think about the Rumble 60 Combo or the carvin 100-15/100-10? Thanks
  5. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    You should figure on something with at least 100 watts and a 12 inch speaker, if not a 15. Try to buy used as well as you'll get the most bang for your buck and will get a better amp for the same amount of scratch. Buying new in the 300 dollar range probably won't get you anything you'll be particularly happy with but it could get you a pretty nice used combo that will serve you well for a long time. Look for a used Peavey TKO115 or something along those lines.
  6. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
  7. fuzzybuzzy


    Dec 4, 2004
    What are the advantages of having a big speaker?
  8. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Typically, a big speaker has higher sensitivity, i.e., more sound for a given wattage.