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which amps are the best

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bassist Bob, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. Bassist Bob

    Bassist Bob Guest

    Nov 11, 2001
    I am getting a new bass amp in a couple of weeks for christmas and i would like to know which amp i should buy. im going to get a 60-100 watt amp but i cant decide which brand i have already looked into anouther trace elliot could you please help and suggest some amps that have an amazing sound.
    Thank you
  2. Duff_Man182


    Jul 28, 2001
    Miami,Fl USA
    ampeg b100r is friggin good. and damn loud for 100 watts
  3. First off, welcome to Talkbass Bob. Second, what is your budget priced around?
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Welcome to TalkBass,Bob.
    Take your Bass to your local music store and play every 60-100 watt amp they have there,and get the one that sounds the best to you.What sounds good to me may not sound good to you,and vice-versa.

    Im a big fan of the Fender Bassman series,but you should let your ears make the decision for you.
  5. Check out BassPlayer's 1x12 and 1x15 shootout. (click here)
  6. Bassist Bob

    Bassist Bob Guest

    Nov 11, 2001
    thanks for repyling i have a budget of about £300
  7. BassPlayerGush


    Sep 23, 2001
    would you like a 100 watt tube amp, or solid state? if you have the money go with an Ampeg v4bh (100 watt raw tube power!) and run an Ampeq 15" Classic cab. if you're not going for tube, then you at least have to have a 12" or 15" speaker in your amp. in my opinion smaller ibanez bass amps sound better and have a lot better punch then a smaller fender bassman does. but the larger fender bassman amps sound pretty good though. but no doubt about it, when you get the money invest in an ampeg tube amp. rock on man! :)
  8. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Welcome here too, Bob.

    Amen to what Mike N says. Letting someone tell you which amp to get is like having someone tell you which clothes to wear. Different amps appeal to different tastes.

    Just make sure you take your own bass to try them out, not some ultra expensive thing a salesperson offers.

    Once you find one that you think sounds best, you could put up another thread here and ask what people think about the price and the dependability/quality of the amp. Those aspects aren't very subjective.
  9. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    SWR WM 12 ........great little combo !!!

    ....can get some good 'used' deals if you look around.

  10. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i second the SWR workingman suggestion. they go for pretty cheap around my part of the world.

  11. if you're looking for a smooth sound, the 100watts v-4bh is the best you can own in this class. It sounds really thunderous, and in my opinion is an amazing amp. The cabs for this one, in my opinion, is the svt210he (for the high), and the svt15 (for great low tone).

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