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Which One?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sheep, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. sheep


    Sep 15, 2008
    The 865

    okay so i just started playing bass saturday
    i met this guy that plays and ive been wantin to learn for a while but couldnt decide
    and he let me try his bass and i love it and ill be getting mine in a few months cause i need to get money for it
    so i was wondering which amp is better out of these two or if anyone has suggestions
    illl be getting an Ibanez GSR100 or GSR200
    thank you
  2. LesS


    Mar 3, 2006
    no longer a member
    Of those two, I would get the Fender.

    You might want to consider a used bass amp - my first choice would be something with a 12" speaker - like a Peavey Basic 112.

    My second choice would be a Peavey Minx or Minx 110
  3. RikiTiki2


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    I started with a peavey max 126. sounded alright until around 11 o'clock on the volume, then it was all fart (with passive basses)

    never tried the rumble 15, but i'm sure a lot of people have opinions about that one. it comes in those Squier starter packs right?
  4. MyUsernameHere

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    Nov 3, 2007
    Lexington KY
    If you decide you're serious you'll need to upgrade to a "real" amp eventually. Probably sooner than you think.

    Both of those are suitable for light duty, bedroom practice but they'll be horribly underpowered for anything else...and probably sound equally terrible because you'll be pushing them well outside of their comfort zone. If you don't push them too much (ie try to play through them as loud as they'll go) I doubt either one sounds much better than the other.

    I say go with the cheaper one. Especially if getting the money for one is a problem.
  5. Outlaw_son


    Mar 8, 2007
    Sheep, If your torn between the two and need a "quick solution" go for the fender. If I were you Id save up and get the Fender rumble 60 for $100 more. I have never used a 15watt amp that I didnt want to chuck into the street. They just dont have enough juice or mojo to really represent your axe. I couldnt turn one up loud enough to examine my tones without it distorting. Like Less said above a 12" speaker will be way better to help with that and something over 50 watts. My rumble 60 is was worth every penny and it definately helped me on my way to achieving my tone. Although its perfect for practicing solo or at low volume jam sessions, I found it to really struggle to cut through in a four piece rock band with an extremely loud drummer. Trust me stay away from those 15 watters, they only make you GAS for MORE POWER!
  6. sheep


    Sep 15, 2008
    The 865
    money is sort of an issue and i cant find a 12" bass cheap cause the shipping for them is so much
    if anyone finds one can they let me know
  7. stflbn


    May 10, 2007

    Definitely used. You can get a lot, cheap. You don't need new, and used is almost always never really 'used up' by the previous owner. Almost always it's someone who gave up playing or never used the amp for what it was designed for.
  8. sheep


    Sep 15, 2008
    The 865
    yea i know ive found some cheap but shipping
    im going to check pawn shops soon but they usually only have guitar amps not bass amps
  9. Try Craigslist?
  10. sheep


    Sep 15, 2008
    The 865
    i did and the only ones for sale are 1 15 and then a couple in the 600 and 700 buck range
    i found these and the website says free shipping on most orders over $99
    i hope that lasts awhile cause i cant get this amp for a few months sadly ill be borrowing my teachers bass and amp which is fine i just cant wait til i get my own
    ill check my local music places to see if they have it cause i can afford these

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