who makes the best amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Brian Stefan, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. Brian Stefan

    Brian Stefan Guest

    Sep 22, 2003
    Wall, NJ
    I am finaly buying a better amp. i have been a lot of places, and i have found a lot of choices. what's your favorite amp, and what should i avoid. I am looking for a 15" 100 wat whatever. (.)(.)
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    There is no one that makes the "best amp". It's all personal choice. Play on as many as you can, but at the moment, I'd reccomend a Yorkville XM100 -- 15" speaker, 100 watts!
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It's REALLY HARD to get by on just 100W, savew some more money and get a bigger amp.
  4. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Get a Yorkville XM-200. Loud as hell.
  5. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    What type of group are you playing with?

    What type of equipment do they have?

    Do you mind used equipment?
    You might be able to find decent deals on used equipment on www.musicgoround.com or ebay. Used equipment typically sells for 1/3 - 1/2 the retail cost.
  6. Picker


    Nov 10, 2003
    my favorite 100 watt combo is the Ampeg B100R. Really a sweet sounding amp.
  7. Brian Stefan

    Brian Stefan Guest

    Sep 22, 2003
    Wall, NJ
    Does Fender make a good amp? I found one at a good price.
  8. metallica_fan


    Dec 5, 2003
    i got a second hand 100 watt bass amp 15 inch speaker. its good and i can play bass ( or him with me) with my brother easily( we have an AVT 100 marshall for guitar) and both can be heard easy enough.

    how much should you pay for something like that
  9. Brian Stefan

    Brian Stefan Guest

    Sep 22, 2003
    Wall, NJ
    That is the beggest problem I have. I only have a crate amp that is for guitar. The sound quality and volume makes it hard to play with and acoustic guitar, let alone a group or band. Thanks the input everyone.
  10. The one that sounds the best that I can afford.
    The rest is academic.
  11. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Your 15" 100W isn't the "best". It is only a start a long way from "real" bass amps.

    However, don't be dicouraged - almost all of us played through junk at first.

    Give a look at Fender's new line of Rumble amps that have a series of LED's that light up as you play - they make a 100W that might be fun.
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

  13. rygelxvi


    Jan 6, 2003
    You may want at least 200w if you want to be heard over a drummer, and 300+ if there are a few guitars involved as well.
  14. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Anything less than 10,000W is just amateur. :D

    Seriously, the suggestion of getting a Basic Black is a good one. They are great little amps that really do one hell of a job. Add an extension cab later and be even happier.

    Of course, the final decision depends on your budget which you haven't told us. I've got about $1000 in my rig. If I were you, I'd plan on spending a minimum of $500.
  15. tkarter


    Jan 1, 2003
    On my second Laney. First was a DP-150 Great sound and loud for what is was for power.

    Now using an RBH-800 with only 2 ampeg 10's and still got the best sound out of my Fender I could find.Gonna add 2 more 10's and see where we go from there.

  16. A GK 400RB/115 Combo kicks bootay.
  17. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    "I am looking for a 15" 100 wat whatever."

    Pignose B100v

    Warm fat tube sound for a little over 200 bucks.

    Check eBay.
  18. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    I have an Ampeg B-100R and I love it.

    Some people may dislike it, though.

    And there are also many amps I don't like that others love.

    Go and try the most numerous amps possible, and make your choice.

  19. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA