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Offline Mick

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Bass amp advice please
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:05:25 AM »
I might have mentioned before that my 14 yr old son wants to get a Bass guitar, and will be practising with his friends in the shed next door.

What would be the minimum power output required for such?  There will be a drum kit in there too, and obviously needs to be heard over it.  (Drum kit won't be miked up).   I don't want to go over the top power wise, as they get more expensive, and the funds are coming out of my pocket. lol..

Any advice and recommendations would be appreciated.


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Re: Bass amp advice please
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 12:49:23 PM »
Our bass player uses a peavey.  It's quite huge but wasn't too expensive and plays great.

I'll find out the exact output for you.

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Re: Bass amp advice please
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 12:15:40 PM »
I recommend Marshall mb30. Surprisinglying loud with little to no distortion.

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Re: Bass amp advice please
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 05:54:21 PM »
I recommend Marshall mb30. Surprisinglying loud with little to no distortion.

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Thanks for the reply.  I actually got hold of a very old but very loud and solid SWR Workingmans 12 combo, about 120w I believe.  It's really heavy though.  If he takes to the bass I'll consider a lighter combo for taking round his mates for practice sessions.  Either that or buy him a wheel barrow. lol..  :D
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Re: Bass amp advice please
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 09:44:36 AM »
They're a good amp, proper work horses, good buy :-)

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Re: Bass amp advice please
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2016, 09:38:48 AM »
Well thought I'd come back to this very old topic. Needless to say my Son didn't really pursue his music career lol.  So the bass and amp have been sitting around for a while now.  Looks like I might have to pick it up and use it myself.   ;)
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