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Offline Edgey

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« on: December 25, 2003, 05:21:36 PM »
I'm looking to buy my first amp and have no idea what im looking for. Just need something for practice sessions. Maybe even for playing with other people. Any suggestions guys?
 

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2003, 07:58:21 AM »
I just bought a Behringer BX1200 amp that has just about every feature you'll want at home and you'll never outgrow it. It is very solid, two channel, 12 speaker by a German company. These are very inexpensive, going for $249. Not bad for 120 watts. There easy to transport, about the size of a t.v., and loud enough to play a small  club. You can actually shape the sound to sound somewhat like fretless or put on the Ultrabass function that will have your neighbors complaining.
no frets?

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2003, 07:59:39 AM »
I meant a 12 inch speaker.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2003, 08:40:08 AM »
While it may be a little big, I think the best value out there is a used Peavey Combo 300. Its got a 15 speaker and 300 Watts. They usually sell for about $200US. Its not as good as a full rack system, but for a beginner/semi-pro, it kicks ass..........
 

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2003, 02:55:11 PM »
Thanks for the replies so far, forgot one important detail. Im looking to spend about $100 ($180). So far the Peavey Combo 300 is looking good.
 

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2003, 05:53:21 AM »
I'm looking for a bass amp lol ;)

*points to what forum we're in*
 

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2003, 07:19:48 AM »
I've been playing instruments off and on since the late 1960's. I would be leary of any used amp, but especially a used bass amp. A 300 watt amp is a lifetime purchase capable of filling a large, noisy hall or bar with sound. Why is someone getting rid of something like this is the question I'd ask.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2003, 11:26:29 AM »
The Combo 300 is a very versitile roadworthy amp. But it isnt a rack system, and thats why you can find them cheap used, as people upgrade to a rack system.........
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2004, 10:42:07 AM »
Go for the Peavey Combo 300.   It's moderately priced, light and sounds good.  I have a peavey TNT 100 and it's just fine.  The Behringer is great if you can find a used one.  They retail for about $215 new, so used should fit in your budget.  They are really light and will do great for just practicing at home or playing with some friends.  I don't know how often you see used gear in the UK, but if you can find any Crate combo's, they are Ampeg's lower line.  Same electronics, just lower composite woods in the cabinets.   Also in your budget and I love this one, the Ampeg B-50 R rocket amps.  It's small, very portable, and a great tone without the major investment.  Sorry about the over load, but do a test if you can.  good luck and let us know what you get.  I'm looking for a portable little amp myself.

what do I think about when i play?  Left finger, right finger, left finger, thumb...Doh!

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2004, 02:33:35 PM »
Right, that should be enough for some testing for now. Thanks a lot guys.
 

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2004, 07:43:58 AM »
Ok heres what I got. I reckon it's a good deal.

Behringer ULTRABASS BX300 for $100.

Also it seems through some deal that I failed to notice I also get a pair of M-Audio BX5 Monitors FOR FREE! Upon checking the price of these they retail at $225....

So yeah, im kinda happy :)
 

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2004, 10:41:11 AM »
Behringer is good stuff.  the guy literally rips off other designs and then makes it cheaper(less expensive) than the original.  He doesn't give discounts so it retails cheaper, kind of like what Carvin does.  It's pretty solid built stuff.  I'd say that's a good deal.  congrats![:D]

what do I think about when i play?  Left finger, right finger, left finger, thumb...Doh!

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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2004, 03:05:21 AM »
4 or 5 string. You need power for a low B. Also, check out the freq range of the speaker, if it's a 5 string.