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SebastiaanNL
post Feb 27 2009, 08:54 PM
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Hi everyone!

I want to buy a new bass amp, 'cause i'm still playing my bass on a guitar amp...which is not so nice:(

I've bought a Peavey Backstage (15W) when i just started playing electric guitar, quick after that became interested in playing bass, so i never bought a better guitar-amp...

So now i'm stuck here with this amp which is not a very good one for getting a nice bass sound.

Hoped you guys could get me some good advice!

I want:
- A bass amp
- Around the $300 dollars (got to ship the thing too, so keep that in mind;))
- It's got to sound nice (at least better than the thing i've got now)
- I'm interested in various styles so keep it a bit allround (muse, foo-fighters, red hot chili peppers)
- I got a Richwood "Jocker Pro" RBB-130-HN
- It's got to be moveable by bike
- At the moment i'm playing only with friends in a not-so-large room
- It's got the be black (Just 'cause a yellow amp be very ugly)

Thanks in advance:)


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post Feb 27 2009, 08:59 PM
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You want an amp that you can use to rehearse with friends with and at the same time it should be transportable by bike!?!?

I wonder how that would work out? Imo you need at leat 150 watts to compete with a rock drummer, and from you budget the Fender Rumble 150 or the Warwick WC 15.2 sweet would fit but they will NEVER fir on a bike...


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post Feb 27 2009, 09:12 PM
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get an amp with casters and attach it to your bike biggrin.gif:D:D

just dont go down any hills!!!!


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post Feb 27 2009, 09:23 PM
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I'm serious about it!:P...

52,5 x 62,5 x 32,5 cm (21"W x 25"H x 13"D)
got to fit in a sportbag, don't you think?

And i can wait a bit longer so i can buy a more expensive one if i can move it by bike!

Look, i just want to burn that Peavey, so when i pick one that's not able to move by bike, than i got to buy a second one too:P

@Marc_Maiden,

we've got no hills in the Netherlands;)..

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post Feb 27 2009, 10:49 PM
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Fender Rumble is a good bass combo in that range, here's the picture:

Fender Rumble 60 ~ 270$


Also if you go a bit further with your budget here's a great price/performance piece:

The Eden Nemesis N15 - 399$


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post Feb 28 2009, 12:39 AM
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QUOTE (SebastiaanNL @ Feb 27 2009, 08:54 PM) *
Hi everyone!

I want to buy a new bass amp, 'cause i'm still playing my bass on a guitar amp...which is not so nice:(

I've bought a Peavey Backstage (15W) when i just started playing electric guitar, quick after that became interested in playing bass, so i never bought a better guitar-amp...

So now i'm stuck here with this amp which is not a very good one for getting a nice bass sound.

Hoped you guys could get me some good advice!

I want:
- A bass amp
- Around the $300 dollars (got to ship the thing too, so keep that in mind;))
- It's got to sound nice (at least better than the thing i've got now)
- I'm interested in various styles so keep it a bit allround (muse, foo-fighters, red hot chili peppers)
- I got a Richwood "Jocker Pro" RBB-130-HN
- It's got to be moveable by bike
- At the moment i'm playing only with friends in a not-so-large room
- It's got the be black (Just 'cause a yellow amp be very ugly)

Thanks in advance:)


In my opinion in that price range the Fender Rumble 100 Bass Combo is a best buy.around 320$
It has 100wats and 15" inch speaker which will enable you to get all the low end growl you need.Also I played this amp in rehearsal room with live drummer and it was just enough.Very sweet sounding versatile amp.



Also there is one more option for a little more money.

Ampeg BA115 Bass Combo

I heard all the good things about this amp and it should be a beast..(But try it out first). around 380$
Generally you want an amp with 15" speaker (or possibly 2x10 or 2x12) with a minimum of 100wats (for rehearsals) in order to have mass/power in your bass sound.



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