Suggestions for a Bass Amp

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  1. peterbright

    peterbright Active Member

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    Has anyone had a go with the Fender B-DEC? I need to pick up a bass amp.
     
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    Any suggestions on a Bass amp?
     
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    I haven't tried the B-DEC, sounds like it might be a good practice amp, but in a band situation, you will need something with more balls. What are your intended uses for the amp?
     
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    To start with...a practice amp. If a smaller one could do double duty, that would be great. Probably no command performances for the Queen are in the works.
     
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    An Ampeg B100 R is what I use for practice and rehearsals. I believe it would probably handle a small gig; but I use a much larger rig live. The B100 R is a (loud) 100 watt SS unit that many bassists claim sounds very old school and tubey, and I have to agree; to my ears, they sound very good and they look great with the blue tolex.
     
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    I've got one of those too. I don't play it much but it is nice to have in the collection. It is a bit pricey when compared to others.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/bdrescher/Picture001.jpg[/img]
     
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    250Watts... dang, you'll windows out with that thumper! ;D Looks like a really nice quality amp!

    I forgot to mention, I tried out the B-Dec a few weeks ago. For home practice use, that would be my pick. If that was around when I bought the ampeg I would have choosen that instead. It's very nice and most of all, fun!
     
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    The guys over at Bass Talk were talking up the great deal on the Hughes & Kettner QC310 so I went ahead and ordered one.
     
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    Congratulations.
     
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    I'll see if the neighbors can hear it when I turn her up.
     
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    [quote author=peterbright link=topic=12169.msg160112#msg160112 date=1169595234]
    I'll see if the neighbors can hear it when I turn her up.
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    They might not hear it, but they'll defintaly feel it. You might be able to rattle the china off the shelves with that one.
     
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    My SG knocks the books out of the bookcase now. I could play the bass outside...perhaps I could use it to harvest the papayas that are to high to reach easily.
     

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