SiteMap Bass amp wattage for jamming/recommendations
  User
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 17, 2014, 07:43:52 PM

Login with username, password and session length
  Search
  Stats
292016 Posts in 5440 Topics by 2174 Members
Latest Member: dpressure
  Upcoming Shows
 photo b13efb55-1688-441b-98cd-9f5aaa248036_zps71102573.jpg

 photo 7f654e78-9f46-48d1-8964-0263a01d5f04_zps6cb8f079.jpg

 photo 9fe95991-4095-4038-8773-d4c782449c87_zps00cc4f87.jpg

 photo e6ae0cb3-09d5-48c4-b7eb-cce288d9406c_zps2f99ee69.jpg

 photo ae90cc74-816a-4650-9e0f-9328291da2eb_zpsace95f85.jpg

 photo 38bfd4f7-39c7-4d2a-b1d4-ca97f306720c_zps53693fac.jpg

 photo abe7d1e7-787c-4e99-af77-60681f169bd5_zpsb60a1270.jpg

 photo b789810f-9679-4d7f-b3ec-79d56aa9ef03_zps2c07861b.jpg
  News
Pages: [1]      Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Bass amp wattage for jamming/recommendations  (Read 1432 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Jeremy
Saskmetal Member


Karma: +2/-12
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 350


« on: July 20, 2011, 12:08:42 AM »

Hey so what would you guys say would be a good size amp for jamming with a full band? Also if anybody had recommendations on amps that are good for playing metal (that old school sound in particular) or that are just good amps overall.
Logged
ClaytonHGJanzen
Saskmetal Member


Karma: +0/-6
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 41



« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 10:29:08 PM »

The techs will tell you 300 watts min. Everyone wants an Ampeg SVT or Mesa. I personally have done very well with a 200 watt All tube traynor head. It's got a nice growl and it can handle it's own against drums at around 50%.
Logged
Gorax
Tithead
Saskmetal Member


Karma: +10/-14
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 698



WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 11:49:45 AM »

Ya, I'd say around 200W minimum. Ampeg and Mesa are top end amps, but probably not worth the money for someone just starting out. I've been a Peavey guy my whole life. Probably the best bang for your buck in my opinion. If you're in Regina, swing by B Sharp Music and plug into a couple different models and see what you like.
Logged

diamondbanger
I ain't dead yet, I still have time to annoy you.
Saskmetal Member


Karma: +6/-4
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 427



WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 11:37:50 PM »

If you are using a PA in the jam space, a sansamp DI box worked really well for my pal Todd Barlow:  his tone was solid and he didn't break a sweat hauling his gear from the rehearsal space to the venue.


Logged

The journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very very badly...
I expected times like this:  but never thought they'd be so bad, so long and so frequent.
When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteor hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteorite.
The Prairie Prophet
I'm not a fan of all of it, but a lot of it
Saskmetal Member


Karma: +143/-293
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 16556



« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 05:40:21 AM »

CLEAR!
Logged

When god gives you lemons you FIND A NEW GOD!!!
Pages: [1]      Go Up
Print
Saskmetal.com  |  Music  |  Musicians Corner (Moderators: Mr. Metalguy, saskmetalmod)  |  Topic: Bass amp wattage for jamming/recommendations
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Neptune design by Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.258 seconds with 27 queries.