November 29th, 2011, 12:50 PM
like the tittle say's can it be done. Practice amp and if possible band amp for 200.00$ or less, new or use I dont mind but Im looking for the best bang for the bucks.I have all kind of good stuff for my guitar equipment but would like a decent Amp for my Bass. Im just a beginner Bass player but would like some clue for a good amp if possible for under 200.00.
your suggestion is very welcome:cool:
November 29th, 2011, 01:01 PM
Don't know about Canada. Here in the south you can buy used bass amps all day long for $200.00. Peaveys are usually good buys such as a TNT. A lot of times now you can get deals on old heads and cabinets because people do not want to drag them around. Crates and Ibanezs can often be had as a bargain, not quite as good as some of the other amps, but often a bargain. I had an Ibanez amp recently that was killer. Yamahas are worth taking a look at if you see one. Of course being in Canada the Yorkville and Traynors are good buys.
November 29th, 2011, 01:17 PM
I bought a used Hartke B600 for $80. It is a 60 watt solid state combo with a 15" speaker. Has a tilt back cabinet feature. Very good quality, and plenty loud for practice. Haven't used it in a band situation but as you get more serious with the bass, you could upgrade to a more powerful bass amp. It is a good introduction to find out what you want in an amp.
November 29th, 2011, 01:32 PM
I see you have a CUBE-60?!
Look for a used CUBE CB-100. You might get it for under 200 ...
Extremely good quality and sound (and don't care about the "100 Watts" - as a CUBE-60 player you should know how loud they can get).
Maybe you can buy a Behringer amp? But in Germany we say: "Tested by the customer" ...
Not a good sound, but loud. And if it works, it normally works ...
In Germany, the GK Backline 112 Combo is still sold. This is a loud and good sounding combo (the Backline 115 too).
November 29th, 2011, 01:45 PM
Check out the Acoustic B100. 100w 1x15 for $150.
November 29th, 2011, 04:17 PM
I use a Line 6 Studio 110 http://line6.com/lowdownstudio110/ at the practice place and I used it outdoors (back yard party) once with a line out to the PA. It's rated 75 Watts but I measured it at 100 Watts. It's decent on volume, price and size. I admit I haven't got the nerve to try it alone at a club gig. Theoretically you could do that if reinforced thru the PA.
November 29th, 2011, 05:18 PM
My main amp is a Roland Cube 100. If you can find one for $200.00, great amp. That would be a pretty good buy.
November 29th, 2011, 10:36 PM
I got my son's Peavey TNT for $200, early '90s vintage. You have to be willing to travel or luck into finding one locally - nobody on eBay will ship them because they're heavy.
That said they're great amps. Plenty of power, 15" Black Widow, built-in crossover if you want to expand.
Fender Rumble amps are easily available used. The first amp we bought was a Rumble 25 or 30, decent amp for around the house.
November 29th, 2011, 11:11 PM
I got my 6 month old Behringer Ultrabass 3000 for $125 in basically unused condition on CL a couple of months ago. 300 watts, 1X15, two channel, compressor, and hi-gain and sub-octave on one channel; loud as all be-damned. Pay no mind to all the Behringer-hate on this forum-I've already made back my money 4x gigging with this thing (and I'm barely a bass player), and it ain't broke yet!!
November 30th, 2011, 01:16 AM
Unpopular brand names go dirt cheap on the used market, no matter how good the actual amp itself is. That means Crate, Peavey, Behringer, Line-6, and (inexplicably) SWR, among others. Not being a brand-name snob saves you a ton of money. And all the brands I just listed have made at least one amp I've seen that was both better and cheaper than Ampeg's ubiquitous BA-115, in my opinion.
Look for a 1x15" combo of at least 80W (solid state). Closer to about 200W is better. You can hang with a band using a 1x12" sometimes, if it's designed well, but it's hard for any company to screw up when driving a lot of power into a cabinet with a 15 in it.
November 30th, 2011, 01:31 AM
November 30th, 2011, 03:59 AM
I have an old Fender M-80 Bass combo amp (160 watts, 15" speaker, black carpet). Not super light but great sounding and rugged. Can provide a mean thump with a loud blues band. Really good sound quality. I had 2 of them but I broke down and sold one to help a kid out. You can run into them in Canada for $150 to $180.
November 30th, 2011, 07:01 AM
Definitely shop used. Craigslist is a safe bet
November 30th, 2011, 07:40 AM
I looked on the Montreal craigslist. Not much there. There are two amps I saw. One is a Yorkville (Yorkeville) 400 watt amp for 275, the other a Peavey TKO for 275. The Yorkeville would be my choice except for weight. I would offer them 200 max and see what they say. Keep looking, any deals go fast.
November 30th, 2011, 08:27 AM
well Im taking your advice and Im looking at montreal craigslist and montreal KIJIJI, not much on montreal craigslist but on KIJIJI what I found is a peavey TNT 130 for 150.00 and its to far from wear I live I will call the seller today to find out more about the condotion of that amp.I will keep you guys in touch
December 3rd, 2011, 04:53 AM
As said before,Cube or Peavey.
I once did a last minute country gig a few years ago and was horrified to see a Roland Cube 60 on stage,to say i was massively impressed by it upon plugging in would be an understatement.
Peavey TNT,i have owned a couple and was underwhelmed by them until used on stage where they shine.I think it must be a volume thing because i could never get them to sound any good at home.
No Behringer love here,sorry.
December 3rd, 2011, 11:05 AM
I'd put in another vote for a Cube 100.