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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Someone school me on bass combo amps

I am going to be in the market for a used cheap bass amp. I have been combing craigslist and see some decent deals. I am trying to stay $150 topps.

I am a shotty guitar player and I picked up a cool Squire standard Jazz bass for super cheap. I got it to lay down some tracks and maybe for a garage band in the future.

I see lots of Peavey TNTs, Behringer combos and the like on the local craigslist for really cheap. I know with the price I am willing to pay I am not expecting much. I am looking for somthing that will work as a practice amp and keep up with a garage band and it also has inputs and outputs for recording. I know that basses need more wattage but I dont know what the minumum I should get. I also hear that I should get no smaller than a 12" speaker.

Any info you could provide would be great.

Thank you for your help and time,
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 06:20 PM
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Re: Someone school me on bass combo amps

I'd look for an 80's-ish Peavy TNT. They usually have a 15" speaker and are pretty loud, and can be found in that price range.

But in the long run, 150$ isn't much money for an amp.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Someone school me on bass combo amps

Thanks! There is a Peavey TNT on the local Craigslist now for $75. I will look into it. I know $150 is not much for an amp but I dont expect to get much. I was just looking to see what I could get the msot out of used one I could get for that money spent.

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