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Which bass amp

Goat666

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After taking a 20 year hiatus raising my children I am finally to the point to where I can and really need to get back into playing. What I was wondering which bass amp should I choose. I just want a little one for now. I was thinking maybe a fender rumble 25w. What do you guy su6.
 

Mark 63

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Rumbles are good amps. If you want to start modest, the Rumble 100 would be a lot more versatile. I've used one with a drummer and it was fine.
 

tnvol

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I agree with the comments above. I have a Rumble 25 and its great, but I wish I'd have gone with the 100
 

cratz2

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I agree. The Rumble 40 and 100 are great choices. Even better with a modest speaker swap a few months down the road.
 

I R P

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Nothing wrong with a Rumble, but if you don’t mind spending a little money, you could get an Ampeg PF-20T and the matching 1x12 or 1x15 cabinet. Nice little reward for all that child-rearing. What kind of bass do you have or what kind are you fixin’ to get?
 

nickelwound

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Another vote for the Gallien Krueger MB110. I just picked one up earlier this year.

Plenty of power for home and jamming with friends. (won’t keep up with a hard hitting drummer). The 4 band eq is really nice and easy to get just about any sound you want. I haven’t really turned up past halfway but the speaker doesn’t flub out with a 4 string.

The GK runs a little more in price than others but I grabbed mine from GC with a “in call” discount for $400. Assembled in America if that is important to you.
 

Goat666

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Nothing wrong with a Rumble, but if you don’t mind spending a little money, you could get an Ampeg PF-20T and the matching 1x12 or 1x15 cabinet. Nice little reward for all that child-rearing. What kind of bass do you have or what kind are you fixin’ to get?
Esp ltd ta-104.
 

Goat666

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Well, I went with finder Rumble 25. The shope only had two in my price range, so I went with the Rumble. I even got a discount to where after taxes I paid less then the regular price. It sounds great for the price. Thanks for the help.
 

derekd

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Just to add another idea to the mix, I had a Hartke Kickback amp I bought used for years as a practice amp and taught bass with it, also.

I was a great workhorse for that application.
 

Z3P0

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After taking a 20 year hiatus raising my children I am finally to the point to where I can and really need to get back into playing. What I was wondering which bass amp should I choose. I just want a little one for now. I was thinking maybe a fender rumble 25w. What do you guy su6.
DarkGlass Alpha/Omega 900 (modern sound, multi-band EQ, compressor, and two blendable distortions) or Mesa Boogie Subway TT-800 (punchy, clean, tube preamp, and flexible EQ). Both are great amps; small and portable too.




 
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