Re: Practice amps that will give you nightmares

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Posted by anonymouse on January 02, 2001 at 11:56:44:

In Reply to: Practice amps that will give you nightmares posted by A on January 01, 2001 at 15:57:15:

A good idea before you buy is to bring your current bass and amp into the store for a side-by-side comparison with the new bass. This gives you a better idea of what you might expect when you get your new darling home. (also the reason I don't buy basses online).

Play at the volume you normally do, if possible.

Also, be aware that small practice rooms may affect the sound (if you are used to playing on a stage)or trying unamplified upright basses.

My big complaint is the player of very limited talent that feels the need to try out the largest amp in the store set at 10 volume. (You know who you are!)


: Something happened recently that has let me deeply traumatized and in the long term care of a shrink
: Has anyone else had an experience like this ?

: You walk into a music store, there's a nice selection of basses. Some rubbish stuff, but a lot of decent stuff too. All of a sudden you see a beautiful vintage p-bass, just begging to be played. You catch the eye of one of the staff and ask them to set it up for you. Eveything seems to be going fine. But. AAAAAAAARRGGHH, the guy has just wired up the mother of all basses, the mona lisa of a tiny practice amp.

: How the hell are you supposed to be able to hear the quality of this bass through a 20 watt amp ? This amp is crap, it's the next model up from two empty cans with a peice of string between them.

: Then, when you ask them to put the bass through something better, they tell you that it's the best they have. AAAAAAAAARRGGHH !!!

: Sleep well, and don't have nightmares about p-basses and practice amps.

: Some people say that I should just let it go, but whenever I turn out the light all I see is practice amps. 20, 25, 30 watt amps. I wish I could make the voices stop. Someone help me......please........anyone?..........

: Adam

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