Posted by Tim Brosnan on November 16, 2000 at 18:05:55:
In Reply to: Re: Amp Help posted by Mickster on November 16, 2000 at 13:12:00:
: Hi Nass.
: O.K. If you're not that familiar with bass amps, the best advise I can give you
: is: Go to clubs and see what the bass players there are using.Most musicians
: will be happy to tell you what they truly think about their equipment good
: or bad.To me, there's no one "best amp", and I think everyone on this page
: will agree with that.I personally like Fender,Hartke and Gallien-Krueger,
: but there's about another dozen or so brands I like.Another important point
: is what's redily available in Brazil where you live.What's your budget?
: If you want to play punk, I'd suggest getting at least 100 watts and a
: 2x15 or a 4x10 bottom, but as I said, talk to some musicians/friends,
: check your money situation and see what's available.Try to listen to at
: least 3 different amps before you buy, more if possible.You have to form
: opinions about what sounds you like; deep and mellow, tight and punchy
: before you make a purchase.Like I tell everyone, take your time.The longer
: you take to decide before you buy, the happier you'll probably be with what
: you buy.
: Hope this helped,
: The Mickster
: P.S. Brazilian Jazz is one of my favorites.Some of your guys I like are:
: Djavan,Milton Nascimiento and to me, one of the best musicians in the world,
: Sergio Mendes.Ciao
: I agree with the Mickster.Take your time,and dont be influenced by salespeople who are trying to push a particular brand of amp.Another idea
is to go to www.basslinks.com,then click on bass gear review.There are many reviews of all kinds of gear,by all kinds of players.Lastly,i would bring my bass to the store,so you will know exactly how its gonna sound through a particular amp.
I hope this helped.Peace for now,and keep the low end groovin'
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