Re: First Amp?

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Posted by Miroi on January 04, 2001 at 04:46:39:

In Reply to: First Amp? posted by Chi on December 31, 2000 at 13:55:30:

I agree with Mickster on all points.

I'd just like to name a few itmes you might want to check into which will be probably as cheap as you can get, both pricewize and effectwize.

First, I'd say that you should not get an amp that's lower than 80W. Ofcourse, the more watts you want the price tend to get steeper aswell.

(Note, I'm only talking price - watt ratio now. I haven't tried all of these so I can't say much on how they sound, but I figure since you'll be looking at E-bay that doesn't matter much anyway)

Harkle has pretty good prices
Harkle B90 would be the smallest I'd get if I was you... (Got 1 15" and 90W) If you want to fork up some more money, then go for the B120. (2 10" and 120W) More watts, and it has weels.... if you'll play at clubs and stuff the weels are worth the extra money alone in my opinion.

Warwick's Take 12 is moderatly priced.

So is Carlsbro BASSLINE 80 and Carlsbro BASSLINE 120

Carvin PB100-15 is pretty cheap.. I've played this one, and it's pretty good considering the pricetag.

Peavey has some cheap ones...

Oh, and Riley got some REALLY cheap ones... It's a bit on the small side, but I'd reccomend the XB-30 for home practising

Well, that's all I can think of now. All of these should do the work (except the Riley)... As usual you get what you pay for though. Allso, I'd reccomend you to go into a store and try some amps to get some feel for what you want. Shops often carry used amps aswell, and if you buy a used from a store you get a chance to try it out first. Probably better then to buy it off E-bay unless you know what you are looking for.


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