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Bass Amps For The Bass Guitarist

You need a good sound from your bass guitar when you play in a band. You don’t want to be drowned out by the vocals, the drums or lead guitar. As the bass guitar player, you can take your sound into your own hands. You want to ensure the volume is loud and clear, independent of PA amplification. If you play bass guitar, you need a far higher wattage on your amp than a guitarist, if you are to create a tight low end. Finding the right amplification required for you can be done by testing out the different types of amps available.

Basics to consider when buying.

First of all, the all important budget comes into play. The Cheapest bass amp is not always necessarily the best option as it may not withstand the beating you intend to give it or give you the best sound. You usually get what you pay for, so try to open your wallet as far as you can if you are a serious player, as this will work out better in the long run. You will also need to choose between a combo amp or an amp that is traditional with cabinet/head setup. Once you have a good idea of exactly what you need it’s time for the fun part, going to the store, preferably with your own bass, and trying out the different amps.

Like a kid in a candy shop.

From Behringer, Hartke, Laney, Mark Bass and Marshall, there are many different models to choose from. Let’s do a quick rundown. The Behringer BX4500 Head is crammed with features and powerful too, not only that, it’s quite an attainable choice where your money is concerned. If you after a classic bass sound with brut force, the Behringer BVT5500H is the one for you. Packed with a load of features like the voice selector with sound variants it is the most impressive for ultimate sound control. The Hartke 410XL Bass Cabinet is a favourite amongst professionals for its meticulously calibrated and tuned cabinet set up and the Little Mark Rocker 500 is an ideal choice for rock bass players. This one is aggressive and has custom-designed tube drive circuitry allowing for a wider range of distortion sounds and on board overdrive. The Mark Bass F1 boasts a clear, crisp and full sound that has amazing power to weight ratio, 100 watts per pound!

Purchasing the right guitar amp is made simple when you ask the advice of someone who is willing to tell you straight what is best for you. All you need to do is a little investigation and sound checking. In no time you will be producing your deepest low end with your bass guitars new best friend.

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