I currently have a Fender Rumble 40 which has served me well as I learn all things (or some things) bass, however, as I dive into the whole ‘tone’ thing, and I evaluate everything from strings to effects pedals to a new bass (coming soon), I started researching amps.
So here is the thing, I play bass for a hobby, will never be a touring musician (and doubt I would ever really need an amp powerful enought to play out. That said, I would want the best gear I could get my hands on from an amp related perspective. Of course, playing at home, I don’t need power, but want great tone, and clearly be able to hear it.
When i research, most ‘best of lists’ don’t really address what I am looking for.
So, how much power is too much for home?
How do I get a great tube amp sound at home?
What cab do I pair it with?
I’m not concerned about costs too much, if its the right thing.
But I also can’t see buying an 80lb Ampeg SVT CL amp to play in my music room, you know?
Is there a ‘best in class’ version of this for home practice?
All above said, if I did say… well, you never know, you should get something powerful enough to play out somewhere one day…is that too much power to practice at home?
If i turned it all down so much would I be compromising the ‘tone’ i paid for?
All new to me, any and all advice would be awesome.