I already did this question but Last Time i left some Things Out . Im a bassist who is in a band With 6 members . One bassist , two guitarist, one drummer , one Keyboard Player and one singer. My current Bass amp has only 25 w and im definetly Not going to hear myself when I practise With my bandmates. So im asking from which manufacturer should I buy a Bass amp . My Main influence is Paul Gray as you can See on Profile Picture, second would be Nick oliveri from quuens of the Stone age and Third is Murdoc from Gorillaz. I hope to get answers soon , but when I already did some Questions in this Forum i only got nice and positiv answers . So im hoping is going to stay Like that .
If you like the sound of your influences and can afford it, research what gear they use and buy the same.
Around here, for something on the affordable and practical side, a Fender Rumble 500 will most likely be the general recommendation.
I like this page to check out gear by specific people: https://equipboard.com/pros/paul-gray-2
People throw around all kinds of numbers when it comes to “what you need”. What you actually need is “just enough” for yourself.
I can’t really give you numbers for the amp and speaker/cabinet. If you know the size of the rehearsal room, you can take a guess at that. Perhaps someone else can weigh in.
Hey there @Krms25
I used to work in music stores.
My first question is always: what’s your budget?
Second question is - how loud is the drummer / band?
I say a minimum of 100 Watts to play with a quiet to mid-loudness project.
Ideally, you have 300 watts if you’re trying to compete with drums and guitars.
If you can afford a 300 watt rig, most of the brand name stuff on the market (new or used) should get you through. You can spend a zillion dollars on a 300 watt amp or a couple hundred. So I find that budget is the main deciding factor.
But know how loud you need to be and make sure you have enough power!
First question: Im trying to Work to get some Money. So I dont need the Gear immeditaly But still i would say 1500 Euros.
Second question: Loud , Like my Drummer IS the Type of Guy who Plays loud Most of the time Like the Rest of my band
Although an ignorant American, I can still tell you that 1500 Euros is PLENTY to get you a decent amp.
A decent, budget amp that I used in some very loud bands that worked great was the Fender Rumble 500.
500 watts, nice and light, 2 10" speakers, and plenty of volume.
600-700 Euros, I think?
You can definitely go up from there. That budget is enough to buy the amplifier head separate, and then buy the speaker cabinet.
The options with that budget are broad and big!
Definitely get something between 300-500 watts to be heard with a loud drummer.
Go to shops and play on things!
Check gear reviews for amps that your favorite players use. Then find it used!
I know you’ll find something.
I don’t have a brand recommendation. I bet some forumians here would be able to guide a bit better in that way.
Best of luck and enjoy!
get some ear protection, too! With your budget, you might even consider plugs from a hearing-aid acoustician. Simple foam plugs are fine, though, and cheap and disposable. There will always be some noise spikes with a live setup.
Some in-ear headphones might also work.
The Ampeg Portifex is budget friendly if you like that sound. You can buy a 500W amp with either 1x15 or 2x10 cabinet combo for less than $900. The amp can bolt onto the cabinet and is easy to travel with. You would have enough left over in your budget to add another cabinet if you wanted and its more than enough volume for your situation.
Go to the music shop amd try it all. Suggestions are cool but the “what____should I buy?” question is really one no one else can answer. Its the one asked most in the bassist world but you should never buy a bass,amp,pedal,etc based on someone else’s opinon. If you have 1500 pounds to spend on an amp you should not buy anything until you have tried as many as possible. Only you know what sound youre after and nothing is worse than buying a piece of gear and a month later finding something else you like so much more.