Bass Amps

Everything could be so easy, since all you want is to amp up your bass, right? This guide will provide you with an overview of what's available in the bass amp world!

Bass Amps
Bass Amps
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    Heads - Solid State or Valve?
  3. 3.
    Typical Features of the Amp
  4. 4.
    Connections / Ins and Outs in Detail
  5. 5.
    Bass Speaker Cabs
  6. 6.
    Bass combos
  7. 7.
    External pre-amps
  8. 8.
    Modeling Amps
  9. 9.
    Summary
  10. 10.
    Current special offers

What use is even the best base if you have no way of making people hear it? The solution is clear: get yourself an amp! But the market is very confusing, especially for those who have just taken up playing. It all used to be much simpler when things got started: Ampeg's first bass amp model, their Super 800 from 1949, was marketed at double bass players and featured a single 12-inch speaker and an "impressive" output of just about 18 Watts. 1951's successor model had grown to 20 Watts and a 15-inch speaker. Fender's Bassman, launched in 1952, is regarded as the first resounding success with e-bass players. A tube amp with respecteable 50 Watts powered a single 15-inch speaker before 1954 saw a redesign with four 10-inch speakers.

But so much has happened since those early days! There's not only a bewildering range of manufacturers covering every imaginable price range. There's also the fact that the various manufacturers work from completely different concepts, and single manufacturers often themselves offer a lot of different models. It should be much easier - after all, the only thing you want to achieve is to get some sound out of your bass, right? This guide will clear path through the amp jungle for you.

So, let's start by looking at the various ways in which a bass signal can be rendered audible. Your first choice is that between a combo amp which combines the amp with speaker(s) in a single casing on the one hand and a set made up of separate components (the amp, also called "head" or "headpiece", and the speaker) on the other. These two choices come with their specific pros and cons, so that the first thing you need to be clear on is the environment in which you will be playing your instrument.

We will introduce you to the various components in this guide, we'll explain their advantages and disadvantages, and we will point out what you should keep in mind when making your choice.

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Produits avec les meilleurs commentaires

  1. Markbass Little Mark 250 Black Line

    Mark­bass Little Mark 250 Black Line

    Disponible immédiatement
    265 €
    349 €
  2. Hartke 2500 Bass Head

    Hartke 2500 Bass Head

    Disponible immédiatement
    298 €
    332,01 €
  3. tc electronic BH250

    tc elec­tronic BH250

    Disponible immédiatement
    222 €
  4. Ampeg PF-500 Portaflex

    Ampeg PF-500 Por­ta­flex

    Disponible immédiatement
    379 €
    594 €
  5. Hartke HA 3500 Bass Top

    Hartke HA 3500 Bass Top

    Disponible immédiatement
    444 €
    534,31 €
  6. Hartke LH-500

    Hartke LH-500

    Disponible immédiatement
    355 €
    474,81 €
  7. Markbass Little Mark III

    Mark­bass Little Mark III

    Disponible immédiatement
    489 €
    675 €
  8. Markbass Mini CMD 121P

    Mark­bass Mini CMD 121P

    Disponible immédiatement
    699 €
    949 €
  9. Markbass Micromark 801

    Mark­bass Micro­mark 801

    Disponible en 4-6 semaines
    339 €
    499 €
  10. Fender Rumble 100

    Fender Rumble 100

    Disponible immédiatement
    329 €
  11. Ampeg BA-108 V2

    Ampeg BA-108 V2

    Disponible immédiatement
    109 €
    154 €
  12. Fender Rumble 15

    Fender Rumble 15

    Disponible immédiatement
    99 €
  13. Harley Benton HB-20B

    Harley Benton HB-20B

    Disponible immédiatement
    75 €
  14. Roland Micro Cube Bass RX

    Roland Micro Cube Bass RX

    Disponible immédiatement
    255 €
    274 €

Marques populaires

  • Peavey
  • Electro Harmonix
  • EBS
  • Quilter
  • GR Bass
  • Tech 21
  • Engl
  • Trace Elliot
  • Bugera
  • Fishman
  • Genzler
  • Aguilar

Produits les plus populaires

  1. Eden Terra Nova TN226

    Eden Terra Nova TN226

    Disponible immédiatement
    219 €
    399 €
  2. Eden Terra Nova TN 2252

    Eden Terra Nova TN 2252

    Disponible immédiatement
    349 €
    629 €
  3. Eden TN210

    Eden TN210

    Disponible immédiatement
    215 €
    449 €
  4. Millenium Go-Kart Truck XL

    Mil­le­nium Go-Kart Truck XL

    Disponible immédiatement
    79 €
  5. Eden Terra Nova TN 2251

    Eden Terra Nova TN 2251

    Disponible immédiatement
    325 €
    579 €
  6. Darkglass Alpha Omega Ultra V2

    Dark­glass Alpha Omega Ultra V2

    Disponible immédiatement
    444 €
  7. Kustom DE410H

    Kustom DE410H

    Disponible immédiatement
    239 €
  8. Fender Rumble 15

    Fender Rumble 15

    Disponible immédiatement
    99 €
  9. Eden TN210V5

    Eden TN210V5

    Disponible immédiatement
    275 €
  10. Thomann Tilt Stand

    Tho­mann Tilt Stand

    Disponible immédiatement
    14,90 €
  11. Ampeg BA-115 V2

    Ampeg BA-115 V2

    Disponible immédiatement
    373 €
    594 €
  12. Millenium Go-Kart Solo

    Mil­le­nium Go-Kart Solo

    Disponible immédiatement
    39 €
  13. ZAR B-20 Bass Combo

    ZAR B-20 Bass Combo

    Disponible immédiatement
    68 €
  14. Eden TN410

    Eden TN410

    Disponible immédiatement
    359 €
    599 €
  15. RockNRoller R6RT (Mini)

    RockN­Roller R6RT (Mini)

    Disponible immédiatement
    115 €
    185 €