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Bass amps anyone?

Iguana

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Aug 22, 2018
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I can’t be the only person here who plays bass. We discuss guitar amps all the time(of course) but I don’t recall seeing much about bass amps. In fact It didn’t occur to me to recommend the bass amp I bought earlier this year until just now. I bought a Phil Jones Bass BG-75 from my favorite guitar shop. I was dumbstruck by the amount of low end that was coming from this tiny little box! How can something with a pair of 4” speakers vibrate your pants leg? It’s got a nice punchy tone to go along with the lows too. At only 70 watts it’s not super loud but it’l get your attention. It has more than enough volume for the way I use it. I’m a one person, studio only guy. I love the way it sounds through an LDC. I’ve also re-amped it to blend it with a bass amp sim. Really nice results! In case it matters to anyone I play a Sire 5 string Jazz Bass with the Marcus Miller pickups. I hope someone finds this helpful. Cheers!
 

renderit

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Jan 19, 2009
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Bass has gone to incredible places.

What they are doing with the speakers is mind boggling compared to my younger days.

I use an old Fender Bassman type sometimes, but my go to is this beast.

Bergantino B-Amp with the Halo 3D cab. B&G Big Sister and Elrick EVO4.


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Iguana

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Aug 22, 2018
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Wow! That spalted maple is beautiful. I’ve had a “thing” for Les Paul style basses since I saw Meshell Ndegeocello playing one in the John Mellencamp “Wild Nights” video.
 

renderit

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It is the cats ass.

They discounted it for me because nobody picked that blank.

It is now on their website as a model...

And one of David Bowie's bassists told me to call if I ever sell it.

Passive F Jazz style pickups.

More pics...

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Sgrady41

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I use a fender bassman At the house the 100, cheap and for a small area great.
 
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