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Old 05-13-2008, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Amp.... I Have No Clue What I Need, Only What I want

I play guitar and bass. I'm going to side track a bit, but it's necessary to understand my need. I have a Behringer Ultrabass Bx300 for my bass amp. My guitar amp is a crappy fender amp that is all volume, no power, no clean channel. I got it with my old squier, but I have since updated to a Ephiphone Les Paul. I have a Boss ME50 FX pedal that I borrow from my friend and a Digitech Rp200 FX pedal.

I use to run those through the old fender amp, but I decided to try running it through my bass amp so I could get a good tone thats warm and powerful. However, since I still play bass consistently, I need a new amp that has 1. A clean and distortion channel. 2. Tons of raw power 3. Sounds good when ran with FX pedals.

Any recommendations?
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why not just get a good fuzz box and keep using your bass amp?

one thing to keep in mind you can play a guitar (and effects) through a bass amp safely. you CANNOT play a bass through a guitar amp without risking serious speaker damage (especially not with effects).

a decent fuzz box will run you way less than a new amp and provide you with the semblance of having a clean and dirty channel.

if you want more power than a 30W bass amp i'd recommend looking at the warwick sweet 15s. i've been using one for about a year now, ran me about $600, has 100W of power, great tone, sounds nice and smooth when i'm playing clean but doesn't get muddy when i stomp on my big muff.

seems my model has been discontinued, the 'take 12' has 80W of power which will still make your pants shake when you crank it. the sweet15.2 now has 150W of power which will DEFINITELY make things shake when you crank it.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm happy with my Marshall MG100DFX, clean channel is definently solid, and the distortion is really powerful, there's another setting of distortion, which is more of a really powerful overdrive/light distortion. The built in FX help as well.
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