Great little combo bass amp
I am a guitarist that is always searching for that perfect tone, I dabble in bass occasionally just to change things up and to have something for friends and family come in for impromptu jam sessions. Back in the day when I was still gigging, my favorite amp was a 66 Fender Bassman . No extras, no reverb,tremolo, echo, or anything. Just great tube tone. So it finally hit me. Why not play through a bass amp for that pure tone again?dabbling in bass only reinforced the idea. Since I am strictly a hobbyist now, I could not justify spending $1500 or so on another Bassman head and cabinet. I went to all the music stores within a 60 mile radius trying all the different bass amps looking for that sound again. I finally found it in the BA-115! Although it is not a tube amp, it does sound remarkably like one. Unfortunately, my son, who is a gigging bassist now, keeps borrowing it. He has discovered that for most gigs his SVT head and 8 X 10 cabinet is overkill. He swears this little 60 pound combo is plenty for practice and for playing smaller venues and with the direct out it ca easily be run through the PA for larger places.its not SVT tone but he says it's close and I agree. If you are looking for a great little practice bass combo or a nice clean guitar amp and don't care about effects or have a pedalboard crammed full of pedals, this is the amp for you. Tha Ampeg BA-115!