Best Affordable Combo Bass Amps

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Here are our recommended Best Affordable Combo Bass Amps. They were chosen using the criteria below:

Versatility – All can serve as a great practice amp while also suitable for rehearsing with a band and playing gigs. Some are expandable – extension speakers can be added for more volume and/or wattage. These are all multi-purpose amplifiers suitable for bass players at all levels – beginners and accomplished bass players alike. They have the ability to produce the sound needed for any type of genre and style of music.

Quality – All amps are high quality that are manufactured by reputable companies that provide legitimate warranties. They have all received customer reviews with high ratings and are recommended for purchase.

Size – All are combo amplifiers that are light weight & portable but also provide enough power and size for rehearsals and gigs. Each has speakers that are at least 10 inches in diameter. Anything less than 10” is great for practicing but may not be suitable for band rehearsals or gigs.

Power/Volume – All amps are at least 100 watts which is what you need in order to rehearse with a band and play decent sized gigs. They are also equipped with the hardware (speakers) to handle higher volumes without blowing your amp. You could get by with less (like 75 watts) but if you are playing in situations that require higher volume, you run the risk of overloading and blowing your amp.

Cost – All of these amps are within the $300 to $500 range – which is relatively affordable in terms of bass amp pricing. You can purchase an amp for less money, but then you are compromising power, quality, versatility, size, etc.

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Ampeg BA-115

Ampeg BA115 Best Affordable Bass Amp
  • Legendary Ampeg tone
  • 150 watts of power
  • 1 x 15 inch speaker and 1 inch tweeter
  • 3-band equalizer
  • Built-in overdrive effect with footswitch
  • Sits upright or at an angle
  • XLR balanced line out for running through soundboard
  • Independent effects send and return
  • Headphone out and mute for practicing in silence
  • Rugged construction
  • Lightweight and portable – 45 lbs

Fender Rumble 100

Fender Rumble 100 Best Affordable Bass Amp
  • Popular amp used by beginners and accomplished bassists
  • 100 watts
  • 1 x 12 inch speaker
  • 4-band equalizer
  • Overdrive effect with footswitch
  • XLR output for running through soundboard/monitors
  • 1/8″ input for running auxiliary devices through amp (mp3 player)
  • Headphone out
  • FX loop
  • Lightweight and portable – 22 lbs

Hartke HD150

Hartke HD150 Best Affordable Combo Amp
  • Legendary tone with the Hartke “punch”
  • 150 Watts
  • 1 x 15 inch speaker, and 1 inch tweeter
  • 7-band equalizer
  • Effects loop
  • XLR output for running through soundboard/monitors
  • 1/8″ input for running auxiliary devices through amp (mp3 player)
  • 1/4″ mono headphone output for silent practice
  • Removable casters (wheels) for easier portability
  • Roadworthy, rugged design & construction

Gallien-Krueger MB110

Gallien-Krueger MB110 Best Affordable Combo Bass Amp
  • Distinguished GK design and tone
  • Expandable – can connect to an MBP-powered enclosure for more power & volume
  • 100 Watts
  • 1 x 10 inch speaker
  • 4-band equalizer
  • Headphone input
  • 1/8″ input for running auxiliary devices through amp (mp3 player)
  • XLR output for running through soundboard/monitors
  • Rugged construction with tough Tolex covering
  • Lightweight and portable – 21 lbs

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