In a nutshell, there are various types of bass amplifiers. Choose a bass amp to suit your environment and sound preferences!
[Reference]Bass and bass amp (practice)
The type in which the amplifier (head) and the speaker (cabinet) are integrated. It is compact and has no connections to be made (between head and cabinet), and it is often cheaper than preparing similar types of separate units.
As with guitar amps, bass amps have tube amps equipped with vacuum tubes and solid-state amps not equipped with vacuum tubes.
Each feature is as follows.
There are full tube amplifiers equipped with a tube in both the power amplifier and the preamp, and pre-tube amplifiers with a tube installed only in the preamp. It features a thick, warm sound that is unique to vacuum tubes. Vacuum tubes are consumables and need to be replaced after long-term use.
Amplifier not equipped with a vacuum tubes. It features a hard and clear sound, and has the advantage that the performance is constant and maintenance does not take much time compared to tube amplifiers.
In general, the amplifier of the following output is used as a standard because of the difference in applications.
Bass amps for home practice are small, lightweight and have convenient functions, and can be enjoyed at home. Most models can connect headphones and earphones, so you can practice even at night when you can't use loud volumes. Some of the amplifiers are equipped with a convenient AUX IN that allows you to connect a smartphone and play back music as well.
Bass amplifier that run on batteries. Compact sizes that are perfect not only for outdoor use but also for home practice.
For live performances in studios and small venues, we recommend combo-type bass amps that combine the amplifier and the speakers! Please choose according to your needs based on amp output and functions.
Amp heads are recommended for bassists who often play at different live houses and clubs. Lately, small, lightweight bass amp heads are becoming more and more popular.
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