Bass Practice Amps

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About Bass Practice Amps

Bass Practice Amps are small combo amps that can be played quietly and with headphones. Although it’s more fun to feel your bass make the floorboards shudder, it’s not always the best option for home playing! Bass practice smps are a fantastic option for bass players of all levels to refine their playing and make their practice time as effective as possible. Bass Practice Amps come in a variety of styles and sizes. A good bass practice amp is an essential for every player with a bass guitar! Often bass practice amps will be smaller in size, with a relatively low wattage, the majority of players looking to use a practice bass amp will be needing it for bedroom use, or for smaller spaces where lower volume is better.

Bass practice amps are often super light, and easy to transport making them ideal to take to a friends to jam, or to the studio for a practice session. They are manufactured by well established brands, and provide great value for money and excellent tone for the pricepoint. Blackstar Fly and Orange Crush are both great bass practice amp and portable bass amp options.

Practice bass amps often have an ‘Aux In’. This allows you to plug in a backing track for you to play along with. Some bigger bass practice amps also have a ‘Line Out’. This means you could take them to a gig in a pinch or use them as a DI while recording.

Why Should I Choose a Bass Practice Amp?

  • A bass guitar practice amp offers rewarding practice at low volumes
  • Smaller and lighter than traditional bass amps
  • Some are suitable for the stage and studio
  • Small bass amp are perfect for travel
  • Bass practice amps make for a perfect beginner bass amp

Frequently Asked Questions about Bass Practice Amps

Question: Should I use a bass practice amp?
Yes. Bass Practice Amps are excellent and can be effectively utilised by players of all levels. They allow players to practice properly without excessive volume, and are easy to use and transport.
Question: Can I play live with a practice amp?
Yes, some of the bigger practice bass amps - usually over 40W - have XLR line outs. Practice amps usually have quite small speakers and will struggle in a gig environment. A line out bypasses the speaker and runs your amp tone straight to the PA.
Question: What is the best practice amp for bass guitar?
The best practice amp for bass guitar depends on a number of factors such as your budget, the style of music you play and what kind of features you need.
Question: What is the best wattage for a bass practice amp?
The best wattage for a bass practice amp largely depends on what you need it for. If you're looking for bedroom practice and have to keep the volume to a minimum, the less wattage the better. However if you're looking for a bit more versatility then you may want to go a bit higher.
Question: What is a good bass amp to use for practice at home?
Any bass guitar practice amp that allows you to plug in headphones and a backing track will do nicely!
Question: What size bass amp should I use for band practice?
It's not so much the size, but the power you'll need to look at. With that said, a good baseline would be 300 Watts.