Court of Opinion

In order, what are the three most important features/ characteristics in a bass amp?
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In order, what are the three most important features/ characteristics in a bass amp?

1. Massive uncolored tone
2. A sponsorship so it’s free
3. A roadie to carry it for me
—David Ward

Stickers, beer stains, and smells of smoke. Rock & roll!
—Jesse Tobias

Transparency (meaning an even, uncolored response), power, and portability. —Roland Millington

Light weight, reliability, power. ’Nuff said! —Phil Smith

Midrange options (’cause like life, anyone can do low or high, it’s what you do with the middle that makes the difference), tone and durability.
—John Litzenberg

Tone, volume, and weight.
—Michael J. Benham

1. Transparency
2. EQ
3. Controllable limiting/compression
—DH Bennett

Sound, watts, price!
—Chad Grimes

Weight, price, tone.
—Alex Herman

Brand, headroom, overdrive.
—CL Seamus

Tone, tone, tone. If it sounds killer, nothing else matters.
—Paul DeHass

It works without issues, easy to use EQ, and I don’t have to carry it.
—Dave Burnett