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
Stickers, beer stains, and smells of smoke. Rock & roll!
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.
Tone, volume, and weight.
—Michael J. Benham
3. Controllable limiting/compression
Sound, watts, price!
Weight, price, tone.
Brand, headroom, overdrive.
Tone, tone, tone. If it sounds killer, nothing else matters.
It works without issues, easy to use EQ, and I don’t have to carry it.