I am looking for advice in choosing a small portable combo bass amp for jazz/funk gigs. I am planning to budget about $1000-$1500 and am considering either a single 12 or a 2x10 combo.
Currently I am palying these gigs with a small (and cheap!) Ashdown Perfect 10 combo which is only 30 watts and I usually have it set on 8. While the sound is OK the tone settings are very sensistive and a minor tweak of a knob can easily change the sound from good to bad. Its a much better amp than a Beringher 12" combo for a similar price but I would like to upgrade to something slightly more powerful and with a better tone.
I have played through the Mark Bass CMD102P and really like the tone but it is a bit out of the budget and I am thinking that I could possilby get away with a 12 as the band isn't very loud and currently the 30 watt amp can handle the volume OK.
The bass I use is a passive fretless warmoth jazz bass which has a bassy tone due the thick neck and heavy body. I am also considering getting a double bass in the future so an amp that would work well for this instrument too would be good.
I've done some online research and have seen the following advertised at http://www.basscentre.com.au
and would like to know peoples opinions on these or any other recommendations they may have.
GK 150 MBE - $1450
Mark Bass Mini CMD121P - $1675
Nemesis RC210 combo - $1599
SWR Working Pro 12" combo - $1049
I also don't mind going 2nd hand if any knows of any bargains out there ;-)