malc laney wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:50 pm
i am also looking into bass guitar , and would like comments on amps that can use batteries for bandstand playing.I was recommended a "cube" outfit , and ideas?
weight is also a factor [bad back]
Try the Galien Kruger back line 110. its small with a single ten inch speaker. And with 75 watts, it has just enough headroom to talk deep. I used one for years to play small gigs. I think it must have weighed about 20lbs.
You need some serious power to keep up with drums though, and that usuall means a couple of hundred watts and a 15 inch speaker. But those things usually have wheels on them. I'm currently using a fender Rumble 100, and it's barely enough to get the job done with a drum kit in the mix.
And there is nothing that runs on batteries that will have enough power to get the job done. I've not seen any battery operated amps designed specifically for bass. If you find one, let me know. I know Roland makes a Cube for guitar. Bit if you use an inverter, you could run it off of one or two deep cycle, pickup truck size, batteries. Don't know how long it would take to drain them though. Your back isn't going to like them. But if you are playing somewhere without an outlet, this does work. I've plugged an electric amp in my motor home with the inverter on and it does work, You can find inverters at an RV supply store. I'm sure somebody like Camping World has them.