Best Bass Amp Brands

As well as my other list for the actual amps, we're just going to look at the brands here.

(Put in no specific order)

The Top Ten

1 Gallien-Krueger

Flea uses this brand, enough said

Why RANDALL Amp not in this list, that guitar amps very great sound which is use by Dimebag Darrell PANTERA and Kirk Hammet Metalicca...

It's the best for me

1st choice

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2 Ampeg

Ampeg is the steak and potatoes of bass amplification. Or better still the Cadillac of bass amps. The SVT will rock the walls with ball busting bass. I have played Carvin... Hartke... Peavey... SWR... gentz Benz... Fender... And Warwick. I want my bass to have balls! The biggest balls on the block belong to the pitbull of amplification... Ampeg! '

3 Hartke

Great sound at a great price. Over 20 years with Hartke without a hitch. Must add that Ampeg runs neck and neck.

The XL and VX models are great and the Hydrive flagship amps are even better! Best amp brand by far is Hartke!

LF1000 is a workhorse and easy to dial end. Couple w HyDrive 4x10 cabs and the sky is the limit.

4 Peavey

Peavey make fantastic bass amps.

5 Trace Elliot
6 Fender

Use a bssmn 800 with 2 cabs for large venues, fender rumble 200 for smaller venues.

7 Orange
8 Laney
9 Ashdown

Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, System of a Down... says it all really. Real amps for real bands.


10 MarkBass

Just exceptional in every way to be honest.

Nicer than other brand
i prefer on every heads

The CMD102P. You try finding another 300w bass combo that weighs 17Kg and that delivers a clean punchy sound.

The Contenders

11 TC Electronic

John Paul Jones plays TC Electronic bass rig. He's the man!

12 Eden

Love the rich, tube/preamp tone.
Great power. I liked it much better than my Ampeg, although Ampeg had more power.

13 Mesa Boogie
14 Aguilar

One of the best. Made by bass players for bass players.

15 Behringer

Cost-effective, great complete-neck-response for Rics, Steinbergers and Hofners. And, they're LOUD!

16 Warwick
17 Acoustic
18 Marshall

Why is Ibanez on here twice?

19 Randall

This guitar amps n speaker very great sound which is use by Dimebag Darrell PANTERA and Kirk Hammet Metalicca...

20 Line 6
21 Carvin
22 Ibanez
23 Krank

Krank Amp n speaker also the heavy n great sound, use by Dimebag Darrell PANTERA N DAMAGE PLAN...

24 Roland

Don't know how they are now to be honest, but I've got a Supercube Bass 100 from the 80s with a 15" woofer that kicks some serious butt, particularly for its size...

25 Phil Jones
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