Asking for advice. I play in a duo (not huge venues) and at moment we use 2 street cube ex for vocals, guitar and beat buddy. Sounds ok but thinking of something else for BB. Have a PA but too big for duo, thinking of amp dedicated to BB to have behind us.
Question is 50w? Do I go for a bass or guitar amp? What do you suggest, any advice appreciated.
Full range amp and speakers such as thru a PA is fine. Forum users have reported favorably on keyboard amps such as Roland and Behringer. If you’re playing small venues, users say nice things about the Simmons drum monitor. Me? I like the thump of a 15” speaker from a k/b amp.
The Alto TS series will also work quite well, and they are fairly cheap. Even the TS-210 (I have a pair of their predecessor TS-110) will do, but you’ll get more thump out of the TS-212 for not a lot more size.
Second the keyboard amp . I’am using the Peavey KB1, think it is 20 amps, works well . $138.99 all in .
I used to have a Harbinger V2112 powered speaker. It had a 12 inch woofer and a tweeter and a little built-in mixer. It was rated at 600w but I think that’s was probably a stretch. It was pretty compact and easy to carry, and it had a nice thump as a dedicated Beat buddy amp. I picked it up used at Guitar Center for $80.
I’m using the Roland PM10, 30 watts Vdrum-amp , mostly one in mono and sometimes two in stereomode
Just picked up a Bose S1 Pro, battery operated. It is expensive, but sounds very good. It is hard to believe something so small sounds so good. We are a duo too, except we run everything through the S1 via a small portable mixer.
I have one of these and it is great for this.
I’d go for a ‘stick’ PA for a duo - like the Bose L1 or the JBL EON One. Position that to the center rear of you and your partner and you’ll have a great monitor and area of sound around you. If you need to go louder, run an out to a PA or front of house system.
+1 for the Simmons DA 200s drum set monitor. Sounds great.
Yeah, not sure what it is about the Roland Cubes, but it’s never sounded good on them here in the Singular Sound office either. One of the guys plays his through a Fender Rumble 100 and that sounds pretty clean. A nice thump to the kick and high fidelity for the high hats. We also have a Yamaha PA system that it sounds good on here in the office.
Using an Alto Trouper on stand for BB and vocals along with a Fishman Mini LB for guitar.