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Hi guys,

Anyone got one? & more specifically (being only 35 watts) can you use it for on-stage monitoring when DI'd?

The FX loop feature seems interesting, I could bypass the on board pre-amp & use my VT Bass.

Thanks,
Sam

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I really like Ampegs little combos and the ba110 would probably work in low to moderate stage levels. But I'd look hard at the new Fender Rumble 40, it uses Class D power and has better features. And since aquiring Genz Benz should sound stellar.

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You`d need to be in a quiet band imo to use of these as stage monitoring. I love the sound of the BA amps, and have the 108, but I`ve used the BA115 which is 100 watts into a 15 inch speaker as a provided rig and full pelt I could barely hear it with a full band. Admittedly we were punky/indie type stuff, but not particularly loud and it struggled.

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Had two of these for bedroom practice and had to send both back for different faults (dodgy input and then a rattling cab)

When they did work they were brilliant. I just couldn't bring myself to try a third on the off chance it might a be a good one. I went for a Fender Rumble instead, which has been faultless.

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Using a small amp and putting it through a PA is ok as long as you raise it to ear level. I've done it before and it sounded great, The only problem is, if there's not much foldback, nobody else on stage can hear you.

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[quote name='Samashton12' timestamp='1392421481' post='2368727']
The new Rumble 40 seems a viable option but the lack of FX loop & being only 5 watts more, would it be loud enough?
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Good question, being Class D however makes me curious as to whether it will give more clean output before giving up? The Ampegs sound nice but give up rather quickly.

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Just had the fortune of playing through the Rumble 40 at Wunjo's on Denmark St. One word - incredible.

First things first it really does weigh nothing. It reminded me of the tiny 15 watt guitar combos my band used to practice with a decade ago, it was unbelievable.

The sound was impressive, the built in voicings (Vintage and Bright) were effective and allowed for tones that ranged from full on dub to slightly driven tube on the Vintage setting, and then a really nice slap tone with the bright switch engaged.

I didn't really play with the EQ because it sounded great flat, and the output seemed fine, although again i didn't push the master past halfway.

All in all, very impressive for the price, great tone, amazing look, and a crazy lightweight box.

EDIT: and after checking in with Ms Yellow I have just bought it :D

Edited by theyellowcar

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[quote name='theyellowcar' timestamp='1392899497' post='2373913']
Just had the fortune of playing through the Rumble 40 at Wunjo's on Denmark St. One word - incredible.

First things first it really does weigh nothing. It reminded me of the tiny 15 watt guitar combos my band used to practice with a decade ago, it was unbelievable.

The sound was impressive, the built in voicings (Vintage and Bright) were effective and allowed for tones that ranged from full on dub to slightly driven tube on the Vintage setting, and then a really nice slap tone with the bright switch engaged.

I didn't really play with the EQ because it sounded great flat, and the output seemed fine, although again i didn't push the master past halfway.

All in all, very impressive for the price, great tone, amazing look, and a crazy lightweight box.

EDIT: and after checking in with Ms Yellow I have just bought it :D
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Brilliant! Thankyou for the mini review! :D

Looking forward to Payday now. :)

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