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Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp Black

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The Ampeg BA-108 bass combo is perfect for beginning bassists, offering tools like 3-band EQ, MP3 input and a headphone out for silent practice. The ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The very definition of what a practice amp should be!

The Ampeg BA-108 bass combo is perfect for beginning bassists, offering tools like 3-band EQ, MP3 input and a headphone out for silent practice. The high-output 8" speaker is specifically matched to the powerful 25-watt amplifier for optimal performance.

The BA-108 has a ported baffle for excellent low-frequency extension. Also great for live performances or recording, the BA-108 has a dedicated line out. Its impact-resistant cabinet design features durable black tolex, white piping, and Ampeg's classic logo badge.

FEATURES
  • 25W
  • 8" high-output speaker
  • 3-band EQ
  • Aux input
  • Headphone out
  • Ported baffle for enhanced low-end response
  • Line out

Practice in style with rich Ampeg tone. Order now!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 15-1/3"W x 15-1/3"H x 11"D
  • 27 lb.
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AmpegBA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (29)
  • Portable (28)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Warm / comfy (17)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (23)
  • Amateur recording (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Practice (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Novice (8), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

this is a sweet amp

I just got the BA 108 and i couldnt be any happier.This amp has a great warm sound to it. I ran my Rickenbacker 4003 series bass with Steve Harris rotosound strings and the...Read complete review

I just got the BA 108 and i couldnt be any happier.This amp has a great warm sound to it. I ran my Rickenbacker 4003 series bass with Steve Harris rotosound strings and the sound was so unbelieveable,Ampeg has a customer for life.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I expected

I was looking for a small amp that would boost my acoustic bass enough to play with unamped guitars, and by most of the reviews this seemed like a good one to get. I...Read complete review

I was looking for a small amp that would boost my acoustic bass enough to play with unamped guitars, and by most of the reviews this seemed like a good one to get. I was offered a discount coupon through MF so I sprung for it.

First time I used it, it was immediately apparent that something was rattling and/or vibrating inside the amp. I also found out that you can't really turn up the volume much more than 3 before it starts to distort, and the rattling becomes obscene.

After researching more, I saw where many others had the same problem, so I took the thing apart and tightened up everything I could get a screwdriver on. It definelty helped the rattling/buzzing noise quite a bit.

With the volume turned down low, it has a fairly good sound, until you hit a certain note that the speaker doesn't like - then it just sounds like a buzzing muffed tone - like when I was in my high-school garage band playing through blown speakers.

I wanted to send it back, but the original packing materials got thrown out, and MF would charge me 25% for that....and with the cost of return postage...I guess I just keep it and eat it. Maybe it will be OK using the line-out into a mixer for recording or something?

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(40 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this is a sweet amp

By Dr Deuce

from Arizona

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Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

I just got the BA 108 and i couldnt be any happier.This amp has a great warm sound to it. I ran my Rickenbacker 4003 series bass with Steve Harris rotosound strings and the sound was so unbelieveable,Ampeg has a customer for life.

(17 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lots of power!

By Crankthatbass

from New Brunswick, Canada

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Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

See above!
I picked up this little beauty today, and wow, what a tone I can get out of it! I'm running a Fender Jazz through it, and the sound is loud, low and punchy. What more could a bassist ask for? I turned this little guy up to 3 and it was much too loud for my room, so I'm willing to bet it would be fine for small coffee house gigs, or maybe even an acousitc bar show. All in all, I challenge anyone to find a better amp for under one hundred dollars. You WILL NOT regret this buy!
Solid case, good sounding speaker and it's able to tilt back.
Pricey amp features in a cheap practice amp, its hard to ask for more.

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice little amp

By Alexander-ZTzMP

from Niceville, Fl

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Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

I love this little amp, you can get pretty much any sound you want out of it and it is rather a nice amp for the price. I was not expecting it to be this well versed for such a low price. As was said in another post, Ampeg has a new customer.
For the price, I wasn't expecting it to be so well equipped. coming with a 3-band EQ along with headphone jack and dual inputs for reg and -15db makes it a rather versatile amp.
I love the fact that you don't have to unscrew the front screen to change the speaker if it goes out. all together, it feels very solid and I like the overall feel of it.
For the price, I would've bought this years ago in comparison to my old 150 Fender. to practice with, I don't see why anyone would buy anything else.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Pleased.

By short-timer

from Kabul, Afghanistan

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Poor quality control

Best Uses

  • Practice
  • Small venues

Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

I got this amp while in Afghanistan to practice with and to play at our small church services. At first, I was very disappointed as it buzzed and vibrated with it turned up any at all. I took the front cover off to find that the 4 screws holding the speaker in weren't very tight and 1 of the anchors had stripped out of the wood. I took the speaker out and held the anchor as I tightened the screw and it held properly, then replaced the other 3 screws tightly and I couldn't believe the difference. I had been very disappointed but now it was awesome. Our church was pretty small and had a decent little Fender 300 watt PA and if I turned my amp above 4, I totally overpowered the singers and guitar and keyboard. Another benefit was while I was at Camp Julien, we would show movies outside a couple of times a week with a projector and we plugged the computer into the amp for sound and it was great. One night, while watching Indiana Jones, we had someone three buildings away come ask to turn the bass down and it was only on about 3. I think it's hard to beat for [$].

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The BA 108

By John T. Pepper

from North Carolina

Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

The amp is very easy to set and it has a nice growly punch that many people like. If you play heavy on the bass, about 4 on the volume is going to be your maxim playing level before it starts to rattle. This is not always bad. A little rattle will not destroy the song. With a thumb slapping style you can bring the volume up a bit more. There is a slight low pitched hum which I think in common to the model but it's not noticeable standing next to it. If you stand above the amp it will sound fuller than if you are in front of it. Remember that cabinet vibrates too. It's part of the system and it will all depend on where it is placed. I have all kinds of bass amps from the BA 108 to twin 15s and I have not regretted buying it for one minute. Different basses and location will make it sound sound different so experiment around. Remember this is a practice amp and it's designed for learning how to PLAY your bass and learning how to play songs on it. However, there is no reason why you can't play out with it but it takes some cooperation. I also play the drums so I know something about this. I think it's a great musical tool for any bass player regardless of his or her experience. If you buy this amp for the RIGHT reasons I think you'll be happy with it. Thank you Musicians Friend for giving me this opportunity.
The features of this amp are all that one would need. The three band tone stack gives a wide variety of tonal settings and the volume is adiquate for the purpose it was desinged for. The effects loop and line out make it a versatile tool for recording and processed sounds. Thought I dislike using a CD player in any bass amp the CD input is useful if you keep the level down. And the phone input works well WITH THE RIGHT HEADPHONES.
I think the quality is first rate. It looks good and sounds good. The cabinet is well made, seems to be rugged and though simple it has a professional look.
I don't think you could buy a better unit for the price. I have a Fender Bassman 25 which cost me $179 more and it is only slightly more efficient than the Ampeg which has the same features.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only AMPEG!

By RSMH

from Temple Hills, MD

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    I have a classic tube 'Ampeg SVT' and a 'Ampeg BA115HP Combo', where depending on the location and/or performance, I chose which one gets the call. When shopping for something more portable for my home studio and tag-along rehearsals, after reveiwing several other vendor's amps, I am glad I chose to stay with the Ampeg family, which has served me well since the mid-70's. The 'BA-108' is a 'mini' to the 'BA-115' and sounds just as good for the environment it was needed. The features are almost identical between the two 'BA' models, which works out well for me. I am very pleased with this product, as is my 'back' in not having to deal with the midsize combo or much larger SVT when I wish to rehearse. For those of you that have always believed in the Ampeg sound, this little amp will not let you down!

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Versatile, practical, and economical!

    By GR81

    from Kankakee, IL

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    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    I recently bought a Kala SUB Ubass. I was playing it through a Zoom H4 as a headphone amp for practice but I wanted a real amp with a speaker to play with other instraments. The Ampeg BA108 fits my needs perfectly.

    The Kala Ubass uses an active piezo pickup. Most practice amps don't have an active pickup input. The Ampeg BA108 does which eliminates the need for a separate pre-amp. Money saved!

    Perfect for playing with other accoustic instraments. This amp is small and doesn't overpower other instraments in a small room. Most practice amps don't have a line out but when I need more oomph I can plug the amp into my PA. More money saved!

    The Kala Ubass sounds great with this amp! What a great combo! I also play an Applause Tenor Ukulele which sounds great with this amp too. The 8" speaker has a crisp punchy sound and the amp provides a true reproduction of the accoustic sound of both instraments. I couldn't be happier!
    Inputs for active and passive pickup arrangements.
    Input for CD or MP3 player.
    Headphone out.
    Line out.
    Effects loop.
    My experience with Ampeg has been very good. Very reliable.
    The best amp I have ever seen in this price range! Seriously!

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Looking But Still A Practice Amp

    By Kevin Randleman

    from Midwest

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    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    Not a bad deal for a practice amp. Probably would be worth getting one with a bigger speaker.
    For the price this amp has nice features: including a tuner in/out, aux in, tilt back design.
    Looks great, the tolex covering is nice, but it is still a practice amp. If you even get the volume close to noon you will hear distortion and strange rattles.
    For the price you get looks, handy features, and a name brand, but the sound quality is lacking. This isn't an amp that you could use to play any kind of show outside of your bedroom.

    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sounds like an Ampeg.

    By Jeff Peters

    from Texas

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    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    This is a great amp, and I really like the kick back design, although I understand that they are doing away with that on newer versions of the amp. I have played classical guitar through it, and I have a yamaha silent bass that sounds great through it, and I would use it in a pit orchestra, because it would blend so well with other acoustic musicians.
    The two main inputs are markedly different not only in volume, but also in tonal character. I prefer the passive input even with an active pickup.
    I bought the Ampeg BA-108 for playing classical guitar, and it sounds great with my Takamine CD132sc. Even my yamaha classical, that I added an under saddle pickup sounds great even without any pedals - just a louder acoustic sound, tunable with the 3 eq's.
    I love having a volume control on the RCA inputs. I have brought a mixer into it in small venues, and mix in a mic or 2.
    I had an issue with the ever-present hum that this amp has, and in fact I returned it and got another that sounded exactly the same. I realized after gigging with it, that outside of my very quiet house, the sound is almost inaudible. Certainly quieter than a tube amp.
    Has all the features I wanted, at a very reasonable price.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome little amp!!!

    By Molina

    from San Diego and Mexico City

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      Wow! I picked this little amp because I needed an amp for a class! When I plugged it in, I had no idea how it would sound, and, well, it surprised me very much! The sound is amazing. I´m teaching in a small room, and my students bring in their 30 watt amps, and well, mine blew them away!!! The sound quality is way over it´s price! Great amp for the money!

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Practice Amp

      By gtaus

      from Bemidji, MN

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      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      This amp has proven to be more valuable to me than I thought it would be. For a practice amp, it sounds great. At night, I jack in the headphones and jam along with backing tracks and nobody gets upset. Because I can now jam at night, with headphones and backing tracks, my practice time has almost doubled. If you are looking for a small practice bass amp, I highly recommend the Ampeg BA-108.
      Active and passive bass inputs. Volume control for bass guitar. Bass/Mid/Treble freq controls to dial in your sound preference. Aux Input volume control on the amp itself, great addition, lets you dial in the volume of your external source to mix with your bass guitar volume. Especially useful if the external audio source does not have a volume control. Aux RCA inputs so you plug just about anything into this amp. Headphone output for private practice. 1/4" line output in case you head out to an open mic jam and need more power than this practice amp has by itself. Great sounding little amp. Tilt back design offers yet another option in addition to playing it straight up. Small size makes it very portable, and saves strain on the back when you don't need to pack up your stage rig.
      Built solid. Looks good. Sounds even better.
      I tried out many practice amps before I settled on this. The Ampeg BA-108 filled my needs, at a great price. Best deal, and best sounding bass practice amp in its class, IMHO.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sudsbass

      By Eric

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      Tone is good and easily shaped to your liking. It is a PRACTICE amp, however. For its' 25 watts and 8" speaker, it does very well.
      Good basic features plus some found on the "big" amps
      Well built. Looks nice. A little heavey for its' size.
      Very reasonably priced.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ampeg BA-108 Bass Amp

      By James Hartung

      from North Dakota

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      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      I did a direct comparison with the Fender Rumble 15 and the Ampeg BA-108 (I have both). Both sell for about the same price. The BA-108 has best features, great sound, good equilizer response, a larger footprint and is overall a very nice amp, however I couldn't get over the irritating background hum. The Fender Rumble 15 is dead quit when it isn't amplifying a signal, very little white noise, has good tone, good response to the equilizer. I most often use the Fender Rumble and prefer it particularily because I cannot accept the hum of the Ampeg, a shame because the Ampeg may be the winner if it wasn't for the background noise in those inbetween quiet times. I don't notice the hum when there is an imput signal being amplified because the amps working output overshadoes the hum signal strength. The hum is constent with no imputs plugged in, volume set to zero etc., its always there if this low volume hum isn't likely to bother you this may be the one to buy. Both of these amps sound good with other instraments (guitar and lap steel etc.) and the cd imput works well on both amps. I read as many reviews as possible when shoping myself and I hope this review is helpfull. I salute MF for posting reviews.
      The BA-108 has the best features in this price range for a bass amp.
      BA-108. Very good quility of the cabinet and overall value. An ac hum in the amp portion is quit distracting.
      A good value in size and features. The Value is colored by the constent low volume (AC hum) but if that isn't likely to bother you this is a win.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ampeg! Very nice amp!

      By Craig Finnegan

      from Maine

      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      This is a great little amp! My Brother has the BA-110 for practice which is why I bought this BA-108.
      It sounds great. Quality is exactly what I expected. The price is unbelieveable!

      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An old picker with new hope.

      By David Frazier

      from South Texas

      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      It is lite enough for an all tote.
      A good deal for the price. I really like the passive and active inputs. This is an ideal amp for me and my grandson. I have an Artcore 200 base which is passive. My GS has a Kingman-Fender bass that is active. The 25 W amp makes the garage door rattle when we practice and could rattle a few parishiners if we let it.
      A great sound from a small package.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      dirty's pick of the day

      By KYLE HARRIS

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      just cant say enough good on this one shiped fast sounds great right out of the box!
      Wow what a deal!
      Rugid well built legendery Ampeg sound. the rig has the punch and sound to please any one. great features I will give it and A+

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not what I expected

      By Skunk

      from Glendale, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Portable

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      I was looking for a small amp that would boost my acoustic bass enough to play with unamped guitars, and by most of the reviews this seemed like a good one to get. I was offered a discount coupon through MF so I sprung for it.

      First time I used it, it was immediately apparent that something was rattling and/or vibrating inside the amp. I also found out that you can't really turn up the volume much more than 3 before it starts to distort, and the rattling becomes obscene.

      After researching more, I saw where many others had the same problem, so I took the thing apart and tightened up everything I could get a screwdriver on. It definelty helped the rattling/buzzing noise quite a bit.

      With the volume turned down low, it has a fairly good sound, until you hit a certain note that the speaker doesn't like - then it just sounds like a buzzing muffed tone - like when I was in my high-school garage band playing through blown speakers.

      I wanted to send it back, but the original packing materials got thrown out, and MF would charge me 25% for that....and with the cost of return postage...I guess I just keep it and eat it. Maybe it will be OK using the line-out into a mixer for recording or something?

      (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      108 Review

      By cae1956

      from SC

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      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      Excellent tone and build. Could not recommend due to hum.
      Excellent tone and playability for its size. Built like a tank.
      Purchased two of these and sent both back. Had an annoying hum when the amp was on and just sitting. Only way to stop hum was to shut it off. Hum not noticeable when playing. I was working through new music on several songs and the hum got to be annoying.
      Would give it 10 stars if it wasn't for the hum.

      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      this amp rocks

      By Jay

      from Smyrna, Delaware

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      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      This amp is a great buy. It has two channels and can be set up with many different voicings. From smooth mellow bass to a rock and blues. I can play with headphones along with a CD so I don't drive my wife crazy. It is easy to set the tone, volume and other features to get the right sound you are looking for. I would recommend this amp to anyone from beginner to accomplished player. It is a great value for the money.
      i am amazed at good this amp is for the price.
      The quality of this amp compares to most of the higer end amps I have played.
      Not just a practice amp but also can be used for small gigs.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Little Amp

      By Mat Buie

      from Michigan

      Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      Seriously, stop your search here. This is the best small amp/practice amp youre going to find.
      I was starting a band with some friends and picked up this little guy for practice. Our first gig was house sound so i just brought this one, and the line out made for a quick and easy set up. Great sound and suprising power for only 25 watts. The effects loop also makes setup easy.
      Like I said, great sound with no buzz.
      Worth far more than $100 for this quality.

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