ef37a wrote: CS70 wrote:
....Just come to me (old, meds you know) Those "ampless" suggestions require the OP to run the bass through monitors and therefore an AI and PC. Maybe he does not want to always have to do that?
Practice on headphones, recording to desk or interface line in. No loudspeaker necessary..
Yes but that still requires something to drive the headphones and not the original question.
He did NOT ask "how do I record bass guitar?"
Also, a looong guitar and cans AND other things to do is a reet PITA. Seated, controls at one's knees is pretty perfect.
Sorry I was brief in my previous post, came out a bit smug
The post subject is clear: a bass amp for practice and recording. Many have replied that for both purposes you dont need an amp (in the sense of combo or amp head) at all.
That's because, if one wants to record, one has to have a preamp or line in available - be it as desk or an interface. And it's also reasonable to assume one has a way to monitor what he's doing.
Plus, many pedals (notably, the Tonebone) have a built-in headphone out.
So say with a Tonebone, you need a bass guitar, a cable, the pedal and headphones.
When recording, you need all of the above, plus a desk or an interface - which you must have anyways, for the purpose of recording.
I'm speaking from experience. I often record the bass lines in the demos for my songs, as I often use the bass in composition as a melodic contributor as well and so it's important that the bass player hears what bits do what for the whole song to work.
That means that I also have (sic) to practice bass - the two activities the OP mentions.
I use very much the setup above, which serves the purpose of practicing and recording perfectly well. The recording rig is the practicing rig plus a cable to the interface.
Btw, my bass player has moved to the Tonebone on stage after hearing the sound in the studio, and realizing that the biggest contribution of the gazillion kilograms Ampeg rig was to the looks on stage and to the bank account of his chiropractor.