Artist BA15 15W Bass Guitar Amplifier with mp3 Input
Artist BA15 15W Bass Guitar Amplifier with mp3 Input
A great electric bass practice amplifier. Ideal for people learning to Play Bass Guitar. 15 Watts will give you plenty of volume for playing at home and is small enough to carry along to your lesson or jam session.
It features a 4-band EQ for easy tone control, and a headphone output - great for playing at night or when you don't want to disturb your family or housemates!
The Tech Features
Amplifier Specs: 15 Watt, 4 band EQ, Auxilliary Input, Headphone Socket
Speaker: 6.5 Inch Speaker at 8 Ohms
BA15 - Front Panel Functions:
Input - This is your Bass guitar jack input.
Volume - Governs the volume level of both clean and Overdrive channels.
Treble - Controls the high frequencies of the Bass guitar tone. If you increase the treble your bass will sound brighter.
High-Mid - Dictates the higher side of your middle-frequency register of the amplifier. Turning this up will make your guitar sound bittier, ideal for Slap style Bass. Conversely reducing the amount of High-mid in your tone will result in a darker and warmer Bass guitar sound for the classic Rock and Jazz Bass tones.
Low-Mid - Dictates the Lower side of your middle-frequency register of the amplifier. Turning this up will make your Bass guitar sound fatter, ideal for Rock and Metal style Bass tone. Conversely reducing the amount of Low-Mid in your tone will result in a scooped hollower Bass guitar sound for most Metal and Funk styles of Bass playing.
Bass - Controls the amount of low frequencies or bottom end in your tone. The more you increase, the more punch you will add. If your sound sounds too muddy then decrease this control to Tighten your sound.
Aux In - Allows you to connect any media player by using a 3.5mm jack input. This gives you the option to play along to any backing track or music coming from any media device.
Phones - Plug your headphones here for silent practising. Doing this mutes your BA15's internal speaker, cutting out the speaker sound.
Power - On / Off Switch for mains power to the amplifier.
Power Plug: (See our blog post for more details)
- AU & NZ: 240V with AU/NZ Plug
- UK: 230V with UK plug (with a 13a fuse in the plug)
- USA: 120V with USA 3 pin plug
Amazing Little BundleBy: James Carr on 13 July 2021As a beginner I required an inexpensive amplifier which produced reasonable sound. I did not expect top of the range. This Artist product is terrific, performing exactly as it states it will on the website description; just what I required. Top marks from me !
By: Artist GuitarsThanks for the feedback and for all your support. Cheers!
Bass guitarBy: Samal F Hama Salih on 21 June 2021It's a good starter bass, the colours are nice and the amp works really well. It comes with strings and some picks which is really handy and it's a really good purchase overall
By: Artist GuitarsThanks for the review and we're glad to know that you're happy with your order. Cheers.
BA15 Bass AmpBy: Matthew Soden on 20 May 2021This little amp is a gem and excellent value for money.Paired with an Artist PB 3/4 bass,it is the ideal beginners rig.I have several students using this set up and best of all, the majority are young women who favour the shorter scale bass and the clean warm sound of this amp.Thanks Artist for making my proteges happy and keeping me in business .
By: Artist GuitarsWe are happy to hear that you and your students are loving the BA15 bass amp. Thank you for the wonderful review and for all the support.
Dies after a weekBy: Tobey on 12 May 2020This amp sucks! It picks up every little thing. Sounds like an ocean the whole time. Died after a couple weeks. Go buy a proper amp so you can get better sounding results
Awesome bass amp! Excellent for beginners and smalBy: Stephen on 28 April 2020Recently purchased this amp for my child to learn electric bass and it's awesome. It is small enough to be easily portable and pack away, but is powerful enough to produce great sounds. As a practice amp, it's perfect and the price is exceptional. I don't understand some of the negative comments that have been received about it when you consider there is a 100 day refund policy and Artist will cover the return fee. It's a no risk purchase. Delivery speed was great - from ordering to our front door in 2 days.
Artist Bass Guitar and AmpBy: Annette on 26 October 2019Great value for money, very happy with this purchase,if your looking for a great starter package like I was then Artist would be hard to beat!
Not worth the buyBy: hrtgefw35676u on 1 January 2019I bought this bass amp in a pack with the Artist PB2 bass guitar, and while i have no complaints about the guitar, the amp is another story. Please up your budget and not buy this amp. The first thing you'll notice with this amp is that it isn't loud. If you want to be playing with any other instruments, particularly drums, don't buy this as it simply doesn't get loud enough. It's fine for practice in a quiet place but if your performing, this amp will disappoint. When nothing is playing, their is a low pitched hiss that is noticeable on higher volumes when not playing. When you plug a pair of headphones in, there is just a loud roaring sound that just gets louder as you turn the volume up, it sounds kind of like the ocean as heard from a street near a beach, it's extremely distracting. When you turn off the amp, there is a ear piercing pop if you have headphones on that is a lot quieter but still present when playing through the speaker on the amp. The sound quality of the aux input isn't that great but that isn't much of a problem.
Dead after 1 weekBy: Luis del Valle on 21 November 2018Actually sent it back today as the amp was dead as a DODO after 1 week; plugged it in, changed guitar leads, different power points, different bass guitars, but volume is just audible. All controls are at maximum, both on the bass guitar and the amp; still no earth shattering, ear bleeding volume coming out of this amp. It's now on it's way back to Sydney.