Product Description


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

Brand: Artist

Model: BA15

Amplifier Specs: 15 Watt, 4 band EQ, Auxilliary Input, Headphone Socket

Speaker: 6.5 Inch Speaker at 8 Ohms

Size: 290mm x 290mm x 170mm / 11716” X 11716” X 61116” 

Colour: Black

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


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Reviews (11)

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Artist BA15 15W bas guitar Amphlifer

By: on 17 November 2021
Excellant service, Amp arrived earlier than was stated. Intact with no dents or scratches on outer carton, cannot and don't know where to start "IT JUST ASTOUNDS ME". Jack H.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

very good

By: on 7 November 2021
I've had this little amp for a couple of months now. i got it for fathers day as i've been wanting a bass amp for ages, soon as i plugged my P- bass in i couldn't stop smiling it has got some punch to it while there doesn't seem to be much range in the tone controls it still sounds great and i think it could handle a slightly bigger speaker too, good little practice amp for the money.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Super Service

By: on 9 September 2021
Since I was first introduced to Artist I have been blown away with the quality of service you guys show. And this matches the quality of your products. Bernie

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the feedback Bernie! We really appreciate your support!

Amazing Little Bundle

By: on 13 July 2021
As 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 !

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the feedback and for all your support. Cheers!

Bass guitar

By: on 21 June 2021
It'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

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the review and we're glad to know that you're happy with your order. Cheers.

BA15 Bass Amp

By: on 20 May 2021
This 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 .

Artist Guitars Response
We 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 week

By: on 12 May 2020
This 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 smal

By: on 28 April 2020
Recently 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 Amp

By: on 26 October 2019
Great 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 buy

By: on 1 January 2019
I 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 week

By: on 21 November 2018
Actually 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.