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 house mates!

 

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: BA15

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

Size: 29x29x17cm

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.

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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.
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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.
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