Artist BA30 30W Bass Guitar Amplifier with Passive/Active Input
A great electric bass practice amplifier. Ideal for people learning to play Bass Guitar. 30 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 3-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! It also now features a Presence knob which will give you that added boost to cut into the mix and give your tone clarity.
It now features a Low and High Input for Passive or Active Basses. This also comes loaded with a 10" speaker to give you that punchy and boomy low end.
The Tech Features
Amplifier Specs: 30 Watt, 3 band EQ with Presence Knob, Headphone Input and Speaker Output
Speaker: 10 Inch Speaker at 4 Ohms
Cab Measurements: 32 x 22 x 30cm
BA30 - Front Panel Functions:
High / Low Input- This is your Bass guitar jack input. High at -6dB for Active Basses and Low at 0dB for Passive Bass
Volume - Governs the volume level and determine the threshold for the built in limiter
Treble - Controls the high frequencies of the Bass guitar tone. If you increase the treble your bass will sound brighter.
Mid - Dictates the middle frequency of your signal.
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.
Limiter - turns down the volume of a signal automatically when the level increases above the threshold dictated by your main volume.
Phones - Plug your headphones here for silent practising. Doing this mutes your BA30'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 fuse in the plug)
- USA: 120V with USA 3 pin plug
Reviews (4)Write a review
Ideal starter comboThis is a compact, lightweight combo amp that's ideal for bedroom/study practice, or for backing a mate on an acoustic guitar. At only 30W the tones are surprisingly warm, and you'll be able to play 90% of what you need without having to spend a lot of time dialing up good tone. It doesn't have an OD toggle, so if you want more than a standard pickup tone, then you'll need to use an effects pedal. The Passive/Active inputs work without any issues and get the job done. My only quibble is with the persistent white noise that I get when using the headphone jack for quiet practice when using my Superlux HD688 (also from AG). For under $200, or in a combo with the excellent AG JB2 , you'll be more than satisfied.
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Bass guitarGreat product for the price
I'm happyIt's 30 watts, so while you won't break any windows with the output, it's plenty for me. I only get to play in my man cave/garage. Plenty of tonal scope. Pairs well with my AG105RD. Another non-dud from Artist Guitars. Thanks guys.
FantasticFantastic bass amp,Big enough to give you a booming sound and still small enough to carry around and not kill yourself.