Best bass amps 2024: killer low-end amplification options for bassists

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With an ever-growing market, securing the best bass amplifier for your needs can be a challenge. As the glue for any great band – be that when gigging or in the studio – the bassist and their trusty rig have long been the backbone of the greatest records, so ensuring your amp can deliver is of paramount importance.

Our list of the best bass amplifiers features something for everyone, from top-end, all-tube behemoths, to feisty micro heads you can easily throw in your rucksack. While these units may cover all aspects of the bass amp spectrum, at various prices, the one thing they all have in common is their ability to deliver bucketloads of low-down tone.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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