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    Phil Jones Amp with Bongo 5?

    I have a new Bongo 5 HH. I want a new amp to go with it. Has anyone had experience with a Phil Jones Micro 7? They seem to be highly regarded, but I wonder about having only a 7-inch speaker.

    What attracts me to his bass is that they advertise that they are decent to play regular music through. I play a lot with backing tracks, and it would be helpful for those to come through sounding good.

    I also like the fact that it is relatively obscure. I don't want to show up everywhere with a Fender like everyone else. (One of the reasons I play MM guitars in the first place...)

    Also, it is small.

    So, would this be a good choice?

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    Most bass amps are good for "regular music".
    They are also deployed for keyboards and for
    jazz guitar. IOW, bass amps do not actually
    "make bass". Bass amps are rather neutral ....
    unlike electric guitar amps which usually do
    "make electric guitar" [affected tone].
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    For what it is worth, I own a Phil Jones C4 cabinet and use it with upright bass. It sounds terrific at low to medium volume and I use it with either an Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 or a Genz Benz Shuttle 9.2.

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    Sounds like a good choice. As Golem mentioned, bass amplifiers are pretty much PA systems, somewhat customized for the bass range.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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