Product Description


Artist BA30 30W Bass Guitar Amplifier with Passive/Active Input

A great electric bass practice amplifier. Ideal for people learning to play the 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 headphone output - great for playing at night or when you don't want to disturb your family or housemates! 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 inch speaker to give you that punchy and boomy low end.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: BA30

Amplifier Specs: 30 Watt, 3 band EQ with Presence Knob, Headphone Input and Speaker Output

Speaker: 10 Inch Speaker at 4 Ohms

Cab Measurements: 36 x 30 x 39cm / 14316” X 111316” X 1538

Colour: Black

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 (2)

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By: on 7 March 2023
Very good quality amp, just what I wanted, fast shipping, I highly recommend

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We really appreciate it.

Probably getting what you pay for

By: on 17 December 2022
A) the cabinet had a buzz/rattle. This could have been a one-off thing, but regardless was unsatisfactory. B) the amp just didnt have the power to produce a clear sound an any significant volume. Was just acceptable in a solo 'bedroom practice' setting, but then you could perhaps try the cheaper 15W amp for that (according to the reviews). I decided to pay an additional NZD130 (+40%) for a top brand amp and am happier with the result. 3 stars as the relatively cheap price reflects the performance.

Artist Guitars Response
We truly are sorry that this happened with the amplifier. We appreciate that you've also let us now about this so that we can help with the free returns to get the amplifier back. We are all always more than happy to help with our 100-day free returned customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty.

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