Yorkville BassMaster 200

200W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Yorkville

Description Terrific combo amp, simple controls, fantastic sound.
Posted By Grant Whitney (3530)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 4.9 (of 5)
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On 12/22/2006, Austin McCue (1715) posted:
Overall Rating:
It's great. I love it but it could use a little more variety in tones. It's perfectly loud enough. Don't have a problem.
Price: $100.00
Where Obtained: A Friend
Features:
The controls are pretty standard. 4 band EQ, Volume, Compressor, and contour. It has an effects loop and a line out. Oh yeah, and a headphones out. Pretty much a no-frills amp. I'm rating by opinion but less is more so I give it a 4. I play with friends that own marshall half stacks and i have a friend that plays a 50's bassman combo. WE play LOUD. I usually have to turn down for them.
Sound Quality:
The tone personality is very...bright, and attacky. I play metal music and it has that edge that most demand. I do find it a little harsh some times and like to press the contour for a more relaxed warm sound. It isn't really a jazz amp i must say. It's kinda hard to get a really docil tone. The notes at about 7 and up get a little noisy and distorted. Buy an external cab. 4 out of 5. Could be cleaner and break up better.
Ease of Use:
Easy, 4 band EQ. 5 out of 5.
Durability:
It's about 10 years old nothing's wrong with it.
On 12/27/2003, Brien Mcclure (1511) posted:
Overall Rating:
This Bass Amp is awesome! I recieved it on Christmas (of course my choice of what amp i wanted) Recommend this bass amp over anything in its price range. I would for sure buy this amp again if it were to be lost or stolen. There is nothing that I don't like about this amp. If you want an amp with power for jamming with the band, get this! i would expect to see this amp to sell for at least $550
Price: $365.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Pro Music Exchange
Features:
15" speaker with a tweeter 200 watts of power Volume, Bass, lo-mid, hi-mid, treble, and contour controls A scoop control...not sure exactly what it does, but it does make the tone different mute and limiter buttons head phone jack effects loop input external speaker output a plug to attach an electric tuner to...so you dont have to unplug your guitar to tune...possibly needed if at a gig i think thats all...not looking at my amp right now... The is way enough power for me
Sound Quality:
GREAT Sound! Not noisy at all. It has 2 inputs... one for normal pickups such as humbackers and one for hot pickups...such as active pickups. It is amazing
Ease of Use:
Its one of the easiest amp to use...other amps can be a little confusing at first, this one is very simple to use.
Durability:
This is a tank...it will not break. The warrenty is unbeatable... 2 years unlimited(bash it with a baseball bat and spill acid on it, they will fix it for you)... and a 10 year limited warrenty.
On 4/3/2003, Jo Johnson (87) posted:
Overall Rating:
I had the same model from the year before, I upgraded to the 2003 model because of the dual inputs (hi/low), the new "scoop" knob, and the tuner input. As well as an upgrade to the look and overall sound of the amp.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $500.00 canadian (new)
Where Obtained: local dealership
Features:
Master volume, bass, mid, high mid, treble, and the new "scoop" knob. it also has a built in tuner input, and well as dual hi/low inputs.
Sound Quality:
I've used only two basses with it, on effects. It can play most music stlyes I believe, it's quite universal. Compared to the other amps I've used this amp is powerful and has amazing sound. It's not noisy. It's quite a clean amp even at higher volumes, although I've never had it turned full out.
Ease of Use:
Not programmable. doesn't take much fiddling to create the sound that I'm looking for. It's quite easy to use.
Durability:
It's fairly heavy construction. It's been played for hours on end with no disturbances. It has never had to be repaired.
On 2/6/2003, Ken Panu (224) posted:
Overall Rating:
I would definitely buy this amp again. I looked at Fender, Peavey, Crate and many others. This amp sounded the best for the price.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $370.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Favio's Frets and Friends
Features:
This amp has controls for bass, mid, high mid and treble. There are contour and limiter switches. It has an effects loop, headphone jack, line out and an external speaker jack. The solid state unit is very powerful and has enough punch to fill a small to medium sized club.
Sound Quality:
I use an Ibanez EDC700 Ergodyne bass guitar and the guys I jam with play Hendrix style rock, B.B. King style blues and country rock. This amp sounds equally great with every style of music. The sound quality is crisp and clean with great low-end tones.
Ease of Use:
It is very easy to use. There isn't any programmable options. The amp was designed for plug and play musicians.
Durability:
It is a solid, durable unit. It has never needed repair.
On 7/7/2002, Paul Iseminger (273) posted:
Overall Rating:
Before buying this Yorkville, I had looked at various Peavey, Ampeg, and Fender amps and they were great. I found that the Yorkville was easiest to use, most affordable, and sounded as good (if not better than) all of the others I looked at. Would I buy another Yorkville? Absolutely. As a matter of fact We just bought a Yorkville P.A.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $425.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Taylor Music
Features:
This amp has more than enough power for the small venues (150 ppl)that we play. Effects loop, four band tone controls, and limiter and compression switches. Non-stereo ,solid state.
Sound Quality:
I play a Peavey Forum Plus strait through with no effects,and really like it. Easy to adapt to the style of music,from Skynard to the Foo Fighters,with just a turn of a knob or push of a button.
Ease of Use:
Possibly the easiest to use amp that I've owned.
Durability:
We've been playing onstage for about 4onths now and no problems. Heavy carpeting, metal speaker cover...basically built like a tank.
On 4/13/2002, Jasper Tomas (105) posted:
Overall Rating:
I especially looked at the crate bx100, but I liked this one more because the crate started clipping at higher volumes. This amp just does the work an amp has to do: it blasts me through the room. of course it could use a few handles and a set of wheels, but those are minor aspects. most important: It's blue ;)
Price: $0.00 Euro (new)
Where Obtained: Just Music (Holland)
Features:
4 band eq, contour/limiter switches, effects loop, line out, phones. 15" speaker witch a tweeter. 200 watts of power.
Ease of Use:
This amp is not programmable. It is very simple actually. It does not have an active/passive switch or a gain control. Well, I don't need those, so for me it isn't a problem. This amp just reproduces the sound of your bass, but with the eq you can make a very wide range of sounds. And with the contour switch on, another world opens.
Durability:
I haven't had any problems with this amp and I don't think I will have one, because it's a very solid amp.
On 1/29/2002, Grant Whitney (3530) posted:
Overall Rating:
Looked at Hartke Kickbacks, SWR Workingman etc. Love this amp and would definitely buy it again. The price is right.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $369.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Magdon's Music
Features:
Controls for Bass, Mid, High Mid, and Treble. Switches for Contour and Limiter. Effects loop. Headphone jack. Line out. Jack for external speaker. Plenty loud enough for practice and small to medium clubs. Solid state.
Sound Quality:
Mostly I am using a hot rodded old Peavey T-20 with no effects. The contour control works like switching pickups. We are mostly playing metal. I get zero buzzing or other noises from this amp. Never have had it at full volume. Just good clean tone.
Ease of Use:
Very easy to adjust for killer tone.
Durability:
It's got a 10 year warranty. Case seems heavy duty and it is carpeted.My guess is that a company wouldn't offer a long warranty unless they knew quality was good.