I've had a Vox Mini3 for a while that I enjoy using when learning songs etc. on my laptop, and it hit me that something similar but for bass might be worth considering.
I'm struggling to find anything along the same lines (small, range of tones (ideally modelling and some fx), cheapish (under £100 ideally), sounds pretty good considering how small it is) for bass, though. There's a bass microcube RX but it's actually quite big and is pretty expensive (~£200). Artec does a Cubix which on paper is what I want but I'm a bit wary of Artec stuff- I'm, er, not convinced it's much good and the (few) clips I've heard kind of backed that up.
Vox does the RhythmVox Bass but I'm concerned it's maybe too small to sound that great.
There's that Hotone mini amp which was mentioned in another thread recently but it's pretty expensive, especially if it's a (cute) gimmick.
Another option might be the most basic practice amps from Laney, Warwick, Hartke etc. since they might be small enough but again not sure how good the sound quality would be (since the reason they're small is the small speaker, not to mention being the most basic model they're probably not that amazing anyway). And they seem pretty basic in terms of features.
Another sort of more leftfield option might be a Peavey Vypyr VIP1 or 2- they're a bit bigger but can be used for guitar as well so from that point of view it mightn't need to be as small (plus with the bigger speaker it'd likely sound better than my Mini3 for guitar). But if the bass tones are almost an afterthought that might be a silly idea. If the bass tones are good, though, it might be the frontrunner. The idea of something which can be used for both (plus for acoustic, if I ever get an electroacoustic
) ) sounds good on paper, but if all the tones are mediocre as a result, that's obviously not so good.
Any ideas? Anything I'm missing? Thanks for your help