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Arkham Sound Announces The Bullet Tube Bass Pre-Amplifier

Portland, Maine’s Arkham Sound has introduced the Bullet, a tube bass pre-amplifier housed in a surplus 30 caliber ammo box. The company says the new preamp is designed to survive the rigors to the road “as if Ampeg were given a military contract to arm Motown.”

Arkham Sound The Bullet Tube Bass Pre-Amplifier

It is fitted with a 12AX7 preamp tube and a Mosfet bufered lo-Z output to interface with both solid-state power amps or recording interfaces. The Bullet utilizes a “James” tone stack with Gain, Treble, and Bass knobs for a wide adjustment range with minimal insertion loss. It also has Hi, Mid, and Lo switches to boost each frequency range. Other features include DC referenced heaters, turret board construction, mil-spec teflon wire, and an integrated 9-foot power cable that stores inside the box.

The Arkham Sound Bullet bass preamp is housed in a powder-coated steel chassis and weighs in at seven pounds. It is available for order at $450. Each unit is built to order with a lead time of approximately four weeks.

Arkham Sound The Bullet Tube Bass Pre-Amplifier Features:

12AX7 preamp tube
Mosfet buffered Lo-Z output
Gain, Treble, Bass controls
Hi switch
Mid switch (250Hz)
Lo switch (80Hz)
DC referenced heaters
Turret board construction, Mil-spec Teflon wire, etc.
Carling switches, Switchcraft jacks, Belton sockets, etc.
Integrated 9-foot power cable, stores inside the box.
30 Caliber ammo box measures 10″ x 7″ x 3.5″
Removable door, seals tight with a rubber gasket
Powder-coated steel chassis.
Weighs 7 lb.
Anodized aluminum faceplate, all stainless steel hardware.