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Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

After releasing the BPA-01 floor bass preamp, Bassics took to the Winter NAMM Show this year to unveil a host of new products designed by renowned studio engineer Malcolm Toft. The range includes the A900 power amp, the AH900 bass amp head, and four new pedals: a compressor, a distortion, an EQ, and a preamp.

Bassics describes the A900 as a “no-frills compact 900-watt power amp.” It is pared down to a level control, a signal level indicator, and a balanced output. “The A900 is very light and has practical tilt feet to make it easier to stand on top of speaker cabinets with handles,” they write. The AH900 adds the rest of a bass amp to the power. It has a built-in compressor and 3-band EQ, both of which can be bypassed. For connectivity, it has auxiliary inputs in both mini and standard jack sizes, as well as mini and standard headphone outputs on the front panel.

Each of the pedals essentially break out the different sections of the BPA-01 into their own units. “The new Bassics pedals all have the unique feature in that they will work with any power supply from 9-18 volts, AC or DC and any polarity,” Bassics says. The Cruncher Distortion Pedal can be switched between hard or soft modes, with the hard setting adding extra harmonics. It has Gain, Blend, Output, Low EQ, and High EQ controls. The Squeezer Compressor pedal is described as a studio quality VCA with a sound much like the dbx160. It has Drive, Compress, and Gain controls with a four-LED layout for visualizing the compression rate.

The Omni Pre DI has two switchable inputs that can be combined into mix mode, allowing for plugging in two instruments at the same time. Other features include a balanced DI, a headphone jack, and a mute footswitch. The Tone Ranger Pre-Amp pedal controls your EQ with a variable frequency switch for bass, mid, and treble ranges with accompanying level knobs. A footswitch allows for toggling the EQ in and out.

The Bassics lineup was debuted at NAMM and will be available this year. Each pedal will have approximate prices of $278 for the pedals, $665 for the A900, and $875 for the AH900.

Bassics A900 Power Amp Features:

900-watt Power Amp
Level Control
Signal Level Indicator
Balanced Input

Bassics AH900 Bass Amp Head Features:

900 Watts
Illuminated Controls
Built-in Compressor
3-band EQ
Auxiliary Inputs (mini and standard) with level control
Headphone output (mini and standard)

Bassics Cruncher Distortion Pedal Features:

9-18 volts, A.C. or D.C. Power
Hard, Soft Setting
Low, High EQ Knobs
Gain, Blend, Output Controls

Bassics Omni Pre DI Pedal Features:

9-18 volts, A.C. or D.C. Power
Two Switchable/Combinable Inputs
Balanced DI Output
Headphone Output
Mute Switch

Bassics Squeezer Compressor Pedal Features:

9-18 volts, A.C. or D.C. Power
Drive, Compress, Gain Controls
Compression Level Indicator LEDs

Bassics Tone Ranger Preamp Pedal Features:

9-18 volts, A.C. or D.C. Power
3-Band EQ
Variable Frequencies for Low, High, Mid
+/- 15db Level Controls for Each Range