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  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets

    Darkglass Electronics has a new rig to offer after announcing the Microtubes 500 bass head and expanding into the realm of cabinets with the DG210C and DG410C. The new head unit is the smaller brother of the Microtubes 900 and carries many of the same features at 500 watts and a lower price point. The... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Announces the Bass Pulse One and Cab 47

    Phil Jones Bass Announces the Bass Pulse One and Cab 47

    Phil Jones Bass is introducing a handful of new products this year including the new Bass Pulse One bass amp and the Cab 47. Debuted at the NAMM Show, both the amp and cab are lightweight and carry on the PJB tradition. The Bass Pulse One pumps out 350 watts at 4 ohms while weighing... »

  • Contest: Win an All-Tube Ampeg Portaflex Bass Rig and SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal

    Contest: Win an All-Tube Ampeg Portaflex Bass Rig and SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal

    UPDATE: The grand prize winner has been emailed. Once we confirm, we’ll send the 2nd and 3rd prize winners an email. Check your inbox! Ampeg and No Treble are excited to bring you the Portaflex All-Tube bass rig giveaway! Two lucky winners will be selected on December 31st, 2016. Enter now Grand Prize: One lucky... »

  • Gear Review: Orange 4-Stroke Bass Amp and OCB410 Cabinet

    Gear Review: Orange 4-Stroke Bass Amp and OCB410 Cabinet

    The latest amp offering from Orange, 4-Stroke 300W Bass Amp paired with their OCB410 Bass Cabinet is a sweet combination bassist wanting an all analog Class A/B amp for both clean sounding or bit of edge. This a rock bassist rig without a doubt, but it really delivers on versatility. The 4-Stroke has a different... »

  • Fender Introduces 800-Watt Bassman Head

    Fender Introduces 800-Watt Bassman Head

    Fender’s Bassman series of bass amplifiers has gotten bigger with the introduction of the Bassman 800 Head. The 800-watt, dual channel amp features a hybrid design with a tube preamp matched to a Class D power section. It weighs 17 pounds. Its two-channel tube preamp has Vintage and Overdrive voicings. The Vintage channel provides a... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Announces Release Date for Microtubes 700 Bass Amp

    Darkglass Electronics Announces Release Date for Microtubes 700 Bass Amp

    One of the biggest reveals at the Winter NAMM Show this year was the Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 700. Since the outing Darkglass has been further refining the the head, which is their first amplifier, but now they’ve announced a target release date of July. “This transition is very important for us, it’s a big challenge,”... »

  • Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series

    Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series

    Ashdown took to the Winter NAMM show this year to introduce the Rootmaster EVO Range. Building on the Rootmaster series, the EVO range has been streamlined with improved features and a reduction in weight. The Rootmaster preamp now has active and passive inputs to get optimal levels for your bass. Other common features in the... »

  • Hartke Introduces TX600 Lightweight Bass Amp

    Hartke Introduces TX600 Lightweight Bass Amp

    Hartke turned some heads when they unveiled the TX600 at this year’s Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The 600-watt bass amp is the company’s first lightweight Class D amp, weighing in at a mere 7 pounds. The front end of the amp includes the same Class A tube preamp circuitry from Hartke’s LH Series... »

  • Peavey’s MiniMEGA Bass Amp Now Shipping

    Peavey’s MiniMEGA Bass Amp Now Shipping

    Peavey is now shipping their MiniMEGA 1000 watt bass amplifier. The nine pound head unit utilizes the company’s KOSMOS circuitry to provide increased bass impact. Further, the company includes exclusive psychoacoustic low-end enhancement adds bass without overburdening speakers. The MiniMEGA is packed with a built-in compression, a 4-band EQ, Punch and Bright switches, and semi-parametric... »

  • Genzler Amplification Announces Magellan 800 Bass Amp

    Genzler Amplification Announces Magellan 800 Bass Amp

    After launching its initial product line earlier this year, Genzler Amplification has unveiled their first amp. The Magellan 800 is an 800-watt that features clean and drive channels for gig versatility. The front of the amp has Mute and Pad switches with separate volume controls for each channel. Its 3-band EQ includes a parametric mid... »