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  • Gallien-Krueger Introduces CX Series Bass Cabinets

    Gallien-Krueger Introduces CX Series Bass Cabinets

    Gallien-Krueger has announced the company’s new CX Series of bass enclosures. Designed to compliment their MB Series of heads, the cabinets are loaded with proprietary ceramic drivers designed and built in the United States. Each of the units also has a horn with a defeat switch and both Speakon and quarter-inch inputs. The lineup starts... »

  • Wounded Paw Effects Announces Black Sheep Bass Preamp

    Wounded Paw Effects Announces Black Sheep Bass Preamp

    Wounded Paw Effects has released the Black Sheep Bass Preamp, a rackmountable pre designed for tonal flexibility. Its sound is based around six parallel overdrives focusing on six different frequency bands, giving you control to drive different frequencies of your signal in varying amounts. The Black Sheep also has a fully buffered effects loop that... »

  • Barefaced Bass Cabinets Unleashes Generation 3 Cabinets

    Barefaced Bass Cabinets Unleashes Generation 3 Cabinets

    English bass amplification company Barefaced Audio has announced their new Generation 3 series of cabinets including revamps of their flagship Big Baby II and Big Twin II cabinets. Both models have been updated with new drivers, hardware and construction. “The key is our new custom 12XN550 speaker driver, which has taken over two years to... »

  • Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

    Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

    Peavey announced a pair of new compact bass heads at NAMM this year with the MiniMax and the MiniMega. The amps are rated at 400 and 1000 watts, respectively, and weigh in at five and eight pounds. The 400-watt MiniMax’s preamp is loaded with a 3-band EQ accented by Punch, Mid-shift, and Bright controls for... »

  • Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

    Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

    Ashdown Engineering unveiled a new range of amplifiers in their Rootmaster Series at this year’s NAMM Show. The lineup includes two bass heads, five speaker cabinets, and three combo amplifiers offered at an affordable price. The Rootmaster amplifiers and combos come in either 220 or 420 watts with the combos offering 1×15″, 2×10″, and 1×12″... »

  • Ampeg Revamps BA Series Bass Combo Amps

    Ampeg Revamps BA Series Bass Combo Amps

    Ampeg’s iconic BA series of bass combos is getting a facelift this year, the company announced for Musikmesse 2014. The lineup has been completely re-envisioned with new versions for the BA-108, BA-110, BA-112, BA-115 and BA-210 models. Each of the models now has front-facing controls and a true sixty degree monitoring angle so they can... »

  • Baer Amplification’s New Valkyrie Bass Amp Now Available

    Baer Amplification’s New Valkyrie Bass Amp Now Available

    Baer Amplification is now shipping the Valkyrie, an 850-watt bass amplifier featuring the company’s Trans-Hybrid Preamp. The Valkyrie’s solid state preamp sounds rich without adding much coloration while the amp’s tube hybrid preamp adds more personality with more harmonic overtones and growl. The two sections are switched as easily as the push of a button.... »

  • Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014

    Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014

    Fender has completely revamped the Rumble Series of bass combo amplifiers into lighter and louder designs with more features. The new models are built with lightweight plywood enclosures with certain models featuring removable wooden grille frames, Eminence drivers, and upgraded compression tweeters. Fender also re-engineered the circuitry to include a three-button voicing palette and a... »

  • Hartke Unveils HD Bass Combo Series

    Hartke Unveils HD Bass Combo Series

    Hartke’s new HD Series of bass combos loads the company’s HyDrive speakers into four models aimed at the beginning or intermediate player. Starting with the 25-watt HD25, each model steps up in speaker size, wattage, and features. Common features to the series include a built-in limiter, an 1/8″ auxiliary input, and a 1/4″ headphone output.... »

  • Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier

    Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier

    Orange Amplification introduced the new OB-1K bass amplifier at the NAMM Show this year. The 1000-watt solid-state amplifier is inspired by bi-amping and splits the signal into two separate paths. The first side offers a tight, clean bass sound while the second features two stages of controllable gain and is rich in upper harmonics. Each... »