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  • Hiwatt Unveils DR401 400w Bass Head at MusikMesse

    Hiwatt Unveils DR401 400w Bass Head at MusikMesse

    Hiwatt was on hand at this year’s Musikmesse to unveil the DR401, which they declare as the “most powerful all-tube bass amp in the world.” The tube head features three ECC83’s and one ECC81 in the preamp with a whopping eight KT88’s in the power section to produce 580 watts RMS before clipping. Custom made... »

  • Warwick Announces LWA 1000 Black Bass Amp

    Warwick Announces LWA 1000 Black Bass Amp

    Warwick has released a new version of their LWA 1000 Lightweight bass amplifier. The amp is now available in a completely black finish with an all-metal housing as opposed to having wooden side panels. Its technical specifications are still retained, including two input channels with full EQ and compressor sections for each. “The pre-amp is... »

  • Trickfish Amplification Releases the TF408 Bass Cabinet

    Trickfish Amplification Releases the TF408 Bass Cabinet

    Trickfish Amplification’s new TF408 bass cab is scheduled to ship this month with pre-orders available now. The company’s latest product features four Eminence 8-inch ferrite speakers plus an HF compression driver to offer 1200 watts peak handling and 600 watts RMS. The TF408 is constructed from Baltic birch with dado and rabbet joints. It has... »

  • Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

    Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

    Last year, Markbass announced they would be teaming up with jazz legend Marcus Miller for a series of amps. This year they unveiled the lineup at the Winter NAMM Show, which will include four head units, three combos, and two cabinets. “Marcus has closely partnered with [Markbass founder Marco De Virgillis] to develop his amazing... »

  • GRBass Unveils the ONE Bass Head Series

    GRBass Unveils the ONE Bass Head Series

    Italy’s GRBass has announced the ONE head series of bass amplifiers. The compact units come in three models based on their wattage: 350W, 800W, and 1400W. Each amp has a four-band EQ with three-way frequency switches for the low mid and high midranges. They also have deep and bright filters as well as the company’s... »

  • Fender Adds Bluetooth Streaming to Rumble Series Amps

    Fender Adds Bluetooth Streaming to Rumble Series Amps

    Fender updated their Rumble V3 Series of bass amps with the Rumble Studio 40 and the Rumble Stage 800. The new amps bring the same wireless capabilities and presets as their Mustang GT guitar amplifiers to bass players in 40-watt and 800-watt packages. “The amplifiers are also compatible with the free Fender Tone app,” Fender... »

  • Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

    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.... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

    Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

    A year after launching the head and preamp pedal, Ashdown has expanded their OriginAL range with two kick-back bass combo amps: the OriginAL C112-300 and the OriginAL C210-300. Both units are rated at 300 watts with the main difference being different woofer combinations. “Each OriginAL combo is loaded with Ashdown Whiteline speakers, proven to deliver... »

  • Blackstar Amplification Launches Unity Bass Combo Series

    Blackstar Amplification Launches Unity Bass Combo Series

    Blackstar Amplification has gotten into the bass game with the Unity Series, their first ever line of bass amps. Models in the range span power ranges from 30 watts to 500 watts in combo amp packages. Each has a preamp equipped with a 4-band EQ as well as three preamp voicings: Classic, Modern, or Flat.... »

  • Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

    Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

    Hartke launched a pair of new bass amplification products at NAMM this year: the TX300 bass amplifier and the HyDrive 112b cabinet. Both products are lightweight and a good match for each other, with the TX300 weighing in at just five pounds. The TX300 offers 300 watts with Hartke’s 3-band EQ and Shape circuit for... »