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  • Universal Audio Introduces Ampeg SVT-VR and SVT-3 Pro Plug-Ins

    Universal Audio Introduces Ampeg SVT-VR and SVT-3 Pro Plug-Ins

    Recording bassists have some new amp modeling software options with Universal Audio’s new Ampeg Bass Amp plug-ins. The two new plug-ins focus on the SVT sound with an SVT-VR model and an SVT-3 Pro model, both of which are included in UAD Software v8.3 and are made exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces. Each... »

  • Orange Amplification Unveils OBC210 Mini Bass Cabinet

    Orange Amplification Unveils OBC210 Mini Bass Cabinet

    Orange Amplification has announced the OBC210 Mini Bass Amp, a 2×10 cab that the company calls their “smallest conventional, non-isobaric cabinet to date.” The new enclosure includes two ten-inch Eminence Legend speakers and has an power rating of 400 watts at 8 ohms. The OBC210 Mini is constructed with birch plywood and features Orange signature... »

  • Acoustic Image Introduces Clarus SL and SL-R Amp Heads

    Acoustic Image Introduces Clarus SL and SL-R Amp Heads

    Acoustic Image has announced it will be reintroducing the Clarus SL and Clarus SL-R single-channel amp heads as part of their 4plus Series. The compact units weigh in at just over 2 1/2 pounds while dishing out 600 watts of power into 4 ohms. A core update to the models is the inclusion of Acoustic... »

  • Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

    Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

    Tech 21 has unveiled the VT Bass 500, a bass amp head that marries their all-analog SansAmp preamp with a 500-watt Class D power amplifier. The amp, which is adapted from the SansAmp Character Series, weighs in at 6.5 pounds. A key point to the amp’s circuitry is its Character control that alters the overall... »

  • EBS Introduces the Reidmar 750 Bass Amp

    EBS Introduces the Reidmar 750 Bass Amp

    Swedish bass amplification company EBS has unveiled the Reidmar 750 lightweight bass amp. Continuing the Reidmar series, the 750 carries many of the same features of its predecessor while adding extra power and several features. The Reidmar 750 features an analog preamp combined with a Class D power amp to have an output of 750... »

  • EBS Introduces Magni 500 Bass Combo Series

    EBS Introduces Magni 500 Bass Combo Series

    EBS has taken their Reidmar amp design and built it into a new series of combo amps. The Magni 500 bass combo series features 210 and 115 models that incorporate an all-analog preamp with a lightweight power amp section. Both the 210 and 115 configurations include a tweeter to fill out their range. Similar to... »

  • Hartke Introduces 210 HyDrive Cab

    Hartke Introduces 210 HyDrive Cab

    Hartke has expanded their HyDrive series of bass cabinets with a 2×10″ model. The 210 HyDrive Cab is fitted with a pair of the company’s 10-inch HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers with neodymium magnets as well as a 1-inch tweeter. Built with solid plywood construction, the new cab weighs in under 40 pounds and is... »

  • Demeter Amplification Unveils Bass-400D Hybrid Bass Amplifier

    Demeter Amplification Unveils Bass-400D Hybrid Bass Amplifier

    Amplification guru James Demeter was at NAMM this year to introduce the prototype of the Bass 400-D bass amp. Based on last year’s VTBP-M-800D, the 400-D matches Demeter’s classic VTBP-201 tube preamp circuitry with a 400-watt class D power amplifier. The amp starts with a quarter-inch input and active/passive switch to match the preamplifer to... »

  • Eden Amplification Introduces MicroTour Mini Bass Amp

    Eden Amplification Introduces MicroTour Mini Bass Amp

    After releasing their World Pro Tour Series, Eden has taken a different approach with the introduction of the MicroTour Mini Bass Amp. The compact amp, which is shaped like the company’s full stack, stands 12 inches high and weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Eden explains that the MicroTour was designed to bring Eden tone to... »

  • Barefaced Audio Introduces the Retro Two10 Bass Cabinet

    Barefaced Audio Introduces the Retro Two10 Bass Cabinet

    Barefaced Audio has introduced the Retro Two10, a 2×10″ bass cabinet that the company says puts out the vibe and power of a sealed 4×10″. Weighing in at 30 pounds, the cab is loaded with a pair of 10CR250 drivers for a vintage tone and power handling up to 400 watts. “We’re excited that the... »