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  • 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... »

  • Ashdown Introduces Retroglide 800 Bass Amp

    Ashdown Introduces Retroglide 800 Bass Amp

    One of the many new products Ashdown introduced at NAMM this year was the Retroglide-800, an amp head built in their custom shop. The company describes the amp as a throwback to the ’80s with founder Mark Gooday saying, “[it] takes me back to my roots as a bass player [with] pure, simple tone at... »

  • Eden Amplification Launches the World Tour Pro Series

    Eden Amplification Launches the World Tour Pro Series

    Eden has announced the World Tour Pro Series, consisting of the WTP900, the WTP600, and the WTPPRE. Eden calls the series their new flagship line and steps things up from their existing World Tour amps. Each of the models is loaded with the same features but differ in the power sections. The WTP900 is rated... »

  • Laney Amplification Unveils the Nexus Studio Live Bass Amp

    Laney Amplification Unveils the Nexus Studio Live Bass Amp

    Laney Amplification has expanded their Nexus series of bass amps with the Nexus Studio Live, a hybrid tube bass amp designed for use on stage or in a session. The core of the amp includes a ECC83 tube in the preamp and a class D amps for a total output of 1,000 watts, but that’s... »

  • Warwick Introduces the LWA 500 Compact Bass Amplifer

    Warwick Introduces the LWA 500 Compact Bass Amplifer

    Warwick expanded their lightweight bass amp lineup with the LWA 500 at NAMM this year. Rated at up to 500 watts, the compact amp weighs in at only 2.42 pounds. The LWA 500 combines a preamp based on the Class A/Low Z circuitry found in the WA series with a Class D power amplifier to... »

  • Ashdown Announces Desktop B-Social Bass Amp

    Ashdown Announces Desktop B-Social Bass Amp

    Ashdown Engineering took the opportunity at NAMM to unveil the B-Social, a desktop bass amp that’s loaded with innovative features. The 75-watt stereo amp is boasted as the first desktop amp system for bass guitarists with Bluetooth connectivity that allows the bass to connect wirelessly via an optional transmitter. The “social” aspect of the amp... »