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  • Schertler Announces LaFaro Deluxe Combo Amp for Double Bass

    Schertler Announces LaFaro Deluxe Combo Amp for Double Bass

    Swiss company Schertler has introduced the LaFaro Deluxe, a 2-channel, 280-watt bi-amplified combo amp designed specifically with double bass in mind. The amp’s name and image are a tribute to jazz bass icon Scott LaFaro, who revolutionized jazz bass in his short career. It sports an 8˝ woofer designed specifically for the amp with a... »

  • EBS Updates High Definition Series Bass Amps with HD360

    EBS Updates High Definition Series Bass Amps with HD360

    In addition to the Session 30 bass combo, Musikmesse 2012 saw EBS unveiling the HD360 bass amp, which takes the place of their previous HD350 model. The updated version features an “improved preamp with better low frequency and more head room,” as well as a 4-channel footswitch jack, a mix-in filter for the effects loop,... »

  • Ashdown Introduces MiBass Combo Amps

    Ashdown Introduces MiBass Combo Amps

    Expanding on their ultra compact MiBass head units, Ashdown has unveiled a new range of MiBass combos. The new models carry the 550-watt version amplifier in a 1×15˝ configuration and the 220-watt version in 1×10˝, 2×8˝, and 1×12˝. Features on the combos carry over from the MiBass head, including a switchable active/passive instrument input, a... »

  • EBS Announces Session 30 Combo Amp

    EBS Announces Session 30 Combo Amp

    EBS has added to their Session Combo series with the Session 30. The smallest of the line, the new model is rated at 30 watts and features a single 8˝ driver matched with a tweeter. The Session 30 combo retains tone similar to the company’s Classic 450 head while keeping things simple with four controls:... »

  • Genz Benz Introduces Shuttle Max 12.2 Bass Amp

    Genz Benz Introduces Shuttle Max 12.2 Bass Amp

    Genz Benz has expanded their Shuttle Max series of bass amps with the Shuttle Max 12.2 bass. The new amp features the company’s proprietary “3 Dimensional Power Management” circuitry (3DPM), which adds heft and girth to each note while increasing responsiveness and headroom. Weighing in at 6.75 pounds, the Shuttle Max 12.2 pumps out up... »

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  • Ampeg Expands Portaflex Series With New Cabinets

    Ampeg Expands Portaflex Series With New Cabinets

    Ampeg has unveiled a new pair of bass cabinets in their Portaflex series called the PF-115LF and the PF-410LF. While the series previously had a 1×15˝ cabinet, the 4×10˝ is a first for the series. Both of the new cabinets are built with a 15mm poplar ply enclosure, covered in black diamond tolex with a... »

  • TC Electronic Unveils BG250 Combo Amp at MusikMesse 2012

    TC Electronic Unveils BG250 Combo Amp at MusikMesse 2012

    TC Electronic announced their new BG250 bass combo, a 1×15˝ that pumps out 250 watts of power while weighing in at 35 pounds. The combo is the first to have TC’s innovative new TonePrint concept built in, which allows for interchangeable and customizable effects to be loaded into the amp. Coupled with the iPhone app,... »

  • Epifani Unveils UL3 Series Bass Cabinets

    Epifani Unveils UL3 Series Bass Cabinets

    In addition to the AL Series, Epifani has introduced the next incarnation of their flagship UL series cabinets with the UL3 line. The UL3’s differ from the previous generation in that they have ceramic drivers, lighter weight enclosures, and textured paint finishes. The series includes 4×10, 3×10, 2×10, and 1×12 models, as well as a... »

  • Genz Benz Introduces Contour 500 Series Combo Bass Amps

    Genz Benz Introduces Contour 500 Series Combo Bass Amps

    Genz Benz has introduced the Contour 500 series of combo amplifiers, including a 1×15″ model and a 2×10″ model. Built with power and weight in mind, the CTR500-115T and CTR500-210T push out 300 watts at 8 ohms while weighing 48 pounds and 52 pounds, respectively. The line also includes a pair of matching extension cabinets... »

  • Traynor Introduces DynaBlock Series at NAMM

    Traynor Introduces DynaBlock Series at NAMM

    Traynor introduced their DynaBlock series of bass amplifiers at NAMM this year. Central to the line is the DNB 400 head, which is then implemented into 1×12, 1×15, and 2×10 combos. Rated at 400 watts, the head has active and passive instrument inputs to accommodate all basses. Tone controls on the amp include a 4-band... »