Ibanez goes pro with the Promethean Pro bass amp

Ibanez Electronics demoed their new Promethean Pro bass amp line at Winter NAMM 2009 with the help of bassist Rufus Philpot. The new amps will once again be on display for their unveiling at Summer NAMM in Nashville, this July.

The P5110 Promethean Combo includes a 10″ woofer and detachable 250 watt head and lists for $933.32. The P500H 250-watt head is a separate unit, available at a list price of $699.99. The IFS2 foot switch is available as an option at a list price of $34.99.

“The Promethean’s Class D circuitry provides the power, portability, and high-fidelity needed by today’s pro bass player,” explained Frank Facciolo of Ibanez Electronics. “While there are other very good Class D bass amps, only the Promethean design offers offer the VIBE control which allows effortless and rapid changes of tone from modern to vintage. Even better, the VIBE control is footswitch accessible.” Asked as to the origin of the name of the new line, Facciolo explained, “We chose the name ‘Promethean’ because we believe the new line perfectly meets the dictionary definition of the word: ‘boldly creative or defiantly original.’ Plus most everyone is familiar to some degree with Prometheus, the demi-god who stole the fire of the gods and gave it to mankindwhich explains the amplifier’s very different and very visible fire red finish).

Full specs:

  • Detachable P500H Head with 250 watts combo/500 watts with extension cabinet
  • 10″ subwoofer rated at 250 watts/High frequency dome tweeter with passive crossover
  • 6-band graphic EQ/bass and treble shelving tone controls
  • Peak limiting circuit
  • Vibe (color) control knob allows both large and incremental changes of tone from vintage to modern bass tones. Off-on footswitch (optional) controllable.
  • Mute Switch. Off-on footswitch (optional) controllable.
  • 2-way Clip Indicator
  • Auxiliary Input (1/8″)
  • Headphone Out (1/8″)
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