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EBS Announces Classic 500 Bass Amplifier

EBS Classic 500 Bass Amp

EBS will be releasing the Classic 500, a solid state, retro-styled bass amp. Building upon the company’s Classic 450, the 500 is rated at up to 500-watts at 2 ohms while fitting into a more compact casing.

Although the Classic 500 is a solid-state amp, EBS says its sound is aimed at capturing a classic tube amp tone. Controls include a four band EQ with variable frequencies for high and low mids, a drive knob, and a character switch that acts as a shelving high/low pass filter. It’s fitted with a floating balanced XLR-output for recording and live situations.

The EBS Classic 500 will start shipping in December with a street price around $1,385. For more info, check out the EBS Sweden website.

EBS Classic 500 Bass Amp Details:

  • 100% Solid State Amp
  • 400 W RMS @ 4 ohm, 500 W RMS @ 2 ohm
  • 4-band EQ section with dual mid controls
  • Boosted drive control
  • Floating balanced XLR output
  • Compact design
  • Padded cover included