Best of 2018: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps

We covered a ton of bass gear this year, including plenty of amps. Here is the list of top 10 reader favorites for 2018.

Hiwatt Unveils DR401 400w Bass Head at MusikMesse

1. Hiwatt DR401 400w Bass Head

Hiwatt was on hand at this year’s Musikmesse to unveil the DR401, which they declare as the “most powerful all-tube bass amp in the world.” The tube head features three ECC83̵……

Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

2. Hartke TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

Hartke launched a pair of new bass amplification products at NAMM this year: the TX300 bass amplifier and the HyDrive 112b cabinet. Both products are lightweight and a good match for each other, wi……

Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

3. Markbass Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

Last year, Markbass announced they would be teaming up with jazz legend Marcus Miller for a series of amps. This year they unveiled the lineup at the Winter NAMM Show, which will include four head ……

GR Bass ONE800 Bass Amp Now Available

4. GR Bass ONE800 Bass Amp

Italy’s GR Bass Amps are now available in the U.S., and they’re now shipping the GR Bass ONE800. The 800-watt bass amp offers lots of tonal tweaking with a four-band EQ section that inc……

Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp

5. Ashdown Engineering Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp

Ashdown has just introduced the Tone Pocket, a compact headphone preamp designed for practice, home studio, and stage applications. It allows for plugging in your bass for access to a 3-band EQ plu……

Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp

6. Ashdown Engineering CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp

Ashdown Engineering’s Classic Tube Magnifier (CTM) series got a little bigger this year – or a little smaller. The all-tube CTM 30 “Little Stubby” was debuted at the NAMM Sh……

Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

7. Bassics Bass Amplification and Pedals

After releasing the BPA-01 floor bass preamp, Bassics took to the Winter NAMM Show this year to unveil a host of new products designed by renowned studio engineer Malcolm Toft. The range includes t……

Laney Amplification Announces the Mini-Bass-NX Battery-Powered Bass Amp

8. Laney Amplification Mini-Bass-NX Battery-Powered Bass Amp

Laney Amplification has introduced a new battery-powered bass amp called the Mini-Bass-NX. The highly portable rig is styled after their Nexus line of amps and even includes the company’s Til……

Fender Adds Bluetooth Streaming to Rumble Series Amps

9. Fender Rumble Series Amps with Bluetooth Streaming

Fender updated their Rumble V3 Series of bass amps with the Rumble Studio 40 and the Rumble Stage 800. The new amps bring the same wireless capabilities and presets as their Mustang GT guitar ampli……

Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp

10. Orange Terror Bass Amp

Orange Amplification has reintroduced the Terror Bass, a compact amp that features a tube preamp and Class D power section. The combination makes it sound even closer to their flagship AD200, the c……

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  1. Where’s the Genzler love? :-( 350 Combo is a winner!