Trace Elliot Unveils ELF Combo Bass Amp Series

Trace Elliot ELF Combo Bass Amps

Trace Elliot shocked the bass world three years ago with the introduction of the ELF ultra-compact bass amp, which dishes out 200 watts while weighing just 1.6 pounds. Now they’ve grown the ELF into a combo series, as well.

The lineup includes a 1×10 and a 1×8 model, each of which is fitted with the mini amp. They continue the small footprint set forth by the ELF. The 1×8 combo measures 12.0” x 10.2” x 13.3” and weighs just 17 pounds while the 1×10 measures 13.3” x 12.0” x 14.0” and weighs18 pounds.

“Both units are purpose-built to amplify the player’s skill and the tone of their instrument while being expandable and flexible to meet the needs of the setting,” the company states. “For instance, when it’s time for a big gig, take an ELF Combo and simply use the ultra-quiet Trace DI to easily send the optimized tone to the house. The Trace DI is ideal for recording applications as well.”

Each combo is rated at 130 watts into 8 ohms, but an external speaker output lets you utilize the amp’s full 200 watts at 4 ohms. They have the same control layout as the ELF amp: input gain, three-band EQ, and volume level. Other features include an ultra-high preamp input impedance, post-EQ balanced XLR DI output, and a headphone output.

The Trace Elliot ELF 1×8 and ELF 1×10 combo amps will be available in February with prices of $549.99 and $599.99.

Trace Elliot ELF Combo Bass Amp Features:

200W continuous into 4 ohms / 130W continuous into 8 ohms
Wide range input gain control with signal level indicator
3-band rotary equalizer that emulates the response of classic Trace Elliot multi-band graphic EQ filters
Ultra-high pre-amp input impedance ( >10 megaohms) for maximum sensitivity when using passive pickups
Post EQ balanced XLR DI output with ground lift for sending classic Trace Elliot tone to a mixing console or recording device
1/4 (6.35mm) headphone output for quiet practice
External speaker out
18 pounds for 1x10, 17 pounds for 1x8

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  1. David

    Will they handle a low B string?

  2. Daniel Jones

    As I’m getting older . I’m tired of lugging heavy equipment . I’m now down to a 4-10 cab ( on wheels ) it’s not too bad . But I’ve a high single space power amp and a preamp .
    Have them in a SKB rack . The damn thing weighs just about 75 lbs . I bought the Elf Micro Bass Head . It’s about lost sitting on my 4-10 cab . But the sound is awesome ! Makes the 10s really pop ! It’s definitely loud enough !
    Great job people !