Best of 2022: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass Amps
Today, we’re kicking off our annual “Best Of” lists, sharing the content readers love the most.
We share the stories of all the new bass gear throughout the year, including the many new amps hitting the market. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass amp stories for 2022.
1. Fender Introduces Rumble 800 Combo Amp
Fender’s Rumble Series of bass combo amps has expanded with its largest offering yet: the Rumble 800. Loaded with two 10-inch Eminence neodymium speakers and a compression horn, the unit is rated at 800 watts while weighing in at 29 pounds.
2. Markbass Unveils MB58R Series Amps, Combos, and Cabinets
Markbass has unveiled a new lineup with the MB58R Bass Amp series, consisting of a whopping 20 new cabinets, eight combo amps, and a new head unit. The series is described as having a “next-level power-to-weight ratio”.
3. EBS Introduces the Magni 502 Bass Combo Amplifier
EBS has unveiled a new bass combo amp called the Magni 502. The lightweight model uses neodymium speakers and lighter materials to keep the weight down. From the previous Magni line, the weight has dropped 13 pounds.
4. Positive Grid Announces Spark MINI Amplifier
Positive Grid has expanded its Spark series of amplifiers with the Spark MINI, a battery-powered amp with Bluetooth capabilities. They call the amp the “biggest smallest rig ever for electric guitar, acoustic or bass.”
5. Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Subway D-350 Bass Amp
Mesa/Boogie has added a new stop on the Subway. Their lightweight bass amp series has expanded to include the D-350, which is the smallest and lightest bass amp in Mesa history. The 350-watt, 3.1-pound head is also their most affordable.
6. Trace Elliot Unveils TE-1200 Bass Amp Head
Trace Elliot has unveiled a new product called the TE-1200 Bass Amp Head, which they say begins a new period of innovation. It’s their first big product release of the decade.
7. EBS Announces the Reidmar 752 Bass Amp
EBS is on hand at NAMM 2022 to introduce a new bass amp called the Reidmar 752. The lightweight head delivers 750 watts at 2 ohms by way of a class-D amplifier. EBS says the amp offers solid tone with punch and clarity.
8. Boss Unveils Dual CUBE Bass LX Amp
Boss’s CUBE amp family has a few new members, including the Dual CUBE Bass LX. The mini amplifiers are designed for portability with power options of an included AC adaptor or eight AA batteries.
9. Darkglass Electronics Unveils Exponent 500
Darkglass is known for its pedals and amps that offer gritty sounds, but now they have a new device that cleans up the process of amplification. The Exponent 500 is a new amp that interacts with the Darkglass Suite to get plenty of options.
10. Ashdown Engineering Unveils ABM EVO V 750 Bass Amp
Ashdown Engineering was on hand at NAMM to celebrate its 25th anniversary with new products including the latest iteration of their ABM series of bass amps. The ABM EVO V 750 is the sixth version of the line and has a few new tricks up its sleeve.
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