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  • Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp

    Ashdown Engineering Introduces the 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 plus a line input for connecting a smartphone and, of course, a headphone output. “The well-equipped rear panel of the Tone Pocket features... »

  • Acoustic Amplification Introduce Classic Series Bass Combos, Cabinet

    Acoustic Amplification Introduce Classic Series Bass Combos, Cabinet

    Acoustic Amplifiers has introduced the Classic Series of bass combos, which the company says combines “vintage vibe with modern features.” The lineup includes three models: the B25C, the B50C, and the B100C. Common features on the units are a tilt-back cabinet design, a re-engineered EQ section, a blendable overdrive, a 1/8-inch headphone output, and a... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Announces the BP-800 Bass Amp

    Phil Jones Bass Announces the BP-800 Bass Amp

    In addition to previewing the new Cab 27, Phil Jones Bass has unveiled a compact bass amp called the PJB BP-800. The miniature unit weighs just six pounds while pumping out up to 800 watts. It has a Class A preamp and plenty of features including a five-band EQ, a mute/passive/active switch, a headphone output,... »

  • Fender Adds Bluetooth Streaming to Rumble Series Amps

    Fender Adds Bluetooth Streaming to Rumble Series Amps

    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 amplifiers to bass players in 40-watt and 800-watt packages. “The amplifiers are also compatible with the free Fender Tone app,” Fender... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

    Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

    A year after launching the head and preamp pedal, Ashdown has expanded their OriginAL range with two kick-back bass combo amps: the OriginAL C112-300 and the OriginAL C210-300. Both units are rated at 300 watts with the main difference being different woofer combinations. “Each OriginAL combo is loaded with Ashdown Whiteline speakers, proven to deliver... »

  • Blackstar Amplification Launches Unity Bass Combo Series

    Blackstar Amplification Launches Unity Bass Combo Series

    Blackstar Amplification has gotten into the bass game with the Unity Series, their first ever line of bass amps. Models in the range span power ranges from 30 watts to 500 watts in combo amp packages. Each has a preamp equipped with a 4-band EQ as well as three preamp voicings: Classic, Modern, or Flat.... »

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

    Ashdown Engineering Unveils the 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 Show, where Dan Gooday described it as “a little bit more of everything in a smaller package.” “Measuring just 400mm wide, 220mm deep and 80mm tall,... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Introduces Bluetooth-Enabled Bass Combo Amp

    Ashdown Engineering Introduces Bluetooth-Enabled Bass Combo Amp

    Ashdown Engineering has expanded their AAA line of bass amps with the AAA EVO 120-BT, a lightweight combo that offers 120 watts of power with a 15-inch driver and a tweeter. The new model sets itself apart by featuring Bluetooth functionality that allows for streaming music to your amp. “The AAA EVO 120-BT features deep,... »

  • Tech 21 Introduces the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp

    Tech 21 Introduces the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp

    Tech 21 has packaged their SansAmp preamp with a Class D power amp and 12-inch driver to create the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp. The rear-ported 200-watt amp is described as lightweight, portable, and offering both vintage and modern bass tones. “Like its pedal predecessors in the SansAmp Character Series, it has a unique, continuously-variable... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets

    Darkglass Electronics has a new rig to offer after announcing the Microtubes 500 bass head and expanding into the realm of cabinets with the DG210C and DG410C. The new head unit is the smaller brother of the Microtubes 900 and carries many of the same features at 500 watts and a lower price point. The... »