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Kinsman Announces New Bass Amplification Line
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Kinsman Announces New Bass Amplification Line

Distributor John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. have introduced a new line of Kinsman instrument amplifiers, including four bass combos. Ranging 15 to 100-watts, the amps all feature a built-in limiter and a headphone output but add features as they grow. The K15B sports a basic 3-band EQ, while the K25B adds another band to the EQ and a CD/Tape...

Amped: The Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Amplifiers
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Amped: The Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Amplifiers

Amp guru Dave Hunter has released a new book dedicated to classic amps, offering up a history of the author’s picks for the 60 greatest guitar and bass amps in history. Amped: The Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Amplifiers tells the stories of the 1937 Rickenbacher M11 all the way through the latest Matchless amp, and offers plenty in...

Ashdown Unveils ABM-1000 and ABM-2000 Amps at NAMM
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Ashdown Unveils ABM-1000 and ABM-2000 Amps at NAMM

Ashdown has expanded their ABM line of amps with introduction of the ABM-1000 and ABM-2000. The pair couples the company’s ABM Evo III preamp with Class D amplifiers to pump out 1000 and 2000 watts, respectively. Ashdown ABM-1000 bass amp head Both amps carry a unique EQ that combines rotary knobs with a pair of dual sliders. The knobs cut...

Epifani Introduces AL Series Aluminum Combos and Cabinets at NAMM
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Epifani Introduces AL Series Aluminum Combos and Cabinets at NAMM

Epifani has announced the AL combo and speaker line, utilizing hybrid aluminum enclosures. The new models have a pure aluminum shell paired with wood front and rear baffles, with the combos containing the company’s Piccolo 600 amplifier and DIST speaker technology. DIST allows for the combos to run at 4 ohms on their own and switch to 8 ohms when...

Markbass Unveils New Bass Amps at NAMM
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Markbass Unveils New Bass Amps at NAMM

Markbass rolled out four new amps at the NAMM Show this year: the Big Bang, the TTE 800, and the MoMark Black 500 and 800. Markbass The Big Bang The Big Bang is the newest model in Markbass’s Little Mark series. The compact head features a solid state preamp and digital power amp that pumps out 500 watts at 4...

Peavey Unveils All-New MAX Series Bass Combos and Practice Amps
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Peavey Unveils All-New MAX Series Bass Combos and Practice Amps

Peavey debuted their new MAX Series of bass amplifiers during the Winter NAMM Show earlier this month. This is a redesigned lineup of amps from the company, with power ratings of up to 300 watts and Peavey’s DDT speaker protection and exclusive tone enhancements. The Peavey MAX 115, MAX 112 and MAX 110 bass combo amps offer the company’s “psycho-acoustic...

EBS Unveils Reidmar 250 Bass Amp and Session 120 Combo
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EBS Unveils Reidmar 250 Bass Amp and Session 120 Combo

EBS has unveiled two new products to their lineup: the Reidmar 250 bass amp and the Classic Session 120 Combo. Both are scheduled to hit the market in Sweden in November, with a worldwide release set closer to the Winter NAMM show, in January, 2012. The Reidmar 250 is EBS’s first foray into the world of lightweight amps, weighing in...

Acoustic USA Launches With Revamped 360/361 Bass Rig
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Acoustic USA Launches With Revamped 360/361 Bass Rig

A new branch of the Acoustic brand, called Acoustic USA, has launched with the unveiling of an updated version of the classic 360/361 rig. The vintage head/cab combo was originally made famous by players like Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. Acoustic USA employed the help of former Acoustic President and bass amp guru Russ Alee...

Custom Shop: Verellen Amplifiers
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Custom Shop: Verellen Amplifiers

So far in the Custom Shop series, we’ve asked luthiers about building custom bass guitars. This time we got the chance to talk to Ben Verellen to look into a perhaps lesser-known market: custom amplifiers. Based in Seattle, Washington, Ben Verellen of Verellen Amplifiers grew up playing bass and eventually decided to go to school for electrical engineering. Through a...

Warwick Announces WA Bass Amps and WCA Cabinets
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Warwick Announces WA Bass Amps and WCA Cabinets

Warwick has unveiled the WA bass amp series, a line based on their Hellborg series but at a lower price point. Available as rack mountable or in sleeves, the WA300 and WA600 amp heads pump out 300 and 600 watts respectively and feature 10-band EQs with additional Bass and Treble controls. A one-knob adjustable compressor is built-in for dynamic control....