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Ampeg Introduces BA-108 and BA-110 Combo Amps
Bass Gear

Ampeg Introduces BA-108 and BA-110 Combo Amps

Ampeg is expanding their Bassamp combo series with the introduction of two smaller practice amps, the BA-108 and the BA-110. Designed as miniature versions of their siblings, the new combos have similar features, including a tilt-back design and a ported baffle for low frequency extension. Both models have a 3-band EQ, MP3/CD input with a level control, an effects loop,...

Hartke Announces Kilo Bass Amplifier
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Hartke Announces Kilo Bass Amplifier

Hartke has released the Kilo Bass Amplifier, a new head unit that delivers 1,000 watts via bridged mono or 500 watts per side in stereo or dual mono. Housed in a 3U rackspace chassis, the amp features a tube preamp and variable Hartke Bass Attack Overdrive and Shape Control in addition to an onboard compressor. It also has a slew...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Fuchs Audio Bruiser Bass Amplifier

Fuchs Audio has announced a new line of bass amplifiers dubbed the “Bruiser”. The amp features a 6-stage, 3-tube preamp with bright, ultra-low, hi and low gain switches and high, parametric midrange, with bass EQ controls for tonal tweaking. Also included in the tube stage is a custom designed phase correct 36 db per octave 20-Hz sub-sonic filter. The 600-watt...

Gear Watch: TC Electronic BH500
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: TC Electronic BH500

TC Electronic has announced the BH500, their newest addition to their Bass Amp 2.0 line up. The BH500 provides two tone-shaping tools, TubeTone and SpectraComp, with three user memory settings. SpectraComp is a conventional compressor taken from TC’s RH450, offering “per-string” multi-band compression to even out compression across all strings. TubeTone, also originally offered in the RH450, is designed to...

Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II

EBS Sweden is now shipping the sequel to their Fafner bass amp, appropriately named the Fafner II. Featuring a two-channel preamp, the amp allows you to switch between them or blend both channels together to widen your tonal possibilities. A footswitch (EBM RM-4) allows you to quickly switch between them, as well as control bypass filters, character filters, and muting....

Gear Watch: Better Audio Technologies at Summer NAMM 2010
Bass Gear, Summer NAMM

Gear Watch: Better Audio Technologies at Summer NAMM 2010

During our Summer NAMM adventure, we stopped in at the Better Audio Technologies booth to check out their new custom SMB-series of bass cabinets. The cabinets, which are available in a variety of finishes, utilize innovative 6″ long-throw woofers that give a –3dB cutoff frequency of 37Hz for great low-end extension. That’s lower than many manufacturers’ bass cabs, which generally...

Speaker Impedance: How to Properly Match Your Amp Head with Cabinets
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Speaker Impedance: How to Properly Match Your Amp Head with Cabinets

Amplification can be confusing to a newbie coming from a combo amp. If you are new to amps and cabs, this article should be helpful in explaining what speaker impedance is, and how it works with your amp head. You may also want to read my previous article, “Decoding Graphic Equalizers: Get Past ‘Scooping’ Your Tone”, for some more helpful...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Ashdown Valve Series Tube Amps

Ashdown Engineering has released a new line of tube amplifiers. The new valve bass amps include the BTA 200, 300, and 400, the 550 Spyder head and touring combo, the 427 small block head, and the “Little Bastard” head. All of the new products are hand-made in the UK. BTA Line The BTA (Big Tube Head) combines one of Ashdown’s...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: TC Electronic BG500 Combo Amps

TC Electronic is introducing the new BG500 bass combos at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010, which runs from March 24th to the 27th. The 500-watt BG500 is available as a 1×15 or 2×10 combo, each equipped with a 1″ tweeter. The BG500 combos share many of the same features as the company’s RH450, including the SpectraComp multi-band compressor and TubeTone control...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Orange Updates Crush PiX Bass Amps and Adds New Combo

Orange has upgraded their Crush PiX line of bass amps, and the company will be displaying the new range of models and changes at Frankfurt Musikmesse next week. The Crush PiX is now available in an optional black finish in addition to Orange’s trademark bright orange colored amps and picture-frame cabinets. The line has also been extended to include the...