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  • TC Electronic Unveils the BQ250 and BQ500 Bass Amps

    TC Electronic Unveils the BQ250 and BQ500 Bass Amps

    TC Electronic has expanded their bass amp line with the BQ250 and the BQ500. Rated at 250 and 500 watts, respectively, the head units are described as “bare-bones bass power.” Each features a MOSFET preamp with a custom 4-band EQ as well as a built-in Thrust compressor circuit. They also share connectivity features like 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,... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils Limited Edition Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils Limited Edition Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

    Darkglass Electronics is continuing their tradition of limited edition models with a decked out version of the Microtubes 900 bass amp. The amp has a new black chassis with artwork on its top. “We have collaborated with Christopher Lovell, a true social media sensation as of late with some of the most epic, dark artwork... »

  • Warwick Announces LWA 1000 Black Bass Amp

    Warwick Announces LWA 1000 Black Bass Amp

    Warwick has released a new version of their LWA 1000 Lightweight bass amplifier. The amp is now available in a completely black finish with an all-metal housing as opposed to having wooden side panels. Its technical specifications are still retained, including two input channels with full EQ and compressor sections for each. “The pre-amp is... »

  • Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

    Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

    Last year, Markbass announced they would be teaming up with jazz legend Marcus Miller for a series of amps. This year they unveiled the lineup at the Winter NAMM Show, which will include four head units, three combos, and two cabinets. “Marcus has closely partnered with [Markbass founder Marco De Virgillis] to develop his amazing... »

  • 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... »

  • Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

    Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

    After releasing the BPA-01 floor bass preamp, Bassics took to the Winter NAMM Show this year to unveil a host of new products designed by renowned studio engineer Malcolm Toft. The range includes the A900 power amp, the AH900 bass amp head, and four new pedals: a compressor, a distortion, an EQ, and a preamp.... »

  • 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... »

  • Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

    Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

    Hartke launched a pair of new bass amplification products at NAMM this year: the TX300 bass amplifier and the HyDrive 112b cabinet. Both products are lightweight and a good match for each other, with the TX300 weighing in at just five pounds. The TX300 offers 300 watts with Hartke’s 3-band EQ and Shape circuit for... »

  • 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,... »