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Mesa/Boogie Adds New Amp, Cabs, and Preamp Pedal to Subway Series
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Mesa/Boogie Adds New Amp, Cabs, and Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

Mesa/Boogie has expanded on their Subway series of bass amplification with the Subway WD-800 head, three new cabinets, and the new Subway+ DI preamp pedal. The products are built in their Petaluma, California shop. The WD-800 is an 800-watt head that brings together a two-stage tube preamp with a powerful class-D power section.

Phil Jones Bass Unveils the BigHead Pro Headphone Amplifier
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Phil Jones Bass Unveils the BigHead Pro Headphone Amplifier

Phil Jones Bass has expanded their line of Headphone Amplifiers with the Bighead Pro. The second model in the series, dubbed the HA-2, is a high-resolution USB audio interface that supports PCM playback with up to 384 kHz sample rate/24 bit resolution.

Laney Amplification Announces the Mini-Bass-NX Battery-Powered Bass Amp
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Laney Amplification Announces the Mini-Bass-NX Battery-Powered Bass Amp

Laney Amplification has introduced a new battery-powered bass amp called the Mini-Bass-NX. The highly portable rig is styled after their Nexus line of amps and even includes the company’s Tilt control, which gives overall sculpting. It adds to your mid to high frequencies and cuts lows when turned clockwise while doing the opposite when turned counterclockwise. More general EQing can...

GR Bass ONE800 Bass Amp Now Available
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GR Bass ONE800 Bass Amp Now Available

Italy’s GR Bass Amps are now available in the U.S., and they’re now shipping the GR Bass ONE800. The 800-watt bass amp offers lots of tonal tweaking with a four-band EQ section that includes three-way frequency switches for the Lo-Mid and Hi-Mid ranges. Deep and bright switches offer more general EQing while a Pure switch allows you to bypass all...

Aguilar Amplification Introduces the Tone Hammer 700 Bass Amp
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Aguilar Amplification Introduces the Tone Hammer 700 Bass Amp

Aguilar’s Tone Hammer range of amps has gotten a little bigger – and a little louder. They’ve just introduced the Tone Hammer 700, which builds upon the 350 and 500 models with a power rating of 700 watts. It also continues the super light aspect of the series by weighing in at just 4.9 pounds. The amp has the same...

EBS Announces Limited Edition 30th Anniversary HD360 Amp
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EBS Announces Limited Edition 30th Anniversary HD360 Amp

EBS has been in the business for 30 years now, and they’re celebrating in part with a limited edition of their HD360 bass amp. The EBS HD360 Anniversary model will be limited to fifty units and ships with a copy of the EBS 30 Year Anniversary book. “This amplifier is a true collector’s item and at the same time a...

Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp
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Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp

Orange Amplification has reintroduced the Terror Bass, a compact amp that features a tube preamp and Class D power section. The combination makes it sound even closer to their flagship AD200, the company says. The new Terror Bass retains the original control layout while adding a clean switch for extra headroom and cleaner sounds. It offers up to 500 watts...

Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp
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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 a USB recording output for...

TC Electronic Unveils the BQ250 and BQ500 Bass Amps
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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 Balanced DI output with pre/post...

Phil Jones Bass Announces the BP-800 Bass Amp
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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, an auxiliary input, an effects...