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TecAmp Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Raptor Head and Cabinet
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TecAmp Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Raptor Head and Cabinet

German bass amp manufacturer TecAmp is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with the release of the Raptor Head and Cabinet, limited to 25 pieces. The 300-watt all-tube head features a preamp consisting of four ECC83 tubes and a ECC81, while the power amp section has six 6550 power tubes. For tone control, TecAmp included a tube-buffered, active 4-band EQ. The head...

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 The vintage head/cab combo was originally made famous by players like Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones.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...

Overt?n Announces Flyweight 200 Compact Bass Amp
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Overt?n Announces Flyweight 200 Compact Bass Amp

Overt?n Amps will be debuting their latest offering in the sub-compact bass head world at Summer NAMM this year with the Flyweight 200. The new Class D amp pumps out 200 watts while weighing in at a mere 2.1 pounds. In the way of tonal control, the Flyweight 200 has an auto compressor, a 3-band EQ and Overt?n’s signature Sculpt...

Traynor Announces New 300-Watt Tube Monster Bass Head
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Traynor Announces New 300-Watt Tube Monster Bass Head

Traynor has released their newest bass head, the YBA300. The YBA300 is an 300-watt, all-tube amp designed for touring bassists. The amp features rear panel tube bias adjustments with an LED display to aid in fine-tuning the power tubes. The LEDs on the rear show proper tube function and status. If a tube fails during a performance, the YBA300 will...

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...

Reeves Amplification Releases Custom 400 Tube Amp
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Reeves Amplification Releases Custom 400 Tube Amp

Reeves Amplification has released a new bass tube amp called the Custom 400. Made in the U.S., the head unit features four 12AX7 preamp tubes and six KT88 power tubes pushing out 400 watts. It also includes one 12AT7 phase inverter tube. The Custom 400 has Bright and Normal inputs, with separate volume controls for each as well as a...

Phil Jones Pure Sound Releases D-600 Dual Channel Digital Bass Amp
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Phil Jones Pure Sound Releases D-600 Dual Channel Digital Bass Amp

Phil Jones Pure Sound has a new bass amp on the market, the D-600 Digital Amplifier. Taking after their D-200, the new model is rated at 600 watts while weighing in at merely 7 pounds. The dual channel setup give each path it’s own 5-band EQ and mute switch. Other features include an optical limiter and front-facing aux-in with separate...

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....

DigiTech Debuts New Line of Amps
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DigiTech Debuts New Line of Amps

HARMAN DigiTech is moving into new territory, with their announcement of their new amplifiers at Musikmesse 2011. The company has focused mostly on a line of guitar amps (five of them), but is introducing a bass amp in the mix, the Classic-15B. The Classic-15B is a 15 watt combo bass amp and a new addition to the world of lightweight...

VOX Announces AC1 RhythmVOX Mini Bass Amp
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VOX Announces AC1 RhythmVOX Mini Bass Amp

The amp makers at Vox have translated their mini guitar amp to the bass world with the introduction of the AC1 RhythmVOX Bass, a portable practice combo that weighs in at only 19.4 ounces. Similar to its predecessor, the new model includes 66 built-in rhythm/song patterns including 8-beat, blues, funk, reggae, irregular patterns, and more. The tempo and level for...