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Custom Shop: Verellen Amplifiers
Custom Shop

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...

Warwick Introduces BC Combo Series
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Warwick Introduces BC Combo Series

Warwick has introduced the BC Combo series, a 5-model line ranging in strength from 20 to 300 watts. The company explains the new combos are good for when you need to be heard, but not “bend people’s eardrums.” The pinnacle of the series is the BC300, a 300-watt amp combined with a 15” driver and 4” HF horn. The combo...

Ashdown Engineering Debuts MiBass Amp Head
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Ashdown Engineering Debuts MiBass Amp Head

Ashdown Engineering has unveiled their new entry in the compact bass amp space with the new MiBass amp heads. Ashdown says the head, measuring 8.2″ wide, 2.6″ tall and 6.3″ deep with an internal power supply and weighing in at 3.1 pounds, can fit in most standard gig bag pockets. The unit is about half the size of the Ashdown...

TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp
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TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp

TC Electronic has announced their newest compact bass head, the RH750. Sporting several features of TC’s RH450 model (see our review), the RH750 offers a boost in power (750 watts, 1200 watts peak) and a new TweeterTone control. TweeterTone offers what TC dubs as “intelligent HF control”, allowing the player a wider range of sound control, from modern- and vintage-style...

AER Introduces Amp Three Bass Combo
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AER Introduces Amp Three Bass Combo

German amp makers AER has announced a new addition to their Bottom Line series of bass amps, called the Amp Three. The 200-watt combo amp has features two 8” speakers, which the company explains helps to enhance low-mids for clarity and punch for cutting through the mix. For tonal control, the Amp Three has a 3-band EQ with parametric mids,...