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Gear Review: TC Electronic BG500
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Gear Review: TC Electronic BG500

“Small. Under-powered. Lackluster tone.” These words come to mind when one thinks of a bass combo amp. We’re pre-programmed to assume this as most combo amps are all those things because most combos are beginner amps. TC Electronics’ has set-out to destroy the old combo amp negative connotations with its new BG500. The BG 500 bass combo amp comes in...

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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...

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Gear Watch: Fender Bassman TV

Fender has brought out a blast from the past with a new spin in the Bassman TV series of combo amps and cabinets. The design is reminiscent of the original 1950’s style Bassman amplifiers but with new technology to help you create the best tone. The Bassman TV has a tube preamp and as well as two instrument inputs providing...

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Gear Watch: Studio Devil Virtual Bass Amp

Studio Devil has released a Virtual Bass Amp, available for purchase and download. Studio Devil is “a virtual tube amplifier processor based on dynamic models of vacuum tube preamps and power stages. While primarily intended for guitar amp modeling and direct recording of both electric guitar and bass, Studio Devil excels wherever natural tube overdrive and distortion is needed.” The...

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Gear Watch: Carvin BX1200

Carvin has delivered yet again with the BX1200 bass amplifier. The BX1200 pumps out 1200 watts at 4 ohms and remains free of distortion with it’s class A preamps. The BX1200 also has extensive equalization features, giving you total control over the shape and feel of your tone. The BX1200 also includes a bi-amp crossover system for feeding the dual...

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Gear Watch: TC Electronic RS410 Released

TC Electronic has announced the release of the RS410 Cabinet. The RS410 features 4×10” speakers (plus high frequency driver) running at 8 Ohm 600W. It also boasts an anti-scratch finish and uses a dual-component ‘anti skid’ surface treatment helps the cabinets hold together when stacked. The guts are rigged up with two high-quality Speakon connectors as well as a heavy...

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New Gear: Bugera BTX 3600 Amplifier

Burgera has released what they claim is “the most powerful bass amplifier in the world.” The 3600 Watt (no, that’s not a typo) bi-amping stereo bass amp has been named The Nuke and boasts the following features: Extremely powerful 3,600-Watt true bi-amping stereo bass amplifier Ultra-flexible 2×1,800-Watt stereo or 3,600-Watt bridged mode Integrated Crossover with dedicated Frequency and Balance controls...

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Ibanez goes pro with the Promethean Pro bass amp

Ibanez Electronics demoed their new Promethean Pro bass amp line at Winter NAMM 2009 with the help of bassist Rufus Philpot. The new amps will once again be on display for their unveiling at Summer NAMM in Nashville, this July. The P5110 Promethean Combo includes a 10″ woofer and detachable 250 watt head and lists for $933.32. The P500H 250-watt...

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Kustom introduces new Deep End tube amp line

Kustom has just announced their newest series of bass heads, combos and cabinets. Deep End is a hybrid tube amp, featuring a 12AX7 preamp with a Tube Gain control. Combos are available in 50-, 100- and 200-watt models. A 300-watt head and four speaker cabinet configuration is also available. “Kustom originally made its mark with bass amps back in the...

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Peavey now shipping VB-3 bass amp

Peavey first announced the VB-3 all-tube bass amp back in in January, at Winter NAMM ’09, for delivery in Q1, 2009. The amp is now shipping. The VB-810 cabinet, designed to match the VB-3, will be available in the next three months, according to the company. The VB-3 is a dual-channel amp, combining three 12AX7 and two 12AT7 pre-amp tubes...