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Gear Watch: Roland CUBE-XL Bass Combo Amplifiers
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Roland CUBE-XL Bass Combo Amplifiers

Roland has expanded their line of Cube Bass combo amps with three new models: the 120XL, 60XL, and 20XL. Delivering 120, 60, and 20 watts respectively, the amps are built for portability. The 120XL and 60XL have more in common than the 20XL, as they share dual custom-designed Air Flow Ports, eight COSM amp models, seven effects (including new Drive...

Gear Watch: TC Electronic Blacksmith Bass Amp
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: TC Electronic Blacksmith Bass Amp

TC Electronic’s bass amp 2.0 line has just gotten a little bigger and a lot louder with the introduction of the Blacksmith. The amp shares many of the same features as its siblings, including an integrated chromatic tuner, four-band EQ, SpectraComp ‘per-string’ compression, TubeTone tube amp recreation, and TweeterTone high frequency control. Three user presets are also available for versatility....

Gear Watch: Aguilar Amplification Tone Hammer 500
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Gear Watch: Aguilar Amplification Tone Hammer 500

Aguilar Amplification’s latest addition to the world of lightweight amplifiers is the Tone Hammer 500, a 500 watt bass amp weighing in at just four pounds. The amp utilizes the same preamp found in Aguilar’s Tone Hammer D.I./preamp pedal, with bass, treble and sweepable midrange controls. The Drive control uses the company’s proprietary AGS circuit, which adds subtle distortion and...

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Gear Watch: Fuchs Audio Bruiser Bass Amplifier

Fuchs Audio has announced a new line of bass amplifiers dubbed the “Bruiser”. The amp features a 6-stage, 3-tube preamp with bright, ultra-low, hi and low gain switches and high, parametric midrange, with bass EQ controls for tonal tweaking. Also included in the tube stage is a custom designed phase correct 36 db per octave 20-Hz sub-sonic filter. The 600-watt...

Albion Musical Instruments Unveils ABH Series of Amplification
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Albion Musical Instruments Unveils ABH Series of Amplification

Albion Musical Instruments has just released details of their upcoming ABH line of bass amplification products, including 2 heads, 2 combos, and 4 new cabinets. Albion is the brainchild of Steve Grinrod, who besides being a musician, held chief engineer and chief designer positions at Marshall Amplification and VOX. At the forefront of the series is the ABH300H, a 300...

Gear Watch: Tech 21 VT Bass 300 Amp
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Gear Watch: Tech 21 VT Bass 300 Amp

Tech 21 has unveiled their new VT Bass 300 amp, based on their SansAmp Character Series VT Bass pedal. The box, which is rated at 300 analog watts, features two channels that can be dialed in from clean to completely overdriven. You can choose between the two or combine them using the included footswitch. The footswitch also allows for silent...

Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II
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Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II

EBS Sweden is now shipping the sequel to their Fafner bass amp, appropriately named the Fafner II. Featuring a two-channel preamp, the amp allows you to switch between them or blend both channels together to widen your tonal possibilities. A footswitch (EBM RM-4) allows you to quickly switch between them, as well as control bypass filters, character filters, and muting....

Gear Review: TC Electronic RH450
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Gear Review: TC Electronic RH450

Technology is a beautiful thing, and TC Electronic’s RH450 head unit is just another reminder of how sweet it can be. The amp is a solid-state head with a built in multi-band compressor, semi parametric EQ, and tube simulator. It features 450 Watts with a switchmode power supply and Class D power amp. With a handful of cool studio-quality features...

Gear Watch: Orange Shows Off Terror Bass Amps at Summer NAMM
Bass Gear, Summer NAMM

Gear Watch: Orange Shows Off Terror Bass Amps at Summer NAMM

After recently naming Geddy Lee as an endorsing artist, Orange Amps was proudly showing off their newest bass goodies at Summer NAMM. Orange expanded their Tiny Terror line to the low end, with the Terror Bass 500 and 1000. A compact head weighing in at 5kg (11.02 lbs), the Terror bass is a hybrid amp with a Class D solid-state...

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...