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Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp
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Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp

Ashdown Engineering’s Classic Tube Magnifier (CTM) series got a little bigger this year – or a little smaller. The all-tube CTM 30 “Little Stubby” was debuted at the NAMM Show, where Dan Gooday described it as “a little bit more of everything in a smaller package.” “Measuring just 400mm wide, 220mm deep and 80mm tall, the 30-watt CTM-30 Little Stubby...

Tech 21 Introduces the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp
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Tech 21 Introduces the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp

Tech 21 has packaged their SansAmp preamp with a Class D power amp and 12-inch driver to create the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp. The rear-ported 200-watt amp is described as lightweight, portable, and offering both vintage and modern bass tones. “Like its pedal predecessors in the SansAmp Character Series, it has a unique, continuously-variable Character control that moves seamlessly...

Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets
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Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets

Darkglass Electronics has a new rig to offer after announcing the Microtubes 500 bass head and expanding into the realm of cabinets with the DG210C and DG410C. The new head unit is the smaller brother of the Microtubes 900 and carries many of the same features at 500 watts and a lower price point. The unit matches a solid-state preamplifier...

Old School: 1972 Peavey VTA-800
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Old School: 1972 Peavey VTA-800

Derrick Cook emailed us with a story about an astonishing piece of gear: “I have a one of a kind Peavey VTA-800 that was handmade by Hartley Peavey as a prototype only in 1972 – 400-watt tube head 8×6550. It’s the only one ever made,” he shared. We asked him for more on this rarest of rare pieces of equipment....

Hartke Now Shipping the HD500 Bass Combo Amp
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Hartke Now Shipping the HD500 Bass Combo Amp

Introduced earlier this year, Hartke’s new HD500 Bass Combo is now shipping. The 35-pound combo is loaded with a pair of their HyDrive 10-inch drivers for 500 watts of power. “The HD500 features Hartke’s patented HyDrive speakers that transformed speaker technology by blending paper and aluminum materials into a speaker cone that produces an exceptional blend of warmth and attack...

Siegmund Amplifiers Unveils the Big Boy 300 Watt Bass Amp
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Siegmund Amplifiers Unveils the Big Boy 300 Watt Bass Amp

Tube amp fans have a new option to check out with the Siegmund Amplifiers Big Boy 300. The 300-watt bass amp is hand wired point-point and described as being simple in design and function to create “the purest and most musical bass tones.” “The Big Boy has silky smooth big warm lively tube sound packing a powerful tight punch,” Siegmund...

Vox Amps Announces the VX50 BA Tube Bass Combo Amp
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Vox Amps Announces the VX50 BA Tube Bass Combo Amp

Vox Amps has unveiled the VX50 series of amps including the VX50 BA, a compact vacuum tube bass amp. The 50-watt amp is fitted with a new tube called the NuTube. “By using Nutube, the new vacuum tube, this amp achieves 50W of high output power while being more compact, lightweight, and power-efficient,” Vox writes. “You’ll enjoy the rich overtones...

Verellen Amps Unveils the Meatflip Flip-Top Bass Combo Amp
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Verellen Amps Unveils the Meatflip Flip-Top Bass Combo Amp

Ben Verellen of Verellen Amps has shared his latest creation called the Meatflip. Designed as a custom build for a customer, the 100-watt amp puts the company’s flagship Meatsmoke preamp into a flip top bass combo. Now Verellen will offer the design in a small production run. The Meatflip preamp will have foot switchable clean and overdrive channels. Controls include...

Phil Jones Bass Introduces D-1000 Amp and C9 Bass Cabinet
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Phil Jones Bass Introduces D-1000 Amp and C9 Bass Cabinet

Phil Jones Bass has unveiled two new additions to their line up with the D-1000 bass amp and the C9 bass speaker cabinet. Each builds upon their predecessors with more power and portability. The D-1000 is rated at 1,000 watts while weighing in at just 5.3 pounds. Housed in an anodized black aluminum chassis, the design is described as high-efficiency...

Bergantino Introduces the Forté Bass Amp
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Bergantino Introduces the Forté Bass Amp

Bergantino has expanded their bass amp lineup with the Forté, which the company describes as “an incredibly flexible, state-of-the-art Bass Amplifier, delivering maximum performance in a compact package.” The unit is a close relation to their B|Amp and features the same analog preamp and power section with fewer options. It weighs in at just six pounds. The Forté is rated...