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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...

Vox Announces the Adio Air BS Portable Bluetooth Bass Amp
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Vox Announces the Adio Air BS Portable Bluetooth Bass Amp

Vox has introduced the Adio Air BS, a compact and portable bass amp that is equipped with Bluetooth technology. It weighs in at just under seven pounds and is powered by an adapter or AA batteries. The 50-watt amp features a ported design that enhances its low-frequency response. Its pair of 3-inch speakers is also angled upward for better listening....

Trickfish Amplification Now Shipping the Bullhead .5K Bass Amp
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Trickfish Amplification Now Shipping the Bullhead .5K Bass Amp

After announcing the amp at NAMM this year, Trickfish Amplification is now shipping the Bullhead .5K bass amp. The straight-ahead unit features a Mike Pope low noise preamp matched to a Class D power amplifier that dishes out 500 watts at 8 ohms or 700 watts at 4 ohms. Its EQ section is flush with four bands with two selectable...

Vanderkley Amps Introduces Spartan Bass Amp and 210LNT Neolite Cabinet
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Vanderkley Amps Introduces Spartan Bass Amp and 210LNT Neolite Cabinet

Vanderkley Amps has unveiled two new products: the Spartan bass amp and the 210LNT cabinet. Unveiled at the London Bass Guitar Show, the Spartan was designed for “tone, power, and simplicity.” “The Spartan is the perfect match for my Neolite bass cabinets, which offer effortless power handling and are able to very clearly project the entire delivered range of frequencies...