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Ashdown Engineering Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Limited Edition Amps
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Ashdown Engineering Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Limited Edition Amps

Ashdown Engineering first launched in 1997, so this year they’re celebrating 20 years in the business with two limited edition rigs. Each of the sets will be handmade-to-order in England. First up is the pairing of the Limited Edition 20th Anniversary ABM-600 EVO-IV and ABM 410T EVO-IV. The models are takes on Ashdown’s flagship ABM amplifier with some cosmetic and...

Eden Amplification Launches the World Tour Pro Series
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Eden Amplification Launches the World Tour Pro Series

Eden has announced the World Tour Pro Series, consisting of the WTP900, the WTP600, and the WTPPRE. Eden calls the series their new flagship line and steps things up from their existing World Tour amps. Each of the models is loaded with the same features but differ in the power sections. The WTP900 is rated at 900 watts with stereo...

Orange Amplification Announces OB1 Bass Amp Series
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Orange Amplification Announces OB1 Bass Amp Series

Orange Amplifiers has announced the OB1 Series of class A/B rack mountable bass amplifiers. The amps are based on recent bi-amping trends, the company says. “For years bassists have been combining guitar and bass amps to remarkable effect, adding harmonics and layers of overdrive from a guitar amp to their core bass tone in pursuit of the ultimate live sound,”...

TC Electronic Releases BH550 and BH800 Bass Amps
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TC Electronic Releases BH550 and BH800 Bass Amps

TC Electronic has expanded their line of micro bass amplifier heads with the BH550 and BH800. In addition to increased power, the new amps step things up a notch with an expanded EQ section and dual switchable Toneprint effect locations. The BH550 and BH800 start with built-in tuners that handle up to six strings. Their 4-band EQ sections have Bass,...

Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers
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Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

Ashdown Engineering unveiled a new range of amplifiers in their Rootmaster Series at this year’s NAMM Show. The lineup includes two bass heads, five speaker cabinets, and three combo amplifiers offered at an affordable price. The Rootmaster amplifiers and combos come in either 220 or 420 watts with the combos offering 1×15″, 2×10″, and 1×12″ speaker configurations. Each of the...

Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014
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Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014

Fender has completely revamped the Rumble Series of bass combo amplifiers into lighter and louder designs with more features. The new models are built with lightweight plywood enclosures with certain models featuring removable wooden grille frames, Eminence drivers, and upgraded compression tweeters. Fender also re-engineered the circuitry to include a three-button voicing palette and a new footswitchable overdrive circuit. Other...

TC Electronic Announces New BG250 Series Combo Amps
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TC Electronic Announces New BG250 Series Combo Amps

TC Electronic has expanded their BG250 combo from a single 1×15 model to an entire series of bass amps featuring three new speaker configurations: 2×10, 1×12, and 2×8. Each of the 250-watt combos features dual TonePrint onboard effects, intelligent Tone Shaping controls, a built-in tuner, a direct output, and rehearsal inputs. The effect on each of the TonePrint controls can...

Epifani Introduces AL Series Aluminum Combos and Cabinets at NAMM
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Epifani Introduces AL Series Aluminum Combos and Cabinets at NAMM

Epifani has announced the AL combo and speaker line, utilizing hybrid aluminum enclosures. The new models have a pure aluminum shell paired with wood front and rear baffles, with the combos containing the company’s Piccolo 600 amplifier and DIST speaker technology. DIST allows for the combos to run at 4 ohms on their own and switch to 8 ohms when...

Markbass Unveils New Bass Amps at NAMM
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Markbass Unveils New Bass Amps at NAMM

Markbass rolled out four new amps at the NAMM Show this year: the Big Bang, the TTE 800, and the MoMark Black 500 and 800. Markbass The Big Bang The Big Bang is the newest model in Markbass’s Little Mark series. The compact head features a solid state preamp and digital power amp that pumps out 500 watts at 4...

Peavey Unveils All-New MAX Series Bass Combos and Practice Amps
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Peavey Unveils All-New MAX Series Bass Combos and Practice Amps

Peavey debuted their new MAX Series of bass amplifiers during the Winter NAMM Show earlier this month. This is a redesigned lineup of amps from the company, with power ratings of up to 300 watts and Peavey’s DDT speaker protection and exclusive tone enhancements. The Peavey MAX 115, MAX 112 and MAX 110 bass combo amps offer the company’s “psycho-acoustic...