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Ashdown Unveils ABM 300 EVO IV Bass Amp
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Ashdown Unveils ABM 300 EVO IV Bass Amp

After fifteen years, Ashdown Engineering has reinstated the ABM 300 to ABM EVO IV series of bass amps. The new head has a lower power rating to fill in the flagship range.

Bergantino Introduces the forté HP Bass Amp
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Bergantino Introduces the forté HP Bass Amp

Bergantino expanded their bass amp line with the forté HP at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Building upon the existing forté, the new HP version offers 1,200 watts of power while weighing in at just 6.4 pounds.

Ashdown Engineering Releases the Head 22 with Shavo Odadjian
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Ashdown Engineering Releases the Head 22 with Shavo Odadjian

System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has teamed up with Ashdown Engineering to create the Head 22, a 600-watt bass amp that is hand-built in Ashdown’s UK Custom Shop.

Darkglass Electronics Launches Two New Amps at 2019 Winter NAMM
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Darkglass Electronics Launches Two New Amps at 2019 Winter NAMM

Darkglass Electronics took to the Winter NAMM Show to unveil two new products in their line of bass amplifiers: The Alpha-Omega 900 and the Microtubes 900 v2. While the latter upgrades an existing model, the Alpha-Omega 900 is a brand new amp that pairs elements of their Alpha-Omega distortion preamplifier with a 900-watt power section.

Taurus Announces the Vandall-500 Bass Amp
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Taurus Announces the Vandall-500 Bass Amp

Taurus has expanded their lineup of bass amps with the Vandall-500, a 500-watt RMS head with dual inputs and both solid state and tube preamps.

Mesa/Boogie Adds New Amp, Cabs, and Preamp Pedal to Subway Series
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Mesa/Boogie Adds New Amp, Cabs, and Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

Mesa/Boogie has expanded on their Subway series of bass amplification with the Subway WD-800 head, three new cabinets, and the new Subway+ DI preamp pedal. The products are built in their Petaluma, California shop. The WD-800 is an 800-watt head that brings together a two-stage tube preamp with a powerful class-D power section.

GR Bass ONE800 Bass Amp Now Available
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GR Bass ONE800 Bass Amp Now Available

Italy’s GR Bass Amps are now available in the U.S., and they’re now shipping the GR Bass ONE800. The 800-watt bass amp offers lots of tonal tweaking with a four-band EQ section that includes three-way frequency switches for the Lo-Mid and Hi-Mid ranges. Deep and bright switches offer more general EQing while a Pure switch allows you to bypass all...

Aguilar Amplification Introduces the Tone Hammer 700 Bass Amp
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Aguilar Amplification Introduces the Tone Hammer 700 Bass Amp

Aguilar’s Tone Hammer range of amps has gotten a little bigger – and a little louder. They’ve just introduced the Tone Hammer 700, which builds upon the 350 and 500 models with a power rating of 700 watts. It also continues the super light aspect of the series by weighing in at just 4.9 pounds. The amp has the same...

EBS Announces Limited Edition 30th Anniversary HD360 Amp
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EBS Announces Limited Edition 30th Anniversary HD360 Amp

EBS has been in the business for 30 years now, and they’re celebrating in part with a limited edition of their HD360 bass amp. The EBS HD360 Anniversary model will be limited to fifty units and ships with a copy of the EBS 30 Year Anniversary book. “This amplifier is a true collector’s item and at the same time a...

Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp
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Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp

Orange Amplification has reintroduced the Terror Bass, a compact amp that features a tube preamp and Class D power section. The combination makes it sound even closer to their flagship AD200, the company says. The new Terror Bass retains the original control layout while adding a clean switch for extra headroom and cleaner sounds. It offers up to 500 watts...