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Warwick Introduces the LWA 500 Compact Bass Amplifer
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Warwick Introduces the LWA 500 Compact Bass Amplifer

Warwick expanded their lightweight bass amp lineup with the LWA 500 at NAMM this year. Rated at up to 500 watts, the compact amp weighs in at only 2.42 pounds. The LWA 500 combines a preamp based on the Class A/Low Z circuitry found in the WA series with a Class D power amplifier to keep the weight down. It...

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,...

Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads
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Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

Peavey announced a pair of new compact bass heads at NAMM this year with the MiniMax and the MiniMega. The amps are rated at 400 and 1000 watts, respectively, and weigh in at five and eight pounds. The 400-watt MiniMax’s preamp is loaded with a 3-band EQ accented by Punch, Mid-shift, and Bright controls for further tonal shaping as well...

Traynor Adds SB500H Bass Amp To Small Block Series
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Traynor Adds SB500H Bass Amp To Small Block Series

Traynor has expanded their Small Block series of bass heads with the SB500H. A companion to last year’s SB200H, the new amp delivers 500 watts while weighting a mere four pounds. The SB500H retains many of the same features of its smaller brethren, including active and passive inputs, a 4-band EQ with low and hi mid controls, and the company’s...

Carvin Introduces BX700 Bass Amplifier
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Carvin Introduces BX700 Bass Amplifier

Carvin has announced the BX700, an evolved version of their BX500 bass amplifier. The new head unit combines a Class A preamp with a Class D power section rated up to 700 watts at two ohms. Remodeled in a red-faced chassis, the BX700’s controls include three EQ sections. The Contour knob controls an adjustable preset EQ curve that is flat...

Hevos Announces 400S Compact Bass Amplifier
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Hevos Announces 400S Compact Bass Amplifier

Hevos is continuing their series of compact bass amplification units with the release of the 400S bass amp, a 400-watt head that weighs 4.4 pounds. Based on a Class-D power amp, the 400S is designed for both electric and upright bass. The 400S has two input sections with separate gain controls to allow for plugging in two basses at once,...

Ashdown Engineering Announces ABM-NEO-400-RC Rackmount Head
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Ashdown Engineering Announces ABM-NEO-400-RC Rackmount Head

Earlier this year, Ashdown introduced the ABM NEO series of bass combos and cabinets. Now the company has introduced the ABM-NEO-400-RC, a 400-watt rack-mountable head, to complement the line. Similar to the rest of the series, the new amp couples the company’s ABM EVO III preamp with a lightweight power amp. It starts with a an instrument input with level...

Warwick Introduces LWA 1000 Lightweight Bass Amplifier
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Warwick Introduces LWA 1000 Lightweight Bass Amplifier

Warwick has entered the lightweight amp market with the new LWA 1000, a six pound bass amp rated at 1,000 watts at 4 ohms. Featuring a Class A preamp and Class D power amp section, the LWA 1000 has two identical channels with individual mutes, 4-band EQs, built-in compressors, and gain controls. Connectivity on the amp includes an auxiliary input,...

Ampeg Introduces PF-800 Bass Amp
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Ampeg Introduces PF-800 Bass Amp

Ampeg has expanded their Portaflex Series with the PF-800. At 800-watts the bass head is the strongest in the line while only weighing 11.8 pounds. Similar to the rest of the line, its compact design allows it to be stowed inside the Portaflex PF flip-top cabinets. Features on the new amp include classic hi/lo boosts, a 3-band EQ with a...