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TC Electronic Unveils BH250 Bass Amplifier for Summer NAMM

TC Electronic Unveils BH250 Bass Amplifier for Summer NAMM

With Summer NAMM just around the corner, TC Electronic has unveiled their most compact bass amplifier to date: the BH250. Weighing in at just four pounds, the Class D amplifier boasts 250-watts while packing in the company’s intelligently contoured tone controls and TonePrint among other features. The BH250’s tone controls are tailored specifically for bass. Instead of single frequency bands...

First Look: Mesa Boogie Prodigy and Strategy All-Tube Bass Amps

First Look: Mesa Boogie Prodigy and Strategy All-Tube Bass Amps

Mesa Boogie unveiled some sweet new gear at Musikmesse this year, including a pair of new all-tube bass amps called the Prodigy and the Strategy. Rated at 120 watts and 300 watts respectively, the pair are both equipped with three 12AX7 preamp tubes and a class A/B multi-watt power amp. The Prodigy’s power amp section allows for running all four...

Amped: The Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Amplifiers

Amped: The Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Amplifiers

Amp guru Dave Hunter has released a new book dedicated to classic amps, offering up a history of the author’s picks for the 60 greatest guitar and bass amps in history. Amped: The Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Amplifiers tells the stories of the 1937 Rickenbacher M11 all the way through the latest Matchless amp, and offers plenty in...

Carvin Introduces BRX15.3 and BRX18.1 Bass Cabinets

Carvin Introduces BRX15.3 and BRX18.1 Bass Cabinets

Carvin has added two new models to their BRX Series bass cabinets: the BRX15.3 and the BRX18.1. Made in the USA, the new cabs are built from Baltic Birch plywood covered in DuraTex and have recessed steel handles as well as caster inserts. The BRX15.3 is a 600-watt 3-way cabinet loaded with a 15? woofer, an 8? mid driver, and...

TC Electronic Now Shipping BG250 Bass Combo

TC Electronic Now Shipping BG250 Bass Combo

Announced during this year’s Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, TC Electronic is now shipping their newest bass combo, the BG250. THe 1×15? combo is TC’s latest entry in the line up of ultra-light combo, but one that comes with the ability to replace on-board effects using the company’s new TonePrint technology. TonePrint is essentially an effects slot that allows the bassist...

Gallien-Krueger Announces MB Fusion 800 Bass Amplifier

Gallien-Krueger Announces MB Fusion 800 Bass Amplifier

Gallien-Krueger has expanded its MB series bass amplifiers with the MB Fusion 800, an 800-watt amp that brings together an all tube preamp and a digital power amp. Similar to the rest of the line, the MB Fusion 800 is built with an aluminum chassis and is sized to fit in a gig bag for easy portability. The MB Fusion...

Ibanez Releases New Promethean P3115 Bass Combo Amp

Ibanez Releases New Promethean P3115 Bass Combo Amp

Ibanez expanded their Promethean combo series this year with the P3115, a 300-watt combo amp with a 15? driver and an HF dome tweeter with a passive crossover. Unique to the P3115 is an on/off switch for the tweeter, allowing for more tonal variety by eliminating unnecessary high frequency overtones. It also features a Class-D power amplifier and internal limiter...

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Genz Benz Second Generation Shuttle Bass Amps Now Shipping

Genz Benz Second Generation Shuttle Bass Amps Now Shipping

Genz Benz has released their newest generation of the Shuttle Series bass amps, including the Shuttle 6.2 and the Shuttle 9.2. Featuring a tube preamp and a Class D power amplifier, the new line builds upon its predecessors with increased tube gain and the addition of the company’s “3 Dimensional Power Management” circuitry (3DPM), which adds heft and girth to...

Schertler Announces LaFaro Deluxe Combo Amp for Double Bass

Schertler Announces LaFaro Deluxe Combo Amp for Double Bass

Swiss company Schertler has introduced the LaFaro Deluxe, a 2-channel, 280-watt bi-amplified combo amp designed specifically with double bass in mind. The amp’s name and image are a tribute to jazz bass icon Scott LaFaro, who revolutionized jazz bass in his short career. It sports an 8? woofer designed specifically for the amp with a long linear extension for strong...

EBS Updates High Definition Series Bass Amps with HD360

EBS Updates High Definition Series Bass Amps with HD360

In addition to the Session 30 bass combo, Musikmesse 2012 saw EBS unveiling the HD360 bass amp, which takes the place of their previous HD350 model. The updated version features an “improved preamp with better low frequency and more head room,” as well as a 4-channel footswitch jack, a mix-in filter for the effects loop, and a built-in Speaker Simulator...

Ashdown Introduces MiBass Combo Amps

Ashdown Introduces MiBass Combo Amps

Expanding on their ultra compact MiBass head units, Ashdown has unveiled a new range of MiBass combos. The new models carry the 550-watt version amplifier in a 1×15? configuration and the 220-watt version in 1×10?, 2×8?, and 1×12?. Features on the combos carry over from the MiBass head, including a switchable active/passive instrument input, a semi-parametric EQ, Deep and Shape...

EBS Announces Session 30 Combo Amp

EBS Announces Session 30 Combo Amp

EBS has added to their Session Combo series with the Session 30. The smallest of the line, the new model is rated at 30 watts and features a single 8? driver matched with a tweeter. The Session 30 combo retains tone similar to the company’s Classic 450 head while keeping things simple with four controls: Gain, Bass, Treble, and Volume....