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  • Trickfish Amplification Announces SM110 “Perch” Bass Cabinet

    Trickfish Amplification Announces SM110 “Perch” Bass Cabinet

    Trickfish Amplification has unveiled the SM110 “Perch” cabinet. Originally intended for acoustic bass or guitar, the 1×10″ is described as a low profile light-to-medium duty electric bass speaker cab. It’s fitted with a 10-inch Eminence neodymium speaker rated at 300 watts as well as a 100-watt silk dome neodymium tweeter. The 8-ohm cab is built... »

  • Arkham Sound Announces The Bullet Tube Bass Pre-Amplifier

    Arkham Sound Announces The Bullet Tube Bass Pre-Amplifier

    Portland, Maine’s Arkham Sound has introduced the Bullet, a tube bass pre-amplifier housed in a surplus 30 caliber ammo box. The company says the new preamp is designed to survive the rigors to the road “as if Ampeg were given a military contract to arm Motown.” It is fitted with a 12AX7 preamp tube and... »

  • Markbass Introduces Standard 121 HR Bass Cabinet

    Markbass Introduces Standard 121 HR Bass Cabinet

    Italian bass amp manufacturer Markbass has unveiled their latest bass cabinet with the Standard 121 HR. Featuring a 1×12″ configuration, the rear tuned ported cab has a sound the company calls “warm, focused, and natural.” The cab is rated at 400 watts and has a wedge design to allow for use as a floor monitor... »

  • Mesa Adds 2×10 Cabinet and DI/Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    Mesa Adds 2×10 Cabinet and DI/Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    In addition to introducing the Subway D-800+ bass amp, Mesa/Boogie has added to the Subway series with a 2×10 Ultra-Lite Cabinet and a Bass DI-Preamp. Both new products are made in Petaluma, California. The Subway Ultra-Lite 2×10 joins the existing 1×12 and 1×15 cabs in the series. It features a pair of 10-inch custom neodymium... »

  • Epifani Now Shipping Piccolo 999 Bass Amp

    Epifani Now Shipping Piccolo 999 Bass Amp

    Amp builder Nick Epifani has beefed up his Piccolo bass amp series with the Piccolo 999. The 1,000-watt head utilizes Epifani’s UL series preamp including a new Vintage circuit that adds a tube-like tone to the overall output. The Class D amp and switch-mode power supply keep the amp down to just 4.5 pounds and... »

  • Mesa Engineering Introduces the Subway D-800+ Bass Amp

    Mesa Engineering Introduces the Subway D-800+ Bass Amp

    A year after introducing their first Class D amplifier, Mesa Engineering has expanded the Subway series with the Subway D-800+ bass amp. The new amp expands on its predecessor with a more comprehensive preamp featuring extra EQ controls, a series effects loop, a tuner output, and a 1/4-inch mute footswitch jack. The 4-band EQ section... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Launches Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

    Darkglass Electronics Launches Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

    After showing a prototype at the NAMM Show this year, Darkglass Electronics is now shipping their first bass amplifier. The Microtubes 900 offers several upgrades from the prototype including extra power and an intuitive footswitch. Its design includes an all-analog preamplifier matched to a Class D Power module that dishes out 900 watts. Darkglass explains... »

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  • Quilter Amps Unveils the Bass Block 800

    Quilter Amps Unveils the Bass Block 800

    Quilter Amps has unveiled the Bass Block 800, a bass amp that delivers up to 800 watts while weighing in at just 3.75 pounds. The micro-sized amp sets itself apart by being completely designed by Quilter, the company says. “Unlike many of today’s compact bass amps, the Bass Block 800 is not simply an existing... »

  • Fender Introduces 800-Watt Bassman Head

    Fender Introduces 800-Watt Bassman Head

    Fender’s Bassman series of bass amplifiers has gotten bigger with the introduction of the Bassman 800 Head. The 800-watt, dual channel amp features a hybrid design with a tube preamp matched to a Class D power section. It weighs 17 pounds. Its two-channel tube preamp has Vintage and Overdrive voicings. The Vintage channel provides a... »

  • Positive Grid Announces the BIAS Rack Amp

    Positive Grid Announces the BIAS Rack Amp

    Positive Grid has expanded their BIAS Amp lineup with a new rackmount version. The BIAS Rack integrates hardware and software to allow bass and guitar players to capture “any amp tone in the world.” The unit ships with BIAS Amp Pro software for Mac and PC, which allows users to capture and load simulations of... »