Bass Solid State

Markbass Big Bang Bass Amplifier Review

November 5, 2012
The recently released Big Bang—a 500-watt, solid-state amp head—represents the next step in Markbass’ continued pursuit of providing full, warm, bass tones from a unit that’s as light and small as possible.
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TC Electronic BG250 Bass Amp Review

August 21, 2012
A great tool for budget-minded bassists who want full tone without backbreaking weight.
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Ampeg Micro-CL Stack Bass Amp Review

August 10, 2012
Ampeg''s new Micro-CL Stack has a simple feature set with a modern SVT look, and boasts a very attractive price tag that’s targeted towards the budget-conscious bassist.
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TC Electronic Factory Tour

July 4, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is in Aarhus, Denmark where he gets a tour of TC Electronic's factory.
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Gallien-Krueger MB800 Bass Amp Review

June 8, 2012
Featuring a discreet, FET-driven preamp and a backsaving weight of just under 5 pounds, this little beast delivers 800 watts at 4 ohms.
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Peavey Headliner Head and 410 Cab Review

May 11, 2012
The 600-watt Headliner head and Headliner 410 cab represent a modern take on the qualities that have made Peavey products so enduring—robust power, reliability, and impressive construction.
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EBS Reidmar 250 Bass Head and Classicline 110 & 112 Cab Review

April 6, 2012
The Reidmar 250—sets its sights on bassists who need a portable, gig-friendly rig.
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NAMM '12 - EBS Reidmar and Session 120 Demos

February 21, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the EBS booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of the Reidmar and the Session 120.
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Phil Jones Bass D-600 Head and Neo-Power 8B Cab Review

February 10, 2012
Check out Phil Jones’ website and you’ll see Jones is both an innovator and a knowledgeable bass player. His designs and approach to delivering sound have not only caught
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1965 Fender Precision Bass and '70s Ampeg B-15 S

January 10, 2012
When the Fender Precision bass was introduced in late 1951, almost immediately it had a dramatic and lasting effect on how music was heard and played.
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Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 and SL 112 Bass Rig Review

December 20, 2011
In essence, the Tone Hammer 500 is based on Aguilar’s popular Tone Hammer pedal, combined with a class-D power amp.
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Peavey Announces Headliner Lighweight Bass Amp

December 17, 2011
The Peavey Headliner is a new rack-mountable bass amplifier head with matching enclosures in the Peavey Tour Series
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Carvin Announces MB210 Micro Bass Amp

December 14, 2011
The MB210 combo produces 250 watts of clean RMS power at 4 ohms or 200 watts at 8 ohms and is a lightweight 36 pounds.
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5 Surefire Ways to Vintage Bass Tone

September 20, 2011
Vintage bass tone comes from a combination of three things—the bass, the amp, and the player’s hands.
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Ampeg Portaflex PF-350 Head and PF-210HE Cab Review

August 16, 2011
Like the B-15, Portaflex cabinets feature a flip-top design for storing the matching heads during transport, and they provide rugged reliability and serious tone.
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Kustom Amplification KXB500 Bass Amp and DE115NEO Bass Cab Review

July 19, 2011
This bass rig contributes big power in a lightweight form.
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Genz Benz Streamliner 900 Bass Amp Review

June 14, 2011
The Streamliner holds true to its name with a simple, user-friendly control configuration and an all-tube, class-A preamp section.
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Amp Brand Bass Amplifier

June 14, 2011
AMP brand amplifiers seem to have a cult-like status and a small, but loyal following.
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Mesa/Boogie M3 Carbine Bass Amp Head Review

December 21, 2010
The 300-watt/4-ohm, solid-state/ tube hybrid M3 is the latest addition to the company’s Carbine series, which includes the 600- watt M6 and the 900-watt M9.
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Amp or No Amp: The Great Debate Continues

November 16, 2010
Pros and cons of going straight through the PA
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