August

Bass Tube Heads

Summer NAMM '13 - Little Walter Twin 50/22 and Tube Bass/Guitar/Steel-Guitar Head

August 9, 2013
Visit the Little Walter booth and learn about their newest tube amps, the Twin 50/22 and Tube Bass/Guitar/Steel-Guitar Head.
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1969 Ampeg SVT Head and 8x10 Cabinet

May 11, 2013
The backline choice not just for bassist Bill Wyman, but also for Mick and Keith Richards during the band’s 1969 U.S. winter tour.
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Aguilar Amplification NYC Shop Tour

December 12, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York City, New York, where she visits the Aguilar Amplification shop. In this segment, we get a tour of Aguilar Amplification's NYC Shop where we learn how they build their bass amps, including the Tone Hammer 500, bass effects pedals, and bass guitar replacement pickups.
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Ashdown Classic Tube Magnifier CTM-300 Amp Review

December 10, 2012
Capable of delivering clean and responsive to overdriven tones, Ashdown''s CTM-300 is an an all-tube, 300-watt beast that boasts some modern enhancements, while still giving a nod to the amps of old.
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Scarlett Bass 200 Amp Review

July 9, 2012
Although guitardom had a brief fascination with solid-state designs around the advent of the transistor, since then the mighty tube has reasserted its authority in 6-string realms and the
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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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1963 Fender Bass VI and 1966 Fender Bassman

June 8, 2012
Cream’s Jack Bruce and The Shadows’ Jet Harris were among those who explored the Bass VI’s soloing capability.
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Philosophy Amplification Bass Amplifier Review

April 3, 2012
The first offering from these newcomers offers modern, hi-fi tone with a stunningly unique look.
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Hartke Kilo and Hydrive 410 Amp Review

January 10, 2012
Hartke''s powerful new Kilo head features built-in compression, overdrive, muting, a slew of EQ controls, and multiple connection features.
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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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Ampeg GVT15H Amp Review

November 30, 2011
Capable of the characteristic cleans and light overdrive that made its predecessors famous, the amp is also able to achieve high gain at less-than-ear-splitting volumes.
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Traynor YBA300 Bass Amplifier and TC810 Bass Cab Reviews

November 15, 2011
Traynor amps are prized by their fans for their heady, punchy cleans and ample volume.
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Video Review - Traynor Amps YBA300 Bass Amp & TC810 Bass Cab

November 11, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Traynor YBA300 Bass Amps and the TC810 Bass Cab that is featured in Premier Guitar's December 2011 print issue, which can also be read online, in its entirety for free - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Dec/Traynor_YBA300_Bass_Ampl....
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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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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson EB-2 With 1967 Sunn 200s

February 15, 2011
Gibson''s second bass shared its its double-cutaway, semi-solid design with the ES-335 unveiled that same year.
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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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Ampeg B-15N Portaflex

August 17, 2010
History and value of the Ampeg Portaflex
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SWR Headlite and Amplite Bass Amp Reviews

August 17, 2010
SWR''s micro bass amps maintain that SWR sound in a portable package.
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Get To Know Your Bass Amp, Part 2

January 14, 2010
More steps to become acquainted with your bass amp: improving your cables, balancing your levels, and backing off the EQ.
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Unsung Heroes of Tone: The End of an Era

October 21, 2009
Kevin Borden finishes his journey through vintage bass amplification history with early ''80s Peavey combos
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