August Issue

Bass Solid State

ARTICLES

Beef. It’s Watt’s for Dinner

July 17, 2015
Buying a bass amp? Nothing’s more confusing—nor more critical—than understanding power classes and wattage specs. Here, we demystify the lingo and gross math to help you find the right amp for your needs.
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Quick Hit: Eden MicroTour

July 7, 2015
A tiny bass amp for plug-and-play practice just about anywhere.
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Orange OB1-500 Review

June 25, 2015
A 500-watt bass powerhouse that delivers clean to nasty with its “split-signal” design.
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Boom-Boom Beyond the Bedroom: 1x12 Bass Combo Review Roundup

May 20, 2015
We size-up four surprisingly versatile sub-$500 amps from Ampeg, Hartke, Fender, and Ashdown.
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TC Electronic BH800 Review

April 24, 2015
A svelte 800-watt bass amp with a cornucopia of sounds available via free download.
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Engl Rackhead 1060 Review

April 14, 2015
Two independent amps join forces in a rackmountable bundle of low-end goodness.
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Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass BigHead

March 15, 2015
Big bass sound and plenty more from a pocket-sized package.
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NAMM '15 - Laney Amps Nexus Studio Live Demo

February 19, 2015
The Birmingham company shows off their latest grab-and-gig bass head.
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NAMM '15 - Warwick LWA 500 Bass Amp & Streamer CV 5-String Demos

February 18, 2015
The German low-end company unveils a new, "smaller" head and offers a classic design in a 5-string configuration.
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NAMM '15 - Ashdown B-Social 75W Demo

February 10, 2015
The UK-based amp company releases a micro amp that allows bassists to play wirelessly and also doubles as a bluetooth streaming boombox.
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