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Bass Tube Heads


Ampeg Unveils the PF-20T and PF-50T

September 21, 2015
Modern interpretations of Ampeg's legendary low-wattage, all-tube designs.
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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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Trash or Treasure: Vox V125 Bass

June 21, 2015
A rare early-’80s bass amp model sometimes used by Paul McCartney.
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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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ValveTrain Brandywine Review

December 29, 2014
Inspired by vintage American studio bass amps, the Brandywine packs enough punch to get you tone-drunk.
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Summer NAMM '14 - ValveTrain Charleston HP and Brandywine Demos

July 30, 2014
See and hear demos of VT's new bass amp head and a head derived from the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe circuit.
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Ask Amp Man: A Fender Head Transplant

May 26, 2014
A home-surgery survivor—and the relative merits of KT66 and 6L6 tubes.
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On Bass: Let's Go Amp Shopping

April 14, 2014
In the market for a new bass rig? Before you plunk down the coin, ask yourself a few questions.
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Musikmesse '14 - Engl Bass Rackhead 1020 and 1030 Demos

April 9, 2014
The German amp company split the two channels from the popular E1060 into two rackmount units. See and hear them both in action.
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Musikmesse '14 - Albion Amplification ABH800 and BLS610 Demos

April 2, 2014
Former amp designer at Vox and Marshall, Steve Grindrod continues building his own company's repertoire with a new bass head and cabinet.
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