October 2016

Bass Tube Heads

ARTICLES

NAMM '16 - Engl Ironbass Demo

February 29, 2016
The German amp builders show up with a new Class-D bass head that features two ECC83 preamp tubes and cranks out 800 watts.
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Demeter Bass 400 Amp and BSC-310 Cab Review

December 14, 2015
A new bass amp and cab that bring transparency, thump, and warmth.
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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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NAMM '14 - Warwick Fortress LTD 2014, LWA 1000 & LW Series Cab Demos

March 4, 2014
The low-end warriors from Germany introduced a new bass, amps, and cab at this year's show. Hear 'em all in action!
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NAMM '14 - Demeter Amplification TGA-1-180D & VTBP-M-800D Demos

March 1, 2014
Covering bases for 4-strings and 6-stringers, they brought a pedalboard-ready amp and a heavy-duty thumping bass head.
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NAMM '14 - Carvin BX700 Bass Amp & PB5 5-String Bass Demos

February 24, 2014
The California-based company keeps the low-end fresh by adding three new bass heads and a several 5-string basses to its highly-customizable catalog.
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NAMM '14 - EBS Sweden Classic 500, ClassicLine 210 & Fuzzmo Demos

February 20, 2014
At this show, they brought a trifecta of new gear—a bass amp, 2x10 cabinet, and fuzz pedal.
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Ashdown Engineering Unveils Rootmaster Series, PiBass-240, and AAA Series

January 23, 2014
The Rootmaster line consists of two powered amplifier heads, three full-range combo amplifiers and five speaker cabinets.
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Ampeg V-4B Review

January 16, 2014
The bass-amp giant updates one of their classic designs.
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Matchless Thunderman Review

November 18, 2013
The triumphant return of a classic bass amp inspired by another classic bass amp.
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Ampeg Introduces V-4B 100W All-Tube Bass Head and New SVT Cabs

August 12, 2013
Ampeg introduced a new version of their V-4B 100-watt all-tube bass head in addition to some new SVT cabs.
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