bass combo

An affordable—and surprisingly light—1x15, 200-watt combo delivers big, vintage Ampeg-style tones with a distinct SVT bent.

SVT boom in a small package. Headphone and aux capabilities on a larger amp. Lightweight. External speaker output increases flexibility.

Limited distortion channel. No tweeter. No DI volume control.

$549

Ampeg Rocket Bass RB-115
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Even though Ampeg has made amplifiers based on modern, lightweight technology for years, to many of us the brand represents the gold standard of vintage bass tone. When an engineer or artist asks you to provide an Ampeg sound in the studio or on a gig, they usually want the unmistakable low-mid thump of a B-15 or the unparalleled sub-lows and top-end grit of a ’70s era SVT with tubes that have been cooking for a few hours. So, whenever I try any new product from Ampeg, those sound standards are at the fore of my imagination. The 200-watt Rocket Bass RB-115, from Ampeg’s new Rocket line of combos, captures the essence of many of those foundational Ampeg tones in an amp that’s easy on the wallet, easy to use, and even surprisingly easy to carry.

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A series of bass combo amps that range from 30 watts to 500 watts.

Melville, NY (January 25, 2018) -- After a decade of amplifier innovation, Blackstar has announced the Unity Series, their first-ever bass amplifier line. Bass players will now enjoy the same level of class-leading research and development guitarists have benefitted from over the years.

The Unity bass amps offer rock solid bass tones, detailed dynamics and modern features, allin a compactand portablepackage. Unityis made of up of a series of combo amps that range from 30 watts to 500 watts. Blackstar’s Response control allows the bassist to choose between three classic power amp stagesto shape compression, character and dynamics of the amplifier to fit the player’s liking. Equipped with three distinct preamp voicings and a 4-band EQ, the Unity Series produces a wide array of flexible bass sounds to suit any style.

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