October 2020

 

Class D

ARTICLES

Orange Little Bass Thing review homepage

Orange Little Bass Thing: The Premier Guitar Review

September 14, 2020
With 500 powerful watts and an exceptional optical compression circuit, there’s nothing little about this Thing's tone.
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Warwick

Warwick Unveils Lineup of Gnome Pro Pocket Bass Amp Heads

August 20, 2020
The German bass leader portable amp heads feature a solid-state, class-D design, 200W, and a post-EQ balanced XLR DI output with switchable ground lift.
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Hartke LX8500: The Premier Guitar Review

April 7, 2020
With a highly maneuverable class-A tube preamp, 800 watts, a built-in handle, and a featherweight 8 1/2 pounds, this amp was born to rumble and travel.
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Gallien-Krueger Fusion 800S: The Premier Guitar Review

March 10, 2020
A wealth of tone-shaping possibilities—and not one but three 12AX7s—lurk in this featherweight 800-watt powerhouse.
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This Bass Head Redefines What It Means to "Get in the Pocket"

February 20, 2020
This innovative head-and-cab pairing musters impressive thunder for its size. The PG Quilter Bass Block 802 and BassDock 12 review.
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Blackface Tones in a 3.5-Pound Head?

January 21, 2020
It's a tall order, to be sure, but Bjorn Juhl’s petite, grab-and-go head packs a ferocious punch. The PG One Control BJF-S66 review.
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Form Factor Bi1000Di: The Premier Guitar Review

January 20, 2020
Many class-D bass amps promise "tube warmth," but this sleek contender unabashedly proffers a meticulously clean take on your instrument's innate voice.
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Milkman Amps

Milkman Sound Announces the Amp 100

January 2, 2020
The wattage has been doubled and an integrated FET boost circuit and dual control reverb has been added.
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Markbass Little Mark Vintage Review

December 4, 2019
This black and yellow tube-based machine delivers plenty of vintage-bass warmth, with modern flavors to boot.
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Bergantino Forté HP and HG410 Review

October 31, 2019
This killer amp and cab are a dynamic duo, but each holds its own, too.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway WD-800 Review

August 15, 2019
A Mesa bass powerhouse that brings bells and whistles galore, but remains true to the fat tube-based tone of the WalkAbout preamp that helped inspire it.
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Bass Bench: Signal Processing in Class-D Amps

August 9, 2019
Making the case for small and light, relatively cheap, and energy efficient.
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One Control Releases the BJF-S66 Compact Amp Head

July 26, 2019
In collaboration with renowned electronics designer Björn Juhl, has introduced its first ever guitar amp head.
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Aguilar Tone Hammer 700 Review

March 20, 2019
This svelte class-D powerhouse churns out 700 watts, yet keeps it light and tight at less than five pounds.
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Bergantino

Bergantino Releases the Forteʹ HP

February 6, 2019
The newest member of their low-end family features 1,200W of class-D power that offers a walloping “slam” in a lightweight, portable package.
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Milkman Sound The Amp Review

September 11, 2018
This handwired hybrid amp is a powerhouse in a pedal enclosure.
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Quick Hit: Baroni Lab Mini Amp 50 Review

November 28, 2017
With remarkably tube-like responsiveness and nice extras, this class-D amplifier-and-distortion-box combo packs impressive punch.
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Hilbish Design Beta Review

July 7, 2017
The spirit of the Sunn Beta is reborn in Nate Hilbish’s loud and lovingly executed homage.
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Trickfish Bullhead 1K Amp and BM 212 Cabinet Reviews

November 1, 2015
A new bass rig with standout EQ that makes it easy to dial in tones.
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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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