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Trace Elliot Introduces the ELF

Trace Elliot Introduces the ELF

Weighing in at just about 1 1/2 pounds, this ultra-mini bass amplifier is small enough to fit in a back pocket.

Meridian, MS (January 19, 2017) -- Good things come in small packages, and now Trace Elliot can add “small yet powerful” to that saying with the introduction of the ELF bass amplifier. Weighing just 1.6 pounds, this revolutionary amp is small enough to fit in your back pocket. The ELF’s remarkable technology and size make it the most portable, gig-worthy bass amplifier ever made. It’s an ideal solution for any bassist who is concerned with size and weight, but isn't willing to compromise on tone or performance.

Designed in the U.K. and the U.S., the ELF produces a solid, fan-cooled, 200 continuous watts RMS at 4 ohms. The switch mode power supply has thermal as well as over-current protection, and the gain knob features a bicolor LED that turns red when the preamp compressor engages. The unique input gain has three regions of operation—uncompressed, variable multi-band compression, and overdrive. In terms of sonic quality, the ELF has a clean signal path with simple controls, making it easy to achieve a professional bass tone. The 3-band rotary EQ has three proprietary Trace Elliot filters: low center (80 Hz), mid center (500 Hz), and high center (4.2 KHz). Studio-quality XLR outputs—with a ground-lift switch—ensure the tone the player has onstage is the same tone in the PA. There’s also a headphone output to enable quiet practice. The ELF provides all of this versatility in a unit that measures a trailblazing 1.35’’ x 6.75’’ x 4.10’’—the smallest bass amp in the industry today.

The ELF comes with an embroidered nylon carrying case, an owner’s manual CD-ROM that includes the Reaper DAW and Peavey ReValver amp-modeling software, and a Union Jack sticker symbolizing Trace Elliot’s U.K. roots.


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