Bass amplification reviews

  • Ashdown Pibass -240 and Mi 12 Speaker Review
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    Ashdown Pibass -240 and Mi 12 Speaker Review - π = 240 Watts

    04/03/14

    Ashdown Engineering's PiBass head is the signature model of Polish bass legend Wojtek Pilichowski. I tested it along with the Mi12, a cabinet featuring a 12" speaker. The two products combine to make a 240-watt stack that costs under $900, and has a total weight of under 42 lbs, so it's not hard to see why Audiofanzine pushed me to do this review.

  • TC Electronic BG250-210 Bass Combo Review
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    TC Electronic BG250-210 Bass Combo Review - Please Turn on Your Cell Phones!

    02/26/14

    Yesterday I downloaded the free version of a mobile application that makes cats fly!

  • Tech 21 VT Bass DI Review
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    Tech 21 VT Bass DI Review - A New Bass Pedal in Town

    02/21/14

    The VT Bass DI offers vintage tone and lots of handy features. How does it compare to Tech 21's other VT Bass products?

  • EBS Classic Session 120, Ibanez Promethean P3115 and Peavey Max 115 Comparison
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    EBS Classic Session 120, Ibanez Promethean P3115 and Pe… - Only One Can Survive

    12/04/13

    Imagine for a moment that a fellow dressed as the mailman shows up at your door when you are about to start playing your favorite instrument: "Ding-dong! It's the mailman! I've got a parcel for you!," says an affable figure, all sweaty, with a tone that is meant to be cheerful.

  • Fender Bassman Pro 100T Amplifier Head Review
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    Fender Bassman Pro 100T Amplifier Head Review - Heavy Weight

    06/24/12

    Tubes are the El Dorado for all people who think that bass amps were better before. Nostalgics can take their bell-bottoms out of the closet and grow their hair long because all-tube technology is back!

  • Fender Bronco Bass Combo Review
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    Fender Bronco Bass Combo Review - Rodeo

    03/31/12

    Do you feel like a cowboy? Do you like the smell of ponies and old leather? Do you like riding on a weird mount and sweltering under an old stinking hat?

  • Eden Electronics WTX-500 Amplifier Head and EX110 Speaker Cabinet Review
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    Eden Electronics WTX-500 Amplifier Head and EX110 Speak… - Care For Your Garden

    11/21/11

    When I was starting out as a bass player I didn't dream about the ideal amp. Of course, I fantasized about bass guitars but I can't remember being excited by a great combo or a bulky stack. For me, amplifiers were only useful tools: you had to plug into one to get a sound. And the most important thing was to have enough output volume, regardless o…

  • Roland CB120XL Cube Bass Review
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    Roland CB120XL Cube Bass Review - Roland's Song

    10/23/11

    If Ikutaro Kakehashi named his company with this typical European name, it wasn't to honor the famous traditional song of heroic deeds. Since its inception the company has been committed to export, and the first goal of its founder was to find a name that was easy to spell and original enough to attract attention.

  • Tech 21 Characters Series VT Bass Deluxe Review
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    Tech 21 Characters Series VT Bass Deluxe Review - At Your Beck and Call...

    05/29/11

    Following the Red Ripper, let's check out the new VT Bass version released by Tech 21. The unit is a preamp in stompbox format. It simulates the sound of the legendary SVT amps from a manufacturer whose name is unnecessary to mention. since you are all very cultivated. Many AF members have praised this system in the forums and asked for a review o…

  • TC Electronic BH500 and BC210 Review
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    TC Electronic BH500 and BC210 Review - Red Peril in Denmark

    05/15/11

    Ever since the futuristic RH450 came out (directly from a Georges Lucas film), the viking manufacturer has kept on developing products for bass players.