Bass Amplifiers articles

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • How To Set a Bass Amp
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    How To Set a Bass Amp - Find A Good Sound With Your Bass Amp

    11/19/13

    It's almost that time of year again and my body and mind are already longing for some well-deserved holidays sitting next to the fire with a hot cup of chocolate. But before that happens and we can all go enjoy ourselves, I will close my short tutorial series.

  • How to choose a bass amp
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    How to choose a bass amp - Bass amp buyer's guide

    04/22/13

    I read somewhere that Leo Fender’s genius was in his business choices. He was one of the first to understand that the success of an electronic instrument depended on the quality of its amplification. He then put out a new amp to go with every new guitar. Without the Bassman, the Precision would have taken a lot more time to become successful! Tha…

  • Amplifiers: what are classes A/B/AB/D
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    Amplifiers: what are classes A/B/AB/D - Explanation of class A, class B, class AB and class D amps

    04/18/13

    The basic function of an amplifier is to increase a low intensity signal capture. It can be a direct source such as a microphone, a musical instrument, or a signal corrected by an intermediary preamplifier (which processes the signal source through equalizers, filters, etc.)...

  • How to avoid ground loops
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    How to avoid ground loops - Banish Ground Loop Hum

    01/06/13

    There are a few different reasons why a musician might wish to use multiple amplifiers as part of their rig.

  • 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…