If you are bass guitarist looking to discover your perfect sound then we offer two of the most legendary brands in the bass amplifier business: Ampeg and Gallien Krueger.
Bass amps differ significantly from guitar amplifiers, in that they are attempting to reproduce significantly lower frequencies than a regular guitar amp and this typically requires more power and a different palette of tonal controls compared to the mid-range frequencies produced by electric guitars.
Bass amplifiers are also generally expected to produce a cleaner signal than guitar amplifiers, without the overdrive / distortion and mid-range prominence that are often highly desirable in guitar amps. In this regard they share a similarity to acoustic guitar amplifiers and most bass amps can be used happily with both solid-body electric bass guitars and acoustic upright basses with a piezo pickup installed.
Ampeg are famous for inventing the original bass tube amp and are ideal for the rock and roll traditionalist who favours the warm, fat sound of tubes found in an SVT stack and is accurately emulated in their more affordable amplifiers.
Gallien-Krueger is a more modern take on bass amplifier design and is well suited for the contemporary bass player who prefers a cleaner, more transparent bass tone typical of modern RnB, Pop, Jazz and Hip-Hop.