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.
Ampeg BA Series
The all-new BA bass combo series features classic Ampeg tone in a sleek modern design. True 60-degree monitoring angle gives players the ability to position the amp to suit their space and stage setup, while the front-facing controls make it quick and easy to adjust settings while performing. Additionally, the Bass Scrambler™ overdrive circuit provides muscular grit and grind rock bassists demand. The Bass Scrambler™, which is available on the BA-110 and up, includes separate drive and blend controls, on/off control and is foot-switchable on the BA-112 and up.
Offering a wide range of options, the new series is suitable for a variety of applications. All amps in the new BA Bass Combo series feature 3-band EQ along with independent drive and blend controls in addition to master volume, 1/8” stereo auxiliary input, and 1/8” stereo output. In addition the amps feature phantom black powder-coated all-metal chassis with front-panel backlighting.
The smaller BA-108 and BA-110 are ideal for practice just about anywhere. They are lightweight for portability and offer a headphone output for silent practice as well as aux input for playing along with a smartphone or iPad. The BA-112 and BA-115, featuring Ampeg’s famed Ultra Hi and Ultra low circuits, are perfect for musicians who need an amp they can use for rehearsal and small stages. The BA-210 delivers 450-Watts of power for on-stage performances. This performance-driven amp features an -15dB input pad for active basses or additional level control, extension speaker output for connecting additional bass cabs, along with a dedicated XLR balanced line out.
Gallien Krueger MB Series Heads
MB Series Heads offer optimum performance while remaining light weight and small enough to fit in the pouch of an average gig bag.
All heads feature aluminum enclosures, digital power supplies and power amplifiers as well as unique signal management circuitry, allowing them to deliver high volume while retaining punch and dynamics.
Available models range from 200 watts to 800 watts and are available with a variety of solid state, all tube and discrete F.E.T. preamps.
Gallien Krueger MB Series Combos
Ranging from 25 watts to 500 watts, the MB Series II combos have the power to be heard in any situation while remaining effortlessly portable.
Quality plywood construction, digital power supplies and power amplifiers, high performance speakers designed and manufactured by GK in the U.S.A., custom high frequency tweeters and classic GK voicing make these combos ideally suited for weekend warriors and professionals alike.
When extra output is needed, GK’s proprietary ‘Chain Out’ offers virtually unlimited expansion when paired with MBP Powered Enclosures.