Peavey’s 10-pound, 600-
watt head makes news
with a 7-band graphic
EQ, headphone output,
and optical compressor,
speaker protection, and
combination twist-lock and
¼" external speaker jack.
Aguilar Tone Hammer 350
Aguilar’s 3-pound, 350-watt Tone Hammer head, featuring
the tone-shaping capabilities of the DI/preamp pedal of the
same name, features bass, treble and fully sweepable midrange
controls. The head’s drive control uses Aguilar’s proprietary
AGS circuit for subtle distortion and midrange punch.
Port City Orleans
Handmade in North Carolina, this 100-watt head, built with
¼"-thick finger-jointed solid pine, boasts four TAD 6L6 power
tubes, two JJ preamp tubes, a 4-, 8- or 16-ohm selector, as well as
bright-, mid- and low-frequency boost switches.
Fuchs Bruiser, Bruiser-1 & Bruiser-II
Fuch’s three bass amp models—the 500-watt Bruiser, the 1,000-watt
Bruiser-I, and the Bruiser-II, which has dual 1,000-watt power amps—
commandeer the stage with tube preamps, mute switches, parametric
midrange controls, and DI outputs with separate level control.
Squier James Johnston
Street Bruiser, $2,000; Bruiser-1, $2,500; Bruiser-II, $2,900
This 20-fret 4-string, based on Biffy Clyro bassist
James Johnston’s Fender American Standard Jazz
Bass, stands out from the crowd with a basswood
body finished in Lake Placid Blue, a matching
headstock, a three-ply mint green pickguard, his
signature on the back of the headstock, and the
Biffy Clyro logo on the front.
Mike Lull Jeff Ament JAXT4
The JAXT4 sets itself apart from standard Lull T-basses with an oversize yet thinner
body, reverse headstock, chromed metal pickguard, and a special Lull Custom
logo designed by Ament. The bass is available in four custom color and woodconfiguration choices, including gloss clear polyester finish with chromed aluminum
JA pickguard, on swamp ash body/maple neck/maple fingerboard (shown).