1/1/2011 1:00:00 AM
MY FIRST BASS AMP WAS A COMBO,
a Peavey TKO 115 to be exact—a name
that hinted at what I planned to do to
audiences with my newly discovered rock
& roll bass chops.
12/1/2010 1:00:00 AM
Bass players are easily divided into many sonic camps, each of which can be associated with a huge variety of gear.
11/1/2010 1:00:00 AM
The Ampeg B-15 is arguably the most celebrated amp in bass history.
10/1/2010 1:00:00 AM
AMPEG’S VENERABLE SVT-4PRO
is one of bassdom’s most called-upon
7/1/2010 1:00:00 AM
WHEN WE DID OUR ROUND UP OF ULTRAlightweight heads back in the September ’07 issue, the Markbass F1 was perhaps my favorite performer. It wasn’t the lightest or smallest of the group (although it’s definitely light and small), but it
5/1/2010 1:00:00 AM
THE AMPEG SVT HEAD IS A STALWART.
Paired with an SVT 8x10 cabinet, it occupies
a singular space in the bass-rig hierarchy.
Players who crave massive volume
and projection into a room with unparalleled
punchiness and tube-y texture know
that the SVT is the automatic go-to—just
look at the average pro-level backline:
SVTs are everywhere. The SVT achieved this status thanks in part to remarkable
longevity; it’s been in constant production
in one form or another since 1969.
One substantial change, though, was the
shift away from U.S. production that
accompanied Loud Technologies’ purchase
of the brand from St. Louis Music
several years ago. While Ampeg has touted
the quality and reliability of its Asian-manufactured
gear, the clamor for a return to
U.S. manufacturing was loud enough to
precipitate the Heritage Series, Ampeg’s
new high-end line that’s exclusively made
in the U.S.A. at Loud Technologies’ Woodinville,