Big Baby II & Big Twin II Cabinets
U.K.-based Barefaced’s update of its flagship Big Baby and Big Twin amps means redeveloped internal bracing, a new A12XN550 speaker driver, custom punched steel grilles, tough new handles and feet, steel backplates with Speakon/¼"-jack inputs, and stronger enclosures. The best part? The 800-watt Big Baby II 1x12 weighs 27 pounds, and the 1,600-watt Big Twin II 2x12 is a backfriendly 48 pounds.
List Big Baby II, $1,200; Big Twin II, $1,819
BA Series Bass Combo Amp series
Besides front-facing controls, a 60-degree monitoring angle for better clarity, all-metal chassis, and front-panel backlighting, Ampeg’s new BA combos—the BA-108 1x8, BA-110 1x10, BA- 112 1x12, BA-115 1x15, and BA-210 2x10—all feature the Bass Scrambler overdrive circuit with separate DRIVE and BLEND controls and on/off controls. All BA combos feature 3-band EQ, master volume, ⅛" stereo auxiliary input, and ⅛" stereo output.
List BA-108, $140; BA-110, $252; BA-112, $420; BA- 115, $560; BA-210, $700
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