Audio Bi 400 and Bi 1000 amps
Each of these Class D amps sports an active/passive input, tuner output, effect loop, XLR direct output, built-in limiter, mute control, and 3-band EQ with a mid-frequency selector knob with settings for 500Hz, 1kHz, 1.5kHz, 2kHz, and 2.5kHz.
Street Bi 400, $800; Bi 1000, $1,300
Vitalizer BF VZF-1
If you’re worried about sound degradation caused by sending your high-impedance signal into a low-impedance input, try this active impedance converter, which prepares your signal for low-Z inputs. Designed for bass, it runs on 9-volt battery or AC adapter.
ERNIE BALL Music Man Cutlass & Caprice basses Ernie Ball’s latest 34"-scale throwbacks both have an alder body, maple neck, 21 frets, and a vintage Music Man bridge. Available with a maple or rosewood fingerboard, the nine-pound Cutlass and eight-pound Caprice basses come in several colors, including black, white, diamond blue, and tobacco burst.
Street $1,650 (Cutlass); $1,700 (Caprice)