Peavey’s 10-pound, 600- watt head makes news with a 7-band graphic EQ, headphone output, footswitchable crunch and optical compressor, proprietary DDT 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.
Street Bruiser, $2,000; Bruiser-1, $2,500; Bruiser-II, $2,900
Squier James Johnston Jazz Bass
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 Signature Bass
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).