We were among the very first dealers to bring Phil Jones amps to the US market, and we've brought them back on board!
I'll be updating the specs on this amp with my personal descriptions very soon. In the meantime, here's the information as provided by PJB.
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PJB amplifiers carry a 2 years limited warranty on parts and labor.
Products must be purchased from an authorized PJB dealer.
Buyer must complete and return the enclosed warranty card within 15 days of purchase, or register online.
This warranty covers defect in materials or workmanship that occurs in normal use. Within warranty period PJB or its local distributor will repair or replace the defect unit free of labor and parts charge. It is the buyer’s responsibility to use the unit strictly according to instructions written in the owner’s manual.
This warranty is not transferable; it is provided to original owner only.
Damage/defects caused by the following conditions are not covered by this warranty:
- Improper handling, neglect or failure to operate the unit in compliance with the instructions given in user manual;
- Connection or operation in any way that does not comply with the technical or safely regulations applicable in the country where the product is used;
- Repairs or modifications by anyone other than authorized PJB service agent;
- Speakers are not covered for damages caused by incorrect connection, or when powered beyond the limit described in the user manual. Manufacturing defects are typically detected during early usage.
In all warranty issues your first line of communication should be to the retailer you purchased from, even if you have purchased product from an online source.
When a local distributor is available, customer who prefers to purchase across country online may be required to pay shipping charges to retailer in order to obtain service.
Warranty term/condition might be different depending on the country you are in. Please contact your local distributor for details.
Further questions, please contact PJB by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (855) 227-7510.
Bought this amp for its small size and weight, but in a month of use in rehearsals and gigs, I’ve come to appreciate how well it amplifies my upright basses. It’s the classic “my bass only louder” idea, and it maintains that sound from soft to “turned up to 11”. As the volume increases, the bass doesn’t get boomy as long as I back off the bass eq knob. It’s surprising how effective this is at maintaining the right amount of bass in a boomy environment without a high pass filter. The high and mid controls do a good job of achieving (at least the illusion of) the low-volume sound even when standing near the drums in a 17-piece big band. The knobs don't max out at the halfway point either. They make audible changes in eq and volume through their whole range, which is very useful. I worried about not having an onboard high pass adjustment as in my bigger Acoustic Image amp, but with this unit, it hasn’t been necessary. I’ve been using it with two speakers, the 8-ohm AI UpShot and the 4-ohm AI DoubleShot. I will say that the 4-ohm speaker is necessary to milk enough power from this little amp for really loud settings. For the month or so I’ve had it,, the BP-200 has become my go-to amp for big band, jazz combo and klezmer settings. The DI function works great for running through a PA. I should mention the amp originally had an issue — a hum from insufficient grounding — when I first got it. Gollihur send a quick replacement which also developed the hum, and offered to give me a refund. I decided to wait to hear from PJB whether the problem could be fixed. They discovered their original method of grounding was fragile and fixed the problem with a wire connection to the ground nut. I’m told they were making that change in all the units. Meanwhile I was able to keep the second humming amp till the repaired one was shipped to me directly from PJB with a shipping label to send them the one that still hummed. I appreciate the good customer service from PJB and especially Mark Gollihur. The repaired amp has absolutely no hum, and I recommend the BP-200m to any upright bassist searching for a light and compact amp.