Amplifiers and Preamps

Amplifiers and Preamps

Grouping of several amplifiers for upright bassBe Heard.

So, it stands to reason: if you are going to amplify your bass, you're going to need an amplifier. (Duh.) We have carefully chosen a selection of quality amplifiers that all work well with upright basses and their pickups. And if you double -- meaning that you play gigs on both upright and electric bass -- we have amps that work well for that too. Regardless of your need, we will gladly help you navigate through the hype, so you can choose the amp that works best for your situation.

From a relatively inexpensive, simple combo -- to high-end, boutique amps and speakers with truly transparent sound and ultra-compact footprints -- we're sure to have something that will fit your needs (and your budget.) And our product descriptions are our own; we own and use several of these amps ourselves, and we've put all of them through their paces. We're a stocking dealer, and we know our product well. So if you have questions, email or call us and we'll give you the answers.

If you already have an amp, a Preamp Can Often Make "Good" Sound "Great!"

Could adding a preamplifier to your pickup and amp provide an improvement to your sound and/or setup? If you've got a couple of minutes, check out our detailed FAQ on the subject. But here's the shorthand -- some common reasons you might consider using a preamp:

  • the input impedance specification of your amplifier is under 1 megohm
  • there are features available from the preamp that are not on your amp, that can enhance or help with problems
  • you want/need a convenient volume control (and tone controls?) close to you, for when your amplifier is not at your feet
  • your pickup's output is very low, so you need a preamp to increase its signal level to better match your amplifier
  • you want to blend multiple pickups, or a pickup and mic, etc.
  • you need a good DI interface to send a feed to the soundman

So, which one do you choose? We've got lots of them, from tiny belt-clippable units to large table-top models -- and from stripped down simple units to ones which have more "bells and whistles" than a firetruck. So it largely depends on the features you want or need, and the format that you will find convenient.

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    Doubler Mark II Bass Amplifier, front

    Doubler Mark II Bass Amplifier

    Euphonic Audio

    Our Low Price: $895.00
    The Doubler Amp, from Euphonic Audio (EA), has been a great product for many years -- so great, that it's the amp I personally use in my own rig for both electric and upright bass. Small, lightweight, and powerful, it is capable of very...
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    Wizzy 12 and MLINE Speaker Cabinets, Mline

    Wizzy 12 and MLINE Speaker Cabinets

    Euphonic Audio

    Our Low Price: $629.00
    You will love the light weight of The Wizzy line. The Wizzy's design incorporates a custom Euphonic Audio twelve-inch driver with a whizzer cone to handle the higher frequencies. I experienced my first Wizzy cabinet here in January 2003 and was very...
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    NL-112 speaker cabinet (1x12), front

    NL-112 speaker cabinet (1x12)

    Euphonic Audio

    Our Low Price: $995.00
    This newer cabinet from Euphonic Audio is really something special! It's been a while since EA has gone with a true "hi-fi" design; while their Wizzy cabinets sound fabulous (I have an MLine, myself) and have been very successful, their wizzer cone...
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    Wizzy 10 Speaker Cabinet, vertical

    Wizzy 10 Speaker Cabinet

    Euphonic Audio

    Our Low Price: $599.00
    The Wizzy 10's advanced design incorporates a custom Euphonic Audio ten-inch driver with a whizzer cone to handle the higher frequencies. We experienced my first EA Wizzy 12 cabinet here in January 2003 and was very pleased to find out how defined the...
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    iAMP Classic (1200) Musical Instrument Amplifier, tone controls front/back

    iAMP Classic (1200) Musical Instrument Amplifier

    Euphonic Audio

    Our Low Price: $1,295.00
    The beast is back!The new iAMP Classic starts with the time-tested, wonderfully flexible iAMP front end - and updates it with a truly formidable power section. The intuitive, flexible EQ section has been a key ingredient in the personal sound of many...
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  • Euphonic Audio Padded Covers for Combos and Cabinets, Wizzy 12 cover

    Euphonic Audio Padded Covers for Combos and Cabinets

    Euphonic Audio

    Our Low Price: $89.00
    Nicely padded cover for the EA line of cabinets; they have access for the handles for ease of carrying the cabinets around, and protect the cabinet from scratches and surface damage. NOTE: The cover for the MLINE cabinet is designed for the Black MLINE,...
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  • EA Rack Ears (pair) for Classic Amp

    Rack Ears (Pair) for the iAmp Classic Amplifier Head (limited quantity)

    Euphonic Audio

    Our Low Price: $89.00
    These rack ears were originally manufactured for the Iamp 500 head, and the iAmp Classic shares the chassis design and mounting points with that amp. So these work perfectly with the iAmp Classic amp head. You get a set of two, left and right, which...
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