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Amplifiers and Preamps

Amplifiers and Preamps

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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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    Gollihur Series Bass Acoustic Array Pro Amplification (Exclusive), combo amp

    Gollihur Series Bass Acoustic Array Pro Amplification (Exclusive)

    Genzler Amplification

    Our Low Price: $1,279.99
    This new "Gollihur Series" Acoustic Array Pro, made specifically for bassists, has truly transparent sound, with the same "width" of stage coverage as the regular Bass Array cabinets. And that's as expected, since that's basically what it's packing under...
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    SB112 Lightweight Combo Bass Amplifier (1x12, 200w), front

    SB112 Lightweight Combo Bass Amplifier (1x12, 200w)

    Traynor

    Our Low Price: $689.00
    With the Small Block Series from Traynor, we believe we've found a great new option. This offering is a big step up (and only a little more money) than the old favorite TB100 amp, which was a larger, heavier model with a 15" speaker that sounded quite...
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  • Dual Channel Pro Instrument Preamplifier

    Dual Channel Pro Instrument Preamplifier

    K and K Sound

    Our Low Price: $170.00
    Dual Channel PRO PreampTWO Channels on TWO MONO INPUTSDual Channel Pro features the same specs as the other K&K Preamps, but features two independently controlled channels to allow you to blend two pickups or other sources. With its 1 MegOhm input,...
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    Bass Array Speaker Cabinets, bass array cabs

    Bass Array Speaker Cabinets - SERIES 2

    Genzler Amplification

    Our Low Price: $799.99
    GENZLER® AMPLIFICATION is proud to announce the new SERIES 2 versions of ALL our popular and innovative BASS ARRAY® compact cabinet designs. Based upon the overwhelming success and popularity of the original BA cabinets, the new...
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  • Grace Design FELiX2 Two Channel Blending Preamplifier, both colors shown

    FELiX2 - Two Channel Blending Preamp

    Grace Design

    Our Low Price: $1,255.00
    The FELiX2 is the newly improved/updated version of the (already fantastic) original model. See below for the updated features if you're already familiar with the FELiX, or read on for the full story! If you're a home studio nerd (like I am) then you're...
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    Vinyl Cover and Carry Strap for Acoustic Image Series 3-4 Speakers and Combos

    Vinyl Cover and Carry Strap for Acoustic Image Series 3-4 Speakers and Combos

    Acoustic Image

    Special Price: $20.00
    Regular Price $45.00
    The Acoustic Image combos and speakers from the Series III and Series 4 eras (the units made of the smooth plastic-like special structural composite) each came with a nice, custom-fitted vinyl cover with the Acoustic Image logo on the front. It also...
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  • Padded Carry Bag for Phil Jones Bass (PJB) Combos - for Bass Cubs

    Padded Carry Bag for Phil Jones Bass (PJB) Combos

    PJB (Phil Jones Bass)

    Our Low Price: $45.00
    Soft carry bag made specifically for the various small amps by Phil Jones Bass (PJB). Nicely padded, with carry handles and shoulder straps included. Make transporting these highly portable amps even easier! And protect them from dings and dents, too...
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  • Red-Eye Instrument Preamplifier by Fire-Eye, top view

    Red-Eye Instrument Preamplifier

    Fire-Eye

    Our Low Price: $225.00
    The Red-Eye preamp can be a simple, and very effective, solution for getting pure sound with high-impedance piezoelectric pickups -- you know, the kind very commonly found on upright basses (as well as many electric uprights). In fact, they are...
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  • Instrument Cable: TRS (Stereo) ¼ inch, 1 right angle

    Instrument Cable: TRS (Stereo) ¼ inch, 1 right angle

    CBI

    Our Low Price: $22.00
    Features one straight, and one 90 degree ¼ inch connector. Both connectors are TRS (aka stereo, 3 conductor). Available in two lengths, 8 foot and 15 foot. Designed for use with two channel systems, such the Bass Master Pro, Rockabilly, and Golden...
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  • Replacement Fuses for Acoustic Image Instrument Amplifiers

    Replacement Fuses for Acoustic Image Instrument Amplifiers

    Various

    Our Low Price: $4.00
    We stock some of the various fuses used in some of our more popular amplifiers. If you're looking for a replacement (or a spare, just in case) we have them here.Note that various amps use different amp ratings, and some use slow-blow or fast-blow models...
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  • AC Adaptor for Compact K&K Preamps, full kit

    AC Adaptor for Compact K&K Preamps

    K and K Sound

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    We've had many requests for AC adaptors for the 9 volt battery K&K preamps, and are very happy to announce that K&K Sound has begun producing one. Using an off-the-shelf AC adaptor can be problematic as few have sufficient noise filtering, so you...
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