Bass Player - September 2016 - Lightweight Amp Head Roundup
Bass Player – September 2016
At the turn of the 21st Century, Lightweight, high-powered amps became the rage when switch-mode power supplies and Class D amp topology were adapted to the demands of the musical-instrument world. Thanks to clever technology, bass amps offering tons of power weigh less than ever. We sample 12 of these mighty minis. By Ed Friedland.
Jamareo Artis – Boosted by his super-high-profile gig with Bruno Mars, "Jam" is making a name for himself with his ambitious solo debut, The Red Boombox. By Jon D'Auria
Lake Street Dive's "Can't Stop" - Bridget Kearney drew inspiration from an obscure soul song for her infectious subhooks on this Side Pony groover.
Community: Lowdown, the Real World, Court of Opinion
New Gear: Gretsch, Amptweaker, Darkglass
New! The Innovations: Michael Tobias
Bass Notes: Kevin Smith- Learning on the job with Willie Nelson
Doug Johns - Master Conjurer
Soundroom: Artisan Bass Works- Classic Series True-Tone 4 String
Boss- BB-1X Bass Driver pedal
Woodshed: Jazz Concepts – Patterns for your melon
R&B Gold – From "Scorpio" to Superfly