Following feedback from users of the acclaimed BPA-01 floor pre-amp, Bassics announce two amps for 2018, designed by the world-renowned studio engineer, Malcolm Toft.
The A900 is a no-frills compact 900W power amp with level control, signal level indicator and balanced input, and is an ideal partner to the BPA-1. The A900 is very light and has practical tilt feet to make it easier to stand on top of speaker cabinets with handles, and is expected to retail for the very competitive price of £450.
The AH900 integrated bass amp head also includes the tilt legs alongside other features that bass players have asked for. These include auxiliary inputs in both mini and standard on the back with their own level control, plus mini and standard sockets for headphone outputs on the front. The 900w amp features illuminated controls and has a studio quality compressor and three-band EQ, all of which can be bypassed. A retail price of £599 should see this being a very popular bass head. Pre-production models are available to try at the winter NAMM show.
Also being revealed for the first time are four new pedals. All will retail at sub £200 and have a unique feature in that they will work with any power supply from 9-18 volts, A.C. or D.C. and any polarity. The compressor pedal is a studio quality VCA with a sound much like the revered dbx160. The distortion pedal can be switched to ‘hard’ or ‘soft’, with the hard setting adding extra harmonics, and could become a favourite with guitar players as well as bass users. The new EQ pedal uses the high-quality electronics from the Bassics BPA-01.
The Bassics Pre-Amp pedal offers extra benefits over most other floor pre-amps. It not only has two switchable separate inputs, but can be combined in ‘mix mode’ so you can plug two instruments in at the same time and control each level, making it ideal for using with two instruments. It also has a studio-grade balanced DI output plus a headphone jack so it can be used as for practising.