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  1. EBS Reinmar 750 Bass Amp Head
    $69999
    Excellent Condition
    Kennesaw, GA
  2. Mesa Boogie Traditional Powerhouse 2x10 600W Bass Cabinet
    $59999
    Excellent Condition
    Kennesaw, GA
  3. Mesa Boogie Powerhouse 1x15 600W 8Ohm Bass Cabinet
    $59999
    Excellent Condition
    Kennesaw, GA
  4. EBS MicroBass II Bass Preamp
    $24999
    Excellent Condition
    Central Chicago, IL
  5. AER Bass Amp Three Bass Combo Amp
    $1,49999
    Excellent Condition
    Greenwood, IN
  6. Epifani DIST 410 4X10 Bass Cabinet
    $72999
    Excellent Condition
    Southfield, MI
  7. Ampeg SVT1000 Bass Amp Head
    $49999
    Excellent Condition
    Greenwood, IN
  8. TC Electronic BG250 115 250W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
    $27499
    Excellent Condition
    Clearlake, TX
  9. Ampeg PF210HE Portaflex 2x10 Bass Cabinet
    $24999
    Excellent Condition
    Matthews, NC
  10. Ampeg PF50T Tube Bass Amp Head
    $59999
    Excellent Condition
    Independence, MO
  11. Ampeg PF115HE Portaflex 1x15 Bass Cabinet
    $31999
    Excellent Condition
    Fairview Heights, IL
  12. Rogue RB120 Bass Cabinet
    $12999
    Excellent Condition
    Jackson, MS
  13. Ampeg BA115V2 1x15 150W Bass Combo Amp
    $26999
    Excellent Condition
    Maple Grove, MN
  14. Ibanez IBZ15B Bass Combo Amp
    $2499
    Excellent Condition
    Indianapolis, IN
  15. Ampeg SVT410HLF 500W 4x10 Bass Cabinet
    $49999
    Excellent Condition
    E Brunswick, NJ
  16. Acoustic B600HD 600W Bass Amp Head
    $24999
    Excellent Condition
    Charleston, SC
  17. Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion 500W Bass Amp Head
    $59999
    Excellent Condition
    Warwick, RI
  18. Hartke HD 500 Bass Combo Amp
    $37499
    Excellent Condition
    Fairview Heights, IL
  19. Gallien-Krueger 700RB Bass Amp Head
    $37499
    Excellent Condition
    Fairview Heights, IL
  20. Carvin BR210-8 Bass Cabinet
    $22599
    Excellent Condition
    Crestwood, MO
  21. Used Euphonic Audio Wizzy E W12eva244 200 Watts Bass Cabinet
    $29999
    Excellent Condition
    E Brunswick, NJ
  22. Carvin Bx500 Tube Bass Amp Head
    $29999
    Excellent Condition
    Crestwood, MO
  23. Ampeg SVPCL Tube Bass Preamp
    $49999
    Excellent Condition
    Des Moines, IA
  24. Used Euphonic Audio IAMP MICRO 300 Bass Amp Head
    $29999
    Excellent Condition
    E Brunswick, NJ
  25. TC Electronic RS212 2x12 Vertical Stacking Bass Cabinet
    $44999
    Excellent Condition
    Cool Springs, TN
  26. TC Electronic RH750 Bass Amp Head
    $54999
    Excellent Condition
    Cool Springs, TN
  27. Markbass CMD102P 500W 2x10 Bass Combo Amp
    $79999
    Excellent Condition
    Bakersfield, CA
  28. Markbass Std151hr Bass Cabinet
    $49999
    Excellent Condition
    Columbus, OH
  29. Fender Rumble 112 1x12 Bass Cabinet
    $20999
    Excellent Condition
    Lexington, KY
  30. Markbass Std104hr Bass Cabinet
    $64999
    Excellent Condition
    Columbus, OH
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Bass Amplifiers:

Bass amplifiers are distinct from other types of amplification systems due to the particular challenges associated with low-frequency sound reproduction. This distinction affects the design of the loudspeakers and the speaker cabinet, as well as the preamp and amplifier.

Speaker cabinets for bass instrument amplification usually incorporate larger (or more) loudspeakers than those used for the amplification of other instruments. The loudspeakers themselves must also be sturdier to handle the higher power levels. Bass instrument speaker cabinets are typically more rigidly constructed and heavily braced than those for non-bass instrument amplification. They usually include tuned bass reflex ports or vents for increased efficiency at low frequencies.

Bass amplifiers are more likely to be designed with cooling fans than regular guitar amplifiers, due to the high power demands of bass amplification. They are also more commonly equipped with limiter circuitry to prevent overloading the power amplifier and to protect the speakers from damage.

Tube Bass Amps

Vacuum tubes were the dominant active electronic components in bass amplifiers manufactured until the early 1970s, and tubes continue to be used for higher-end units. Many bass players believe that tube amplifiers produce a "warmer" or more "natural" sound than solid-state amplifiers when lightly or moderately driven, and more pleasing distortion characteristics when overdriven. Some also believe that they have a greater level of perceived loudness for a given amount of amplifier power.

Solid-state Bass Amps

During the 1960s and 1970s, semiconductor transistor-based amplifiers began to become popular. This was, in large part, because solid-state amps are less expensive, lighter weight, and require less maintenance than tube amplifiers. In some cases, tube and solid-state technologies are used together, usually with a tube preamp driving a solid-state power amplifier. There is also an increasing range of products that use digital signal processing and digital modeling technology to simulate many different combinations of amp and cabinets.

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