For bass players who want their low-end groove to be felt as well as heard, you can't top the volume offered by a bass amplifier stack. These mega-watt powerhouses consist of durable, versatile heads that are carefully matched with single or double cabinets. Designed specifically for bassists who perform in large auditoriums and open arenas, bass amplifier stacks sound extremely clean even at high volumes and models from the likes of Ampeg, Markbass and Eden are favored by many acclaimed bassists.
While every bass amplifier stack in this section is solidly built and capable of delivering excessive amounts of volume, each model has its own unique characteristics and speaker configurations. It's also important to note that both solid-state and tube amp stacks are offered here. Tube amp stacks are generally preferred by musicians who want a warm, natural sound with pleasing harmonics. On the other hand, solid state bass stacks produce a cleaner tone and are also lightweight.
Staying on the subject solid state amps, their capabilities have improved tremendously since the '60s thanks to technological advancements. For proof, check out the affordable Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack. Boasting an entirely solid-state design, the head in this stack is single-channel, features an effects loop with separate send and return jacks, gain control and a detailed '70s-era SVT design. As for the cabinet, it boasts two 10" Eminence speakers and has foot cups on the top panel for secure stacking.
Another top-rated choice is the Markbass Little Mark III and New York 151 Bass Stack. Compact and easy to carry, the head in this amp package has a pre/post EQ switch and output level control, a Variable Pre-shape Filter and a Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator. Combined with the full range and deep tone offered by the New York 151's 15" speaker, this stack is ideal for professional live and studio applications.
Of course, these two bass amplifier stacks were only mentioned to give you an idea of what awaits in this catalog. There are so many killer stacks that deserve your consideration, your best bet is to spend a little time in these pages. From Ampeg 4x10, 500W monsters to super-portable beasts like the Eden WTX500/D112XST stack, you've just hit a goldmine of bass amplifier stacks.