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  1. Aguilar SL410 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $1,299.99
    Excellent Condition
    Marietta, GA
  2. Fender Rumble 100 1x15 100W Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $239.99
    Excellent Condition
    Orange, CT
  3. Mesa Boogie SUBWAY D-350 Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $599.99
    Excellent Condition
    Little Rock, AR
  4. Gallien-Krueger 1200 LEGACY Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $804.99
    Excellent Condition
    Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Gallien-Krueger PLEX Bass Preamp
    Your Price $349.99
    Excellent Condition
    Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Ampeg RB-108 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $149.99
    Excellent Condition
    Orange, CT
  7. Mesa Boogie Subway Bass DI Preamp Bass Preamp
    Your Price $249.99
    Excellent Condition
    Appleton, WI
  8. Peavey MINI MEGA Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $449.99
    Excellent Condition
    Algonquin, IL
  9. Darkglass ELEMENT CABSIM Battery Powered Amp
    Your Price $159.99
    Excellent Condition
    Cary, NC
  10. SWR Workingman's 12 1x12 160W Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $399.99
    Excellent Condition
    Lake Forest, CA
  11. Phil Jones Bass SUITCASE COMPACT BG-400 Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $849.99
    Excellent Condition
    Greenwood, IN
  12. Fender Rumble V3 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $174.99
    Excellent Condition
    Harrisburg, PA
  13. Ampeg PF500 Portaflex 500W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $329.99
    Excellent Condition
    Kennesaw, GA
  14. Ampeg Rocket Bass RB115 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $499.99
    Excellent Condition
    N. Fort Worth, TX
  15. Peavey MAX 100 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $234.99
    Excellent Condition
    Southfield, MI
  16. Crown XLi800 Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $269.99
    Excellent Condition
    Raleigh, NC
  17. EBS MicroBass II Bass Preamp
    Your Price $249.99
    Excellent Condition
    Lubbock, TX
  18. EBS ValveDrive Pro Dual Mode Tube Overdrive Tube Bass Preamp
    Your Price $299.99
    Excellent Condition
    Lubbock, TX
  19. Ampeg SVT350H Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $324.99
    Excellent Condition
    West Palm Beach, FL
  20. Markbass STD 104 HR-4 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $649.99
    Excellent Condition
    Ft. Myers, FL
  21. Ampeg Classic Series SVT410HLF 500W 4x10 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $624.99
    Excellent Condition
    Pasadena, CA
  22. Ampeg Classic Series SVT410HLF 500W 4x10 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $624.99
    Excellent Condition
    Pasadena, CA
  23. Exclusive
    Acoustic B100 100W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $199.99
    Excellent Condition
    Southington, CT
  24. Ampeg Classic Series SVT410HLF 500W 4x10 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $624.99
    Excellent Condition
    Pasadena, CA
  25. Markbass Marcus Miller CMD 102 500W 2x10 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $749.99
    Excellent Condition
    Pasadena, CA
  26. BOSS KATANA 210 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $549.99
    Excellent Condition
    Orange, CT
  27. Peavey MINI MAX 600 Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $329.99
    Excellent Condition
    Ft. Myers, FL
  28. Fender Rumble 115 600W 1x15 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $309.99
    Excellent Condition
    Winter Park, FL
  29. Fender Rumble 410 1000W 4x10 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $449.99
    Excellent Condition
    Winter Park, FL
  30. Orange Amplifiers SP212 600W 8Ohm 2x12 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $649.99
    Excellent Condition
    Albany, NY
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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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