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  1. Aguilar Sl115 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $749.99
    Excellent Condition
    Marietta, GA
  2. Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 500W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $539.99
    Excellent Condition
    Fayetteville NC, NC
  3. Markbass LITTLE MARCUS CMD103 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $899.99
    Excellent Condition
    Virginia Beach, VA
  4. Aguilar Tone Hammer 350 350W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $399.99
    Excellent Condition
    Macon, GA
  5. Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL Classic 300W Tube Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $1,559.99
    Excellent Condition
    Alexandria, VA
  6. Aguilar DB212 2x12 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $674.99
    Excellent Condition
    Orlando, FL
  7. Ampeg SVT210AV Micro Classic Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $229.99
    Excellent Condition
    Greenville, SC
  8. Ampeg Micro-VR 200W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $234.99
    Excellent Condition
    Greenville, SC
  9. Markbass CMD 121H Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $749.99
    Excellent Condition
    Spartanburg, SC
  10. Markbass Traveler TRV121H 400W 1x12 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $499.99
    Excellent Condition
    Lakeland, FL
  11. Markbass CMD102P 500W 2x10 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $764.99
    Excellent Condition
    Peoria, IL
  12. Fender Bassman 500W Tube Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $674.99
    Excellent Condition
    Peoria, IL
  13. Mesa Boogie Subway 210 Cab Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $999.99
    Excellent Condition
    Charleston, SC
  14. Aguilar AG700 Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $719.99
    Excellent Condition
    Orlando, FL
  15. Tech 21 LANDMARK 300 Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $649.99
    Excellent Condition
    Ocala, FL
  16. Crate MXB50 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $109.99
    Excellent Condition
    Lakeland, FL
  17. Ashdown Root Master 220W 1x12 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $349.99
    Excellent Condition
    Memphis, TN
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    Aguilar DB112 1X12 300W Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $499.99
    Excellent Condition
    Richmond, VA
  19. Used Maxwatt B210h Fane Loaded Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $299.99
    Excellent Condition
    Gainesville, FL
  20. Ampeg SVT-VR Vintage Reissue 300W Tube Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $1,449.99
    Excellent Condition
    Nashville, TN
  21. Hartke LH1000 1000W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $369.99
    Excellent Condition
    Little Rock, AR
  22. DV Mark FG212V Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $529.99
    Excellent Condition
    Winter Park, FL
  23. DV Mark EVO 1 Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $499.99
    Excellent Condition
    Winter Park, FL
  24. Markbass Little Mark Backline 250 250W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $349.99
    Excellent Condition
    Winter Park, FL
  25. Seismic Audio SA410 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $139.99
    Excellent Condition
    Fayetteville NC, NC
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    Markbass LITTLE MARK NINJA Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $579.99
    Excellent Condition
    Orlando, FL
  27. TC Electronic BG250 208 250W 2X8 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $279.99
    Excellent Condition
    Cool Springs, TN
  28. Ampeg PN410HLF 850W 4x10 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $799.99
    Excellent Condition
    Nashville, TN
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    Acoustic 2018 B100 100W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $349.99
    Excellent Condition
    Greenville, SC
  30. Markbass CMD151P-JB Jeff Berlin 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $769.99
    Excellent Condition
    Greensboro, NC
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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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