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    Ampeg SVT-410HLF Classic Series Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $799.99
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    Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $1,055.99
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    Markbass Mini CMD 121P 1x12 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $835.99
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    Markbass Little Mark Tube 800 Bass Amp Head
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    Fender Rumble Stage 800 800W 2x10 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $791.99
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    Fender Rumble 500 2x10 500W Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $527.99
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    Markbass Traveler 102P Rear-Ported Compact 2x10 Bass Speaker Cabinet
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    Markbass Standard 104HF Front-Ported Neo 4x10 Bass Speaker Cabinet
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    Ampeg Heritage Series SVT-CL 2011 300W Tube Bass Amp Head
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    Darkglass Alpha Omega 900 900W Bass Amp Head
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    Markbass Traveler 151P Rear-Ported Compact 1x15 Bass Speaker Cabinet
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    Acoustic B50C 1X10 50W Bass Combo with Tilt-Back Cab
    Your Price $175.99
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    Markbass Mini CMD 151P 300/500W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $835.99
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    Fender Rumble 800 800W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $527.99
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    Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $1,011.99
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    Markbass Little Marcus 250 CMD 102 250W 2x10 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $703.99
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    Fender Super Bassman Pro 300W Tube Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $1,673.99
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    Markbass Ninja 102 500 Richard Bona Signature 500W 2x10 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $879.12
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    Ampeg V-4B All-Tube 100W  Classic Bass Amp Head
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    Markbass Little Marcus 800 Marcus Miller Signature 800W Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $659.99
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    Markbass New York 121 1x12 Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $527.99
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    Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class-D Bass Amp Head
    Your Price $615.99
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    Aguilar SL 410x 800W 4x10 4 ohm Super-Light Bass Cabinet
    Your Price $1,231.12
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    Ampeg SVT-3PRO Series Head
    Your Price $1,099.99
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    Bugera BV1001T Veyron Tube 2,000W Tube Hybrid Bass Amplifier Head
    Your Price $526.24
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    Fender Bassman Pro 410 4x10 Neo Bass Speaker Cabinet
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    Markbass CMD JB Players School 200W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
    Your Price $527.99
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    Markbass Little Mark Ninja 1,000W Bass Amp Head
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    Ampeg PF-115HE Portaflex 1x15 Bass Speaker Cabinet
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    Aguilar DB 112 Speaker Cabinet
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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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