Ampeg has announced the release of the redesigned Ampeg BA Series Bass Combo Amp series with five new models - the BA-108, BA-110, BA-112, BA-115 and BA-210. Delivering true Ampeg tone, the company says that the new bass combo series is re-envisioned with new features ideal for serious gigging and rehearsal. Featuring front-facing controls and a true 60-degree monitoring angle that provides increased clarity, the new cab design has performing in mind. Additionally, the all-new Bass Scrambler overdrive circuit effortlessly delivers classic tube-like grind.
"Ampeg designed the world's first bass amps and we are setting a new standard with the new BA bass combo series," remarks Ampeg Product Manager Zane Williams. "We are giving bass players classic Ampeg tone and power with performance-driven features like the Bass Scrambler™ overdrive and a 60-degree monitoring angle that allows for versatility in any playing situation."
Here's more details in Ampefg's own words...
The all-new BA bass combo series features classic Ampeg tone in a sleek modern design. True 60-degree monitoring angle gives players the ability to position the amp to suit their space and stage setup, while the front-facing controls make it quick and easy to adjust settings while performing. Additionally, the Bass Scrambler overdrive circuit provides muscular grit and grind rock bassists demand. The Bass Scrambler™, which is available on the BA-110 and up, includes separate drive and blend controls, on/off control and is foot-switchable on the BA-112 and up.
Offering a wide range of options, the new series is suitable for a variety of applications. All amps in the new BA Bass Combo series feature 3-band EQ along with independent drive and blend controls in addition to master volume, 1/8" stereo auxiliary input, and 1/8" stereo output. In addition the amps feature phantom black powder-coated all-metal chassis with front-panel backlighting. The smaller BA-108 and BA-110 are ideal for practice just about anywhere. They are lightweight for portability and offer a headphone output for silent practice as well as aux input for playing along with a smartphone or iPad. The BA-112 and BA-115, featuring Ampeg's famed Ultra Hi and Ultra low circuits, are perfect for musicians who need an amp they can use for rehearsal and small stages. The BA-210 delivers 450-Watts of power for on-stage performances. This performance-driven amp features an -15dB input pad for active basses or additional level control, extension speaker output for connecting additional bass cabs, along with a dedicated XLR balanced line out.
Pricing and Availability:
The new BA Bass Combo series will be available in Summer, 2014. U.S. MSRP pricing: BA-108 $139.99, BA-110 $251.99, BA-112 $419.99, BA-115 $559.99, BA-210 $699.99.