NOTE: The Bass701 is no longer available, it has evolved into the Siege Engine. This page is still visible to make the demos of the Bass701 available.
The BASS701 is a compact but powerful bass amp with a TON of overdrive on tap and massive flexibility to shape your tone. The pre-amp features a 6 band overdrive section that allows you to carefully tailor the gain. The power amp has 700 watts of power to deliver that tone.
New in version D is the ability to switch the effects loop on for the clean channel as well as pre or post overdrive.
Now comes with a hard shell carrying case.
6 Band Overdrive: In the overdrive section the instrument signal input level is set by the Pre Gain control and then split into 6 frequency bands covering the entire audio spectrum. The Pre Gain is an easy way to alter the total amount of overdrive across all the bands. Each band goes through it's own, separate overdrive channel with individual Drive and Level controls. Then all the overdrive channels are summed back together into one signal. It's important to note that the overdrive channels are divided by frequency on the input signal and the overdrive on each channel will be applied mostly to that particular frequency band. The harmonics generated on each overdrive channel will go beyond that frequency band and are retained as an integral part of the output tone.
The pre gain also affects the output level of the overdrive section. If you turn the pre gain down you increase the overdrive section's output level so that you can still get full volume at lesser gain settings.
We've adjusted the gain of the two lower end overdrive units to have more volume but less overdrive to keep the low end tighter but you can still drive them hard at higher gain settings.
Effects Loop: The effects loop can be set to come before or after the entire overdrive section for more flexibility. The effects loop can also be switched on for the Clean channel and the level of signal sent to the effects loop can be adjusted.
Select Footswitch: Select between Overdrive and Clean with either the included footswitch or the toggle switch on the front panel.
700 Watt Power Amp: The class D power amp section can deliver 700 watts of power into a 4 ohm speaker load. The minimum load is 2.5 ohms.
Headphone output: The headphone output has it's own volume and a 1/8" line in jack with separate volume control to allow for a music input such as an ipod or smart phone to be sent to the headphones along with the bass signal.
Balanced Line Outputs: A separate level control sets the output volume to the balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced 1/4” jacks to connect to mixing consoles or other amplifiers.
Universal Mains: Can accept 100 to 240 Volts AC, 50 to 60 Hz.
Compact Size: 12” wide x 3” tall x 9” deep. Less than 10 pounds. We can also fit removable extended rack ears to the amp to make it rackmountable.
Available with black or silver aluminum knobs.
Larger Image of the new version with optional silver knobs.
A great blog page and video demo of the amp is now up at The Bunn.
And also by the The Bunn, an Audio Demo.
Here's another Video Demo.
Video demo by Tim Starace
Video demo with Tim Starace playing a Ricky
And another Video demo with Tim Starace
Video demo of the Bass701 amp with a guitar!!
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 26 April, 2016.