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Preamps and Amplifiers
for Double Bass

Most piezo pickups require a high input impedance. But most bass guitar amps have only a low impedance input – which may results in a scratchy, thin and brittle sound from the piezo. Therefore, outboard buffer preamps are recommended in order to get the best sound from your pickup.

Most amps we offer already have a higher “piezo-friendly” input impedance - an external preamp may be used, but isn't necessary for buffering/impedance matching.

Preamps

Headway

Headway EDB2 2-channel acoustic preamp

The EDB (Sheer Acoustic Equalizer Direct Blend) is a mega multi-purpose and compact external pre-amplifier box of pro-audio quality. You can completely shape your sound with its five band interactive EQ, switchable input impedance and three way Range Switch which cut unwanted low end tones, below the useable frequency range of the instrument. This cuts body handling noise, unwanted resonances, feedback and bowing noise. Feedback and other resonance problems may be further tackled by a very effective, broad ranging tunable notch filter and a Phase Reverse control.

Inputs are via Mono Jack, Stereo Jack and XLR, via Two Channels, which enable you to blend in an extra pickup, or Microphone and you can plug into them via one or two standard mono jack leads, a jack lead plus an XLR, or a stereo jack lead.

The Input Impedance Switches on each channel, allow you to optimize the voicing for any of the major pickup types, while a huge amount of extra levels can be applied via the Gain controls and additionally by the Master Volume.

Phantom power is also available to Jack In and XLR Inputs, making the unit friendly for use with quality Condenser Mics and Instruments wired with no battery inside instrument, but with active pickups needing powering.

Outputs are via a balanced XLR D.I. out and a line out Jack. If an earth loop is heard causing hum, you may kill it by pressing the Earth Lift Switch. The two outputs also allow you to split the signal, such as between Acoustic Combo amp for stage monitoring and an out front mixing desk.

The EDB can be mounted on its rubber feet, carried with you on the belt clip, or mounted via a mic stand, with an optional bracket. Powering is via two 9v PP3 ( 6F22 ) Batteries, or via plug in DC Power supply.

The “Swiss Army Knife“ for acoustic instrument amplification.

Headway_EDB-2 Headway has worked over their popular preamp EDB-1, which is no longer available. Among the new features of the successor, the EDB-2, are: the 5 Band EQ is now assignable to Channel 1, 2 or both; the notch Filter is assignable to Channel 1 or 2; a huge 0-32 dB gain to interface with most mixers/desks etc.; phantom power is assignable to either “ring”, “tip” or “XLR” to power virtually all instrument microphones/pickups; phase reverse is assignable to each channel; 3 way input impedance selector for each channel; Mini jack aux input (for e.g. iPod)

299,– €*

  • Twin channel with individual inputs + gain controls
  • Mono Jack input (e.g. for piezo pickups), Stereo Jack input, XLR Input (e.g. for microphones like the dpa4099B), Jack and XLR Outputs
  • 5 Band EQ assignable to Channel 1, 2 or both
  • Notch Filter assignable to Channel 1 or 2
  • Huge 0-32 dB Gain to interface with most mixers/desks etc
  • Phantom Power is assignable to either "rig", "tip", or XLR to power virtually all instrument microphones/pickups.
  • Phase Reverse assignable to each channel
  • Earth Lift Switch
  • "Range" Switch tuned for specific instruments i.e. Violin, Guitar, Bass etc
  • iPod Input for backing tracks, practice routines etc
  • Mute Switch
  • Battery or Mains powered (power supply included)
  • size: L 138mm, B 93mm, H 38mm (43mm incl. controls); weight 550g

Headway EDM1

headway_EDM-1 The new EDM1 is the small version of the EDB2. It features one channel, 3-band EQ, 9V phantom power (assignable to "Ring" or "Tip")

179,– €*

  • 1 channel
  • 3 Band EQ
  • Tuneable "Range" Control covers all instruments
  • 9v Phantom Power assignable to "Ring" or "Tip"
  • XLR Adaptor included - Converts Output Jack to XLR Balanced DI Out
  • 3 Way Impedance Selector
  • Earth Lift Switch
  • Mute Switch
  • Battery, Mains or Phantom Powered from Mixer
  • size: L 110mm, B 66mm, H 30mm (35mm incl. controls); weight 300g

download the manual (PDF)

Lehle

Lehle Sunday Driver Preamp/Buffer

Lehle Sunday DriverThe Lehle Sunday Driver is a high end preamp with a convenient compact format. It features JFET-based circuitry and provides two modes of operation, with selection via a mode selector switch with gold-plated contacts:
"D" stands for Driver; in this mode, the signal is amplified, with absolutely no modification, at the input impedance of 1 MOhm, efficiently eliminating losses on the route through leads and effects; the signal remains strong and clear, retaining its full dynamics.
The second setting "S" - as in Sunday - multiplies input impedance by four to 4 MOhm, bringing out previously inaudible details and, as gain increases, imparting to the bass sound a characteristic and unmistakable warmth that has given this preamp its name - the result is a sound "as mellow as a sunny Sunday afternoon" … Even at a 15dB gain setting, the Lehle Sunday Driver always stays clean and absolutely free of background noise, thanks to its studio-standard signal-to-noise ratio of over -100 dB.
With its broad output range of 20 to 100,000 Hz, the Lehle Sunday Driver, powered by a standard 9V (PP3) battery, can be used anywhere, whether as a buffer for piezo pickups, as a cable driver for stadium and other large stages, in complex effects set-ups or as a recording preamp - and not just Sundays!

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Sunday Driver
139,– €*

Sunday Driver Switch (with footswitch)
169,– €*

Sunday Driver XLR
149,– €*

Lehle Mono Volume

Lehle-Mono-Volume-10The Lehle Mono Volume is a volume pedal equipped with a precise magnetic sensor enabling it to operate almost wear-free. This sensor uses the Hall effect, named after Edwin Hall, to measure the strength of magnetic fields. In the Lehle Mono Volume the Hall sensor, which is made in Germany, is accurately calibrated to the built-in magnet and the control range of the pedal. The pedal moves only the magnet, the distance is measured by the Hall sensor which controls a VCA. Over the entire control range the Lehle Mono Volume transmits the full sound spectrum of the connected instrument. The input and output impedance always stays the same, ensuring that there will be no damping of higher frequencies as with potentiometers. The volume control of the Lehle Mono Volume ranges from -92 dB to 0 dB - so from a virtually muted level to the same volume. With a potentiometer a gain up to +10 dB boost can be additionally adjusted. The Lehle Mono Volume runs mechanically extremely smooth and steady, as it is equipped with low-friction bearings of a high-performance polymer, and there is no mechanical transmission of the pedal to other components. By means of an adjusting screw the mobility of the pedal can be modified very precisely.
The input impedance is 2MegOhms, so there is no need for additional external preamps/buffers when used with a piezo pickup.

  • active volume pedal
  • almost wear-free, no potentiometer
  • volume from -92 dB (muted) to 0 dB (Unity Gain) or +10 dB (Boost)
  • Preamp input impedance 2 MOHm
  • no dampening of higher frequencies
  • low-friction bearings
  • Direct-Out (Tuner out)

199,– €*

Acouswitch Junior

Lehle-Acouswitch-JuniorThe Acouswitch Junior is a compact multi-functional tool for musicians who perform on stage with electric instruments as well as with acoustic ones and wish to use the same effects for both with one pedal board. With two separately controllable high impedance inputs it becomes the control center within the electric and acoustic setup. The control over which signal is sent to the PA or the amp remains with the musician, without re-plugging cables. It does not matter whether you're using it for acoustic music only or for a combination of both electric and acoustic instruments, the Acouswitch Junior is designed for both alternatives. The Junior features an active DI Out (XLR) and a line-out jack as selectable outputs. To allow universal usage, the A/B switch can be configured individually, depending on the setup: For example, in one configuration line- and XLR output can be mutually muted, depending on the input being used. Toggling between the inputs is just as possible as mixing them together. For a purely acoustic setup the outputs can be always activated, too. In addition to the 4-band EQ for channel A, the Acouswitch Junior has a serial effects loop, a tuner-out output with mute function and a built-in clean boost effect. Effects loop, mute function and boost can be managed via the mute / loop boost footswitch in various combinations. The proven Lehle True Sound Technology with familiar features like the discrete JFET-input stage, or switching via gold-plated relays make sure that the Acouswitch Junior provides an excellent sound. Internally the Junior also works with 18V, but nevertheless is content with all power supplies from 9 to 15V AC or DC. The extremely robust design with protected controllers and the almost indestructible switching mechanism provide many years of fun while playing with acoustic and electric setups.

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  • Preamp für A- und E-Instrumente
  • input impedance 5 MOhm
  • 4-band EQ
  • A/B-switch
  • mute
  • effects loop
  • tuner out
  • active DI

Acouswitch Junior
329,– €*

Basswitch IQ DI

LehleBasswitchThe Basswitch IQ DI bass preamp opens up a new dimension in bass pre-amplification and signal routing, offering an “all-in-one” solution for bassists, whether used in stand-alone mode or as the control centre of a pedal board. German manufacturing and best brand components provide maximum reliability and optimal treatment of the electrical signal from your bass instrument, whether from a magnetic or a piezo pickup. Uncompromising in sound, build quality and flexibility, our high-end bass preamp will prepare you for any situation, be it in live performance or recording sessions.
The Basswitch IQ DI offers a low impedance input and an input with switchable impedance, both with discrete circuit design. If you connect two instruments to input A and B, the A/B footswitch allows you to toggle between the two. The signal from instrument A is routed to channel A and the signal from instrument B is routed to channel B. If only one instrument is connected to input A, the A/B footswitch routes this signal to channel A or channel B. Channel A of the Basswitch IQ DI features a high-end preamp and a four-band EQ, designed for bass instruments, offering bass, double semi-parametric mids and treble controls. The Basswitch IQ DI offers two effect loops: a passive serial loop and a switchable, infinitely variable mixing loop that enables you to go from a completely dry signal, through parallel on to serial looping. A phase inverter switch ensures that any out of phase signals do not cancel each other out in parallel mode. And a Tuner Out keeps the tuner out of the signal path.

The BassWitch on → Youtube

  • A/B-switch
  • input impedance 1 or 10 MOhm (switchable)
  • parametric EQ
  • FX loop switcher
  • weight: aprox. 1,3 kg

449,– €*

Other products of → Burkhard Lehle with unique features available upon request!

PJB Bass Buddy Preamp

PJBbassbuddyThe Briefcase’s preamp section is also available as an external stand-alone version.

  • Practice/studio pre-amp + HP amp with 10W amplifier
  • 1CH,Active/passive input, 5-band EQ,limiter, aux input, headphone out,DI out, pre-amp out
  • 8 Ohms speaker out (!)
  • weight 1 kg, size 13,5 x 16 x 4,5 cm
  • 100 or 240V AC, or 2 x 9v battery
  • incl. softcase with shoulder strap

389,– €*

Shadow RB-Pro Rockabilly-Preamp

shadow-rb-pro1 The RB-Pro has been designed with the Rockabilly/Slap bassist in mind, in collaboration with slap bass master bassistDidi Beck. You can blend two pickups with the RB-Pro: the bridge pickup SH951 and the fingerboard pickup SH2500 are included with the RB-Pro.

  • channel 1: 3-band EQ, Subsonic Filter
  • channel 2 (Slap): Low-Cut, Treble-EQ
  • Phase reverse
  • Chromatic Tuner
  • runs on 9V battery
  • incl. bridge and fingerboard pickup

219,– €*

Verstärker

Phil Jones Bass

PJB Briefcase

pjb briefcase ampThe PJB Briefcase is not much larger than a briefcase, but due to 100W RMS it sounds as powerful as much bigger amps. With only 13 kg of weight, the briefcase is the ideal companion for all double bassists who don't like to carry around large and heavy amps. For tone equalization, there's a 5-band EQ und a switchable Compressor/Limiter.
Very special: the briefcase uses two 12.7 cm (5") loudspeakers, what makes the compact design of the enclosure possible. Another very unique feature is the power supply: you can use it with 220V/110V AC, 12V DC or with an internal rechargeble battery (a 12V DC coiled charging cable is included).

The PJB Amps are manufactured by Phil Jones Bass, a division of AAD (American Acoustic Development). Besides bassamps, founder Phil Jones and his 150 employees design and build loudspeakers and high-end products for home-, car- and pro-audio.

765,– €*

  • 100 Watt RMS amp
  • active or passive input (high impedance, suitable for most piezos)
  • Compressor/Limiter (switchable)
  • 5-Band EQ
  • headphone output, Balanced-line out, Pre-amp out, speaker out
  • power supply: either 12 Volt (e.g. from car battery), 110/220 Volt, or built-in rechargable battery (not included)
  • 2 x 12.7 cm (5") full-range bass speaker
  • size 17 cm x 37 cm x 40 cm
  • weight 12,7 kg
  • besides black, "Candy Apple Red" color is available as option.

further informations: → Briefcase manual (PDF)

PJB Flightcase BG-150

PJB FlightcaseThe Flightcase’s enclosure contains four 12.7 cm/5” drivers: two facing up and two facing out. A proprietary 5” NeoPower speaker was developed to be powerful and responsive but at a very light weight. Even, balanced tone that projects up and out for consistent, amazing sound - no matter where you are standing.

Coupled with an all new lightweight 150-watt digital amplifier, the Flightcase weighs in at 11 kg only. The input impedance of 4 MOhm and the very effective EQ section with Lo-Bass/Hi-Bass/Lo-Mid/Hi-Mid/Treble controls make The Flightcase perfect match for Double Bass.

899,– €*

  • 150W output
  • 5 band EQ + limiter
  • 2 upward & 2 front facing speakers (4 x PJB NeoPower Type A)
  • Active/passive input
  • headphone out, DI out, pre-amp out
  • Size: 35 x 32 x 40 cm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 24 lbs / 11 kg
  • Volts: 100 to 240V AC
  • besides black, "Candy Apple Red" color is available as option.

Download Manual (PDF)

PJB Flightcase BG-300

The PJB Flightcase BG-300 has the same design, but more power (250 W) and 6 speakers.

  • 250W output
  • 5 band EQ + limiter
  • 2 upward & 4 front facing speakers (6 x PJB NeoPower Type A, 12,7 cm / 5")
  • Active/passive input (input impedance 4 MOhm)
  • Headphone-, DI- and Preamp-out
  • Size 52,5 x 32 x 40 cm (H x B x T)
  • weight 15 kg
  • Volts: 100 to 240V AC
  • besides black, "Candy Apple Red" colour is available as option.

1249,– €*

PJB Bass Cub BG-100

Bass Cub The bass Cub is the smallest bass combo amp I know. Like the briefcase, it has 100 W power and two 5" speakers, but is much lighter and smaller. Two independent channels can accept two instruments or instrument + microphone. It also has a stereo input for Drum machine or I-pod/MP3 player. Practicing can be done with the 2 internal speakers or headphones.

  • 100W output
  • 2 channels:
    bass input, suited for piezo pickup (Input impedance 4 MOhm); and Microphone/magnetic pickup input
  • 2 x 3 band EQ, limiter, headphone out, DI out, pre-amp out
  • additional stereo input (for e.g. mp3-player)
  • Size 30,5 x 27,5 x 20 cm (12 x 10.8 x 7.8 inch) W x D x H weight 13.2 lbs / 6 kg
  • 2 x PJB NeoPower Type A speakers
  • comes with a padded carrying bag

565,- €*

Download manual (PDF)

PJB PB-300 powered speaker

pjb_pb300 For more volume and power, the powered speaker PB-300 with 250W Power Amp and 6 speakers (5" / 12,7 cm) is the perfect addition to the PJB Flightcase or Bass Cub BG-100. But it can also used with any other preamp (bass buddy, EDB2, Lehle).

  • 250 W
  • size 61,5 x 32 x 41 cm (H x B x T), weight 16,5 kg
  • 6 x PJB NeoPower Type A speaker (5" / 12,7 cm)

889,– €*

Eich Amps

BC112_frontEich Amps are made in Germany by Thomas Eich and his team. Thomas Eich formerly sold his amps under the brand name "TecAmps", but since 2016, his amps are branded "Eich Amps". But the key features stayed the same: classic look, new technology and easy transportability.
LANDO special: Eich amps makes a special, even more double bass friendly version for us. The input impedance is raised to 5 MOhms; external buffer/preamps are not necessary for use with piezo pickups.

Eich BC112

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  • 1 x 12“
  • solid state preamp with gain, taste, lo, lomid, himid, hi, master controls, switchable mute, DI pre/post, XLR balanced DI out, 1 x effects loop, tuner out, line out, line in
  • Class D amplifier, 300 w / 4 ohms
  • input impedance 5 MOhm (Lando special!)
  • switching power supply
  • 4“ cone-driver
  • Freq. Response: 40-19.000 Hz
  • (W x H x D) 44 cm x 45 cm x 34 cm
  • 14 kg

1149,– €*

Eich T-500 amp head

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The Eich T-500 combines 500 Watts of power with very little weight (less than 1.5 kgs). It mounts to the Eich speaker cabinet by means of magnets. Also available: models with 300 W, 900 W or 1000 W.

eich_softbag

  • solid state preamp with gain, taste, lo, lomid, himid, hi, master controls, switchable mute, DI pre/post, XLR balanced DI out, 1 x effects loop, tuner out, line out, line in
  • Class D amplifier, 500 w / 4 ohms (300 w /8 ohms)
  • input impedance 5 MOhm (Lando special!)
  • switching power supply
  • Freq. Response: 40-19.000 Hz
  • (W x H x D): 27 cm x 4,5 cm x 21 cm
  • 1,5 kg
  • magnet fix pins
  • optional: soft case

849,– €*

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Eich 110XS speaker cabinet

The perfect match for the Eich amp heads, which mount to the cabinet by means of magnets. Besides black, many other colours are available upon request (surcharge 37 €).

  • 1 x 10" ceramic speaker
  • 3" CT3 cone driver (with switch)
  • Freq. Response: 50-19.000 Hz
  • Impedance: 4 or 8 Ohm
  • (W x H x D): 35 cm x 38 cm x 35 cm
  • 10 kg

549,– €*

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Acoustic Image

ai_coda_docking_350 About ten years ago, bassist an engineer Rick Jones launched the first series of the Acoustic Image Contra amp. This unconventional design had a cylindrical case and a downfiring speaker, and was developped with the double bass player in mind. It soon became a huge success among double bass player around the world.
Rick Jones continously improves and expands his line of amps. They all have the downfiring speaker in common, which spread the low frequencies omnidirectional and helps the bassist to hear himself better. Acoustic Image amps are available with one or two channels. The two-channel-models Coda and Contra have a docking system: you can slide out the amp unit and use it separately.

Acoustic Image auf Youtube: → Rick Jones about his amps
download product overview (PDF)

AI Contra #650 BA (S4)

  • 1 Kanal (XLR/Klinke-Kombibuchse)
  • 10" / 24,5 cm downfiring speaker (nach unten gerichtet); 5" / 12 cm Hochtöner (nach vorne)
  • 3 band EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble)
  • Phantomspeisung
  • low cut filter
  • DI out
  • 200 Watt @ 8 Ohm, 300W @ 4 Ohm
  • weight 14 kg

1249,– €*

Hevos Amps and Cabinets

Hevos is a small company from the Netherlands, specialized in making amps and cabinets for electric bass and double bass.

Midget 10/400C combo amp

midgetcombo10 The Midget 10″ combo is powered by the 400C combo amplifier. The combo amp has a continuous output of 400 Watts. The amp has 2 separated inputs. Additionally, the pre amp has a mute out to tune the bass inaudible, a phase switch for double bass, a -6 dB switch and a 4 band active tone control with a range of +/- 12 dB. The 400C is provided with all kinds of protection devices, such as a switch-on delay, clip indication, protection against short circuit of the loudspeaker output. At the backside of the amp there is an output for a headphone, a mute out and a symmetrical line out with pre/post switch. An extra Speakon loudspeaker output completes the 400C.
The power amp of the 400C is a class-D type with UcD technics and has a switched power supply. The amplifier delivers its maximum power of 400 Watts at 4 Ohms, so connecting an extra loudspeaker cabinet is possible. The Midget combo can ideally be combined with an extra Midget cabinet without tweeter.

  • Inputs: Active, Passive
  • 400 W
  • 10" speaker (24,50 cm) + slot tweeter
  • input impedance 5 MOhms - no preamp required for use with piezo pickups
  • size 40 x 36 x 34 cm, weight 14,6 kg

1395,– €*

400S amp head

The 400S is an ultra compact amplifier of 7x23x20 cm, with a total weight of 2 kgs. The 400S is suitable for both bass guitar and double bass. Thanks to the application of the newest technics the 400S is completely quiet, even at full power. The class-D technics takes care of the absence of heat dissipation, resulting in a very compact design. The 400S is an amplifier with a continues power of 400 Watts. The 2 inputs have separate Gain controls. This allows you to connect 2 basses at the same time, or in case of a double bass, 2 pick ups. Both inputs have a separate gain control. The led above input 1 is a clip indicator which turns from green into red as soon as the input signal is too high.
Input 1 has a –6dB switch to reduce sensibility if necessary. This could be the case by using an active bass guitar or double bass with separate pre-amp. The use of a separate pre amp for double bass piezo pick ups is not necessairy with the 400S though. Input 1 is also provided with a phase turn switch, which can be useful connecting a double bass with two different pick ups. By means of the switch one puts one pick up out of phase, resulting in a different sound.
The pre amp is also equipped with a mute out to tune the instrument soundlessly. The internal signal is then interrupted and will be available at the mute out to be sent to for instance a tuning gear. The tone control unit is a 4-band type and is very easy to use. The frequencies are 80, 250, 800 and 2500 Hz , +/- 12 dB. The amplifier has been built in such a way that in normal acoustic circumstances there will be no need to use the tone control.

895,– €*

Midget cabinet speakers

The Midget cabinet speaker enclosures are available with 10" or 12" speakers, and with or without additional slot tweeter. The have the same compact size as the Midget combo amps, and can get stacked.

10" + slot tweeter 750,– €*

10" 640,– €*

12" 795,– €*

Other Hevos amps and speaker cabinets available upon request!

QSC powered speakers (active loudspeakers)

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Clear and powerful sound – the powered speakers by QSC, a manufacturer spezialized in prefesional audio systems, have as much as 1000 W output power and sound great with the double bass.

Two combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs accept both Mic and Line Level input while a set of RCA phono inputs allow additional connectivity to portable MP3 players, CD players and line-level mixers. Up to three audio sources can be mixed internally and summed to a balanced output for "daisy-chaining" of multiple units. Separate direct outputs are also provided on each channel for additional output flexibility.

Accessories (optional): carrying softcase, stand. Model K12 available upon request, too.

Please note: active speakers have a low impedance input and no EQ controls, which makes an external preamp necessary for double bass amplification with piezo pickups.

qsc backpanelQSC K8

  • Inputs: Mic, Line, Cinch (e. g. for iPod or drum machine)
  • 1000 W Class D (2 x 500 W)
  • 8" cone transducer, 1.75" diaphragm compression driver
  • frequency range 61 Hz–20 kHz, max. SPL127 dB
  • size 450 x 280 x 269 mm, weight 12.2 kg

699,– €*

QSC K10

  • Inputs: Mic, Line, Cinch (e. g. for iPod or drum machine)
  • 1000 W Class D (2 x 500 W)
  • 10"cone transducer, 1.75" diaphragm compression driver
  • frequency range 60 Hz–18 kHz, max SPL 129 dB
  • size 519 x 320 x 300 mm, weight 14,5 kg

799,– €*

 

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Zadow amps

ze200_400The ze200 is designed and handmade by German engineer Michael Zadow. His philosophy is: the more knobs you have, the more you try to adjust during a performance … You always think it's not quite perfectly adjusted. Due to its clear frequency response, the ze200 EQ controls can stay in the neutral position in most cases. Nevertheless, the ze200 has a highly effective parametric mid EQ. The ze200 features a downfiring system: the bass speaker is directed downwards. This results in an omni directional deflection of the low basses. As a consequence the bassplayer can be clearly heard by the other musicians, the audience and of course himself. Middle and higher frequencies are directed forewards via a secondary speaker. The rounded housing with minimal wall thickness, offers superlative acoustic properties whilst being both light and robust. For both optical and practical reasons, the whole of the electronics is locatedin the housing. The ClassAB-Power Amp is designed to cope with 300Watts rms. An electronical limiting circuit cuts in at 200W to protect the valuable speakers from possible damage through overloading. The inherent power reserve of the power amp together with the down-firing system provide the ze200combo’s transparent sound and deep, rich bass.
Phantom power is available as an option (50,–€). This 9V powered input suitable for pickups like e. g. Schertler StatB, Vektor Kontramike and Bassbalsereit Aktiv.

  • "Downfiring" bass speaker (10"/25,4 cm) + mid range/tweeter (5"/12,7 cm)
  • input impedance 10 MOhm - no external preamp (buffer) needed for piezo pickups
  • 300 W RMS
  • including extra long cable: 4 metres
  • including padded cover
  • size 47 x 40 x 36 cm, weight 14 kg

1290,– €*

Also available with two chanels (ze200-II)

1490,– €*

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Schertler amps

Schertler LaFaro

lafaro3dup Schertler started business in 1986 with a double bass pickup. Today, Schertler offers a wide range of pickups, amps and parts for all kinds of stringed instruments. 2012, Schertler launched a dedicated double bass amp, named after “one of the best sounding bassists in the Jazz history” - Scott LaFaro.
A traditional, transformer driven 280 Watts power amp moves a 8" woofer, specially created for this amp with record-breaking long linear extension to furnish strong, clear low frequencies and natural sounding mids. A tweeter, powered with 80 Watts, takes care to smooth and uncompressed harmonics, what is so important for any stringed instrument, such as double bass.
Download Manual (PDF)

  • Intelligent inputs which recognize the impedance of the pickup or microphone automatically. No need for DI box or buffer. You can plug in anything, from a hi-impedance passive single-coil magnetic pickup to a low impedance vocal microphone.
  • 1” (2,54 cm) Doom Tweeter - 8” (20 cm) Woofer
  • size 37 x 45 x 33.5 cm, weight 19.1 kg
  • 2 independent channels
  • CLASS-A - no integrated circuits, 280 Watts bi-amplified
  • Each channel has 4 band EQ + a special dedicated filter: warm, resonance and brilliance
  • Peak LED indicators on each channel, LED indicators on phantom power

1895,– €*

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Realbass double bass amp

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Michael Schäfer, the maker of the Bassbalsereit pickup, has launched a new line of bass amps at the recent Frankfurt Musikmesse. These amps are packed with smart features, and is made in Germany with high quality parts only.
The input has three different preamps that are chosen automatically, depending on what you plug in. Microphone, high or low impedance pickups, phantom powered or not – the realbass amp handles them all. Phase reverse, low cut filter and a versatile EQ with semiparametric mids control help to shape the sound.
The realbass combo amp comes in a wooden or super light weight carbon fibre enclosure. It's available with one or two channels. The amp can also be mounted in a 19" rack.
More about the realbass amp at Youtube

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  • one channel (Single) or two channels (Duo)
  • Phantom power (48V, 15V)
  • Phase reverse, Low Cut Filter, compressor, mute switch
  • EQ with semiparametric mid controls
  • Aux in for iPod etc
  • send and return for effects
  • DI-out, speaker out
  • weight: 11,5 kg (Single Carbon Selection) up to 17 kg (Duo wood)

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available models and prices

realbass SINGLE wood black (15 kg)
2.290,– €*

realbass SINGLE wood (16 kg)
2.390,– €*

realbass DUO wood black (16 kg)
2.590,– €*

realbass DUO wood (17 kg)
2.690,– €*

realbass SINGLE Carbon (12,5 kg)
2.590,– €*

realbass DUO Carbon (13,5 kg)
2.890,– €*

realbass SINGLE Carbon Selection (11,5 kg)
2.990,– €*


* All prices incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping.