The Bass Strategy Eight:88 is the big horsepower, big venue all tube Bass Amp for the new millennium!
The Bass Strategy™ Eight:88™ with its fat all tube Tone, features, dial-ability, portability, packaging and control over the entire spectrum make the Strategy an iconic step forward in Bass amplification. The Strategy provides an all tube preamp, a 5-position Rotary Voice Selector, our 9-Band Graphic Equalizer, patented Multi-Watt™ 3-Way Selectable Power, Footswitchable Solo and Voice control (footswitch sold separately), a Rear Tuner Output, and an all new, high output power section utilizing eight KT-88s to give you all you need to dial the perfect bass tone.
The Strategy is the big horsepower, big venue tube Bass Amp for the new millennium. Its bold design with stunning looks, amazing tone, innovative ergonomics and surprising portability in a large format tube bass amp put it at the pinnacle of All Tube bass amp designs.
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Made in Petaluma, California with the world’s finest materials
Weighs Only 49 Pounds!
Dimensions: Metal Chassis Head - 7 7/16” H x 18 7/8” W x 13 3/16” D
Tube Power Amp and Preamp featuring 8xKT88 Power Tubes & 3x12AX7 Preamp Tubes / *IMPORTANT NOTE: Tube Amps sound as loud as Solid State Amps rated at several times their power (wattage) rating. Plug in and compare – Amazing power unmatched fat, enveloping tone and inspiring feel
All-Tube Preamp featuring Gain with Pull Gain Boost Switch, Active Bass, Passive Mid, Active Treble, 5-Position Active Voice Switch, Assignable or Bypassable 9-Band Graphic EQ & Master Volume
Class A/B, Multi-Watt™ Power Amp provides three power options via a Full/Half/Low Power Switch Choose from a tube armada of: 8 power tubes, producing 465 Tube-Watts* (“Sounds like in excess of 900”) or 4 tubes, producing 250 Tube-Watts* or 2 tubes, producing 125 Tube-Watts*
Adjustable Bias control with LED indicator to accommodate wider tolerances found in KT88’s
Input Select Switch (Bright, Normal or Active)
Footswitchable Solo Level Control (Patent 6,724,897) - requites optional Strategy™ Footswitch or a Tip-To-Ground, On/Off, Latching Footswitch (each sold separately)
Tuner Output (back panel) with Play/Mute Switch (front panel)
Fully Buffered FX Loop
Balanced XLR Line Out w/Ground Lift (back panel) and Pre/Post Switch & D.I. Level Control (front panel)
Silent Record allows direct preamp output from the Balanced XLR without the need for a speaker cabinet