Taking elements from our flagship 4 Stroke and OB1 series bass amps, and with enough power for smaller venues, the Crush Bass 100 is a seriously versatile combo in both sound and application. Using high-end engineering techniques not usually found on combos of this type, the key to the Crush Bass 100’s immensely fat and detailed tone is the amplifier’s 100 Watt output section. The choice of discrete components (rather than common integrated circuits) gives the amp sensational levels of clarity across the entire spectrum, and the internal 15” speaker means that even the most subterranean frequencies come through loud and clear.
Coupled to the output stage is an equally powerful preamp. The active EQ section with its sweepable parametric mid band allows players to fine tune the Crush Bass 100 to any style, plus our ‘bi-amp’ inspired Gain and Blend circuit adds even more tonal variety. These interactive controls add extra harmonic content and variable levels of grit to the core bass tone, perfect for creating earthy vintage riffs or savagely distorted mayhem, without ever losing the all-important low end. They can also be switched in remotely via the optional footswitch. Along with a balanced line output, the Crush Bass 100 also has a buffered effects loop, an integrated tuner, aux. input and a Cabsim-loaded headphone output for silent practice. From the bedroom to the stage, this amp covers all bases.
Powerful Active Parametric EQ
The Crush Bass 100 features an EQ circuit inspired by our prestigious 4 Stroke Series amplifiers. At its centre is a parametric mid band. This presents players with a much greater degree of control over the sound than a traditional EQ, allowing them to vary the frequencies they want hear. The mid band covers a wide range, sweeping from 300Hz (fully anti-clockwise) to 2.7kHz (fully clockwise), meaning this amp can be fine tuned to suit any musical style. The active circuitry allows for up to 15dB of boost or cut on the bass and middle frequencies, and up to 20dB on the treble side.
Analigue Design & Ported Cabinet
The Crush Bass series delivers a fat, rounded sound thanks to an all-analogue signal path. The Crush Bass 25 houses a 8” speaker with a reflex port for improved low-end response.
Cabsim Headphone Output, Aux Input & Chromatic Tuner
The headphone output features our Cabsim circuitry which emulates the response of our stage-ready OBC bass speaker cabinets during silent practice. This signal can also be sent to a console for seriously authentic direct recording. The Aux. Input allows for connecting external audio sources for backing tracks whilst the handy onboard tuner makes for quick tune-ups between jams.
Features at a Glance:
- Active 3 Band Eq, Parametric Mid Control, Chromatic Tuner, Cabsim-Loaded Headphone Output & Aux In
- Controls (Right To Left): -6db Pad Switch, Bass, Frequency, Middle, Treble, Volume
- (Below) Integrated Chromatic Tuner
- Finish Options: Orange Or Black Basketweave Vinyl
- Output Power: 25 Watts
- Speaker: 8″
- Unboxed Dimensions (W X H X D): 32.5 × 36.5 × 23.5cm
- Unboxed Weight: 8.3kg