Acoustic Classic Bass Amp Boss Katana-Air Park P1800

Every month, we’ll compile a list of announcements, releases and rumors from amp and speaker makers big and small. Here are our favorites from the past month.

4Park P1800

For lovers of that old-school British sound, this 18-watt all-tube combo is modeled after the Watkins Dominator—so expect aggressive, throaty rock ’n’ roll tones. The amp is also as simple as it gets, with two differently voiced channels, a footswitchable tremolo on one channel, and no EQ controls.

3Heptode Jim ’81

Jim ‘81 Combo

The tube-emulating amp, available in multiple configurations, offers two channels: one’s inspired by the Fender Blackface models while the other by the Marshall JCM800 2203.

2Boss Katana-Air

Announced back at Winter NAMM 2018, the Katana-Air is now finally available for sale. It’s a portable wireless 30-watt combo that has five amp characters on tap—ideal for busking, practice and intimate shows.

1Acoustic Classic Series

From left to right: B50C, B100C, B25C

This line-up of three bass amplifiers is robust, frills-free and light on the wallet. There’s a 25-, 50- and 100-watt model—each has a blendable overdrive section—that are priced between $100 to $250.