Phil Jones Bass has launched the Bass Cub II, a bass combo amplifier that squishes 110 watts of power into a compact, portable package.
The model follows the first Bass Cub amplifier, however, sports quicker transient attack, with improved speaker cone acceleration – meaning the sound kicked out of the amp is a truer representation of the motion of the strings. It also boasts a greater dynamic range and an overall cleaner sound, with less unwanted distortion and an upgraded power supply over the first Cub.
Phil Jones Bass notes the lightness of the model as well, saying that “It is so light that it can be lifted with one finger!” The unit weighs in at just over seven kilograms (15.5lbs), which means it definitely will make taking it to and from gigs much easier on your back than say, a 6×12 speaker cabinet. Despite its diminutive size, the Bass Cub II offers 110 watts of Class-D amplification.
The amp’s two channels are independent and can accept an instrument each simultaneously. There’s also an auxiliary input for a backing track or a drum machine, and a headphone jack for silent practising.
The Bass Cub II comes in either black or red Tolex. Two independent channels can accept two instruments or one microphone. It also has a stereo input for a Drum machine or iPod/MP3 player. Play along practising can be accomplished through the two internal speakers or headphone jack.