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Trace Elliot 1215 15" 500W Bass Combo

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The Trace Elliot 1215 is a 500W combo amp with a 15'', special design Celestion speaker and high frequency horn for outstanding full-range reproducti...Click To Read More About This Product

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The 1215 has the power and features that professionals demand in a convenient combo!

The Trace Elliot 1215 is a 500W combo amp with a 15'', special design Celestion speaker and high frequency horn for outstanding full-range reproduction. The cabinet has been tuned with an unobstructed bottom slot to 42Hz for tight bass response. A 12-band EQ gives you loads of control over your sound. 6 footswitchable features include Pre Shape for the classic Trace sound, Valve to add warmth or overdrive, dual-band compressor with separate hi and lo bands, sophisticated effects loop, and an output mute.

  • 500W
  • 15", specially voiced Celestion speaker
  • High-frequency horn
  • MOSFET technology
  • Dual-tube driver stages for signal pre-conditioning
  • 12-band Trace Elliot graphic equalizer
  • Dual band compressor with separate hi/lo controls
  • Sophisticated effects loop (hi-pass/lo-pass/full range outputs, left/right/mono returns, series/parallel switch, loop level control)
  • Electronically balanced XLR DI outputs for pre-EQ and post-preamp
  • Line out
  • 6 footswitchable features include pre-shape, valve, dual band compressor, sophisticated effects loop, and output mute

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Best bass combo period.

By Chase Elliott

from Portland, OR

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I am a touring musician that has run the gambit of dive bars to casinos, to opening for 10,000+ screaming folks. I looked for a long time for a combo that would give me enough power and tweak-ability to hear myself the way I wanted to on a variety of stages...after going through a SWR Redhead, a Genz Benz Shuttle Bass combo, and a David Eden Metro, the 1215 gave me everything I was looking for. The 15" is very tight, and has the a lower thump compared to the 2x10 versions that really helps on loud stages to stay in the pocket better with the kick. Apart from the versatility in sound options, the kicker is that I can shape the sound to my liking, and then run the DI output flat BEFORE eq and effects so the sound man has a clean signal to work with on the mains. If it's not powerful enough for you, you can add an extension cab that feeds an additional 150w out. I have now played over 200 shows on this thing, had drinks spilt on her, dropped by weak bandmates (It is almost 90lbs of quality), and it just won't die. Yes it is expensive, but it's worth every penny...and while the other amp combos I tried all sounded good, none of them gave me as many sounds and options as the 1215 does. 5 stars all around!


Tough amp

By BennyT

from Kansas City, KS

The bassist in my band found this amp on the side of the road in a ditch while coming home from work. He replaced the speaker and bam. Good as new. Powerful, and has a very broad range of tones. I rated low on value because it looks expensive, but I'm a drummer, so I'm not sure how much bass amps run. The only downfall is that it's internal fan is somewhat noisy. Other than that it is an amazing amp!

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