If you've ever played bass in a metal band, you know the score: as soon as the guitarists step on stage, you gotta make your way thru tons of guitars. And obviously, without the right amp, you're going with just a knife to the proverbial gunfight. That's how it went for our buddy Federico Fulceri, bass player for our endorsees Subhuman [ITA], so he came to us asking for a tight sounding, earth shaking bass amp with some serious performance.
First off we started providing Federico with a VST simulation of the amp which we modified according to his feedback and impressions and which you can download for free from the audio plugins page. Then, when we settled on a circuit, we started the build.
As you may have gotten by now, here at Ignite Amps we like amps that are a little on the wild side of things, so we decided to mate the preamp of the SHB-1 to a 1300W RMS [around 2000W peak] very linear, ultra light, Class D poweramp and let us tell you: this thing is LOUD!
The final result is a very flexible amp that, mated to the right cab, can range from round, fat, bluesy/rock tones, to tight and focused sounds for funk and similar, up to all-out sledgehammer pounding for those aggressive metal styles we all love, plus everything in between.
The SHB-1 also sports customized graphics and appearance and it stops the scale at an astonishing 5Kg [11lb]. We strongly suggest you go weigh your 600W head for comparison.
Our endorsee Cinghio of Buffalo Grillz [ITA] asked us for a truly customized boost pedal. Knowing his love for badass sounding and killer looking gear, we conceived the TubeGriller. This is NOT your average boost pedal: this thing has more drive and a "more bass" switch, just to be on the safe side! It sports the usual symmetrical/asymmetrical clipping toggle and a true bypass footswitch that are basic features on our boost pedals. Custom Buffalo Grillz graphics and chrome all 'round to finish it off, ready to complete Cinghio's arsenal.
Just like the now legendary NRR-1, this is a full tube three channel preamplifier with indipendent EQ, Gain, Volume and Bright Switch for each channel. Two inputs, normal and ground lifted outputs, classic and midi channel footswitch, fx loop, bypass function, custom graphics and chrome all-round for our friend Luca Spagnoli [ITA]
Here at Ignite Amps, we know that treadplate is never enough, so, when our buddy Peppe Tartamella [ITA] asked us for a custom wah pedal, we didn't think twice about it, it was treadplate all the way! This pedal uses one of the most famous wah circuits, modified for true bypass, much broader frequency sweep [all the way down to the low notes on the guitar], different transistors and offset mounted switch.