Positive Grid BIAS Mini Bass Amplifier Head (600 Watts)

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Pick up the BIAS Mini Bass head and command any stage with confidence. Create your favorite amp tones on the fly and use ToneCloud to share with friends.

Building on the foundation set by its larger siblings BIAS Head and BIAS Rack, BIAS MINI Bass squeezes the same advanced component emulation engine, authentic dynamic amp feel and wireless connectivity into an even smaller and lighter package made just for bass players. Weighing in at just over 5 pounds, with a built-in 300 watt power amp and the ability to get any bass amp tone imaginable, nothing else on the planet comes close to BIAS MINI for small-to-medium sized gigs and recording sessions.

Hardware and software beautifully integrated, BIAS Mini Head allows you to design and match any amp tone on the fly, share and download Amp Match models in the cloud, and use that massive tone on a full-blown 600 watt RMS power amp.

The op-amps, passive components and A/D and D/A converters used are all top of the line. BIAS Mini Head's power amp is optimized to perform any BIAS Amp presets at the highest audio quality possible at any volume. It also provides zero latency performance due to its built-in interface.

Amp Match lets you capture or download any tube amp tone and sync it with your desktop and mobile devices. You can then use the exact same tone with BIAS Mini Bass Head on stage, in the studio or while practicing at home.

Design your custom dream amp and sync unique presets in real time. Swap out the virtual tube types, preamp, transformer, tone stacks, cab and mic position to create your own signature sound, with just a few taps or mouse clicks.

Download thousands of read more Amp Match models created by legendary recording artists and your fellow guitarists on ToneCloud, and sync the entire collection across your desktop and mobile devices and BIAS Mini Bass Head in a snap. read less

- Power Amplifier: 600 Watts RMS @ 8 Ohms
- Voltage and Frequency: 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
- Dimension (H x W x D): 2 x 9.5 x 8 in.
- Weight: 9 lbs.
- Instrument input: 1/4 inch, Hi-Z impedance
- Effect loop: 1/4 inch, send and return
- Direct output: XLR balanced
- External Pedal: 1/4 inch TRS
- USB: Connect with BIAS Mac and Windows

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 26, 2018 by Del H in Emmett, ID

"Great little amp for recording, session work and gigging"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I bought the bass amp version due to the combi speak-on/ 1/4 inch output that the guitar version doesn’t have. But I use this amp primarily for guitar. It works great, has been reliable and flexible for gigs and sessions.

The sound of this 300W head is great especially when using the line out with speaker impulse response files into a recording interface, board or powered Fullrange flat response PA cabinet. The ability to store up to 16 amp models is more than enough for a gig.

The mist useful feature is the ability to import amp models from you desktop, laptop, or iPad. This allows for quick changes to the presets while prepping for a gig or session. The ability to control the amp via MIDI or blue tooth is a plus as well.

Ease of Use
If you’re already familiar with Bias Amp it’s pretty easy. If not , you will find the Bias Amp intuitive and full featured. But it’s something you can loose yourself in just playing with tone shaping. What I mean by that is the flexibility of the application leads you to tweak everything. So you’ll find you’ve spent an hour or two just having fun tweaking the amp settings in the app.

The amp is pretty solid. It does have screw holes in the chassi for mounting it in a half rack kit. Though I tend to just throw it in a gig bag.

For the price, I would recommend read more this over a Kemper or Fractal. It can hold its own. It definitely outperforms modelers from Line 6 (Helix, Pod HD, and Pod) or Digitech (GNX series) I have owned, used and parted with.

Manufacturer Support
The folks at Positive Grid have always been responsive for support issues. I’ve never had an issue with support for any of their products I use.

The Wow Factor
It is utilitarian. The Wow is in its capability to perform just as a tube amp would. In that it can sag like a tube amp, it can clean up like a tube amp when rolling the guitar volume back. It can also sound like a solid state amp.

Musical Background:
I am a professional guitarist/bassist session musician with 40 years experience

Musical Style:
I play in multiple styles including jazz, blues, country, folk, classical, rock & metal.
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