Jan. 19, 2012, ANAHEIM, Calif. (NAMM Exhibit 5856, Hall B)—Trace Elliot®, the original bass and acoustic amplification specialists, is earning rave reviews for its U.K.-designed, U.S.A.-made bass and acoustic guitar amplifiers.
Trace Acoustic® earned a perfect five-star ranking for the TA-300™ acoustic guitar amplifier from Acoustic magazine, rating a perfect score in all categories of review, from Build Quality to Sound Quality to Value for Money. Acoustic's Russell Welton lauded the amplifier's renowned studio-quality sound reproduction, exclusive features, "genius" design considerations, onboard effects, clean power and overall performance.
"If you need a good monitor sound, effective P.A., incredible definition in your tone, and live performance wow factor, the TA-300 amp is for you," wrote Welton. "These are high-quality products designed with integrity and made with performance acumen in mind. You can't fail to be impressed." Vintage Guitar magazine's Pete Prown raved, "The TA-300 could be a gamechanger ... the evolution of acoustic-guitar amps just took a big step forward."
In Bass Guitar magazine, Kevin Sanders praised the "top-notch" Trace Elliot 1215™ bass combo's "focused and punchy" sound. "This preamp design just works brilliantly; it's not surprising that so many manufacturers have copied its layout. There's a huge amount of scope for sound shaping here. Trace Elliot have always produced innovative, high-quality amps ... they are now better than ever."
Trace Elliot bass amplifiers provide bassists with amazing power and precise control over their sound through features such as dual-band compressor, highly versatile effects loops, valve driver stage and the signature Trace Elliot Pre-Shape circuitry. From the AH1200-12™, AH600-12™ and AH600-7™ amplifier heads to the 1210™, 1215™ and 715x™ bass combos—and the entire range of specially voiced loudspeaker enclosures—Trace Elliot bass amplifiers are sonically superior professional amplification systems.
Trace Acoustic amplifiers bring studio-quality acoustic reproduction to the stage through designs that incorporate very high-impedance (piezo pickup) inputs, notch filters, phantom power and Dynamic Correction™, a unique circuitry that reproduces the sparkling top end of an acoustic instrument without relying on high-frequency horns (which can produce harsh, unwanted overtones). These amplifiers also feature Trace Elliot's signature Shape circuit and built-in auto-compressor on each channel, as well as customizable DSP effects with parameter and setting adjustment with separate reverbs that can be assigned to each channel.
With artists such as Nancy Wilson (Heart) and acoustic stylist Monte Montgomery to Mike Kroeger (Nickelback), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Dominic Aitchison (Mogwai), Trace Elliot and Trace Acoustic amplifiers are enjoying a global renaissance with world-class artists.
Trace Elliot bass amplifiers and Trace Acoustic guitar amplifiers are available now from authorized retailers. Please visit www.traceelliot.com/dealers to find a dealer near you.
About Trace Elliot®
Regarded as the first true specialty bass amplifier manufacturer, Trace Elliot® established operation in the U.K. during the 1970s and expanded to acoustic guitar amplification in the 1980s. Musicians and retailers throughout the world laud Trace Elliot's unique circuitry and unmistakable performance and are used by some of the world's most respected players. The current list of artist endorsers includes Mike Kroeger of Nickelback, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Monte Montgomery, Doug Wimbish of Living Colour, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai, and Anthony Molina of Mercury Rev. Trace Elliot amplifiers are designed in the U.K. and made in the U.S.A., and distributed throughout North America and Europe by Peavey Electronics. To find out more, visit www.traceelliot.com.