This holiday season, millions of kids will revere a certain elf that always remains just out of their reach. That’s why Peavey Electronics® is taking a firm stance on elf accessibility. The only elf worth this kind of fuss — and one that you’re encouraged to pick up and handle — is the Trace Elliot ELF Bass Amplifier and Combo Bass Amplifiers. Good things come in small packages, and so do powerful things. This is one ELF that may look unassuming but can blow the lid right off the shelf.
What makes the Trace Elliot ELF Bass Amplifier, Combo Bass Amplifiers and Transit Pre-Amp & Effects pedals perfect holiday gifts?
Let’s take a closer look at each…
The Trace Elliot ELF Bass Amplifier is a miniature-sized head with a tiny footprint that brings huge bass tone, solving an age-old problem of how to how to make a small bass amplifier sound like its full-size counterpart.
How does the ELF pull off this Christmas miracle?
Trace Elliott has been professionally designing bass amps for decades and eagerly took on the challenge. From a secret lab somewhere south of the North Pole, out popped the ELF, weighing just 1.6 pounds and delivering 200W continuous into 4 ohms. It’s not pixie magic; it’s impressive engineering.
Who would benefit most from such a big-sounding little bugger?
The ELF is an ideal solution for any bass player who’s concerned about the size and weight of their rig but doesn’t want to compromise on tone or performance.
That sounds cool, but how much will it limit my sonic options?
Players have plenty of options to dial in their ideal tone with the ELF, which offers wide-range input gain control with signal-level indicator and 3-band rotary EQ. The ELF also has an ultra-high pre-amp input impedance, at more than 10 mega ohms, providing maximum sensitivity when using passive pickups. The post EQ balanced XLR DI outputs have ground lift for sending classic Trace Elliot tone to a mixing console or recording device. The quarter-inch headphone output allows for quiet practice.
That’s awesome, and it looks super groovy too, but what is a portable ELF without an equally portable cabinet?
Trace 2x8 and 1x10 Cabinets deliver big tones from lightweight and portable enclosures. The top makes a perfect shelf for the ELF!
What if I want something even more portable that combines components?
Trace Elliot has heard that request and responded to your wishes for this holiday season.
ELF 1x8 and 1x10 Combo Bass Amplifiers Deliver the Whole Compact Package
Following the ELF’s debut, the Trace Elliot brand introduced ELF 1x10 and 1x8 Combos, putting the finest speaker components in a road-worthy package. Like the tiny ELF, these combos have compression, built-in EQ, and ultra-quiet DI out that eliminates hum and noise. They push plenty of air while being extremely lightweight and portable.
Exactly how lightweight, powerful and portable are they?
The portability aspect of these Combos can’t be overstated. The 1x8 Combo weighs only 17 pounds, measuring approximately 12.5 inches high and just over 15.5 inches wide and deep. Weighing only a pound more, the 1x10 Combo measures 14.5 inches high, with an approximately 16.5-inch width and 17.3-inch depth.
What if I want to practice late at night in my bedroom, or use this little rig on an actual gig?
Both Combos have a headphone output in the back for quiet practice. When it’s time to crank things up for bigger gigs, ELF Combos are expandable, through Trace Elliot 2x8 or 1x10 speaker cabinets that offer pristine full-range bass reproduction with more than enough power. Better yet, utilize the direct out straight to the front of house and dominate the entire room!
…So far so good, but what about the rest of the things that make a player sound truly professional?
Transit™ Pre-Amp & Effects Pedals: Simple and Streamlined for the Road
The ELF can truly own the road this holiday with the Trace Elliot Transit™ preamp and effects pedals. Players have two options based on their needs, and both weigh just 2.6 pounds.
What are my options?
The Transit-B Bass Pre-amp & Effects Pedal is designed as a professional grade preamp for the discerning bassist. On the Transit B, players will find built-in tools for tone shaping like Pre-shape, 5-band EQ and dual-band Compressor that are easy to use on the fly. Features like Drive with blend control and built-in bass enhancement add to the tonal options available.
The Transit-A Acoustic Pre-amp & Effects Pedal is designed specifically for the professional acoustic guitar player. It has just the right number of features for a without over-burdening the user with extra controls. The built in Compression, Notch Filter, Pre-shape and simple EQ controls ensure great basic tone, while Boost, Chorus, Delay and Reverb provide all the tools necessary for artistic expression.
What are the controls like?
Both Transit pedals offer a back-lit control panel that becomes the chromatic tuner for accurate tuning, as well as built-in Pre and Post XLR balanced output, dry output, and headphone output.
Giving Feels as Good as Getting (or Better…)
This year, the ELF that keeps on giving is not one that lives rent-free in your home (and possibly your head). Treat yourself or the bass player in your life to the Trace Elliot ELF Compact Bass Amplifier and Combo Bass Amplifiers and throw in a Transit pedal for good measure.
Melt that shelf and deck the gear hauls!
Happy Holidays from the Peavey Electronics team!