The new Trace Elliot® ELF bass amplifier has been declared the “Best Bass Amplifier” by the Musikmesse International Press Awards. The distinction was announced during the international musical instrument trade show, Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. Weighing in at just 1.6 pounds, this revolutionary amp is small enough to fit in your back pocket. The ELF’s remarkable technology and size make it an ideal solution for any bassist who is concerned with size and weight, but isn't willing to compromise on tone or performance.
Designed in the U.K. and the U.S., the ELF produces a solid, fan-cooled 200 continuous watts RMS at 4 ohms. The switch mode power supply has thermal as well as over- current protection, and the gain knob features a bicolor LED that turns red when the preamp compressor engages. The unique input gain has three regions of operation - uncompressed, variable multiband compression, and overdrive. In terms of sonic quality, the ELF has a clean signal path with simple controls, making it easy to achieve a professional bass tone. The 3-band rotary EQ has three proprietary Trace Elliot filters: low center, mid center, and high center. Studio-quality XLR outputs, with a ground lift switch, ensure the tone the player has on stage is the same tone in the PA. There’s also a headphone output to enable quiet practice. The ELF provides all of this versatility in a unit that measures a trailblazing 1.35’’ by 6.75’’ by 4.10’’— today the smallest bass amp in the industry.
The ELF comes with an embroidered nylon carrying case, an owner’s manual CD-ROM that includes the REAPER™ DAW and Peavey® ReValver® amp modeling software, and a Union Jack sticker that reminds of Trace Elliot's U.K. roots.