EBS Classic 500

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General

THE EBS CLASSIC 500 IS THE ANSWER IF YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR AN AMP WITH A SOUND LIKE A TUBE AMP, BUT WITHOUT THE HASSLE AND THE EXTRA WEIGHT A REAL TUBE AMP COMES WITH.


Vintage tone. The alternatives for bass players looking for the warmth and crunch of old-time tube amps are not plenty today. Sure, there are great vintage amps still around but they often comes with the baggage of high maintenance costs and plenty of weight to carry around. The one modern amp that we suggest comes ‘as close as you’ll get’ without the mentioned downsides is the EBS Classic 500.
 

With the solid state power amp, crunchy organic Drive and total control over the mid-range through separate Low- and High-mid controls, the Classic 500 is the perfect tool to re-create the sounds of the past, while having the punch of more modern amps as well.  

The Classic 500 is pure joy to play!

 

The perfect match. The Classic 500 is the perfect match to the EBS ClassicLine cabinets, available in a range from 1x12" mini sized cabinets to the massive 8x10"!

 

 

Some of the features include:

  • EQ section with dual mid controls and Boosted drive control
  • Floating balanced XLR output
  • 500 W output power into 2 ohms
  • Padded cover included

Ps. The EBS Classic 500 have been powering hundreds of bands at the Sweden Rock Festival since it’s debut in 2013 and been on tour with The Quireboys, Backyard Babies, Black Star Riders, The Sounds, Danko Jones, Bombus and Hank Von Hell, to mention only a few.

Bombus again. Photo: Daniel Falk.

Bombus. Photo: Daniel Falk.

Specs

EBS Classic 500

  • Input Impedance 1 Mohms
  • Gain range -oo / +28 dB
  • Character filter Shelving High/Low Pass
    +6 db @ 75 Hz
    -2.5 dB @ 800 Hz
    +3 dB @ 9 kHz
  • Tone Controls
    Bass Shelving +/- 15 dB @ 100 Hz
    Low Mid Sweepable 150-900 Hz +/-15dB, Q=0.9
    High Mid Sweepable 1.2-7 kHz +/-15dB, Q=1.1
    Treble Shelving +/- 15 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Drive Section Gain 0-30 dB, Low end compensation
  • Other Features
    Balanced Output,
    Line Out
  • Minimum speaker impedance 2 ohms
  • Output Power
    500 W RMS @ 2 ohms load
    440 W RMS @ 4 ohms load
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) 19.3" x 11.8" x 8.5" (49cm x 30cm x 21,5cm)
  • Weight 14 kg / 31 lbs

 Demos & Samples 

Reviews

FROM PREMIER GUITAR

"The Classic 500 earns its name with classic style and classic tone. Pair it with the great-sounding ClassicLine 210 for a powerful rig that can handle almost any gig."

Read the whole review:

http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/20864-ebs-classic-500-review


FROM MUSIKER MAGASINET, No 4, 2014

by Ulf Widlund (translated from Swedish by the author)

"This is not an old all tube amp – it just sounds like one. The fact is it sounds better than some all tube amps I have owned."

"It sounds surprisingly natural and warm even when it’s cranked up."


 

Photos

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 FEATURES

Type: 100% Solid State Amp

EQ section with dual mid controls Boosted drive control

Floating balanced XLR output

500 W output power into 2 ohms

Compact design, fits any ClassicLine cabinet - from the 112 to the 810. 

Padded cover included

Download the manual >>

 

Awards:

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'Editors Award' in Swedish Musikermagasinet, no 4, 2014