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 EBS Classic 500 is probably as close you will get to a classic tube amp sound with any solid state bass head. The musical boosted Drive control and the excellent tone controls makes it easy to dial in any type of vintage (or modern) bass sound. The plenty of power offered from the new power amp makes the Classic 500 an amazingly versatile bass amp with a beautiful tone. Transparent to the character of your bass – in true EBS tradition!

The thoughtfully designed EQ puts you firmly in the driving seat adding everything from subtle, vintage overdrive to a mean driving distortion, whilst maintaining a beautiful low rounded bottom end.

The perfect match for EBS ClassicLine cabinets. The Classic 500 is the perfect match for ALL EBS ClassicLine cabinets, including the narrower sized 112 and 210 cabinets, due to the new compact outfit.

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

 

ARTISTS USING THE EBS CLASSIC 500: Robbie Crane [Black Star Riders], Johan Blomquist [Backyard Babies], Johan Bengtsson [The Sounds], JC [Danko Jones], Anders Iwers [Dark Tranquillity], Jonas Rydberg [Bombus], Per Wiberg [Kamtchatka], Mats Rydström [Abramis Brama] and more...

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