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Loud and lightweight design with versatile bass tone. That's what the new Yamaha BBT500-110 (10" speaker and compression driver) and BBT500-115 (15" speaker and compression driver) bass combos deliver. Both models incorporate the digital amplification and preamp technology from the new Yamaha BBT500H digital bass amplifier--with a speaker--in a single cabinet.

The BBT500H is the first all-digital bass amp head, delivering 500 Watts of power (with two cabinets), and offering a total of 11 vintage and modern amp sounds ranging from a fat tube rig to a 1960's fuzz. It can be used with electric, upright or Yamaha "Silent" bass products, and has built-in dynamics and tone shaping capability. Onboard processing includes a 5-band variable tone control, single-band, fully parametric EQ, compressor and programmable effects blend. Other features include an effects loop, MIDI in/out and five user memory locations.

Connections include 1/4" line and balanced XLR outputs, two 1/4" speaker outputs, tuner outputs and a headphone jack for practice.

The BBT500-110 (MSRP $1,399.99) and BBT500-115 (MSRP $1,599.99) are currently available.

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