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NAMM 2019: Taurus debuts Vandall-500 bass amp with solid-state and tube preamps

NAMM 2019: Poland’s Taurus Amplification has announced the Vandall-500, a 500W hybrid bass head, which features both solid-state and tube preamps.

The hybrid design allows bassists to mix both preamps, which can be further refined with the company’s Mid-Level Optimization system, which promises frequency sweeps without losing volume.

Parametric mid control and preamp filter switches promise further tweakability, while a switching mode power supply makes for high dynamics and power from a lightweight, compact amp.

Around the rear, you’ll find an XLR balanced line out with pre/post and ground lift switches, plus an effects loop and speaker output.

The Vandall-500 is available now from Taurus Amplification for $793USD/€696/£624.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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