Quilter Labs squeezes a 45-watt bass amp into a pedal-sized unit with the InterBass

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The InterBass from Quilter Labs is a super-portable 45-watt bass amp/preamp head that can be converted to a headphones amplifier at the flick of a switch, or can be sent direct to the PA for use on silent stages.

Quilter are marketing the InterBass as a "do it all" bass interface that is loud enough for small gigs and practice, with a balanced output option for going direct to PA and recording consoles.

The pedal-sized unit uses the same dynamic processing of Quilter Labs' Bass Block preamp and has a 3-band EQ, active effects loop, switchable cab sim, and switch for selecting between a balanced line out and headphones for quiet late-night practice sessions. 

Switch between active and passive modes to best match your bass, while the FR/VINT switch selects a more contemporary "full-range bass response" or a mellower “old school” tone.

Weighing just 0.3kg, the InterBass looks like a solid option for throwing in the bag and heading to the show or practice space. 

The InterBass ships with a 24V AC power supply and cord and retails for $249 (£205, €226 approx).

See Quilter Labs for more information.

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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