Hailed for being some of the most unique yet versatile amplifiers ever made in the bass world, Trace Elliot has retained a cult like following on their amps. While the availability of these older amps is scarce, now you have classic T.E. tone at your fingertips.
Introducing the Trace Elliot AH400SMX Kemper profile pack
Kemper has long been a favorite amplifier for guitar players. While the unit has the full capability to be used by bass players, the bass world has far fewer options as far as profiles than their guitar counterparts. This leaves many bass players on a never ending search for something different... something unique.
The Trace Elliot AH400SMX boasts huge body while maintaining clarity unmatched by other bass amps. The graphic eq allows for precise boosts and cuts in your tone. British Audio is famous for their familiarity and repair work on Trace Elliots. After a full service, this amp hit British Audio's state of the art Profile Room.
Paired with the Trace Elliot 1048 cabinet, finely tuned for each tone, the Trace Elliot AH400SMX is sure to be a new favorite for your Kempers bass section.
In this first profile sample, we engage the Pre Shape 1 switch to instantly gain access to that classic Trace Elliot tone that made them so famous during the Blacklight era of the late 80's and 90's... It adds a boost at both the low end (50Hz) and the high end (2 to 5kHz) of the frequency spectrum as well as a cut at mid frequencies (400Hz).
Pre Shape 2 is a more rock orientated equalisation providing a wider bandwidth boost at low frequencies, less of a mid cut and a slight boost at higher frequencies.
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Shape 1" & "Shape 2" Kemper Profile Sample
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Chorus 1" & "Chorus 2" Kemper Profile Sample
This profile captures the world renown compression circuit of the Trace Elliot SMX Preamp.
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Low Comp" & "High Comp" Kemper Profile Sample
Using a combintaion of Pre Shape 1 and scooping the graphic EQ, we created this massive mid-scooped monster.
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Mid Scp" Kemper Profile Sample
With some added overdrive and the preamp set to full "Valve" this Trace really delivers moderate to high gain tones with ease.
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Dark Drive" Kemper Profile Sample
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Grind" Kemper Profile Sample
A common feature found in newer bass amps is the low octave. We experimented for some time until we came up with a very pleasing low octave for this classic amp.
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Low Octave" Kemper Profile Sample
AH400SMX fitted with NOS Yugoslovian TE/7025 Holy Grail Preamp Tube
1048 Cab fitted with Vintage Celestion (Made for TE) 75W @ 8 Ohm Speakers
Mics used on 1048 Trace Elliot Cab:
1 x AKG D112
1 x Beyerdynamic M160
Gut shot video of the Trace Elliot AH400SMX we profiled for this Kemper Pack.
Profiles in the pack: