Hailed for being some of the most unique yet versitile 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 the guitar world does. This leave many bass players searching for something different.
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, 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 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).
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Shape 1" Kemper Profile Sample
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 2" Kemper Profile Sample
We added just the right amount of the SMX's low compressor for this profile.
Trace Elliot AH400SMX "Low 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
AH400SMX fitted with NOS Yugoslovian TE/7025 Holy Grail Preamp Tube
1048 Cab fitted with Vintage Celestion 75W @ 8 Ohm Speakers
Mics used on 1048 Trace Elliot Cab:
1 x AKG D112
1 x Beyerdynamic M160