BASS AMPS AT D. LAKIN BASSES

I’m proud to offer my 2 favorite lines of bass amplification for sale here at D. Lakin Basses. I’ve been testing & using bass amps for over 40 years. It’s a great time to be a bassist as top sounding and lightweight equipment is available at very reasonable prices! I’ve known the namesakes for both lines of amps I carry, James Demeter and Nick Epifani for over 25 years. Both men are passionate and very talented at what they do. The two lines can be mixed and matched to create your ultimate bass amp solution. For example my test rig is a Demeter 800 watt head going through an Epifani 410 DIST cabinet.

Demeter equipment is and has been the choice of professionals for over 40 years. James worked with Leland Sklar to develop the first iconic Demeter preamp. When Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan) put together his custom Meyer Sound Labs stage rig, it was a Demeter preamp they selected to drive the front end. It literally doesn’t get any better than this.

Nick is a true perfectionist. His amps and cabinets can be found on amazing stages from Ron Carter to Anthony Jackson, Epifani’s just work well with electric and acoustic bass rigs. As an active Deadhead it’s great seeing and hearing Oteil Brubridge rock the stadiums with his Epifani rig.

BASS AMPS

VT-400D $1149

The famous Demeter sound and quality is now much more affordable, building on the concept of our VTBP-M-800D. We wanted to come up with even a smaller more competitively priced Amplifier that could deliver the Demeter sound, while keeping the compromises to a bare minimum.

PICCOLO $699

At just 4.5 pounds, the third generation Piccolo travels light but packs a mighty punch. A redesigned Epifani 3-band EQ gives you the flexibility to get legendary sound in any style from rock to jazz, from punk to salsa.

VTBP-M-800D $1449

All tube pre-amp circuitry Hand wired in the USA using High quality components, DC filament, full 280V high voltage supply. Classic passive tube tone controls Treble, Middle, Bass with frequency selector and presence with frequency selection.

UL-901 $999

The new UL 901’s engineering features modern components like a light-weight, high-reliability digital power supply, an updated PureSound D.I. section, and a refined EQ that gives you total control over your sound in any playing situation.

CABINETS

FLIP TOP COMBO $1189

The new 1 x 12 x 5 Flip top combo cabinet solves the problems found in most Flip top cabinets. These cabinets are built rock solid with latches that really work. The Bass speaker is housed in its own perfectly tuned area that protects the speaker from anything you may drop inside. There is also space inside the flip top compartment to store cables and pedals during travel.

DIST2 1x12 $799

Bring a massive sound wherever you go. The compact 1×12 packs a punch without the extra weight. The dual voice-coil Neodymium driver can handle up to 350 watts of clear, fast power. Yet the whole cabinet weighs just 34 pounds.

DIST2 2x10 $999

Rated at over 500 watts, DIST2 2×10 fills the stage with a long throw and wide dispersement. A pair of custom neo drivers move like lightning, producing a highly accurate sound all your own.

FLIP TOP COMBO $1189

The new 1 x 12 x 5 Flip top combo cabinet solves the problems found in most Flip top cabinets. These cabinets are built rock solid with latches that really work. The Bass speaker is housed in its own perfectly tuned area that protects the speaker from anything you may drop inside. There is also space inside the flip top compartment to store cables and pedals during travel.

DIST2 1x12 $799

Bring a massive sound wherever you go. The compact 1×12 packs a punch without the extra weight. The dual voice-coil Neodymium driver can handle up to 350 watts of clear, fast power. Yet the whole cabinet weighs just 34 pounds.

DIST2 2x10 $999

Rated at over 500 watts, DIST2 2×10 fills the stage with a long throw and wide dispersement. A pair of custom neo drivers move like lightning, producing a highly accurate sound all your own.

SHIRTS

New D. Lakin T-shirts are now available. Classic design in a very high-quality District brand shirt. Very comfortable, I’m wearing one now and loving it! Just PayPal me $20 and it’s yours. Be sure to put your address and size in the note and PayPal me at – dlakin@lakincorp.com. Please pay using Friend. 100% money back guarantee (like the basses). Sizes available – Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X Large, and 3X Large. ***Available in the US only***

STRINGS

I am proud to use Dunlop and Pyramid strings on all D. Lakin Basses. Click the image for info on each brand.

Back around 2000, I read in bass player magazine that Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead used to use Pyramid Gold strings on his basses circa 1969-1972. I’m a big fan of the Dead and especially the bass tone of those years. I also learned that Pyramid made (and still does) Hofner strings. This means the Beatles were primarily recorded with Pyramid flats. So, tracked down a set. They were expensive compared to other brands, but I bought them anyways. I fell in love I began putting them on most of my personnel basses. I’ve told many people about them and of those who have tried them, I have never heard a negative comment. They are perfection. If flatwounds are a part of your sound, I urge you to try them. I’ll go a step further and offer a no questions asked money back guarantee. Return the strings (even though they would be cut to fit your bass) and I will return your money!

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