I’m proud to offer some of my 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 James Demeter, Nick Epifani, and Larry Ullman for over 25 years now. These men are passionate and very talented at what they do. Trickfish is new to me this year and so far I’m absolutely impressed by the way they sound. Mix and match 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.

Many years ago, I asked bass player Larry Ullman, a friend from New Jersey why most recorded bass sounds sound better than what I was getting out of my bass and amp. Having some background in consumer HiFi Larry told me the problem was the bass amp. Taking what I said to him as a challenge, Larry with New Jersey neighbor, John Dong, resurrected the brand name that they used in their HiFi days, “Euphonic Audio” and set off to make HiFi bass amplification.

Trickfish Amplification was birthed out of the passion and imagination of founder Richard Ruse in 2014. The company is dedicated to delivering a collection of killer products that will serve as valuable tools for discerning bassists as they seek inspiration for their artistic vision. We share a common vision of intelligent design, precision, delectable tone and rugged durability in everything we build. I’m proud to off this great gear.