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Bullhead 1k amplifier  £1199 FREE UK shipping

Bullhead .5k amplifier £849   FREE UK shipping

SM110 Cabinet             £629 + £10 UK shipping

TF110 Cabinet              £629 + £10 UK shipping

TF112 Cabinet              £710 + £10 UK shipping

TF408 Cabinet Ex demo model, as new £825

TF210 Cabinet              £849 + £10 UK shipping

TF210V Cabinet            £929 + £10 UK shipping

TF410 Cabinet              £1299 + £10 UK shipping


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BULLHEAD 1K


The Trickfish team has put all of our experience and skill into making the Bullhead 1K a truly musical piece of equipment. The design goals were modest: build a pre-amp that had the lowest noise floor possible so when we record it’s nice and quiet, employ powerful EQ’s so we can shape the sound in the most musical way possible and utilize a stout, no-nonsense power amp that delivers when you’re digging in and pouring on the heat. We kept it simple and clean so that it would be easy to operate on stage – big knobs that are easy to grab and full size switches to minimize fumbling.

 

We spent the money on very high quality components and deliberately skipped many of the on-board effects and signal processing features found on a lot of amps because to add them would raise the overall price. As players ourselves if we want compression we’ll go buy a really good compressor; if we want an octaver or analog filter, we’ll go buy the real deal.  It’s actually pretty simple – great tone in a lightweight, durable package that’s at home on any stage or in any studio. When you have a chance to get familiar with this head we hope you’ll agree that we’ve met our goals and built something pretty unique.

 

How the Bullhead Works

There’s 3 meaningful sections to any bass head...

 

The Instrument Input and Gain section:

A common misconception is that this is just a jack where you plug the bass in and turn a volume knob – it is, but it’s really much more. This is the first block in building what is commonly called “Gain Structure”. The signal (your instrument) plugs into the jack and depending on where you adjust the input sensitivity - in the case of our amps it’s labeled HI/LOW but you may also see Active/Passive or something to that effect, you are setting the first block of gain in the amplifier. The Bullhead input is designed to accept a wide range of sources from passive to active instruments as well as from an acoustic bass pickup. This input is AC coupled to prevent unknown sources from damaging the input circuitry with DC or spikes. The rest of the circuit is DC coupled all the way to the output.

 

The input section sets the gain level into the EQ. If you under-power the signal into the EQ section you just won’t have enough voltage to get the EQ to work to its fullest potential and you’ll add noise. Over-power the input to the EQ section and you’ll have distortion. When you add EQ you also increase the Gain. On the Bullhead we’ve included a multi-segment LED ladder that shows you just how much gain created after you’ve adjusted the input attenuator, Gain knob and EQ. A little of the red indicator won't create problems - just illuminate them at the peaks or loudest points when you set up the gain structure.

 

The EQ Section:

Before we dissect the EQ circuit it should be noted that there are a couple schools of thought on running the EQ section of any audio device but for simplicity sake, let’s discuss bass amps. Some suggest that you should first set the instrument tone controls where you like them then adjust the EQ to suit the cabinet and room characteristics. Others suggest that you leave the bass in a flat position (this presumes you have an active EQ on the bass) and dial in the amplifier EQ first. It should be noted that as you add volume (by turning up the master) you are changing the perceived tonality of the system. You’ll hear more low frequency at higher volumes (research Fletcher and Munson curves) so when you’re setting up your amp you should try to approximate the volume levels at which you’ll be playing – a good time to do this is at the sound check. When you add EQ you are also adding gain (the reverse is true as well – cut EQ and you’re reducing gain). Think about this when judging the Gain Structure of the amp. The amplifier is probably cleaner than your on-board preamp and we've had the best success setting the bass controls flat, dialling in an approximate tone and then tweaking the bass to hone in on the the sound that best suits you.

 

Bass Control:

On most bass amplifiers and on the Bullhead 1K the bass filter is a shelving type of EQ. In the 12:00 position there is no cut or boost on the Bullhead so essentially you’re just passing a signal through. The Bullhead offers two “hi-pass frequencies” meaning that when you add or subtract bass you are affecting a range frequencies above that frequency. On the Bullhead those frequencies are 40Hz and 80 Hz – very musical frequencies as the low E string fundamental frequency is 41.2 Hz. By selecting the 40Hz setting you’re essentially adding deep bass and by selecting the 80Hz frequency you are affecting a warmer, punchier bass.

 

Low-Mid Control:

This filter could be characterised as a Variable Gain, Band-Pass filter. As with all of the EQ controls when you have the knob in the 12:00 position you are simply passing a signal through the circuit and leaving the signal unaffected. The Low-Mid control has a fixed width depending on the frequency point you select – either 333Hz (narrow) or 473 Hz (wider). These frequencies were selected for their particular sonic characteristics and are very “Bass Instrument” specific. If you’ve owned P-basses or J-Basses you know that there are mid-range frequencies that make them ridiculously musical or just difficult to listen to and when you experiment with cutting or boosting this filter you’ll truly appreciate the control.

 

Hi-Mid Control:

Just like the Low-Mid control this is a Variable Gain, Band-Pass filter and as with all of the EQ controls, when you have the knob in the 12:00 position you are simply passing a signal through the circuit and leaving the signal unaffected. The Hi-Mid control has a fixed width depending on the frequency point you select – either 1kHz (narrow) or 1.8kHz (wider). These frequencies were selected for their particular sonic characteristics and again, are very “Bass Instrument” specific. More often than not you’ll be cutting these frequencies to soften up the sound or, if you slap and pop, scoop out the nasty bits. Cutting helps to eliminate string noise without losing mid-range punch.

 

Treble:

Like the bass control, the treble control is a shelving type EQ and covers a wide swath of frequencies and like the bass control, in the 12:00 position there is no cut or boost on the Bullhead so essentially you’re just passing a signal through. The Bullhead offers two “hi-pass frequencies”, 4kHz and 8kHz, and when you add or subtract treble you are affecting a range of frequencies above the selected frequency. Most bass amp treble filters land in the 4kHz range and is most likely a default position amplifier designer’s chose when most basses were passive. With the advent of full-range bass instrument speaker cabinets and sophisticated on-board active EQ circuits, basses now can reproduce very high frequencies. For an airy, glassy high-end select the 8kHz setting. Want a bit more edge then you should select the 4kHz setting.

 

Power Amplifier/ Master Volume:

The Master Volume is essentially the volume control for the power amplifier – which is the engine of the head. When you turn up the Master you are simply sending a signal to the input of the power amplifier and telling the amplifier to do its job, make things louder! The output of the amp sends the signal to the speaker outputs. On the Bullhead 1K we feature a “mute switch” that interrupts the signal to the power amp so that you can tune silently when your tuner is plugged into the corresponding jack in the back.

 

Routing:

While not essentially part of the operating structure of an amplifier, the ability to route a signal to various places is essential if you’re to use the amp in the real world. Digital tuners, effects, MP3 players, headphones – much of the technology we can use as musicians needs to integrate with the amp. The Bullhead 1K offers the following integration options:

 

  1. Line In for MP3 players, drum machines – any audio source.

  2. Headphones: for listening privately to practice sessions or for acoustic tuning

  3. Tuner out: (and footswitch jack for mute)

  4. Selectable Series/Parallel EFX loop: Interrupt the signal path to insert signal processing like a compressor or limiter or run effects like reverb alongside the pure signal.

  5. Balanced Direct Output: Very low-noise, balanced output for routing the signal to a live console, recording console of computer interface.

Bullhead 1K Specs (preliminary)

 

Power Output: (8 Ohms) 1000 Watts Peak .05% THD

Power Amplifier: Class D

Power Supply: Switch-Mode Power Supply

Pre-Amp: Low noise solid state

Input: ¼’ Phone with switchable attenuation
and rotary gain control

Input Level Indicator: 10 Segment LED Ladder

EQ: 4 Band Switchable

  1. Shelving Bass and Treble with selectable Hi-Pass frequencies

  2. Low-Mid and Hi –Mid -Variable Gain,
    Band Pass EQ with selectable frequency/ bandwidth options

Master Volume: Rotary Control

Line In:  1/8” mini jack

Headphone Out: Stereo ¼” Phone jack

Mute Switch

AC Mains Power Switch with LED Indicator

EFX Loop: Series/Parallel selectable, w/ground lift

Tuner Out: ¼” Phone Jack

Mute Footswitch: ¼” Phone Jack,

Latching type switch

Direct Out: 600 Ohm Balanced, XLR, Pre/Post, Ground Lift and Level control

Speaker Outputs: 2 x Neutrik Combi-Connectors

accept NL2, NL4 or ¼” Phone

Chassis: Aluminium

Removable Rubber Feet: Adhesive backed

Rack Ears (Optional)

Size: (H x W x D in.) 3.3 x 15.1 x 8

          (H x W x D mm) 86.06 x 384.15 x 203.2

Shipping Carton Size: (H x W x D in.) 18 x 12 x 8

Weight: Net 6.2 lbs/3kg. Gross 9 lbs.






BULLHEAD .5K




The Bullhead.5K bass amplifier sets a new performance standard in affordable bass amplification. Featuring the acclaimed Mike Pope low noise pre-amp integrated with a tour proven, 500W @ 8Ohm/ 700W @ 4Ohm Class D power amplifier, the BH.5K offers all of the professional features and performance expected of a Trickfish product.. Housed in a robust aluminium chassis, the powerful head offers a wide variety of tone-shaping capabilities via a 4-band EQ and 8 frequency select options. Other features include selectable input sensitivity, aux input, Pre/Post Balanced DI Output, EFX: Series loop, amp mute and a Neutrik Speakon combi-connector. Weighing in at a paltry 5lbs the BH.5K also sports classic “chickenhead knobs” for easy, fast adjustments and the rack-mountable chassis is powder coated in a durable, Deep Sea Blue matte finish.



Bullhead .5K Specs (preliminary)

 


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Power Output:  

8 Ohms: (Continuous Power ‐ 253W @ .13% THD, 365W @1% THD), (Peak 506W @ .13% THD, 730W @1% THD)

4 Ohms: (Continuous Power ‐ 312W @ .13% THD, 702W @1% THD), (Peak 625W @ .13% THD, 1404W @1% THD) Power Amplifier: Class D with Switch‐Mode Power Supply 

Pre‐Amp: Low noise, all analog, solid state 

Input: ¼” Phone with switchable attenuation and rotary gain control 

Input Level Indicator: Signal level and Clip LEDs (green/red) 

EQ: 4 Band Switchable

  1. Shelving Bass and Treble with selectable
    Hi‐Pass frequencies.

  2. Low‐Mid and Hi ‐Mid ‐Variable Gain, Band Pass EQ with selectable frequency / bandwidth options 

Master Volume: Rotary Control 

Line In:  1/8" mini jack 

Headphone Out: Stereo ¼" Phone jack 

Mute Switch: mini toggle 

AC Mains: 85‐132V, 195‐264V, 45‐65 Hz, 1000VA (Worldwide usage) 

AC Mains Indicator: Blue LED 

EFX Loop: Series  

Direct Out: 600 Ohm Balanced, XLR, Pre/Post, Ground Lift and Level control 

Speaker Output: 1 x Neutrik Combi‐Connectors 

Chassis: Aircraft grade aluminium

w/removable rubber feet 

Rack Ears (Optional) 

Size: (H x W x D in.) 3.3 x 15.1 x 8 (inches) 

Shipping Carton Size: (H x W x D in.) 18 x 12 x 8 (inches) 

Weight: Net 5.0 lbs/2.3kg. Gross 7.6 lbs. 




SM112 cabinet (Now called TF112)


A favourite among bassists looking for portability and even frequency response in a low to mid volume application, the SM112 is precise, punchy and tuned for an even response. While the cabinet can be EQ’d to sound believable in any genre, it shines when you want a natural, organic tonality. Acoustic bass, acoustic bass guitar, basses featuring expensive tone woods and vintage instruments all reveal their subtlety and nuance when played through a Trickfish head and the SM112. And if you need a little more oomph add a second cab for the added cone area and free coupling gain*.


  1. 1 x 12” proprietary Neodymium speaker built by Eminence®

  2. HF driver  (3500-20,000 Hz) 80° conical horn

  3. 300 watts peak handling

  4. Custom crossover with peak protection and HF Attenuation

  5. 2 x NL4 Speakon connectors, 2 x ¼” phone jacks

  6. Baltic Birch

  7. Dado and Rabbet Joint Construction

  8. 8 ohm

  9. Freq. Resp. 35Hz - 16kH

  10. Metal handles, metal corners, rubber feet

  11. Acoustically transparent cloth grill

  12. 22 oz. sharkskin vinyl

  13. H 14 7/8 x W 19 x D 18

  14. Weight: Net 36.2 Lbs.   Gross 42.8 Lbs

  15. Made in the USA


TF110


Intentionally designed to reproduce the complex tonal characteristics of an Acoustic Bass or Guitar, the TF110 or “Perch” as we call it also doubles as a fantastic, low profile light-to medium duty electric bass speaker cabinet. The cabinet features an Eminence 300W (music program), 10” Neodymium speaker and a 100W silk dome, Neodymium tweeter. The 8 Ohm cabinets are constructed from void-free 15mm Baltic Birch and covered in a proprietary, 22 oz. “Sharkskin” vinyl. The cabs feature metal corners and a removable, acoustically transparent, cloth grille that adds a touch of beauty to the sophisticated design of the cabinet. Transporting the Perch is simple and comfortable with the heavy-duty, yet infinitely comfortable leather handle.

A key feature of the Perch is the rugged mechanical “kickstand” that allows the cabinet to be pointed upwards at 45⁰ angle effectively de-coupling it from the floor and reducing unwanted low frequencies that tend to resonate in the cavity of the Acoustic bass. A pair of Perches can be stacked in the traditional fashion for maximum impact (coupling gain) or the top cab can be “perched” upwards to the player’s ear. The cabinets can also be positioned as floor monitors, side by side or arrayed in situations where audio containment is a must, like a pit orchestra or a House of Worship.


TF110 Specifications


Eminence 1 x 10” Neo speaker

HF driver (3000-20,000 Hz) Neo, Silk Dome Tweeter 90⁰ Conical

300 watts peak handling

Custom 2nd order low pass and 2nd order high pass with peak protection

2 x NL2 Combo connectors

Baltic Birch

Dado and Rabbet Joint Construction

8 ohms

Freq. Resp. 50Hz – 18.4kHz

Heavy Duty Leather Handle

Metal corners, rubber feet

Acoustically transparent cloth grille

22 oz. sharkskin vinyl

H 13” x W 15.5” x D 12.5”

Weight: 21.6 lbs.

Made in the USA



TF408 - £910


The TF408 features impressive specifications making it a great stand-alone cabinet and an absolute game changer as a two-cabinet stack. Weight-saving measures were taken into account while not losing the main objective of a killer compact cabinet that would be at home on stages of all sizes.


TF408 Specifications


Custom Eminence 4 x 8” ferrite speakers

HF compression driver on 80° conical horn

1200 watts peak handling, 600 watts RMS

Custom crossover with peak protection and HF Attenuation

2 x NL3 Combo connectors, 2 x ¼” phone jacks

Baltic Birch

Dado and Rabbet Joint Construction

8 ohms

Freq. Resp. 40Hz – 16kHz

Metal handles, metal corners, rubber feet

16 gauge steel grille

22 oz. sharkskin vinyl

H 22.0 x W 19.0 x D 15.0

Weight: 56 lbs.

Made in the USA


TF410



The TF410 is the next gen Big Mouth cabinet that features the new Trickfish proprietary 400W neodymium 10” drivers, 18mm void-free birch ply cabinetry and a roadworthy 16 gauge steel grille. The Ferrite to Neo transition drops the weight down from 96 lbs. to highly manageable 74lbs. Due to the improved efficiency of the drivers, the MAX SPL has increased by 3db and the more forward tuning of the driver enhances intelligibility. The cabinet is rated at 1600W peak power handling.


TF410 Specifications


4 x 10” proprietary Neodymium speaker built by Eminence®

HF driver (3500-20,000 Hz) 80° conical horn

1600 watts peak handling

Custom crossover with peak protection and HF Attenuation

2 x NL4 Combi-Speakon connectors (Speakon and ¼” phone)

Void Free Baltic Birch

Dado and Rabbet Joint Construction

8 ohms

Frequency Response: 35Hz – 16kHz

Metal handles, metal corners, rubber feet

16 gauge steel grille

22 oz. sharkskin vinyl

H 26.5 x W 22.8 x D 19.5

Weight: 74 lbs.

Made in the USA


TF210V


Utilizing two proprietary 400 watt, 3” voice coil Neodymium drivers designed in conjunction with Eminence®, the TF210V sets a new standard in performance to weight in a small format bass instrument loudspeaker. The 8 Ohm TF210V is designed to stand vertically making it ear friendly as a stand-alone cabinet or, when 2 are stacked on top of each other, a powerful small footprint line array. It features feet on two sides of the cabinet which also allows for horizontal deployment as a low profile single cab or as a faux 4 x 10” when two are used together. The TF210V’s cabinetry is constructed from 15mm Baltic Birch ply and features two steel handles, metal corners and intense structural bracing that help mitigate unwanted resonance.


TF210V Specifications


2 x 10” proprietary Neodymium speaker built by Eminence®

HF driver (3500-20,000 Hz) 80° conical horn

800 watts peak handling

Sensitivity: 92dB 1W@1M

Custom crossover with peak protection and HF Attenuation

2 x NL2 Combo connectors

Void free Baltic Birch

Dado and Rabbet Joint Construction

8 ohm

Frequency Response: 40Hz – 16kHz

Metal handles, metal corners, rubber feet

Acoustically transparent cloth grille

22 oz. sharkskin vinyl

H 27 x W 18 x D 17

Weight: 56 lbs.

Made in the USA



TF210



The TF210 is the next generation of Trickfish cabinets to feature the powerful new 400W Trickfish proprietary neodymium drivers. Maintaining the same cabinet features and dimensions and as the original SM210, the TF210 features a 16 gauge steel grille, 18mm void-free birch ply cabinetry and, due to the light weight of the neo drivers, will weigh in at a very manageable 51 lbs


TF210 Specifications


2 x 10” proprietary Neodymium speaker built by Eminence®

HF driver (3500-20,000 Hz) 80° conical horn

800 watts peak handling

Sensitivity: 92dB 1W@1M

Custom crossover with peak protection and HF Attenuation

2 x NL2 Combo connectors

Void free Baltic Birch

Dado and Rabbet Joint Construction

8 ohms

Freq. Resp. 40Hz – 16kHz

Metal handles, metal corners, rubber feet

16 gauge steel grille

22 oz. sharkskin vinyl

H 18 x W 22.8 x D 19.5

Weight: 51 lbs.

Made in the USA

 

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