Bo Waterschoot, bass player. Brussels, July 2014
First try-out of a little melody that might end up as ‘Groove for Hevos”
Bo Waterschoot en Jill Delien will perform at the Dutch Music Event, 21st of September 2014
Double bass players are often conservative people as far as amplification of their instrument is concerned. That makes sense: after all, a double bass is an acoustic instrument and sound reinforcement is often seen as a necessary evil. Therefore, double bass players are not the most faitful followers of fashions in bass amp land, and often use their old combo for many years. A good thing, saves a lot of money and frustations. But at the same time that’s a pity, because bass amplification did evolved the last couple of years.
For sound reinforcement of double basses Hevos designed the Midget12 combo. The built-in amplifier has two separate inputs with phase switch. Both inputs have a very high impedance so that nearly all piezo pickups can be connected directly without the need of an additional preamplifier. The amplifier does what it is suppost to do: amplify the acoustic sound, no frills and no unnecessary buttons and settings. High-end, that means what goes in comes out, with no distorsion, hum or noise. And the 12 ” loudspeaker of Midget12 comes very close to the acoustic sound of the instrument itself. Better than its competitors. Well, competitors … more and more double bass players try out the Midget12 and then choose it with conviction. We’re proud of that!
See http://www.hevos.nl/en/midget-12-combo/ for more information.