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Hevos and endorsements


You know the drill: a slick photo of a famous bassist, in the background bass gear. The bassist looks happy, he’s obviously a merry time with his new set. What you probably also know is that the bassist was in particular pleased with the financial side of his purchase. Presumably that he got the gear for free. He then became part of a marketing campaign. That is called endorsement. Over the years we have seen good bass players playing on bad equipment, just for the money.

Lately many musicians take action against low wages in music industry. They are rightly angry if it is suggested to play for nothing or almost nothing. Because that would generate additional publicity, or similar reasons. Endorsements are similar: too often one see bass players with bass gear  that are not first choice for the player himself. Manufacturers expect to increase their turnover by offering a famous bass players an endorsement.

Hevos does not do that. We’re a relatively small company and have no budget for it. Like many musicians we take our job seriously. For us that means that we try to make perfect bass gear for a fair price. It is impossible to do that for a low price, quality costs money. At Hevos we cherish the principle that good bass gear sells itself, which is proved almost daily. Nowadays many bass players find their way to us. That a number of conservatories and their teachers and students have choosen Hevos as their house brand proofs that we are on the right track.

What we really like to do is to support young bass talents. We have been a a sponsor for many years now of ‘B International Jazz Contest’ in Leuven (formerly Jazz Hoeilaert). That’s a renowned competition for young jazz talents from all over the world, with an international jury. Every year we offer a Hevos bass backline. And we give away the Prize Best Bass Player  (a Hevos combo) to the best bassist at the B-Jazz contest.

B jazz 2016

Adrian at Hevos bass gear

Slawek Semeniuk & Adrian Maruszczyk playing “Strawberry Fields Forever” by the Beatles at Public Peace Showrooms, Aldenhoven. Adrian plays at Hevos 400S amp and Hevos Super12/15 loudspeakerset.


Midget bass set with 400S amp

Midgetset met 400S klein

This is the smallest and lightest fully-fledged bass set for stage use:  two Midget 10 loudspeaker cabinets plus the 400S amplifier. The two Midgets can be loaded continuously  with 800 watts and produce a tight bass. The tweeter at the top box is dynamic and gives that smooth golden edge to your bass sound. The slottweeter can be controlled by means of an L-Pad at the back of the cabinet. The 10″ loudspeakers have no difficulty to produce a low B. The 400S is a high end bass amplifier, 400 Watts, completely noise- and hum-free. A studio quality line out, et cetera.

Read all the specs at this website.

Making of HEVOS 1000S amplifier


HEVOS 1000S bass amplifier

Type: transistor class-D, high end
Power: 2×400 Watts/4 Ohms, bridged 1×800 Watts/8 Ohms
Damping: >2000/1 kHz/4 Ohms
Inputs: 2x 5 MΩ impedance, independent gain
Tone control: 4 band active
Protection: short circuit, open output, DC-protection output, temperature protection, mismatch, clip, delayed switch on
Divers: mute-out, headphone output, -6dB switch, phase turn switch, studio quality symmetrical line-out with pre-post switch
Output: 3x Speakon
Weight: 2 kgs
Hxwxd: 7x23x20 cm