From Manhattan, New York, we add these great amps to our amp stock in the shop.
A little bit of history:
Alex Aguilar, co-founder of this brand along with bassist Dave Boonshoft, is the man behind the legendary Sadowsky onboard preamp. In 1991 Aguilar opened his own amp repair shop (next door to Sadowsky); Dave Boonshoft needed a studio quality tube preamp and asked Alex to build one for him, and the mythical DB680 was born ("DB" for Dave Boonshoft). BAsed on the success of that unit, they created Aguilar Amplification in 1994. Later would come the DB359 and DB728 heads, the OBP-1 internal preamp, and later the brand's flagship, the DB750 hybrid head, as well as the GS and DB series of bass enclosures, the world famous DB924 external preamp and the OBP-3 internal preamp (used by dozens of luthiers) and the new AG500 amps. From 2003 the company is run by Dave Boonshoft and Dave Avenius.
These are some common feature to all Aguilar DB cabs:
- Cast-frame custom drivers by Eminence
- Phenolic tweeters with an integral phase plug and variable tweeter level control
- Neutrik Speakon and quarter inch inputs
- 13 ply void-free Baltic birch construction
- Interlocking corners are also standard.
With power handling up to 700W and a 40Hz a 16Hz freq response, all playing styles come through this cab with detail and authority, be it fingerstyle, pick, slap, tapping, etc.
In this case, the two Bass Reflex ports are located at the back and this has the advantage of keeping the cabinet's dimensions to a minimum, and at the same time gives the cab a very distinctive sound, with a nice boost in the low.mid region, apart from excellent upper mid detail and plenty of lows and highs too.
Two well positioned handles and the included casters make moving this cab an easy task.