Aguilar Unveils Second Generation Tone Hammer and AG Series Amps

Featuring our all new Aguilar Cabinet Suite, universal connectivity, and expanded cabinet pairing options

Aguilar Unveils Second Generation Tone Hammer and AG Series Amps

Featuring our all new Aguilar Cabinet Suite, universal connectivity, and expanded cabinet pairing options

New for Spring 2024, Aguilar Amplification has introduced the second generation of Tone Hammer and AG amplifiers.

Engineered for the discerning bassist, these amplifiers elevate performance standards through advanced hardware upgrades and a sleek, modern design, all while delivering the classic Aguilar sound and performance you’ve come to expect. 

Featuring our all new Aguilar Cabinet Suite, universal connectivity, and expanded cabinet pairing options, these V2 amplifiers deliver an authentic and versatile tone shaping experience.

Designed for the discerning bassists, the Tone Hammer series offers a lightweight yet powerful solution inspired by the soulful warmth of tube amplifiers. It’s rich and harmonic preamps offers a round, full-bodied character, making every note resonate with depth. It also features a classic 3-band EQ set with bass, treble and fully sweepable midrange controls. The Drive control adds distortion and even more tube-like grit and punch to your sound. Equipped with the Aguilar Cabinet Suite, universal mains, and expanded connectivity options, the Tone Hammer series meets the performance needs of bassists, ensuring a flawless blend between live, studio, and at-home settings.

Simple and intuitively designed, its 3-band EQ beautifully sculpts your tone and with its fully sweepable midrange, you can further fine tune your sound. It’s unique Drive control utilizes a proprietary circuit which adds subtle distortion and midrange punch to the sound.

Specs:

Power Output: 500 watts

Preamp Section: Solid State

Power Section: Class D

Transformer: Switching mode power supply (SMPS)

EQ Section:

  • Bass: +/- 17 dB @ 40 Hz
  • Mid Level: +/- 16 dB
  • Mid Frequency: 180 Hz – 1 kHz
  • Treble: +/- 14 dB @ 4 kHz

Drive Control: Fully adjustable, featuring Aguilar’s proprietary AGS (adaptive gain shaping) circuit

Effects Loop: Series operation. Adds 6 dB of additional gain, making it useful for a broad range of effects units.

Inputs: One 1/4″ input jack, compatible with all active and passive basses

Speaker Outputs: One Neutrik Speakon speaker outputs

Balanced Output: XLR balanced output with pre/post EQ and ground lift switch

Designed for bassists who demand a pristine, hi-fi sound that’s both articulate and responsive, the AG series stands apart. Compared to the tube-like warmth of the Tone Hammer series, the AG series offers a transparent tone that allows the natural voice of your bass to shine clearly. It features our most comprehensive EQ set with Bass, Low Mid, High Mid, and Treble controls, complemented by Deep and Bright broadband boosts. Equipped with the Aguilar Cabinet Suite, universal mains, and expanded connectivity options, the AG series meets the performance needs of bassists, ensuring a flawless blend between live, studio, and at-home settings.

The AG Series is defined by its clarity, dynamic range and fast transient response. With its high, clean headroom and transparent tone, the AG series allows your unique voice to shine through.

Power Output: 700 watts @ 2.67 or 4 ohms, 350 watts @ 8 ohms

Preamp Section: Solid State

Power Section: Class D

Transformer: Switching mode power supply (SMPS)

EQ Section:

  • Bass: +/- 17 dB @ 40 Hz
  • Deep: +6 dB <250 Hz
  • Low Mid: +/- 15 dB @ 300 Hz
  • High Mid: +/- 14dB @ 800 Hz
  • Treble: +/- 14 dB @ 4 kHz
  • Bright: +6 dB >3 kHz, shelving

-10dB input pad

Tuner output

Inputs: One 1/4″ input jack, compatible with all active and passive basses

Speaker Outputs: One Neutrik Speakon speaker outputs

Effects Loop: Series operation. Adds 6 dB of additional gain, making it useful for a broad range of effects units

Balanced Output: XLR balanced output with pre/post EQ and ground lift switch

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Bass Magazine   By: Bass Magazine