Review: Aguilar Tone Hammer 700 & SL 115

Designed to serve players well, on and off the road, the TH 700 and the SL cabinet series promise to be easy on your back and awesome in your ears.

Review: Aguilar Tone Hammer 700 & SL 115

Designed to serve players well, on and off the road, the TH 700 and the SL cabinet series promise to be easy on your back and awesome in your ears.

The proliferation of lightweight bass rigs makes it easy to forget that we once all boasted about how heavy our gear was, how far we had to carry it for a gig, and how big of a car we had to own to haul it around. Yeah, those were the days. Okay, not really. One of the companies that has significantly contributed to the growing number of bass players with happy ears and happy backs is Aguilar Amplification. Well established as a leader in bass innovation — from amps to pickups to pedals — Aguilar has been pushing the envelope of what lightweight gear can offer with the Tone Hammer amps and the SL series of cabinets. Recently, we tested the newest members of these lineups: the Tone Hammer 700 (big brother to the Tone Hammer 500) and the SL 115 cabinet. Aguilar sent along three SL 115s, the TH 700, and a SL 410x, so I was able to put together various configurations. My first chance to test this gear came when I was leading a music workshop with Victor Wooten at a local university h
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Rod Taylor   By: Rod Taylor

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