PHIL JONES BASSThe BRIEFCASE is not your usual combo-practice amp. The most striking difference between this combo and others is that it features an extremely clean and powerful amplifier and full range compact speaker that can run on AC or DC power. It can accept voltages from 100 to 240 volts by using the voltage selector switch, can run on an internal lead acid gel battery (not supplied) or even an external 12V DC source such as a automotive starting battery.
Big Sound small amp!
After doing extensive research on a bunch of different amps I came across this little gem. I read about it in Bass Player magazine a few years back and I am absolutely amazed by this amp. It's no bigger than a desktop computer yet it has ultimate fidelity, beautiful lows, great mid range, and stellar high ends. I've taken this to gigs and rocked out small clubs with it. Best purchase I've ever made!
Submitted by: Globey on 04/27/2011 11:19:55 AM
Great little bass am
The Phil Jones Briefcase is a wonderful little amp. Paired with my Eminence Electric Upright, it works great with my "NewGrass" ensemble as well as holding its own in the pit of a stage production. The fact that it runs on a battery is cool too. I'm very pleased.
Submitted by: achme on 04/25/2011 04:37:05 PM
great, light combo!
I bought this amp without having ever seen one... everything i read about it is true!! It is unbelievably light and powerfull. its not as punchy as the markbass, then again its almost half the weight. I use it mostly for my upright gigs (the lions share of recent gigs), but I have used it twice with my lakland skyline 5 and the tone in active mode is so punchy and losded with mid range growl its made me abandon my 20 year old SWR Readhead. The readhead has been virtually collecting dust since this purchase! When used with the standup it reproduces the actual tone of the instrument as well as anything i have used (with the exception of a friends walter woods through bose cab). The compressor is a bit touchy (less is very much more). I havent used the battery option yet, so I dont have any feedback. The oddest thing about this lil combo is that on quite a few occasions, it has upstaged me. I have had a crowd gather around after shows or during breaks that consist of other musicians that just have to know what that little red box im playing through is. I show it off and explain its merits, but all thats necessary at that point is to sy its excellent! If you want light, veristile and punchy, the PJB brief is an excellent buy. If you buy one, and you should, buy from this site. Fast, courteous service! Will do business with them again!
Submitted by: jim on 04/25/2011 09:15:47 AM