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Eden EC10 Combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BulbousMoses, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Did a search and it seems like Eden has dropped off the face of the earth. Did something happen with the company? I can find very little info on the EC10 combo. On paper, it looks like a nice little practice/small acoustic gig amp but I can't even find a user manual for the thing on Eden's website. Anyone know anything about these little amps?
  2. Bump....crickets for Eden..now I'm worried!
  3. kayakguy


    Apr 23, 2012
    Be gone. Pesky crickets.

    I recently picked up an EC10, and so far, I love it.

    I was, like you, a bit concerned that there was not much talk at all about the smaller Eden amps (the EC8 and EC10). The discussions I saw about the larger amps were generally pretty positive. And given the specs, weight, and price, the EC10 seemed promising. But I could not find any reviews on it at all, which was worrying. What's worse, unlike other amps which I had local dealers I could visit, no-one around here carried Eden, so I could not try it in person.

    I really needed something that was as small, light as possible, but with a bit more power than many of the small 'practice' amps I had tried locally. A professional musician friend showed me his Markbass (I think it was the micromark), and it had exactly the sound I was looking for (deep bass, with out being too punchy). But at about $800, it was way beyond my budget.

    Then the EC10, which I had been eyeing on the internet, but was concerned at not seeing any reviews, went on sale for $160. I decided to go ahead and order it. I could always return it if I did not like it.

    I needn't have worried. I LOVE this bass. It has a great, deep sound. Much richer, and deeper than any of the practice amps I had tried, and much lighter than the bigger amps I had looked into, which were too heavy for my needs. The EC10 sound easily matched most of the bigger amps I had tried locally. And at 50 watts, if gets surprisingly loud. It would not do a larger gig. But I've played with my buddies (guitar and piano) at decent volumes and it did great. Even at high volumes, there is no sign of breakup at all.

    The controls are nice, and it has a good selection of inputs/outputs. The usual aux input, an effects loop, etc. I really appreciate the separate tuner output. But in the end, what really sells me on the amp is the sound! For the size and price, this thing rocks. Besting many of the heavier, or more expensive amps I looked into, in overall deep, but smooth sound.

    I posted a more detailed review here in the review section on Talkbass if you are interested.

    Hope this helps.
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  4. gleneg61


    Jan 10, 2008
    Osaka Japan
    I believe Eden got bought out by Marshall so check their site I guess. Enjoy the EC10!
  5. bostonasphalt2

    bostonasphalt2 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Field of man, MA
    Eden was bought and is produced by US Music Corp I believe. Founder of Eden now runs DNA Amplifiers.
  6. Peter Bout

    Peter Bout

    Mar 22, 2013
    I purchased the EC 10 and I love it! For me it's a practice amp and for small rehearsals. I like the big sound and the simple possibilities.
    Use: Upright, el. Upright, U-bass en el. bass: sound good! And the price; unbelievable!
    For normal gigs I use my Markbass CMD 121H combo.
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  7. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    Eden's website is up and running. Eden amps are readily available for purchase through many online retailers. They certainly haven't dropped off the face of the earth.
  8. davidchampoux

    davidchampoux Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Quebec, Canada
    Anyone with the EC10 could confirm where the Insert SEND is connected in the circuit? Is it POST EQ but PRE master volume? So it could be used as a DI out?