Epifani UL901 not popular?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by wildebassman, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. I remember back in the day Epifani was a big name in boutique bass gear, even here in Europe. Nowadays it seems like the brand is not so popular anymore.

    Their products are hardly sold in Europe and the Piccolo amps got bad reviews because of white noise.

    I still have a weak spot for Epifani stuff. I am in the market for a new amp and the UL901 is tempting..

    I have been trying to find some useful information about the amp and soundclips but there is near to nothing.

    Before I order the amp unseen, I want to know some things, how's the reliability, noise floor (white noise) compaired to the popular amps today.

    Please enlighten me.
  2. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    That company screwed me over a number of years back. I won’t buy anything from them ever again.
    blowinblue likes this.
  3. Wow...that must have been a really bad experience, not a good thing for a company that had a good reputation once.
  4. Eddie LeBlanc

    Eddie LeBlanc

    Oct 26, 2014
    Beaumont, Texas
    Don't create no problem, won't be no problem.
    I think they are alright. I still have an EPI 310 UL cab that is my rehearsal studio cab paired with a Genzler MG800 head. Works great.

    But a few years back it blew a speaker, and I replaced all three with the newer dual voice coil 10" Eminence speakers that Nick was using in the DIST cabs. It is still a killer cab. But the replacement speaker cost was not that great. I'm just glad I could get them.
  5. Ernierocco


    Jun 11, 2013
    I’ve had fantastic support from Nick, for fifteen years. I love his products and they have never failed to perform. There are a large number of new boutique bass companies in the last ten years. So competition is a large part of Epifani’s diminished prominence. However, I play for sound and quality and like I said I am pleased. I have a Piccolo 333 with a dist 110, and a ul501 with a dist 210. I’m always getting compliments on my sound. I’m a believer in Epifani
  6. Growlinlowend


    Jul 11, 2016
    Carlsbad CA
    Picking this thread up after purchasing the UL 901. So far, I am very happy with this amp....simple, great tone, and powerful. Curious if others Have tried this head...?