Quilter Labs InterBass!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cave Puppy, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Cave Puppy

    Cave Puppy "Humph Bo, he's wond!" - John Lennon

    Jan 13, 2015
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  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing.

    Way cool, love everything about it.
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Interesting. Reads like it will distort above 50% gain. I wonder if the Master is independent of the Line Out. It'll be interesting to hear what the built-in amp is capable of.
     
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  4. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    I wanted a backup amp and the InterBass just might be enough to drive my cabs if needed at a gig. (Berg NV115 x2) 8ohm 400w sealed cabs. I usually don't run my BB800 master past halfway on a gig. I normally run one NV115 around 40w or 50w for practice, rehearsals or smaller gigs and its plenty loud. fyi Gain at 5.5 or 6.

    Still I might be pushing it but I figure I could run my Radial JDI to our mains to get by if the InterBass isn't enough. My BB800 has functioned flawlessly and became my main amp. I would like to try a InterBass going into the BB800 front as a preamp if that would work.

    I would have to reconfigure my Gator pedal board, consisting of Polytune > EH MicroPog > f-Deck with the 1Spot Pro CS6 mounted on the bottom of the pedal board.
     
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  5. analogcabin

    analogcabin Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Afton, VA
    Retail of $249 and it looks like it needs it's own Power Supply.
    It's interesting but... a TC BQ250 is like $159 so.... hmmmm
     
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  6. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    Very slick! If I didn't already have a 101 Mini, I'd be all over this. I can confirm that 50 "Quilter watts" into the right cabinet (I use either a 410 or 215) can be quite loud.
     
  7. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Neat little box.

    I am dismayed at the perpetuation of the unfortunate "Active/Passive" terminology though. Why can't everybody just say "-10dB pad" or similar?
     
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
  9. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hmmmmm, interesting.
     
  10. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Northumberland, UK
    Not for me personally, but great to see innovation. Top marks.
     
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  11. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    Nice to see some usable - and labelled! - EQ notches.
     
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  12. Wasnex

    Wasnex

    Dec 25, 2011
    I wonder how it would do on battery power. Input is 24VDC, 3A. Might be a nice busking solution.
     
  13. ardgedee

    ardgedee

    May 13, 2018
    Price includes the PSU.

    The BQ250 is a small stage amp. The Interbass is the size of a large stompbox and is much lower power (45 W / 4 Ohm vs. 250 W / unstated Ohm). It's not necessarily better or worse than the TC amp as much as they're designed for different purposes.
     
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  14. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Living for the groove Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    Woof!
     
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  15. analogcabin

    analogcabin Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Afton, VA
    I assumed the PS was included. I guess if I have to plug in an amp, and run a speaker cable.... we are already past a quick setup of say a battery powered combo. So why not plug in a featherweight class D amp?
    Maybe they’ll offer this as a tiny combo. That could be interesting.
     
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  16. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    The power supply is indeed included.
     
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
  18. Looks like it if you follow the arrows.

    No DI as such but line out is balanced for that purpose.
     
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Interesting. I guess they didn't acknowledge all of the pushback about the master from the BB800. I honestly don't get it. Maybe that's the only way they could get it to overdrive?

    The need for an adapter to go to most boards is a minus. I don't get that either. These are for bass, not guitar.
     
  20. I think this thing is primarily for IEM type bass gigs with practice and low level monitoring covered. Maybe the overdrive gain is independent of the master on this one. Whichever way it's done it will upset someone.
     
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