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Sexy new Trickfish Bullhead .5K

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MoonQuake, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. MoonQuake

    MoonQuake Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
    This got me really excited.

    700W @ 4 ohms - 799$ street.


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  2. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    Uh huh
  3. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland
    Was thinking about buying another 1K. This might be fun instead. Perfect for a 112 4 ohm load.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017
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  4. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Hopefully it will sound better than it looks, very uninspiring.
    rapidfirerob likes this.
  5. blubass


    Aug 3, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Current: Blackstar, DR strings, Nady. Previous endorsements with: GK, Rotosound, Ernie Ball, Cleartone, EMG, Dean, Dava Picks, Rebel Straps, Dickies
    Typical for a small manufacturer. If you want some original design elements, it'd drive the cost up considerably. If the company spun the sales ad in such a way...

    "pay $799 for functional pedestrian looks, or, pay $1000 for the same amp with exotic looks" which would sell more?
    beardedclam, kobass, seang15 and 2 others like this.
  6. MoonQuake

    MoonQuake Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
    I personnaly think it looks great. Better in fact than their 1K and better than the other 700W offerings on the market right now.

    It's got the classic "to the point - no fluff" look of great studio gear.
  7. Agosix

    Agosix Supporting Member

    May 7, 2013
    Woodhaven NY
    Looks better to me. The 4 blue lights on the 1k are a bit blinding.
  8. ryanowens

    ryanowens Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 1, 2004
    Trickfish Amplificaton
    Hey guys, glad you like the new announcement. You are correct in that we have removed some of the cosmetic frills while still maintaining the same great sounding Mike Pope designed preamp.

    I also agree that this simplified cosmetic version actually appeals more to me in a lot of ways.

    Let me know if you guys have any specific questions and I can get the right answers for you guys.
  9. MoonQuake

    MoonQuake Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
    Is there a pic of the back of the amp available somewhere?
    smogg likes this.
  10. Any changes to the preamp? How is the feel of the amp with low end notes at higher volume settings?
    seang15 likes this.
  11. The Diaper Geni

    The Diaper Geni Submissive. And loving it. Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Central Ohio
    I like it!!
    basscooker and ryanowens like this.
  12. 9Thumbs


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    Looks great, a no BS face with all the right dobs and knials.
    Gyver and ryanowens like this.
  13. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Development Specialist for Bergantino Audio Systems
    I can appreciate the no-nonsense approach to this amp. Can't wait to see/hear it next week.
  14. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I think it looks great. But I like NAD design too. No bedazzling, all business.
    kobass and Joebone like this.
  15. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    WHats the back panel look like?
    Rating at 8 ohm?
    Whats the HP jack for?
    Mute Switch?
    Tuner Our?
    FX Loop?
  16. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    I don't get impressed by amps and speakers very often, but the Trickfish rigs are absolutely phenomenal. They're miles better than any competitive products.

    Check them out!
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  17. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Los Angeles
    The presentation looks super-useful - easy to read, lots of calibration to facilitate repeatability. I like it!
    ryanowens likes this.
  18. ryanowens

    ryanowens Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 1, 2004
    Trickfish Amplificaton
    Not yet, I will see the physical amp for the first time myself on wednesday at NAMM. Similar to the Bullhead 1K, I believe the differences on the back are... one speakon out instead of 2, no mute or tuner out on the back, no series parallel or ground lift on the FX loop.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017
  19. Looks much better than the 1k to me.
    StayLow and Ampslut like this.
  20. ryanowens

    ryanowens Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 1, 2004
    Trickfish Amplificaton
    The preamp is the same, the power amp is different. On the Bullhead 1K we have a Pascal module and on the .5 we have the Ice Power module. The Pascal has some additional capacitors to help with quick response at high volumes and will be a bit smoother when pushed as compared to the ICE. The ICE is a standard power module found in many other amps in this range and is a great power amp and paired awesome with our pre.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017
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