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Trace Elliot ELF

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by grrg63, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. grrg63


    Dec 14, 2005
    How long before they start making these putting out 4-600 watts? If these are practical can you imagine the convenience?
    Trace Elliot® Introduces ELF Bass Amplifier as Industry’s Smallest, Most Powerful Solution

    Weighing just 1.6 pounds, this revolutionary amp is small enough to fit in your back pocket. The ELF’s remarkable technology and size make it the most portable, gig-worthy bass amplifier ever made. It’s an ideal solution for any bassist who is concerned with size and weight, but isn’t willing to compromise on tone or performance.
    Designed in the U.K. and the U.S., the ELF produces a solid, fan-cooled 200 continuous watts RMS at 4 ohms.

  2. grrg63


    Dec 14, 2005
    I dont think you could sit comfortably with that thing in your pocket. (The amp I mean).
  3. MrBEAR

    MrBEAR In Memoriam

    Will the purchase of an ELF include the pictured roadie?
  4. bwoodman

    bwoodman Supporting Member

    When I saw this in a music trade mag, my first thought was that's a cool look & it's prolly the smallest amp I've seen except for the little GK 200. The ad didn't mention watts & after looking it up, found that it's only 200 W, and like GRRG63, I immediately thought the same thing - how long before "they" make something this small with more juice? Forget about 400-600, how about 800 - 1000W? I guess it really depends on the class D power supply MFRs - as soon as they can shrink it, we'll have even smaller amps. I saw ICE @ NAMM and they have a new 1200W module, but it's not small - it looked like it was 16" to 18" wide.
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  5. 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 new super small 200w Trace Elliot head, combined with their 2x8 or 1x10 cab, is going to make for one heck of a super micro rig!


  6. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    I'm super-curious about the 2x8. Still nothing on the website... :/
  7. Fred from Peavey

    Fred from Peavey

    Jan 27, 2017
    Thanks for the comments - I' m the GM of Product Development and worked on the Trace Project. Just a couple quick answers to some of the questions. The 200W is RMS - most competitors are rating their small amps at program / peak. The 200 watts in this amp will drive two very large 8 ohm cabs and would cover 80% of most gig requirements. I'm a bass player myself so I paid special attention to this project. The 2X8 cab is amazing we are using some Italian speakers in this design that really blew me away. It sounds like a real bass amp and you can lift it with two fingers. 2 of these 2X8 cabs together sound better than most 410 cabs. Can't wait for y'all to be able to check them out in the stores. We are very excited to relaunch the sound of Trace in this extremely portable package. And NO the roadie does not come with the amp :)

    Fred - From Peavey
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Thanks for the info. Any plans for a higher wattage model?
  9. do you have any specs on the cabs?
  10. Fred from Peavey

    Fred from Peavey

    Jan 27, 2017
    hmmmmmm maybe :)
  11. Fred from Peavey

    Fred from Peavey

    Jan 27, 2017
    If you are looking for curves - I don't have them just yet - we were going back and forth on what speakers to use until the last minute - But I'll post them here when I get them. The 2X8 can handle 400watts continuous ...200Watts to each of the 8" speakers (that is a lot of power for an 8"). The 10" has an angled baffle in it and will handle 200 Watts. You'll love them, can't wait for you to check them out...I'll get you more detail soon. They should at least be on the website in the next couple days -

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  12. Fred,

    Absolutely thrilled to see Trace make a heck of a splash! It sounds like the preamps, head, and cabs put the brand back on a lot of bass shoppers' radars!

    Eagerly looking forward to seeing what else you guys have in the works! (I'm crossing my fingers for a 12-band, 2-ohm stable, class D head at some point).
    quickervicar likes this.
  13. Fred, any word on European/UK availability?? Applies to the Transit preamp as well...
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  14. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
  15. MrBEAR

    MrBEAR In Memoriam

    I see that Sweetwater has, ahem, adjusted the retail price from their initial listing of $1,399.00.

    I suspected that pre-order discount was to good to be true.
  16. Is there an MSRP on said roadie?
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  17. Radio


    Jan 8, 2010
    New Haven, CT
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  18. Fred from Peavey

    Fred from Peavey

    Jan 27, 2017
    Should be all shipping globally the first half of this year.
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  19. Fred from Peavey

    Fred from Peavey

    Jan 27, 2017
    We made sure all of them sound like the original Trace. In fact we included the Pre-Shape feature on the Transit-B for that specific purpose. Now the preamp pedal obviously has more EQ than the ELF, and has the ability to adjust the traditional multi-band compression. That being said the ELF is Trace Elliot through and through.

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