The Blackstar Unity Bass U500 bass combo amplifier was built for tonal flexibility. Switch between three power amp stages via the U500's Response control to shape your compression, natural drive, and dynamics. Choose between three distinct preamp voicings, and then sculpt the result with a 3-band EQ. Increase your bass's punch, depth, and low end, with compression, chorus, and sub-octave effects. The U500 is loaded with enough connectivity for live, studio, and home use. And if you want to beef up your output onstage, you can add a Unity U250ACT powered cabinet for an extra 250 watts of power. Get the eminently versatile Unity Bass U500, and everything from valve grind to high-headroom clean will be within your grasp.
Whatever sound is in your head, you can coax it from the Unity Bass U500. It all starts with Blackstar's unique Response control, which gives you the choice of three classic power amp stages: Linear, 6L6, and 6550. You also get three distinct preamp voicings: Classic, Modern, and Flat. The U500's Drive section is loaded with three overdrives — OD, Distortion, and Fuzz — with a user-controllable blend. Beyond that, a 3-band EQ with a semi-parametric Mid knob supplies you with plenty of sound-sculpting power. Need more punch, depth, or low-end muscle? No problem. The U500 features built-in compression, chorus, and sub-octave effects.
The Blackstar Unity Bass U500 is packed to the gills with useful features. Connectivity abounds, with an XLR + 1/4" line output and a headphones output with independent level control. A -10dB pad accommodates both active and passive instruments. And an MP3/line input is onboard to supercharge your practice sessions. Integrate your pedals and external processors with the built-in effects loop. A cabinet-emulated line output and USB audio output make DI recording a breeze. The bassists here at Music Experience are especially impressed by the U500's integrated link for Blackstar's Unity U250ACT powered cabinet, which allows you to add an extra 250 watts of power to your rig.
Unity Pro Bass are the result of countless hours of technical research and benchmarking against the most iconic historic references. Designed from the ground up by bass players, for bass players they are straight forward and powerful. The new Unity Pro Bass System’s deceptively simple controls allow you to quickly and easily create your tone, with rock solid bass, detailed dynamics and innovative features in a compact package from 30 Watts to 500 Watts. Blackstar’s unique Response control allows the player to choose between the sound and feel of three classic power amp stages, shaping compression, natural drive and dynamics. Combined with three distinct preamp voicings and a 3-band semi-parametric EQ, Unity produces infinitely flexible bass tone and exceptional feel, whatever your playing style. The Unity 250ACT powered cabinet can be linked to any model in the line to add 250W or more of active power to your rig; taking you from the studio or rehearsal room to the gig with ease and portability. From the organic response of classic valve amps, to a transparent clean platform, Unity brings together the ultimate in bass tone.
|Number of Channels||1-channel, 3 x voices|
|Speaker Size||2 x 10" Custom Eminence Opus speaker|
|EQ||3-band EQ with Mid Frequency|
|Amp Modeling||Linear, 6L6, 6550 power models|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/8" (mp3/line in)|
|Outputs||1 x 1/4" (line out/headphones), 1 x XLR (DI out), 1 x XLR (cab link)|
|Footswitch I/O||1 x 1/4" (overdrive, effect)|
|USB||1 x Type Mini-B|
|Manufacturer Part Number||BASSU500|