Trace Elliot TE-1200 review

Is this new powerhouse bass amp from Trace Elliot the compact, rugged backline solution for venues of all sizes?

Trace Elliot TE-1200
(Image: © Trace Elliot)

Guitar World Verdict

A great-sounding amp that can handle any venue size with ease.


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    Huge power.

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    Clean tone.

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    Somewhat limited EQ.

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Trace Elliot has been synonymous with high-end bass amps for decades, used by bass luminaries such as Mark King and John Entwistle. My own first issue of
Bass Player had a glowing review of a Trace amp way back in 1996. 

Their resurgence in recent years has been thanks to their ELF micro series of ultra-light amps and cabinets, and with the TE-1200 they’ve made a return to concert-level power while staying focused on portablility.

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