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Looks like Trace Elliot may be back? NAMM 2017?

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Just seen that the Trace Elliot Facebook page has been updated with a new logo and banner for the first time in years (with a new slogan 'Providing the Pro Solution'). Have we got some new stuff on the way for NAMM?

link here

[url="https://www.facebook.com/TraceElliot/?fref=ts"]https://www.facebook...Elliot/?fref=ts[/url]

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[quote name='EBS_freak' timestamp='1484703353' post='3217711']
Who knows - but it's going to have to be pretty special compared to their last offerings...
[/quote]

Yup! I really hope it IS something special as it'd be a shame for the brand to die in a whimper for a third time

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[quote name='Bass Culture' timestamp='1484730227' post='3217778']
It's been said before but a lighter weight version of the SMX would have the potential to put a smile on a lot of us older players faces...
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Agreed. Smaller, lighter, same power, reasonable price....they would do quite well. I'd probably get one!

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FYI - still Peavey it seems but they are at NAMM. Peavey now have their Mini Class D amps so MAYBE this is the approach they will take.

https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/directory/trace-elliot

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[quote name='Bass Culture' timestamp='1484730227' post='3217778']
It's been said before but a lighter weight version of the SMX would have the potential to put a smile on a lot of us older players faces...
[/quote]

+100 :)

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It would be welcome news. I can't believe that it is nearly 11 years since the initial Peavey relaunch. I bought a couple of the cabs. Sold one but kept the big 1x15.

Optimistic prediction: launch of micro amp to rival the top class D stuff on the market, relaunch of the V8 amp,

Pessimistic prediction: relaunch of Trace Acoustic line and few Peavey practice combos and products that have just been given a new badge on the front. Worst of all, none of the products will be green.

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I've recently picked up an old TE combo for my backline hire stock, took it on one of my gigs to test out and have used it for every gig since! Sounds bloody great, makes me reminisce about my monster green stack I had many years ago. Be great to see them back in the game.

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Really interested to see these in more detail: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPa83Hbh1-m/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPa89SFh55B/

A couple of pics of TE from NAMM

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Interesting. Could that be an acoustic amp though? Looks way too tiny to be a bass rig. The little amp on the top isn't much bigger than a fag packet!

I'd love them to do a teeny Class D SMX head with loads of power and the dual-band compressor. :)

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I just said to Eude, they've either gone batshit crazy or have developed some crazy ass world beating new concept in bass amps...... intriguing though :)

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[quote name='EBS_freak' timestamp='1484703353' post='3217711']
Who knows - but it's going to have to be pretty special compared to their last offerings...
[/quote]

Yeah, agreed

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It's called the Elf, prepare to be underwhelmed though - only 200w into 4 ohms.
[url="http://www.traceelliot.com/#elf"]http://www.traceelliot.com/#elf[/url]


SMX preamp in a pedal with eq preshape, tuner and drive.
[url="http://www.traceelliot.com/#transit-b"]http://www.traceelliot.com/#transit-b[/url]

No sign of effects loops in either yet...doh. :blush:

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I hope they can make it work this time around - not sure about the above offerings! :unsure:

It'll take a very good amplifier to beat the old 400SMX as I believe that was the peak of the 'normal' graphic ranges - it was certainly the best one I had with the exception of the valve powered offerings. I bet a VA400 is killer though!

I wish them the best of luck and as suggested, a lightweight SMX style amp would apeal to many players. I guess we'll see.. B)

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Interesting. The Elf could be a good little backup head. I wonder what power amp module it uses...

Nothing on the speaker cabs yet that I can see?

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