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Positive Grid Bias Mini Guitar & Bias Amp 2 Pro

Amp-emulation System
Published October 2018
By Bob Thomas

Positive Grid Bias Mini Guitar & Bias Amp 2 Pro

Ever wanted to tailor your own software amp in a plug‑in, and pack the result into a box to take on stage with a real speaker?

It’s only a year and a half since I reviewed Positive Grid’s 600W Bias Head modelling guitar amp and Bias Amp Professional amp‑design software, but the design team certainly haven’t been resting on their laurels — 2018 has seen the release not only of the Bias Mini Guitar and Bias Amp Pro 2, but also of Bias Amp Bass and Bias Amp 2 Mobile.

Box Of Tricks

The 2.36kg Bias Mini Guitar is well named, as it packs the same emulation engine and USB/wireless connectivity found in the Bias Amp and Bias Head into a smaller, yet simple‑to‑operate form factor. Its diminutive silver and black, 1U half‑rack fascia carries seven silver knobs (the Bias Rack has 14), a stereo headphone mini‑jack and a quarter‑inch TS jack mono instrument input, and the whole ensemble has more the appearance of a preamp than a full guitar amp — yet there’s a beefy 300W (into 4Ω) Class‑D power amp in this box.

The detented, eight‑position preset selector manages access to the unit’s...

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Published October 2018