Warwick Gnome Amp Head & Cab – Bass Guitar Review

Here’s our review of a Warwick Gnome Amp Head & Cab, featuring…

Amp Head:

  • solid-state design, class D amplifier circuitry
  • 200 W at 4 ohms / 130 W at 8 ohms
  • 3-band EQ with +/- 15 dB cut/boost per band
  • 6.35 mm (1/4″) headphone output for silent practice
  • post-EQ balanced XLR DI output with switchable ground lift
  • more than 10 ohms input impedance provide maximum sensitivity for passive pickups
  • can be mounted on RockBoard pedalboards with the RockBoard QuickMount Type D (not included)
  • front panel controls for Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master
  • rear-mounted Ground Lift switch
  • rear-mounted Power On / Off switch
  • front connections for 6.35 mm (1/4″) instrument input and 6.35 mm (1/4″) headphone output
  • rear connections for mains in (IEC socket), 6.35 mm (1/4″) speaker out and balanced XLR DI out
  • input voltage 220 – 240V AC
  • dimensions (L x W x H) 170 x 118 x 45.5 mm / 6 11/16″ x 4 41/64″ x 1 51/64″
  • weight 0.96 kg / 2.12 lbs


  • compact bass amp cabinet
  • ultra-portable, lightweight construction
  • dual function bass reflex opening and carrying handle
  • adjustable Piezo tweeter level
  • 2x 8″ Custom Warwick speaker
  • Piezo tweeter
  • impedance 4 ohms
  • 200 watts
  • Speaker Twist / 6.35 mm (1/4″) TS jack input socket
  • frequency range 70 Hz to 19 kHz
  • dimensions (H x W x D) 550 x 260 x 310 mm (21 21/32″ x 10 15/64″ x 12 13/64″)
  • recess control panel / connections (W x D x H): 170 x 140 x 45 mm (6 11/16″ x 5 33/64″ x 1 49/64″)
  • weight 10.9 kg / 24.03 lbs

Warwick says…“The Warwick Gnome bass amplifier head offers bassists a clear, defined bass sound and impressive power – all packed in a super compact, lightweight design that will easily fit in your pocket! The Gnome amp heads were developed to offer transparent, crisp and noise-free performance combined with an ultra-portable, lightweight design in an affordable and reliable amp for discerning musicians and for the seasoned professionals. The 3-band EQ with +/- 15 dB cut/boost per band offers a lot of options to shape the sound according to your own ideas and the balanced post-EQ XLR DI output with switchable ground lift offers an easy way to use the Warwick Gnome for live gigs or studio recordings. Silent practicing is also possible if you disconnect the speaker output and use only your headphones.

The Warwick Amplification Gnome Cabinet is the ideal cabinet for the Warwick Gnome amplifier and a compact, lightweight addition to any bass rig! The Gnome Cabinet series was designed to offer a transparent, crisp and defined bass sound in combination with an ultra-portable design for discerning musicians, including seasoned professionals. While originally developed for use with the Gnome amplifier, the Gnome Cabinet will compliment any manufacturers’ technology. The dual function bass reflex opening can also be used as a carrying handle and with the adjustable piezo tweeter level, the sound of the Warwick Gnome CAB 2/8/4 can be perfectly adapted to your own wishes and the rest of the equipment.”

Warwick Gnome Amp Head: RRP: €149.00

Warwick Gnome Cab: RRP: €249.90


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