Bassics products are designed and developed by award winning audio mixer, engineer and studio equipment designer Malcolm Toft. Famed for his work with the Beatles, Joe Cocker, David Bowie, T-Rex and James Taylor, as well as for designing a series of internationally renowned recording consoles for Trident Audio Developments, he was made visiting professor at Leeds College of Music in 2009 in recognition of his contribution to the recording industry.
With the Bassics brand, Malcolm has now turned his attention to the world of bass amplification because, throughout his career, he always felt that the bass player was considered a ‘poor relation’ and noticed how amazed many bass players were at the sound a studio engineer could achieve that their own equipment simply wasn’t capable of.
His unique knowledge and heritage has inspired a range of superior quality, practical products that feature transparent signal processing, noise-free pickup amplification, and equalisation specifically tailored for bass .
Top international pro Bassics users include
Dave Swift (Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra), Pino Paladino (The Who, John Mayer Trio, Ed Sheeran, Adele, D'Angelo), Pat Davey (Paul Young, Diesel, MD for smash-hit Small Faces musical "All or Nothing"), Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Brian May, We Will Rock You), Chris Childs (Thunder), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Vince Neil) and veteran producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T.Rex, Iggy Pop).