There’s enough cool gear out there to fuel a lifetime of lust. Exotic basses, sweet-sounding amps, and potent effects are now just a car ride or mouse click away. But cool and fun—and I mean big-grin, embarrassing-giggle fun—that’s still a relative rarity. One company nails it every time, though: Line 6. The LowDown amps bolster an already exciting range of bass goodies like the Bass Variax and Bass Pod. Line 6’s first bass amps, the LowDown combos make extensive use of digital modeling to achieve a remarkable range of sounds and features. Line 6 designed the LowDown series for killer rock tone, believing that its proprietary digital technology overcomes the sonic shortcomings they see as inherent in solid-state combo amps.