Phil Jones Bass News from Winter NAMM 2013 Phil Jones Bass and AAD by Phil Jones are now one brand: Phil Jones Pure Sound. With 40 years experience playing bass and perfecting sound, Phil Jones has crazy-like passion and knowledge yielding ground breaking designs and award-winning sound products… along with some great company.
Markbass Jam with Jeff Berlin and Hadrien Feraud Jeff Berlin One of the legends of his instrument, Jeff Berlin is considered by many to be the finest electric bass soloist in the world. His sophisticated, articulate playing requires an amp with the same qualities; he has found it in Markbass. Hadrien Feraud Is a rising… [Continue Reading]
Todd Johnson plays “Summertime” at the Zon Booth, NAMM 2013 Todd Johnson is recognized as a pioneer of the six-string electric bass. With his Zon signature model six-string bass, Todd has developed an innovative technique where he plays chord changes and bass lines simultaneously, plus his ability to play “chord melody” gives him an uniquely… [Continue Reading]
Bass Musician Magazine NAMM 2013 – News from Amptweaker After introducing the new TightFuzz for guitar, we had many bass players requesting a version for them….here it is! The Bass TightFuzz has all the same vintage tones as the TightFuzz, re-tweaked for bass guitar by moving the Tight, Edge and Tone down an octave, and… [Continue Reading]
Bass Musician Magazine NAMM 2013 – Spector Bass News For nearly 40 years Master Luthier Stuart Spector and his small group of dedicated artisan craftsmen have quietly made some of the finest electric basses in the world. Never satisfied with the accomplishments of yesterday; Stuart is constantly pushing new boundaries and exploring new vistas where… [Continue Reading]
Effects Bay is giving away a Lightning Boy Audio Soul Drive Tube pedal. Go to the Effects Bay website to enter. The winner will be announced March 27th via email. Designer/Engineer Mike Congilosi, has this to say about the pedal. ” Soul Drive is an extremely versatile pedal that can be used with guitar, bass, or… [Continue Reading]
Warwick BassCamp 2013… As in the previous year, a Bass Camp organized in cooperation with the German magazine Gitarre & Bass will be hosted here at Warwick in Markneukirchen, Germany. From September 2nd to September 7th, bassists from all over the world again have the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best low-end… [Continue Reading]
Many bass players use the headphone out jack on their amp and/or preamp to conveniently practice quietly anywhere, and at any time of the day. Those same bass players also get frustrated with the quality of the headphones being used, as the tonal limitations become apparent after a couple of minutes. While many of the… [Continue Reading]
Epiphone Bass News at NAMM… Will Jones, “Dr Epiphone”, presents the latest news from Epiphone Bass at Winter NAMM 2013!
Tech 21 News for NAMM 2013 Tech 21 offers an impressive line of products to cover every application. Each product is made with the best possible materials and exclusive components, such as our smooth custom actuators. And each product is still handbuilt in the USA. Tech 21’s range of products are developed with a critical… [Continue Reading]
Kala presents the New U-Bass Rumbler with Mike Upton at NAMM 2013 Kala currently offers over 120 different models made from a variety of woods including: Lacewood, Acacia, Koa, Mango, Mahogany, Flame/Spalted Maple, Spruce, Bocote, and many others. We have all of the traditional sizes and models of ukulele and SO MUCH MORE! Our most… [Continue Reading]
Jens Ritter for Ritter Basses Jens Ritter is a Master Luthier from Germany. He specialises in crafting stringed instruments of the very highest quality – modern functional artworks. Jens lives and works in Deidesheim, a lovely little town located at the border of the Palatine Forest, South-Western Germany, only minutes away from the Rhine River…. [Continue Reading]
Kala Presents Bakithi Kumalo and James Hill playing “Billie Jean” at NAMM 2013 Kala currently offers over 120 different models made from a variety of woods including: Lacewood, Acacia, Koa, Mango, Mahogany, Flame/Spalted Maple, Spruce, Bocote, and many others. We have all of the traditional sizes and models of ukulele and SO MUCH MORE! Our… [Continue Reading]
Kala Presents Bakithi Kumalo and James Hill at NAMM 2013 Kala currently offers over 120 different models made from a variety of woods including: Lacewood, Acacia, Koa, Mango, Mahogany, Flame/Spalted Maple, Spruce, Bocote, and many others. We have all of the traditional sizes and models of ukulele and SO MUCH MORE! Our most unconventional offering… [Continue Reading]
Eden EC210 Combo Bass Amplifier Review by Eric Parsons… The EC210 is Eden Bass Amplification’s 180 watt model in their more affordable line of E-Series Bass Combo amplifiers. The EC210 is badged under the Eden brand logo and is designed, engineered and quality controlled by Eden USA while being manufactured in China. My initial impression as… [Continue Reading]
Lightning Boy Audio Introduces the Lightning Boy Tube Drive Pedal… Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) recently announced the latest addition to its pedal FX line, the Lightning Boy tube drive pedal. This FX pedal is our no-compromise approach to an entry level tube overdrive based on our popular Soul Drive pedal. We kept the cost down… [Continue Reading]
TC Electronic Announces Free ‘Bass Masterclass’ TonePrint Collection… Gary Willis, Richard Bona, Hadrien Feraud, Carles Benavent, Chris Minh Doky, Janek Gwizdala and Carlos Del Puerto have created personal Bass TonePrints that TC Electronic has gathered in one premium TonePrint Collection named ‘Bass Masterclass’. This amazing collection of TonePrints is available to bassists free of charge via www.tcelectronic.com/bass-masterclass or… [Continue Reading]
Radial Engineering introduces the StageBug SB-2 Passive for Bass and Keyboards… Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the StageBug SB-2 Passive a super compact direct box designed for the traveling musician who wants big sound in a small package. According to Radial Engineering Western Regional Sales Manager Mark Gummer:“We have noticed a trend whereby… [Continue Reading]
Martin Guitar BCPA4 Acoustic Bass from NAMM… Check out the New Martin BCPA4 acoustic bass at Winter NAMM 2013. The Martin Guitar BCPA4 acoustic bass is a bass for the performing artist. The BCPA4 features a sapele back and sides and a solid spruce top, a J-style cutaway body, and Fishman F1 Analog Electronics for deep,… [Continue Reading]
Pigtronix News from NAMM David Koltai brings us the latest from Pigtronix at winter NAMM 2013! About Pigtronix Pigtronix is inspired to design and manufacture futuristic analog effects. Like the musicians who use them, each one of our pedals is a unique and original creation, containing forward thinking musical features not found in other stompboxes. Get… [Continue Reading]
Radial Engineering StageBug SB-2 Passive for Bass… Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the StageBug SB-2 Passive a super compact direct box designed for the traveling musician who wants big sound in a small package. According to Radial Engineering Western Regional Sales Manager Mark Gummer: “We have noticed a trend whereby musicians are looking… [Continue Reading]
Juan Aldarete at the Earthquaker Booth… Juan Aldarete demos the BassEffects Pedals at the Earthquaker booth at Winter NAMM 2013.