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NAMM – First EBS NAMM 2024 Events Announced!

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NAMM - First EBS NAMM 2024 Events Announced!

We are ready to rock the NAMM SHOW once again.

You will see new products released, and more artist events, but there is also plenty of time to check out gear and hang out with EBS staff, artists, and friends worldwide. Not to mention, a chance to win an EBS MultiComp Blue Label compressor pedal (more details at the EBS booth, 5441). Today we present the first two events…

Metalheads’ Bass Gear Hang with
Steve DiGiorgio & Bjorn Englen

We invite all metalheads and bass players to gather around the campfire at the EBS NAMM booth with seasoned bass players Steve DiGiorgio and Bjorn Englen to talk about bass gear in metal. 

Both are long-time EBS artists with experience from numerous tours and recording sessions with metal and hard rock royalties like TestamentMegadethDeathUli Jon RothYngwie MalmsteenQuiet Riot, and more.  

The event will happen at the EBS booth (5441) on Friday, January 26, from 1 PM to 2 PM.

Note: This is not a signing event but an invitation to gather insights and tips about gear and bass playing in metal and rock music from these two artists and staff from EBS. A separate signing with Steve, Bjorn, and Marten Andersson from Lita Ford’s band will happen on Saturday at 3 PM (see details below).

About the hosts:

Steve DiGiorgio, the current bass player for Testament, is an exceptional musician known for bringing the fretless bass into metal. Not only has he contributed his bass skills to the latest Testament and Megadeth albums, but left his mark on several recordings with the legendary Death too, keeping their legacy alive through touring with Death DTA. In addition to his main commitments, Steve collaborates and records with numerous other artists. His exceptional musicianship has led him to become an EBS amp & pedal artist and the release of his signature bass model by Ibanez.

Bjorn Englen, the Soul Sign and Dio Returns bass player is renowned for his musical prowess and versatility. He is not only a sought-after instructor at the esteemed Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp, but also a touring companion of guitar virtuosos Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, and Tony MacAlpine, as well as the iconic metal group Quiet Riot, amongst others. Additionally, Bjorn imparts his knowledge through bass master classes/clinics at esteemed institutions like the Musicians Institute and Los Angeles College of Music. He is continuously engaged in numerous recording sessions and has performed on over 60 albums. Bjorn is a long-time EBS artist and ambassador. 

Stay tuned at ebssweden.com for more news.

The Rockers’ Signing at EBS

The annual Rocker’s Signing at EBS is a fine tradition that continues at NAMM 2024. This year’s lineup will be the Swedish LA residents Bjorn Englen (Dio Returns/Soul Sign) and Marten Andersson (Lita Ford), along with Testament’s Steve Di Giorgio.

Stay tuned at ebssweden.com for more news.

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New Gear: Tech 21 Introduces the SansAmp XB Driver Dual-Amp/Bi-Amp/DI Bass Preamp

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New Gear - Tech 21 Introduces the SansAmp XB Driver Dual-Amp Bi-Amp DI Bass Preamp

Tech 21 Introduces the SansAmp XB Driver Dual-Amp/Bi-Amp/DI Bass Preamp…

The SansAmp XB Driver integrates key elements from Tech 21’s most popular bass products –the SansAmp Bass Driver DI, Para Driver DI, Q\Strip and the dUg Pinnick Ultra Bass 1000—and condenses them into a single sleek machine. And just like that, you can go from traditional to diabolical.

The 100% analog, dual-channel SansAmp XB Driver is a sophisticated dual-amp, bi-amp, DI toolbox with 15 knobs and 3 switches. Intuitively arranged, like familiar amplifier controls, you can easily craft a broad range of bass tones without a PhD. The Clean and Drive channels are full-frequency, independent channels that can be used individually or blended together via the Mix footswitch. In Mix mode, you can engage the Crossover switch to activate the sweepable LPF & HPF filters, which enables you to even further carve out your own tone footprint.

The dual Clean and Drive channels have individual 3-band active EQ with sweepable semi-parametric mid-range and Level controls. The Clean channel includes a compressor, while the Drive channel has its own overdrive control to emulate hard-pushed amps, a Bite switch to accentuate high-end harmonics, a Pre/Post SansAmp semi-parametric mid-range switch, and the above-mentioned Crossover switch to merge high-end distortion with clean low-end bass. A Master volume completes the package.

While inspired predominantly by dUg Pinnick, the SansAmp XB Driver also gives a nod to other bass tone innovators such as Geddy Lee, John Entwistle and Chris Squire. All were notorious for running entirely separate, complicated bass amp systems together in a way that defied common logic yet yielded magical results.  

As is the case with all Tech 21 SansAmps, the XB Driver offers tons of flexibility and versatility for many different styles. It runs on an included 18V DC universal auto-switching power supply with interchangeable international plugs for use anywhere in the world. Other features include 1/4-inch and XLR Outputs, Effects Loop, Tuner Out, rugged all-metal housing, metal knobs and custom footswitch actuators. Measures 7.5”l x 4.75”w x 2.0”h. 

Designed & Manufactured by Tech 21 USA, Inc.

Visit online at tech21nyc.com

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New Gear: EBS RUNSTEN, An Advanced Pedalboard Power Supply for Today’s Musicians

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New Gear: EBS RUNSTEN, An Advanced Pedalboard Power Supply for Today's Musicians

EBS RUNSTEN Advanced Pedalboard Power Supply…

EBS is proud to announce the launch of RUNSTEN at the NAMM Show 2024, a groundbreaking DC power supply for pedalboards designed to meet the increasing demands of today’s musicians for power, flexibility, and portability. Get rid of using multiple power supplies and get ready for the RUNSTEN. It will handle all your DC power needs.

Ten powerful and isolated DC outputs

RUNSTEN provides ten isolated 9V DC outputs, eight readily switchable to 12V DC. Each output delivers up to 900 mA, nearly twice the capacity of most conventional multi-output power supplies. This increased power output allows musicians to power multiple pedals, even units usually requiring a dedicated power supply, from one RUNSTEN. It reduces the number of devices needed to power your pedals and minimizes the risk of noise issues related to power.

Up to 24V DC, or 1.8 A with included adaptors

The RUNSTEN features a cable kit that includes adaptors to use two outputs together in parallel or serial to increase the current up to 1800 mA or Voltage up to 24 V DC when required. DC distribution cables and adaptors to reverse polarity and convert the size of a connector from 2.1 to 2.5 mm are also part of the kit.

USB to charge and power devices

In addition to its powerful DC outputs, RUNSTEN features two 5V USB outputs. These provide convenient smartphone charging or power for a USB light during performances. 

Ready for international touring

Designed for global use, RUNSTEN operates with 120-230V AC, ensuring its readiness for your local performances and international tours.

Ultra-light and compact

Despite its powerful capabilities, RUNSTEN maintains a compact and lightweight design, weighing just 310 grams (0.68 lbs). It is an ideal solution for musicians seeking to reduce the weight and size of their pedalboard without compromising on power or flexibility.

With the RUNSTEN, EBS continues to empower musicians’ creativity by providing innovative, space-saving solutions for their pedalboard setups, such as the original flat patch cables. 

Estimated Price:  € 259.00 / $249.99 

For more information about RUNSTEN, please visit EBS at NAMM booth 5441, or go to https://ebssweden.com/content2/accessories/ebs-runsten-multi-dc-power-supply/

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NAMM 2023 – o3custom

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Ian Cohen shares the NAMM 2023 update from o3custom.

NAMM 2023 – Dingwall Guitars

Ian Cohen shares the NAMM 2023 update from o3custom.

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NAMM 2023 – Dingwall Guitars

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NAMM 2023 – Dingwall Guitars

Ian Cohen shares the NAMM 2023 update from Dingwall Guitars.

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Winter NAMM 2020 – Alex Lofoco Performs at the Dogal Strings Booth

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Alex Lofoco Performs at the Dogal Strings Booth, from Winter NAMM 2020

Alex Lofoco Performs at the Dogal Strings Booth, from Winter NAMM 2020

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