New for 2018, Ibanez is pleased to announce the release of the Nu Tube Screamer. This pairing of Ibanez’s Tube Screamer with Korg’s Nutube technology, has produced an overdrive with exceptional dynamics, improved sensitivity, and natural tube-like compression. For those familiar with the conventional TS808, the added warmth and amp-like quality of the Nu Tube Screamer will be immediately apparent.
The Ibanez Nu Tube Screamer is the very first compact guitar effects pedals to incorporate a Nutube directly into its circuitry. The Nutube is a revolutionary new take on the preamp tube that will allow for next level possibilities in the world of electronics. A Nutube draws far less power than a traditional vacuum tube and has a much longer lifespan of 30,000 hours. It accomplishes all of this while providing the same warmth and dynamics of conventional tubes.
Beyond the incorporation of the Nutube, the Nu Tube Screamer includes several new features designed to vastly widen the...
This year the Framus Idolmaker gets a bass counterpart: The Warwick Idolmaker Bass is produced as a Custom Shop Masterbuilt (Handcrafted in Germany) as well as a Pro Series Teambuilt (Made in Germany) instrument - optionally as a 4 or 5 string bass. The features of this beautiful masterpiece include, among others, a carved mahogany body, bolt-on Wenge neck, Wenge fingerboard (fretted models) or Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard (fretless models), passive MEC vintage pickups and active Warwick electronics.
This year the Streamer Stage I will be spotlighted at the Custom Shop Masterbuilt Limited Editions. The Warwick Streamer Stage I LTD 2018 is available as 4 or 5 string, fretted or fretless. The Swamp Ash Body comes with a beautiful 1" top, made of selected European Ash Burl....
For 2018, the StingRay 4 and StingRay 5 "have been reimagined with new features and appointments that provide a new level of playing comfort while retaining that revered iconic StingRay sound". Featured revisions include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort in any playing position, a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited upper fret access to all 22 stainless steel frets, and lightweight aluminum hardware providing a lighter, more balanced instrument. The new and improved StingRay electronics feature powerful neodymium magnets for higher output and a new 18-volt 3-Band preamp for extra clean headroom without clipping. Solid roadworthy construction, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration (4+1 for the StingRay 5), and the ever popular Music Man humbucker, all together produce a look, feel and sound that is remarkably unmistakable.
Available July 20th for North America.
NAMM officially starts tomorrow, but I got in early to get ready and hang out and meet people. My thanks once again to Mike Lull and @TonyP- for getting me in this year.
So, there was a little get together at the UVA Bar in Downtown Disney. Among the suspects:
Tony & Ben Jones News - Bass Musician Mag
Tony & Derrick Ogden Derrick Ogden Bio - Zon Guitars
And I met Nalani.
Nalani Music — Bass and Vocals
She was totally down to earth, and ready to talk music, bass, and life.
Guess who just happened to be playing at Downtown Disney tonight? Our very own @BassCliff !
New York, NY— Aguilar Amplification, manufacturer of high-quality amplifiers, speaker cabinets, pickups and effects pedals for bassists, is pleased to announce the Grape Phaser bass phase pedal. The Grape Phaser will be unveiled this week at the 2018 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA at the Aguilar booth (#5626).
The Grape Phaser provides lush, analog phase shifting courtesy of a simple, two-knob layout. RATE controls the speed of the modulation while COLOR feeds a portion of the signal back through the phase shifting circuit, creating new and super funky bass sounds!
- Uses all-analog technology
- Gig-saver bypass (signal passes even if your battery dies)
- Can be powered by a nine-volt battery or optional universal power supply
- Heavy duty steel construction
- Three-year limited warranty