Review: Demeter 201-800D Preamp/Power Amp
2/18/2014 5:36:00 PM
Over the course of his three-plus decades in the audio business, James Demeter has developed a reputation for building rock-solid gear that excels at sophisticated, modern tone.
Review: Acoustic Image Flex System
2/18/2014 5:19:00 PM
Amplifying the upright bass is a problem that has generated many solutions over the years (see the Fender Bass), but back in 1997, Acoustic Image made an impact with its answer: lightweight, high-fidelity amplifiers and fresh cabinet designs that offered portability and serious low-end dispersion.
New Gear: January 2014
2/14/2014 4:28:00 PM
New Gear: December 2013
12/4/2013 5:14:00 PM
New Gear: November 2013
10/29/2013 11:46:00 AM
With their heavy-duty Neutrik connectors and fire-retardant sheath, FM Cables’ new Speakons are built to last, and if their three standard lengths—5’, 6.5’, and 10’—don’t work for you, go ahead and order a custom cable.
Gear Review: Jules Amps Monique
10/28/2013 11:23:00 AM
CONTRARY TO CONVENTIONAL WISDOM, overnight success in the music business rarely happens overnight.
Gear Review: Glockenklang Blue Soul
10/28/2013 11:22:00 AM
THE WORD GLOCKENKLANG MEANS “bell sound” in German, and the company bearing that name seems intent on making sure nothing gets lost in translation.
New Gear: October 2013
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spector adds another axe to its Korean Professional Series with the 34"-scale CK-4, a neck-through 4-string.
Soundroom: Eden WTX-500
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE LIGHTWEIGHT REVOLUTION that’s changed the face of bass amplification in the past decade is a bit of a mixed blessing; there used to be just a few players in the game, there are now enough options to make your head spin.
New Gear: September 2013
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
With its stereo audio, MIDI in/out, and charging dock, the StudioConnect, an all-in-one audio interface for the iPad, makes it easy to plug in and jam along with whatever’s on your iPad.
New Gear: August 2013
7/25/2013 12:01:00 PM
Dean’s Jeff Berlin Basic bass keeps it, well, basic: It’s a bolt-on 4-string with an natural oil-finished alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot inlays, Grover tuners, and chrome hardware.
New Gear: July 2013
7/1/2013 1:32:00 PM
Novation’s popular 20-year-old Bass Station gets an update with the Bass Station II, an all-analog redesign equipped with two filters, two oscillators, a sub-obscillator, patch-save capability, onboard modulation, an arpeggiator, and analog effects.
Roundup: 7 Micro Combo Amps
7/1/2013 12:09:00 PM
GIVEN THE UBIQUITY OF GALAXIES, ANDROIDS, IPHONES, AND YOU-NAME-IT, IT’S EASY TO FORGET that just 10 or 12 years ago, the tools needed to execute the basic commands of a smartphone could easily gobble the surface area of your average credenza.
Full Circle: 360 Degrees of the Acoustic 360
4/25/2013 8:59:00 AM
ON A WARM SUNDAY MORNING LAST OCTOBER, A DOZEN OR SO BASS GEEKS SAT IN A ROOM AT SIR REHEARSAL STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES WAITING FOR A BASS PLAYER LIVE! EVENT TO BEGIN.
New Gear from the 2013 NAMM Show
3/26/2013 4:55:00 PM
This month and next, we’ll be sifting through everything we saw at this year’s NAMM Show to bring you the best in bass.
Blues You Can Use - Willie Dixon: When "Wrong" is Right
John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts - A Sound for Sore Ears
Blues You Can Use - Big Mama Thornton: A Tale of Two Luthers
John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts - Two Basses Are Better Than One: Will & John's Silent Night
Blues You Can Use - John McVie: Mac Daddy
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