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Battle Creek, MI, March 19th, 2015 – Building on their highly successful bass string range, GHS Strings unveil the Round Core Bass Boomers and Crossovers.
Offering a full frequency sound with well-balanced, generous low mids and clear, soft high ends, the Round Core Bass Boomers provide a different harmonic content for all bass players. Their round core gives improved definition when played through an amp making them sing on the stage, in the studio or at rehearsal. Available in sets of four, five or six strings they are also slight longer than standard at 37.25 inches. These strings have been road tested by the GHS Artist Family including Mark Damon (The Pretty Reckless) and Aden Bubeck (Miranda Lambert’s band).
Another exciting addition to the range are the GHS Crossovers, designed specifically for the NS Design NXT...
Ontario, Canada, March 17th 2015 – Perri’s Leathers Limited are delighted to announce the launch of their The Beatles Licensed guitar straps, guitar gig bags and picks honoring the best selling band in history.
Perri’s licensed Beatles guitar straps come with a choice of eighteen iconic designs drawn from across the whole career of the band. The straps are printed with vibrant graphics that will last and last, featuring amongst others Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road and Revolver artwork. Expertly crafted, these straps are strong, durable, super comfortable, highly affordable and very eye-catching. The polyester webbing straps, with durable heat transfer designs, are 2” wide, and adjustable from 39” to 58” The leather effect vinyl straps, with high resolution imagining, are 2.5” wide and adjustable from 44.5” to 53”.
The licensed gig bags, available for acoustic, electric or bass guitars, are made with a 600D Nylon material complete with foam padding, a strong zipper,...
A year ago, Bill Compeau of Armstrong Guitars and Ark Amps published a sketch of a bass guitar on the popular forums, when Tom Richards of F CLEF LLC noticed it. Tom is a guitar industry veteran and long time touring and recording bass player who is known for his association with the most unique and innovative bass products world wide. Tom contacted Bill and immediately the two hit it off.
Bill Compeau, who had designed guitars for other builders over the past decade, immediately set to detailing the design and working with Tom and Kerry Davis of Kerry Davis Guitars for production. The result of that effort is the Relayer Bass, the flagship bass of Kerry Davis Guitars and Armstrong Guitars.
The Relayer bass is the first true new innovation in bass and the newest bass design of 2015. From its unique drop D tuning system to the proprietary G-Hub passive control circuit the bass is packed with tonal options normally only found on active bass guitars.
The Relayer bass is now in...
The brand new Warwick Stu Hamm Signature Bass impressively combines the over 30-year's of experience within the Warwick Custom Shop team and the experience of well-known American bass icon Stu Hamm. It took two years to develop this unique signature instrument. This bass guitar is based on the popular Warwick Streamer Broadneck. Compared with the Streamer Broadneck, the upper body horn has been shifted slightly toward the 12. fret. At the same time, the lower body horn has been altered to make access to the upper frets even more comfortable.
Also Stu Hamm asked for decreased distance between the body and strings to facilitate his unique playing style. For this reason, the instrument incorporates a cavity in the area of the bridge, which has been set deep in the body to create the necessary string pressure. This unique detail introduces a new playing feel many bassists will find interesting.
Stu Hamm has published several solo CDs and played with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Frank...
Kala recently introduced a 5 String SUB Series of Solid Body U-Basses, the latest addition to Kala's revolutionary line of short scale bass instruments. Since 2011, the S-U-B Series has offered an affordable four string alternative to Kala's USA manufactured solid body basses. Fans of the four string models have consistently asked about the possibility of a five string model. Kala has answered that request with four new models for 2015.
The new 5-string SUB models are equipped with Kala's proprietary polyurethane strings, a Shadow active pickup system with volume control and 2 band EQ, Custom Hipshot Licensed Tuners, and Graph Tech Black Tusq self-lubricating nut.
Five string fretted versions are available in Sunburst, Cherryburst, Red, and Black finishes. All Kala U-Basses are very portable and meet most airline carry on requirements. A Custom Deluxe Logo Gig bag is included in the price of each instrument. List price is $619.
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Nerve, the legendary live electronic band, brainchild of drummer Jojo Mayer and bassist John Davis, has finally released their highly anticipated full length live album: Live In Europe. Recorded during their fall 2014 European tour, the album features songs from their latest releases, as well as lots of improvisation and re-imagining of older material. All the music was performed live, in real time, with no backing tracks, sequences, or click tracks....