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Warwick’s cooperation with Adam Clayton of U2 goes back to 2008, when Adam contacted Warwick- founder and managing director Hans-Peter Wilfer about building a bass with his specific specifications and requirements. In 2010 the first Adam Clayton Signature model, the Warwick Reverso was born.
In 2013 Adam Clayton bought a new Warwick Streamer CV featuring a P-pickup. He liked this bass so much that he expressed the desire to make this his new signature-instrument. From this collaboration, the Warwick Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature model was born. Adam showed and played this bass at the record release for U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence”. In addition, Adam uses his new Warwick signature bass for recordings and live gigs all around the world and you can see Adam playing his new Signature bass on their 2015 Innocence + Experience Tour. This Masterbuilt beauty is now available from the Warwick Custom Shop in Markneukirchen, Germany.
The new Warwick Adam Clayton Streamer CV...
Godlyke, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Maxon BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver.
The BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver brings Maxon’s 40+ years of experience in Overdrive design to the world of the Bass Guitar. But guitarists, don’t despair; the BD10 works equally well with six strings as it does with four!
The BD10 provides sustained, harmonically-rich overdrive that retains note clarity and expressiveness even at maximum settings. The BD10 can cover a wide variety of distorted tones, from semi-dirty boosts all the way to super-saturated shred.
Distorted sounds can then be blended with Dry signal using the independent Level controls. Fine tuning the balance between Clean and Distorted signals, the user can obtain the ideal mix for their particular playing style and equipment.
Italian electric upright bass maker MK has released a passive jazz model of their striking EUB.
May 11 2015 - The electric double bass MK mod.JAZZ-P passive(P) is our best production for the solid body sector. The JAZZ passive doesn't put electronics on board so no batteries are discharged. The signal is taken from the output and directly sent to the amplifier.
With this system we have solved many problems on the sound of the double bass, also the signal is free from noise background even at high amplifications.
The piezo transducers are specifically designed for the sound of the double bass, all transducers are strictly manufactured by us....
Barefaced Audio claim that their all new Retro Two10 cab can deliver the vibe and output of a sealed 4x10" cab despite being half the size.
Their advanced 10CR250 drivers combine vintage tone with high output whilst the unique hybrid resonator enclosure allows for maximum bass output thanks to the extra air movement it provides.
The Retro Two10 is proving to be a lightweight (30lbs) and affordable single 4 ohm cab solution for classic rock and soul bass tones with frighteningly high output and big lows when paired with typical lightweight heads.
Alternatively, two or three Two10s stacked under big valve amps are just the ticket for a vintage vibe with modern power handling, vast potential bass output and superior dispersion.
Designed to usually be used horizontally for maximum thickness of tone, the 'Barefaced line array' crossover ensures the tone around the room remains as consistent as when used vertically. Turning the cab upright changes the enclosure tuning to remove sonic...
Ernie Ball Inc. announces the introduction of its new Slinky Flatwound electric bass guitar strings. These highly innovative new offerings feature an “industry first” – combining two equally important bass tones in one – literally creating a “new category” of strings. This allows bass players to achieve a vibrant round wound sound, paired with the silky smooth feel of traditional flatwound strings. The announcement was made by Ernie Ball President Brian Ball and represents the latest groundbreaking product in the company’s legacy of innovation. It is also part of an intensive series of Ernie Ball product rollouts to be unveiled through the end of 2015 and into 2016.
“For over five decades, Ernie Ball has had a rich history of driving innovation in the Musical Instrument space and providing artists with pioneering products that allow them to create and develop...
ELIXIR Strings has unveiled its enhanced and extended line of strings for bass guitar. For their redesign, the string coating specialist worked closely with bass players around the world, taking extensive feedback from over 4,000 bassists on their requirements and involved more than 1,000 bass players in field trials to improve their protective NANOWEB® Coating. Elixir Strings is proud to introduce the resulting range of Nickel Plated Steel and Stainless Steel Strings, set to meet the evolving needs of modern bass players.
Justin Fogleman, Application Engineer at Elixir Strings, Berklee College of Music Alumni and guitar player himself adds: "Feedback from over a thousand bass players testing our NANOWEB Coating variations for bass guitar allowed us to get that particular string that adds enhancement to their playing experience. Having listened to the needs of more...