JULIAN, CALIF. — From classic cars to vintage guitars, short-lived designs are often the most sought-after. Sheptone goes the distance to achieve true vintage tone with the introduction of the Miles single coil bass pickup. Designed to accurately reproduce the tone of the milestone Fender 1951 Precision Bass, Sheptone’s Miles bass pickup stays true to the original design specifications and can transform a contemporary bass guitar into a living legend.
Sheptone’s construction begins with vintage-accurate fiberboard flatwork and Alnico 5 magnets for excellent performance. Plain enamel magnet wire, 42 AWG, is scatterwound for great harmonics and string-wrapped to protect the single coil. Average resistance is 7.32kohms.
The single-coil design of the Miles bass pickup has a dynamic response that delivers classic, smooth sound with a fat, yet tight, low-end. By simply rolling back the tone, players can walk right into a classic upright bass riff. This is vintage bass tone at its...
Brooklyn, NY --- June 15, 2021 --- GENZLER® AMPLIFICATION proudly announces a “redux collaboration” that brings Jeff Genzler and Andy Field back together again -- developing a new line of bass effect pedals under the Genzler Amplification brand. Both forces have shared design passions that date back to the early 1990’s while working together at Jeff’s former company, Genz Benz. Andy and Jeff along with current Genzler Amplification engineer Scott Andres, were responsible for the products that put Genz Benz on the map so many years ago. Along the way, corporate acquisitions of GB by KMC Music and eventually Fender Musical Instruments, and the decisions that lead to the finale’ of Genz Benz, all principals went their separate ways. Andy was soon brought-on at Mesa Boogie to develop their flagship line of Subway bass products. Eventually Jeff and his wife Catherine decided to jump back into the game, starting up Genzler Amplification with Scott Andres again as principal engineer....
In late 2015, Bergantino Audio Systems launched the original B|Amp. This award-winning, ground- breaking and revolutionary bass amplifier broke the mold, gaining a host of awards and accolades, not only from the industry, but from the bass playing community worldwide.
With the launch of B|Amp Mk2, the updated model gives the modern bassist even more tools for their sonic armory. Time never stands still, so founder and head engineer Jim Bergantino has taken all the goodness from the original B|Amp design and brought it forward, not only updating its look with a gorgeous new OLED screen, but also adding new and powerful features in the process; such as serial and parallel compressor options and a clean blend for the drive effects. Much of the updates have been based on players’ feedback and suggestions.
Jim Bergantino shares: “We are never satisfied with the status quo and are always looking for ways to advance the bass amplification industry. While this theory guides us, input...
Lightning Boy Audio introduces the DiVision. This is a limited edition vacuum tube direct box. It features a tiny 6DS4 nuvistor vacuum tube running at 230V for big tube tone and headroom in a little box. So little in fact, it weighs just under 1 pound.
The DiVision is powered by a standard 9V pedal adapter and boosts it internally to deliver the full tube sound you’d expect from the more common mains powered tube direct boxes. The output is mic level and 200 Ohms impedance, derived from the onboard output transformer, a Lightning Boy Audio MC15. The DiVision offers up to 11dB of clean boost with a rock bottom noise floor. It has an active shelving EQ, labeled “Vision,” which uses the tube to produce a treble boost of up to 6dB, shouldered at 10kHz. With the Vision knob fully turned down, the DiVision presents a flat response from 10Hz-22kHz with 0.2% THD+N. The tube amplifier stage operates as class A and is single-ended.
Only 68 DiVision’s will be produced and sold direct from...
According to Wikipedia: “Misirlou” is a folk song from Eastern Mediterranean region and the original author is not known.
The song was a hit in 1946 for Jan August, an American pianist and xylophonist nicknamed “the one-man piano duet.” It gained worldwide popularity through Dick Dale’s 1962 American surf rock version, originally titled “Miserlou,” which popularized the song in Western popular culture; Dale’s version was influenced by an earlier Arabic folk version played with an oud. Various versions have since been recorded, mostly based on Dale’s version, including other surf and rock versions by bands such as the Beach Boys, the Ventures, Consider the Source, and the Trashmen, as well as international orchestral easy listening (exotica) versions by musicians such as Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman. Dale’s surf rock version later gained renewed popularity when director Quentin Tarantino used it in his 1994 film “Pulp Fiction,” and again when it was sampled in the Black Eyed...