Alan Cringean of AC Guitars is giving a nod to the past with his new RetroB line of bass guitars. Alan wanted to design an instrument that was "a clear nod to the past, had a comfortable aesthetic being familiar on the eye, but retained modern sensibilities and features while still being recognisable as an ACG instrument".
"On top of the overall look the instrument would follow a more traditional construction method and pallet of woods. Alder and Swamp Ash body, Figured Maple tops with or without colours,one piece necks ,a first for ACG, 22 fret Rosewood and Maple finger boards. They will also feature what are standard on all ACG instruments, East Tone UK electronics, ACG B Series pickups and carbon reinforced necks. Currently available in 4/5 string with a J pickup configuration and P single pickup version.
"So a radical bass for ACG in that it is conventional in most aspects, with the admission we are all standing on the shoulders of those that brought the bass guitar into...
Vancouver, BC - Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Hot-British V9™ is now shipping. The Hot-British V9 is an updated version of the widely popular Hot-British™ tube distortion pedal.
The Hot-British V9 builds on the success of its namesake with solid-state circuitry and a much smaller chassis size, making it easier to fit on a crowded pedalboard without sacrificing on tone. The Hot-British V9 is also powered via a 9V supply, allowing it to be used with multi-pedal power supplies. Now you can have the sought-after tone of a high-gain Plexi tube amp in a size suitable for fly-dates.
Beginning with Radial's unique Class-A buffering circuit, the Hot-British V9 retains the natural feel and responsiveness of the guitar, while also allowing it to drive multiple pedals and longer cable runs with ease. Once engaged, three tone-shaping stages provide a high degree of control over the resulting sound, from subtle tube saturation textures to screaming over-the-top distortion....
Debuting at Winter NAMM 2017 the Bullhead.5K bass amplifier sets a new performance standard in affordable bass amplification. Featuring the acclaimed Mike Pope low noise pre-amp integrated with a tour proven, 500W @ 8Ohm/ 700W @ 4Ohm Class D power amplifier, the BH.5K offers all of the professional features and performance expected of a Trickfish product at a street price of just $799.00. Housed in a robust aluminum chassis, the powerful head offers a wide variety of tone-shaping capabilities via a 4-band EQ and 8 frequency select options. Other features include selectable input sensitivity, aux input, Pre/Post Balanced DI Output, Parallel EFX loop, amp mute and a Neutrik Speakon combi-connector. Weighing in at a paltry 5lbs the BH.5K also sports classic “chickenhead knobs” for easy, fast adjustments and the rack-mountable chassis is powder coated in a durable, Deep Sea Blue matte finish.
“Philosophically we are about inclusion, participation and the proliferation of great music....
Utilizing two proprietary 400 watt, 3” voice coil Neodymium drivers designed in conjunction with Eminence®, the SM210V sets a new standard in performance to weight in a small format bass instrument loudspeaker. The 8 Ohm SM210V is designed to stand vertically making it ear friendly as a stand-alone cabinet or, when 2 are stacked on top of each other, a powerful small footprint line array. It features feet on two sides of the cabinet which also allows for horizontal deployment as a low profile single cab or as a faux 4 x 10” when two are used together. The SM210V’s cabinetry is constructed from 15mm Baltic Birch ply and features two steel handles, metal corners and intense structural bracing that help mitigate unwanted resonance. The cabinets are covered in 22 oz. Sharkskin vinyl and features an acoustically transparent cloth grille enhancing the sophisticated design of the speaker. Speaker connections are made using a Neutrik Combi-Speakon and the crossover features...
"Six Feet Under" and "Reciprocal" bassist Jeff Hughell is featured in this video produced by Warwick at Bass Camp 2016. Jeff has refined his skills on the 7-string bass guitar since 1999 and is now regarded as one of the most prominent examples of the virtuosic use of 7-string basses, which he impressively demonstrates on his solo albums.
In 2016 Warwick built the first fretless Custom Shop Masterbuilt Bass for Jeff, which he personally received at the company headquarters in Markneukirchen at the Warwick Bass Camp 2016.
Interview topics include Jeff's techniques such as tapping, the different approaches in his solo project compared to Six Feet Under and, of course, Jeff also presents his brand new Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT fretless 7-String Bass.