Bensalem, PA – New for 2023, Ibanez has introduced two new additions to its singlecut BTB lineup. The BTB865SC and BTB866SC combine the unique, high-end aesthetics of a single cut bass with sleek and aggressive visuals. These instruments bring to bear many popular BTB features such as neck-thru construction, a mono-rail bridge, an Ibanez custom 3-band EQ, and a 35” scale length. What sets them apart is the unique combination of Ash capped body wings finished in a compelling Weathered Black Low Gloss. These design choices deliver an appearance the combines, quite effectively, the boutique attributes of natural wood tops, with the modern energy of solid finishes. Other notable features include a Rosewood fretboard, zero fret, detachable finger ramp, and medium stainless steel frets.
- BTB5 5pc Maple/Walnut neck-through w/Graphite reinforcement rods
- Zero fret
- 889mm/35" scale
- Ash top/Ash/Okoume wing body
- Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone dot...
BBE Sound today announced the launch of the Green Screamer v2, taking the essence and inspiration for one of its most-beloved pedals and creating a new modern classic. The Green Screamer v2 is now shipping.
Completely redesigned and built from the ground up, the BBE Green Screamer v2 is the next evolution of the classic “green” overdrive circuit. The Green Screamer v2’s modified circuit design yields greater transparency and versatility to provide overdrive aficionados with a solution to all their overdrive needs.
The BBE Green Screamer v2 offers the following player-friendly features:
- Modified “Green” Overdrive Circuit
- 4558 Op-Amp
- 3-Position Deep Switch
- Switchable Input Buffer
- True Hardwire Bypass
Januaary 10th 2022 PAVIA, ITALY: Nembrini Audio, is pleased to introduce its new Bass Driver plugin, a 3 band overdrive / amp sim based on the SansAmp Bass Driver D.I.*. See it In use here.
For more than thirty years the original SansAmp Bass Driver D.I. from Tech 21* has had a reputation as an essential tool for bass players. The clever design of this key pedal simulates the authentic sound of a tube stack and offers big vintage tube tones, bright modern slap sounds, gnarly distortions and everything in between.
The new Nembrini Audio Bass Driver extends the possibilities of the original, allowing users to sculpt their bass tones even more to give beautiful contemporary textures and balance.
The main features of the new plugin include three band distortion / overdrive sections blended with two crossover...
Double Bassist Mark Bernat has recorded all six Bach cello suites for a second time. The full recordings can be heard on Spotify and YouTube. Bernat studied at Julliard, and is a former member of the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony. He has taught at the Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University.
“Your recording of the Bach suites is nothing short of brilliant and I congratulate you on such a monumental accomplishment . Everything from your technique to musical interpretation is truly amazing” - ~Gary Karr
Mark currently lives in Austin, TX. As the new directory of music services at UT's Dell Medical School, he has formed the all-volunteer Red River Ensemble which aims to bring music into a high-stress hospital environment. The ensemble performs regularly...
For decades, guitarists have turned to the G&L S•500 for a classic design with added versatility and a bold sound thanks to its MFD pickups, Passive- Treble-Bass tone circuit and expander switch. These enhancements give the S•500 levels ofgrit, energy and sophistication that other, similar guitars just can’t reach.
The new CLF Research S•500 pauses to consider the history unfolding on Fender Avenue in the late 1970s. It’s a sort of retro-futurist dream, imagining Leo Fender’s late ‘70s Magnetic Field Design pickup technology and Dual Fulcrum vibrato system packaged on a model that could have predated the earliest G&L guitars produced in 1980. For the journey back in time, John R. McLaren has substantially modified the pickups from the current production S•500 spec, including the coil bobbin aperture, length of pole pieces, wire turns and more. John sought to create a softer, sparklier sound without losing the sense of smoothness and strength expected from an S•500.