Helsinki, Finland - Three years ago, Darkglass Electronics released the Microtubes 900, an uncompromising, light, versatile and unapologetically loud bass amplifier.
Now, a thousand days after the first Microtubes amplifier saw the light of day, Darkglass is proud to announce the next steps in their bass amplification evolution: Microtubes 900 v2 and Alpha·Omega 900.
Microtubes 900 v2 features both of Darkglass’ celebrated Microtubes engines. From the powerful dynamic saturation circuit from the B3K to the classic overdriven tone from the Vintage Microtubes, clean, vintage and aggressive metal tones are only a stomp away.
Alpha·Omega 900’s dual drive engine takes bass saturation to a new dimension: Alpha is punchy, tight with a lot of definition, whereas Omega is brutal and raw. Paired with the studio-grade VCA compressor, six-band graphic EQ and an obnoxiously loud 900-watt power section make for a monstrous amplifier with earth-shattering tone.
Either of Darkglass’ signature...
LEH Guitars is proud to announce their new flagship bass: the Offset 4-String. This instrument features an offset alder body with a maple burl top, strategic chambering in the body to reduce weight and prevent neck dive, 21 frets, a hand-carved maple neck, a “design patented” 3-knob slider preamp design, Nordstrand Audio NP-4 and Bigman pickups, a custom-wired Nordstrand Audio 3-band preamp, Hipshot and Gotoh hardware, and a Pat Wilkins finish.
Not a novelty: the first thing you’ll notice about the LEH 4-String is the unique 3-knob slider preamp. At the root of the system is a 3-band Nordstrand Preamp, modified for boost only with three Bornes faders. “A fader is a more visual way to dial in your eq,” notes Lisa Ellis Hahn (the LEH in LEH guitars). “Knobs can be hard to see onstage and it’s easy to second guess your settings. With sliders, you can instantly “see” your sound.” The bass also features a stepped heel allowing players unfettered, comfortable access to the upper frets....
WHITINSVILLE, MA (Jan 15, 2019) – The Bergantino forteʹ HP is the newest member of the Bergantino bass amplification family. Scheduled shipping is spring of 2019, with a special introductory price of just $1,399.
At Bergantino Audio Systems, owner-engineer Jim Bergantino is setting the pace once again, in high end, high performance bass amplification, with his latest release: the forte’ HP.
The Bergantino forte’ HP takes bass amplification to a whole new level of performance. Just like an 8- cylinder vs. a 6-cylinder engine, the new 1200 watts of ultra-reliable, Class D power offers unprecedented “slam” in a lightweight, portable package.
The forte’ HP is for the player who requires massive headroom and control over his or her tone. It delivers formidable tone and authoritative sound combined with top level ease and
confidence. This amp harkens back to the classic lead sleds that players have been longing for, an incredible thump without the weight...it has to be experienced!...
New York, NY — Aguilar is pleased to announce the Super Splits. These hum-canceling pickups are voiced to create rich bass tone - crisp and open treble, barking midrange and huge lows in a soap bar shape.
The Super Splits feature 42-gauge Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets. Because of their split coil design they are also hum-canceling! These pickups sound great passive or can be paired with an onboard preamp, such as Aguilar’s OBP-1, 2 or 3, for the ultimate in tonal flexibility.
Two sets are available: the AG 4SSP-D1 for four string basses and the AG 5SSP-D2 for five string basses. These calibrated sets include one pickup for the neck position and one pickup for the bridge position. Like all Aguilar pickups, the Super Splits are wound in Aguilar’s NYC factory. They will be available February 1st and carry a US street price of $198.00 for the AG 4SSP-D1 and $232.00 for the AG 5SSP-D2
WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ – AP International is pleased to announce the release of the new Ray Ross™ Bass Bridge, a retrofitting bridge that represents a revolutionary approach to the standard stringed instrument bridge design. Rather than utilizing a traditional saddle to provide a string break, the Ray Ross™ features a tone pin that keeps the string completely straight from the bridge to the nut; this concept removes the “kink” from the string, providing increased vibrational energy through the strings and into the body of the instrument. This feature allows maximum transference to the instrument so you can get the most of the bass itself, not solely the color of the bridge. Comprised of solid brass, the residual tone you do get from the bridge is articulate, resonant, and full-bodied.
On a standard bridge, downward force applied to the instrument from the string is restricted due to the saddles providing relief between the string and body. The Ray Ross™ negates this concept and...