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NOBLEBORO, MAINE – With the launch of the new NXTa Active series, Ned Steinberger and NS Design herald the introduction of battery-free, high performance active electronics for the full family of NXT instruments. These include the violin, viola, cello, Omni bass and double bass. The new capacitor-powered custom circuitry, designed for NS Design by Mi-Si Electronics Design, integrates with the NS Polar Pickup System to provide two distinct signal output modes, bringing the convenience, versatility and performance capability of the NXT to another level.
Operationally, for Active mode, the user plugs the supplied charger into an AC outlet for 60 seconds to power the circuit for up to 16 hours of performance time. The instrument can then plug straight into any amp, low or high impedance, no direct box necessary. Since there is no signal loss over the full frequency spectrum of the instrument, the fundamentals of every note remain clear and strong, even with extra-long cables.
In 2015, Cog Effects built the smallest analogue octave pedal in the world, the T-16. The UK company have now expanded their current line-up to include a total of four octave pedals, with the brand new T-47 and T-70, and the upgraded and updated T-65 joining the range.
The new T-47 is a two-channel octave pedal, with level controls for clean signal and one octave down, as well as an adjustable Filter control on each channel to shape the tone of the octave down signal. With one footswitch to engage and bypass the pedal and a second footswitch to swap between the two octave channels, the T-47 provides incredible versatility and tone.
The new and improved T-65 retains the control set of the original, with level controls for clean signal, octave down, octave up, and the parallel effects loop, plus the adjustable Filter control on the octave down. The parallel effects loop allows you to mix in any effects with your octave and clean signals to create new sounds and textures, like a...
NEW YORK, NY — Aguilar Amplification, maker of high-quality amplification, pickups, preamps and effects pedals for bassists is pleased to announce a clinic with Gerald Veasley.
Veasley is a well-respected bassist, composer, producer and educator. He has been voted “Best Electric Bassist” by Jazziz Magazine and his resume includes tenures with Joe Zawinul, Pat Martino, Grover Washington Jr. and Gerald Levert. He is currently prepping two solo releases for 2017 as well as curating the weekly “Unscripted Jazz Series” in Philadelphia. Past performers at the “Unscripted” shows have included Kirk Whalum and Raul Midon among others. Veasley has also co-founded the annual Bass Boot Camp to advance the cause of education in the bass community.
The event will be held at the Aguilar Artist Loft in NYC on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 7pm. This clinic is free to attend but seating is limited! To register please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All attendees will...
Described as "one of a kind" we are happy to introduce exceptional Masterbuilt instruments from our Custom Shop. These unique pieces combine stunning production technology, sound and design
In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. The widespread yin and yang symbol Taijitu has animated us to build a bass with unique finish that we presented at Winter NAMM Show 2016. The very positive responses of musicians, wholesalers and distributors around the world has encouraged us to manufacture several Yin Yang basses based on various models. We would like to introduce to you now the Warwick Custom Shop Thumb BO #16-3047 Yin Yang 5 string bass:
This special Yin Yang finish can only be implemented with expertise, craftsmanship, attention to detail and the latest technology. Basis...
Vancouver, BC - Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce a major redesign and upgrade for the Tonebone BigShot i/o - Radial's popular instrument selector.
According to Radial's Mike Bauer: "Today, playing on stage is all about efficiency and maximizing performance. No one wants to compromise. If you are a bass player, you want to select between your active and passive basses quickly without having to adjust the volume on your amp after the changeover. The same applies to acoustic guitar, electric guitar or any other instrument. The changeover must happen fluidly. More importantly, if you change the output level from the instrument going to the amp, you invariably change the levels going to the PA and monitors. This means that the audio engineers must scramble to follow suit in order to maintain a proper balance."
"The BigShot i/o is a passive instrument selector that lets you select between two instruments using a footswitch. Input-B is equipped with a level control...