Orange Amplification launch the new, updated O Bass, retaining all the best features from the 2015 model, enhanced with improved characteristics.
Launched in 2015 to critical acclaim, the orange O Bass is easily one of the most colourful bass guitars on the market. It remains easy to play and very versatile with its classic single cutaway body shape, tone options and an unorthodox split-coil pickup position which produces the bass’ warm deep growl and fatter higher register.
The 2022 makeover means the O Bass now plays even better than before. The lightweight African okoumé wood body has a resonance that transfers well through the custom-wound split-coil humbucker pickup and gives articulate high end and tight low end notes. The purpleheart fretboard gives the instrument flawless balance whether played seated or standing. The re-tooled fretwork and neck moulding improves playability; funky octave swoops have never felt more natural. The classic black headstock and...
MERIDIAN, MS — Trace Elliot® returns its focus to large venue environments with the introduction of the Trace Elliot Pro Series 4x10 and 2x12 Cabinets. Both units combine excellent power and performance with durable, weather-resistant materials for professional-grade enclosures that are road-worthy and sonically versatile.
The Trace Elliot Pro Series 4x10 and 2x12 Cabinets are a natural follow-up to the 2022 release of the TE®-1200 bass amp head, which boasts 1200 Watts of power and is capable of driving up to two Trace Pro Series cabinets per unit. Built to deliver, the Trace Pro 4x10 cabinet staggers four proprietary custom 10-inch neodymium drivers, and a Trace Elliot HF compression tweeter for a sonically pleasing and undeniably powerful performance.
Offering thunderous lows to crisp, intelligent highs, the Trace Pro 2x12 cabinet pairs one ultra high-end coaxial 12-inch driver with a 12-inch woofer-only complement. This highly capable unit can handle the complete sonic...
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Cort Guitars introduces its GB-Modern bass guitars, offering just the right blend of timeless design and modernized features. The GB-Modern 4 (4-string model) and GB-Modern 5 (5-string) each offer a surprisingly lightweight design for improved comfort, as well as specification enhancements that further improve their playability. J-Bass enthusiasts will find that the GB-Modern bridges the gap between classic and contemporary, packaging together the best of both worlds in an attractive build with excellent tone.
One of the first things players will notice upon picking up a GB-Modern bass is its lightweight body. Cort took a clever approach in planning a 34-inch scale body (35-inch for 5-string) that reduces weight, and player fatigue, without carving out large sections of wood. The result of these efforts is a maple body core paired with lightweight paulownia wings. On the top, there’s a gorgeous poplar burl in a choice of Open Pore Vintage Natural or Open Pore...
Bass icon Jeff Berlin will be releasing a new tribute album to legendary Jack Bruce titled “Jack Songs” on August 2, 2022! Jack Bruce, best known for his work with classic rock group Cream as well as his critically acclaimed solo work passed away in 2014. Jeff Berlin, who has been called “the greatest bass player in the world”, was a personal friend of Jack’s and wanted to record his songs in remembrance of how Jack helped Jeff to find his own musical path.
Says Jeff, “Recording the music of Jack Bruce has been the most emotional recording project of my career. Jack was the greatest bass influence I ever had. In the center of his music were these strange and wonderful bass lines weaving in and out of the key, reaching for resolutions and finding them, again, and again. Jack’s playing was a living evolving improvisation.
Jack was the Alpha and Omega for me. I never would have become the bass player I became if I didn't hear his unfettered improvisations and innovations, his...
Caveman Audio’s BP1 Compact gives bass players a fundamental bass tone that is very similar to that of the 1073-inspired BP1 Bass Preamp, but with a significantly smaller footprint. Since the goal is improving the core bass tone, its purpose is not to act as an effects pedal, but to serve as an always-on component in the signal chain.
“I am extremely pleased that we succeeded with shrinking our bass preamp design while maintaining a true and breathtaking bass sound. In fact, more than anything BP1 Compact is all about tone,” says Steen Skrydstrup, Founder and Head Engineer of Caveman Audio.
“In order to arrive at such a small footprint compared to the original BP1 Bass Preamp, we removed the optional wireless input and went for an external power supply, but the core connectivity such as an Amp Out, FX loop and Tuner Out remains.
Further, the internal circuit - including the input buffer – delivers a tonal bliss that is very close to the sound of the original BP1...