Lightning Boy Audio introduces the DiVision. This is a limited edition vacuum tube direct box. It features a tiny 6DS4 nuvistor vacuum tube running at 230V for big tube tone and headroom in a little box. So little in fact, it weighs just under 1 pound.
The DiVision is powered by a standard 9V pedal adapter and boosts it internally to deliver the full tube sound you’d expect from the more common mains powered tube direct boxes. The output is mic level and 200 Ohms impedance, derived from the onboard output transformer, a Lightning Boy Audio MC15. The DiVision offers up to 11dB of clean boost with a rock bottom noise floor. It has an active shelving EQ, labeled “Vision,” which uses the tube to produce a treble boost of up to 6dB, shouldered at 10kHz. With the Vision knob fully turned down, the DiVision presents a flat response from 10Hz-22kHz with 0.2% THD+N. The tube amplifier stage operates as class A and is single-ended.
Only 68 DiVision’s will be produced and sold direct from...
According to Wikipedia: “Misirlou” is a folk song from Eastern Mediterranean region and the original author is not known.
The song was a hit in 1946 for Jan August, an American pianist and xylophonist nicknamed “the one-man piano duet.” It gained worldwide popularity through Dick Dale’s 1962 American surf rock version, originally titled “Miserlou,” which popularized the song in Western popular culture; Dale’s version was influenced by an earlier Arabic folk version played with an oud. Various versions have since been recorded, mostly based on Dale’s version, including other surf and rock versions by bands such as the Beach Boys, the Ventures, Consider the Source, and the Trashmen, as well as international orchestral easy listening (exotica) versions by musicians such as Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman. Dale’s surf rock version later gained renewed popularity when director Quentin Tarantino used it in his 1994 film “Pulp Fiction,” and again when it was sampled in the Black Eyed...
Michael Kelly Guitars has released new Pinnacle 4-string and 5-string bass guitars, expanding its electric bass lineup. Pinnacle 4 ($699.99 street price) and Pinnacle 5 ($739.99 street price) basses come in a natural burl finish and are available now via Michael Kelly’s dealer network.
innacle 4-string and 5-string bass guitars combine excellent sound, remarkable feel and stylish looks that demanding bass players will appreciate. The swamp ash body is finished with an eye-catching burled poplar top in a shape that evenly distributes the weight of the instrument to make even the most extended sessions comfortable. The highly playable, five-piece maple and walnut neck topped with an ebony fretboard features glow-in-the-dark side markers allowing for easy navigation on a dark stage. The Michael Kelly MCN bridge with its adjustable saddles provide side-to-side micro adjustments to optimize string spacing and alignment. Truss rod adjustments are easy with no special tools using the...
Cort Guitars introduces the Artisan A5 Beyond bass guitar as the realization of a bold vision for innovative, modern bass concepts. The advancement of an already modern instrument like the electric bass is not just about the electronics—it’s also about materials and design execution. The Artisan A5 Beyond is designed with the modern specs from Cort’s best-selling A5 Plus SCMS model, including the single-cutaway body and multi-scale, ranging from 35.5 inches on the bass strings to a shorter 34 inches on the treble strings. Cort has taken the tonewood selection a step beyond with the newly added Bubinga top, providing excellent articulation and deep sustain. At all angles, and with each detail, the Artisan A5 Beyond is a state-of-the-art bass for the most discriminating musician.
When it comes to the punch and sustain of a bass guitar, nothing beats neck-thru-body construction, especially when paired with the comfort and unfettered high-fret access of the single-cutaway body shape....