Netherlands-based Aristides Instruments is producing the first-ever bass guitar made of Arium. The instrument utilizes an exoskeleton design made of a semi-monocoque construction for maximum performance. Over the past year, limited pieces have been made available for review and artists such as Barend Courbois; now, however, customers can place orders through authorized dealers or directly from the factory.
“Boutique tones for guitarists on a fast food budget” is the catch phrase for Tone Bakery’s new line of pedals. With a Klon Centaur going for nearly $3,000 these days, I can understand what Tone Bakery is going for by releasing the Creme Brulee — its take on the iconic Centaur boost/overdrive pedal — for less than $100.
Today, Eventide announced the release of a new version its H9 Control app for Windows, Mac, and iOS (via the Camera Kit USB adaptor.) The app now supports all Eventide stompboxes except TimeFactor (which is forthcoming,) pending the release of its updated Looper in July.
The NZ624 takes all the features of the company's popular CT624 24-fret California Carved Top guitar and adds many upgraded options as standard features, including Zaza's preferred single-volume control layout and signature truss rod cover.
Steve Lukather is one of the most prolific session guitarists of the past 30 years.
During that time, he’s held down gigs with Toto and Ringo Starr while contributing guitar work to more than 1,500 records. To date, Ernie Ball Music Man has produced three Luke Signature Series guitars for Lukather.
The newest incarnation is the LK100D from Sterling By Music Man, created as a mid-priced offering based on the Ernie Ball Music Man LIII. While this is certainly an affordable guitar, its quality, unique tone and playability might make it the first choice for Luke buyers of all budget levels.