Finding a great bass doesn’t have to be a mystery. There are so many well-made, affordable basses on the market today that it’s never been easier to find a good instrument. But don’t just buy the first bass you get your hands on. There are still problems to be aware of and features to consider to insure that you get the best value and an instrument you’ll be happy playing for years to come.
At this year's Summer NAMM Show, they released their 19:1-ratio line of tuners. The line features a few different varieties; locking and non-locking versions, contemporary versions and a vintage Fender version. I checked out the non-locking, contemporary version, also known as the KCDF-3805CL model.
Godlyke has announced the release of the TWA GD-02 Great Divide Analog Synth Octaver effect pedal. The Great Divide, which has undergone more than three years in development, combines classic analog octave division with proprietary synth technology to create a powerful tool for musical expression.
Rivera Amplification has posted a new demo video for its RockCrusher Recording Power Attenuator, and you can check it out below. In the video, guitarist Joshua Ray records two different Rockcrusher Recording EQ demos against backing tracks, direct into Protools.
You can spend years and thousands of dollars chasing John Petrucci’s combination of molten gain and precise articulation. Thankfully, Sterling by Music Man has provided a shortcut to the finish line with the newly released JP100D John Petrucci Signature Series model.