Ernie Ball recently announced their new line of electric bass and guitar strings, made out of the most magnetically active material – Cobalt. Ernie Ball's patent pending advancement in technology stems from a nine-year pursuit in researching materials that give guitarists and bassists a new-and-improved voice.
Cort Guitars has announced the Curbow Series of basses for 2012, including the Curbow 41, Curbow 42, Curbow 51 and Curbow 52. The basses feature sturdy bolt-on necks, soft maple bodies and Bartolini electronics with slap-switch system.
With an upside-down, left-handed style that can’t help but evoke Jimi Hendrix, Malina Moye straddles both rock and soul. Her enthusiastically funkafied spirit is contagious. She gorgeous. She’s talented. She can rock her ass off.
Guitarist Xander Demos may not be a household name, but his playing is causing an increasing number of new fans and equipment manufacturers to take notice. Demos' combination of Shrapnel-era shred and melodic phrasing makes for a combination that appeals equally to guitarists and non-guitarists.
Look around you. There seems to be a seven-string renaissance happening at the moment. Actually, eight-string guitars seem to be going pretty strong, too. But there's something particularly satisfying about plugging in a seven and riffing out in between the traditional ranges of the guitar and bass.
Here's a fun video demo of several new Orange amps filmed at this week's 2012 Winter NAMM show. The amps in the video include the OR-50, the OR-15, the #4 Jim Root Signature model and the Micro Terror.