Think kill switches don’t belong on bass? Steve Tréguier’s new metal machine from Vola Guitars is here to prove you wrong

Vola Vasti 5 STM J1
(Image credit: Vola Guitars)

You might not be familiar with the name Steve Tréguier, but if you’ve heard much from French metal band The Dali Thundering Concept you’re likely to have been impressed with his progressive approach to the bass guitar. 

Founded by luthier Shawn Cho, Vola Guitars has been collaborating with Tréguier to produce a signature bass, which Tréguier puts to good use in this video, using the kill switch as a tremolo effect to rapidly cut the signal. 

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Nick Wells

Nick Wells was the Editor of Bass Guitar magazine from 2009 to 2011, before making strides into the world of Artist Relations with Sheldon Dingwall and Dingwall Guitars. He's also the producer of bass-centric documentaries, Walking the Changes and Beneath the Bassline, as well as Production Manager and Artist Liaison for ScottsBassLessons. In his free time, you'll find him jumping around his bedroom to Kool & The Gang while hammering the life out of his P-Bass.