Last summer singer/bassist Seth Horan gave the opportunity to produce this new album to everyone on his mailing list. A group of people took him up on the offer and became co-producers. A year later and the album is pretty much mixed and mastered. Seth recorded and sent out a song-a-week for twenty weeks over that year. The songs evolved based on feedback from the group of Producers, who voted on the final track list at the start of this year, cutting the list down in half. Adding even more of an international vibe, the final mastering is by Jyri Sariola, in Finland. [More...]
There was a pointer to this great video of Michael Manring explaining his Zon Bass lurking in the comments to “What I Hate Bass Licks” (a must read post if you haven’t read it already – masterfully written by Steve Uccello. In the video Michael explains how the Zon Hyperbass came about.
Hat tip to this Bassnews.de post for bringing this Vox product to my attention!
The amPlug has been around a while, but Vox has added two new models, one of which might be of interest to us Bass folks. Described as a “palm-sized headphone guitar amp” this little gadget is modeled on VOX’s classic AC100 bass amp. No digital bits or bytes involved here, this pure good old fashioned analogue. A FET circuit provides a compressor/boost effect and even overdrive. Plug it in to the jack socket on your bass, plug in headphones (or in my case the Future Sonics In-ear monitors from the trusty Ampless Bass Set Up) and away you go. If you want some backing, there is a mini-jack input socket, so you can plug in an MP3 player, CD player or whatever else fits. Nice touch. [More...]
I have to confess that I’m a sucker for anything green – either eco-green or just plain green-green. I had a green bass (of the green-green sort) for a while – a 5 string Status Graphite Bass – but have been at the more traditional end of the spectrum for a while, so Musicman’s latest little limited edition bass grabbed my attention. The Dargie Delight Limited Edition package includes a very green (as in green-green) Stingray. [More...]