The Van’s Warped Tour rolled into the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA on Saturday June 21st, and we were there. With 10 stages set up around the venue, there was music at every turn from the minute the gates opened throughout the day and into the evening. This year’s Warped Tour line up boasts […]
As you might have heard, 2014 marks MXR’s 40th anniversary. To celebrate, we’ve been releasing blog and video content—see the end of this post for the latest MXR mini doc release—providing players with an informative, inside look at one of the most iconic stompbox brands in history. As part of this celebration, we tracked down each of MXR’s four original core pedals in vintage form, and we’re giving them away. Last time, we put up the Distortion+. Now, you have the chance to win a vintage Dyna Comp Compressor.
If you’re a bass player, and you want control over your sound whether on stage or in the studio, you need a preamp/DI box in your gig bag if not on your pedalboard. We’re not talking about the kind of control you get from a 45-band parametric EQ rack piece. We’re talking about maintaining sonic integrity and being able to fine-tune your way through various situations with little fuss. Stuff that every bass player needs to understand about playing outside of the bedroom or the garage. Let’s get right down to it.
The realm of bass strings has been slow to answer this demand. Dunlop has had the more traditional rock and funk tones and techniques covered for years with our Nickel and Stainless Steel Bass Strings. But bass strings aren’t a one-size-fits-all piece of gear. Many of bass playing comrades came to us asking for a different type of string to accommodate their more advanced, more complex playing techniques. They need every note to be crystal clear, and they need the ability to fly up and down the fretboard with ease and comfort. With these needs in mind, we’ve created Super Bright Bass Strings.
… The wine has been poured and the dust has settled at the Napa Valley fairgrounds and the 2014 BottleRock Napa Valley has come to a close. In its second year of existence, the fledgling music festival showed that, even in the face of it’s first year’s adversity, Napa knows how to put on a […]