Thursday, December 31, 2009
Lace Helix Neck-Thru Bass Guitar Transparent Blue
The premium version of Don Lace's new "Lace Red Label Series" basses, this eye-catching, neck-thru bass guitar features the patented Helix design, a multi-laminated construction, mahogany body, chrome hardware, dual Alumitone bass pickups, 3-way selector switches, and a master switch for volume and tone. With its current driven design, rather the traditional voltage based pickups, the Alumitone, created by Jeff Lace, allows the musician a higher fidelity, or broad-band response, that helps to create a tighter top-end, more mid-range and a huge bottom end. This passive pickup outperforms many active systems, and the sonic output level generally exceeds that of similar preamp equipped basses. Since the Alumitone isn't like conventional pickups with a preamp and batteries, the Helix is a few pounds lighter, more environmentally friendly and cost effective. It also has an aesthetically pleasing chrome and black look. Another unique aspect of the "Lace Red Label Series" is the control knobs. Instead of the usual twist type knobs, Lace has incorporated the modern look of data system control knobs for simple, single-finger manipulation. The top strap post, as well as the output jack, is hidden on the backside, giving the Helix a cleaner look in the front. Whether you buy the solid black or transparent red or blue style, these design decisions allows you to see more of the highlights and subtleties of the natural wood grain.The Lace Red Label Series neck-thru bass is a feast for the eyes and ears. Go ahead and splurge, it's worth it.
RockBass by Warwick Rockbass Vampyre 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Nirvana Black
The Warwick Rockbass Vampyre electric bass is beautifully made and has that famous Warwick low growl. It features an alder body—a solid foundation to provide both thundering lows and distinct highs in an instrument that is just as much fun to play as it is to stare at. The 5-string Warwick bass guitar features other premium tonewoods in its design, like a maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. The 34" long scale, Just-A-Nut III, and 20" fingerboard radius provides added comfort for intricate bass movements. The Warwick Rockbass Vampyre's two active MEC pickups are paired with active 2-way electronic controls to provide plenty of tones suited for stage or studio. Four control knobs (volume, bass, balance, and tone controls) provide vast sonic range perfect for the studio and the stage. Other desirable features include Warwick machine heads, two-piece bridge, Warwick security locks, and chrome hardware.
RockBass by Warwick Rockbass CVT Premium 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
The popular Corvette body shape, known worldwide, features an alder body lends graceful curves and a solid foundation to provide both thundering lows and distinct highs in an instrument that is just as much fun to play as it is to look at. A solid 5 mm bookmatched AAA flame maple top adds strength and insane beauty to this luscious 4-string. The active MEC J/J pickups are paired with active 2-way electronics to provide a wealth of tones well suited for stage or studio. The smooth maple neck is complemented by Ekanga veneer and a rosewood fingerboard for alluring looks and quality construction. The RockBass Corvette Premium is sure to please any musician without draining their pocketbooks.
Ibanez SRA300 Electric Bass Guitar Pearl White
The Ibanez SRA300 Electric Bass combines desirable appointments with solid woods and top quality construction to create a great bass for a very affordable price. The SRA300 body is crafted of solid mahogany and is joined to a 3-piece maple neck with a U profile and 12" fingerboard radius that make it very comfortable to play. EMG HZ pickups have a dual-coil design for low noise and plenty of output. They deliver both punch and fullness with added brightness for more defined tone. They are coupled with a Phat-II EQ that enhances the SRA300's big sound. Die-cast tuners and a B10 bridge keep the SRA300 bass solidly in tune while black hardware and a gloss finish give it a sleek look.
Ibanez BTB676 BTB 6-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural Flat
The 6-string Ibanez BTB676 Electric Bass is a powerhouse with unbelievable sound capabilities. The BTB bass also boasts quality woods, superior construction, and cutting-edge electronics. The BTB676 bass is made with a solid light ash body topped with walnut. A strong 5-piece maple and bubinga thru-neck gives the BTB more resonance and a stronger, more dedicated tone. Exaggerated cutaways allow unrestricted access to the upper frets, and a U shaped neck profile provides comfort for your fretting hand.The 35" neck scale provides superior articulation, which is ideal for low tunings, and Bartolini MK-2 pickups deliver a balanced tone and plenty of sizzle. Die-cast tuners, cosmo black hardware, and a flat finish round out the Ibanez BTB676 6-string electric bass' features—truly a work of art.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Ibanez RG420 Electric Guitar Natural Brown Burst Flat Bubinga Top
MSRP: $799.99 Savings: $200.00(25%)
A guitar with the looks and sound that metal monsters demand.
The Ibanez RG420 is an electric guitar with a real Custom Shop feel. The Ibanez RG420 has a thin, flat bound 24-fret, 3-piece Wizard II neck for fast and effortless shredding. Aesthetic touches include sharktooth fingerboard inlays and cosmo black hardware.
The solidbody RG420 guitar delivers a broad range of tones produced by advanced components and a unique pickup switching system. In the neck position is an Ibanez INFINITY 1 pickup that is versatile and responsive with warm classic tone and added output. In the bridge position is an Ibanez INFINITY 2 pickup that has enhanced midrange output and excellent dynamics. The INF1 pickup has an Alnico-5 magnet for individual string clarity. Controls include a master volume, master tone, and a 5-way selector switch.
Ibanez RG420EG Electric Guitar Beehive White
MSRP: $799.99 Savings: $500.00(62%)
This Ibanez RG420EG guitar has a dark, gothic feel with an Edge III tremolo bridge and 3 piece Wizard neck with sharkstooth inlays.
IBZ V7 (Vintage 7) pickup is tight, but bright. Very dynamic for chording and rhythm. IBZ V8 (Vintage 8) pickup is a warm, yet articulate lead pickup with enhanced overtones. The electric guitar has good harmonics without excessive brightness.
Ibanez RG420EG Electric Guitar Features:
* Edge III tremolo bridge
* Basswood body
* Jumbo frets
* 3 pc Wizard II neck
* IBZ V7 neck pickup
* IBZ V8 bridge pickup
* Sharkstooth inlays
Randall Gus G Heaven and Hell T2HH and RS412XL100HH Signature Half Stack
Gus G's Heaven & Hell T2HH head boasts a shorter signal path that produces extremely powerful, punishing tone. The Heaven channel provides superb clean tone, while the dual-mode Hell channel handles everything from overdrive to high-gain insanity.
The T2HH Heaven & Hell head has a tube preamp section that uses 3 ECC83S tubes, while its Valve Dynamic power section uses a 12AT7 tube and a solid state amp to push 280W @ 8 ohms, 400W @ 4 ohms for maximum power with the response and edge that tubes bring.
Killer looks come courtesy of all black cosmetics with gold trim. Paired with an RS412XL100 cab with 4 Celestion G12H-100 speakers and Heaven & Hell appointments.
Paul Reed Smith 30 - 30W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black/White
The PRS 30 guitar amp head is the first 30-watt cathode biased amp in a series of lower wattage amps from PRS Guitars. The 30 tube head features a quartet of EL84 tubes with a simple control layout. Pumping 30 watts of power, the PRS 30 also includes reverb, a bright switch, and plenty of headroom for playing in a small club or your practice den.
Paul Reed Smith Dallas 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black with Elegant
The Dallas 50W 1x12 combo tube amp features 6L6 tubes to provide sounds reminiscent of classic American reverb amps that could fill a room with sonic presence. This model leans toward the clean side but moderately overdrives nicely. The all-tube design produces an open 3-D tone for huge-sounding cleans with powerful overdrive and natural-sounding reverb. Across the sound spectrum, it offers sweet highs, solid lows, and modest midrange tones to bring every detail of your guitar work to life in 3-D.
Paul Reed Smith Dallas 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black with Elegant
The Dallas 50W tube guitar amp head features 6L6 tubes to provide sounds reminiscent of classic American reverb amps that could fill a room with sonic presence. This Dallas amp head leans toward the clean side but moderately overdrives nicely. The all-tube design produces an open 3-D tone for huge-sounding cleans with powerful overdrive and natural-sounding reverb. Across the sound spectrum, it offers sweet highs, solid lows, and modest midrange tones to bring every detail of your guitar work to life in 3-D.
Paul Reed Smith Sweet 16 16W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black and White
The 16W PRS Sweet 16 tube amp head is a killer coupling of cathode-biased 6V6 output tube power and Paul Reed Smith Guitars' outstanding design quality. The Sweet 16 amp offers reverb, a full TMB tone stack, and PRS' transparent master volume circuit. Controls include a Bright switch, Volume, Reverb, Treble, Mid, Bass, and Master Volume.
Keeley Compressor Guitar Effect Pedal
The Keeley Compressor pedal is built using tone-tested components and true bypass switching for a clean, unaffected sound when the pedal is off. Metal film resistors and capacitors ensure the cleanest compressor on the market. Hand-matched transistors to less than 1% tolerance ensures you get a perfectly compressed signal, no chance for unwanted distortions.The Keeley Compressor is the new standard for guitar compression. It won the Editor's Pick Award from Guitar Player Magazine and, most recently, the Reader's Choice Award for the stompbox category. It features an internal attack control to make it suitable for high-output active basses. It also features an input sensitivity control which allows it to be used in the studio for keyboards, drum machines, for mastering, and other line-level uses.
Keeley Java Boost Guitar Effects Pedal
The Java Boost guitar pedal from Keeley Electronics brings back the same incredible response and sound quality of the heralded late '60s treble boosters, and with more control over the output frequencies range and boost gain.ÿHandcrafted with the finest components, including the NOS Mullard OC44 transistors used in the '60s original. Especially killer in front of a tube amp. Cream colored knobs and violet LEDs.