New Clips! Listen to both the stock pickups and the Nordstrand MM4.2 in the MusicMan Stingray, then dial smooth with the PreSonus BlueTube DP Preamp.
Lots of new basses that many of you may not have noticed: including the Lakland Jerry Scheff Signature Model, Lakland Bob Glaub Signature Model, and the Lakland 55-02 (with NEW Lakland electronics!). That means the pickups section is growing, as is the strings section - lots of new clips to compare.
The tube DI roundup was an overwhelming success, and for those of you that haven't checked it out yet - here's a detail of the contents, here's the list of participants: A-Designs REDDI, Aguilar DB-900, DeMaria ADL300G, ART TubeMP, Behringer Mic200, Demeter VTDB2b, DW Fearn VT3, Eclair Evil Twin, Groove Tubes Brick, Manley Tube DI, Millennia TD1, PreSonus TubePre, Summit TD100, Uncle Albert's VTD3A, Universal Audio SOLO/610, & Valvotronics D19. A huge thanks to all the manufacturers who participated and made this an epic collection!
Thanks to all of you for your kind words and hearty praise on the new site - glad you dig it. There's lots of improvements coming, along with a ton more gear, so stay tuned! Make sure you don't miss BasstastersTV on youtube!
Without further ado, the Tube DI Roundup has been completed! Visit this page to hear clips from 16 of the world's finest Tube DI's. These are the real deal... not just DI's, but serious tone machines. You owe it to your ears to take a listen!
Presenting the launch of an all-new feature: BasstastersTV! Visit the YouTube page to get a quick look at fresh gear. Brought to you by Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine!
Site back-end redesign in the process, get ready for quicker loading pages, an inline flash player, and many other upgrades. Should be live for the TDI Roundup. Stay tuned!
Coming in April: The Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine Tube DI Roundup! We'll have 16 of the world's greatest Tube DI's represented, along with new basses, and some other surprises...
HUGE LOAD of updates this time. Valenti Jazz 5, Genz Benz Neo-Pak 3.5, Genz Benz GBE-750, Genz-Benz Neox-212T cab, more great REDDI clips, more Eshenbaugh clips, the new EA Wizzy, Ampeg SVX plug-in, and a tidbit of Summit TD-100. Turn up the volume and GET BUSY!
New additions to the cabinets section - Accugroove Tri-112L & Tri-115L.
5.22.06 - update 2
Also new, the PHENOMINAL A-Designs REDDI.
This tube DI is blowing my mind, so don't miss this one.
New clips, thanks to my new gig as a reviewer for Bass
Guitar Magazine. Tech 21 XXL distortion
pedal, Yamaha Magicstomp multi-effects
pedal, and just arrived - the Low End
Tube Preamps. Non-bass guitar mag related clip - a great new bass,
the Eshenbaugh J4 (more on this
A couple really nice pieces of gear for ya'll tonight. First up, the Knuckle Quake 5, this time a single-pickup
animal. Amazing bass, 39.5" scale. Then we've got the Fender
TBP-1 preamp, which is surprisingly tubey and versatile. Finally,
the Ampeg SVP-CL which actually lives
up to the name. Check it out!
Something special is here - the first 6
string bolt-on bass that Kenneth Lawrence created, circa 1989. Lots
of you have been asking for a more accessable 5, so here's the Fender
Deluxe V. Also new in the strings dept, the wonderful Sadowsky
Something i've always wanted to try, and MAN am I glad I did. Listen
to the Dingwall Afterburner
II. Those fanned frets are a trip, but do the even tension and consistent
tone prove it really works? Listen for yourself.
It was gone for a minute but now it's back - the Epifani
Quest 2 - definitely worth a listen. Speaking of worth, you'll be
amazed at this sleeper - ART Tube
Do professional recording preamps compete with the norm? Listen to the Millennia STT-1, with clips both in ss
and tube modes.
New this weekend: the amazing Mesa
Walkabout, LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass, Nordstrand NJ4SE, new Acoustic
Image Clarus 1A clips, and the Euphonic
Another in the highly acclaimed cabinet clips - the classic Euphonic
NEW AREA LAUNCH - Cabinet clips are now live! Get
on it and listen NOW.
KNUCKLE update - previous clips were with very dead strings, check out
the NEW clips with fresh strings!
The Aguilar triumverate is complete! Hear the new DB-659 preamp clips. Also, a GREAT direct box, the Radial
JDI (thanks BigJoe!)
THE 39" KNUCKLE IS HERE - CHECK IT
The controversial Cable-Shootout, now available! Features Tara Labs,
Evidence Audio, and more! click
New audio cables from Bayou Audio
Listen to the Thunderfunk!
The MUCH ANTICIPATED Read Purity,
NEW! Instrument Cables - Monster
Performer 500, Evidence Audio Lyric
Strings - Sadowsky Bright Nickel
Preamp clips - EA iAMP 800 (Fodera
bass), Fodera Model 2000
Strings - DR Bootzillas
NEW files - iAMP 800, Alembic
Orion 5, Sadowsky P/J 4
Just added the EBS Classic 1 preamp,
and added clips of the Flea, Casady, & Elrick to the Avalon
Also added new basses pages for the Modulus
Flea & Epiphone Casady
New updates - BBE Bmax, BBE
Bmax T, BBE DI1000, BBE
DI100x - and the Aguilar DB924
It's been a while, but NEW we have the Ashdown
RPM-1. A great preamp, definitely worth a listen. Cables, pickups,
and onboard preamps are on the horizon!
NEW!! EXCITING!! Effects sound clips have been posted! EBS
BassIQ and EH Big Muff Pi, for
EQ settings for Kern IP-777, Warwick
Quadruplet, AI Clarus, Sansamp
BDDI, SWR IOD, Ampeg
SVP-Pro, Alembic F1-X, SWR
Electric Blue, Stewart UDP-1a,
Updated bass clips with new strings: Fodera
Emperor, Sadowsky V5 - and NEW
FINALLY HERE! Eden Navigator and
Sadowsky Outboard preamps have been
New links to clips on the basses pages, including new links to the old
shootout one clips. Basses
EQ Settings for Demeter 201s, SWR
Grand Prix, Trace Elliot
NEW! Groove, Slap & Chords EQ Settings have been posted for DB-680
Coming soon - strings, effects, and more basses! (we're looking for
sponsors, please contact us!)
Yep, you guessed it. The last 4 preamps of the shootout 2. Here they
[SWR Electric Blue, Stewart
UDP-1a, Raven PHA-1, Avalon
Added 4 more preamps [SWR Grand Prix,
SWR IOD, Ampeg
SVTPro, Alembic F1-X]
New images in the "in
Added 4 more preamps [warwick
image clarus, sansamp
Added the 3 other basses
to the 4 completed preamps
pages, and fixed the links on shootout
We've completed round 2 of the preamp shootout, and Josh is spending
night and day cutting up the clips.
Here's the first four preamps [aguilar
elliot v-type, kern
ip-777 ] for your listening enjoyment... more to follow soon.
I'm moving the old preamp shootout 1 - it's now located at this
page if you need it
Basstasters Preamp Shootout 2 today. 16 preamps, 4 basses, and we're
not going to quit until it's done.