Category Bass Gear

Pedal Rigged Up

At last I have a semblance of a bass effects pedal rig to use for recording and for bigger live gigs. After much procrastination about whether to build my own wooden pedal board with custom power supply – using something like the BBE Supa-charger.  I decided to buy a Stagefive Pro Pedalboard. These are virtually impossible to […]

Recording Crazy Makes You A Little

Hours of recording in studios does send you a little stir crazy. Not that Dave Grohl needs any extra help! The Foo Fighters decided to record their latest album with as much analogue recording equipment as possible. It’s pretty interesting stuff and if you’ve not familiar with how recording used to be done before the […]

SVT or not to SVT

Ben Lemelin of Your Favorite Enemies talks about the Sansamp VT Bass pedal. The Sansamp VT Bass is probably the best Ampeg SVT amp simulator you can buy. While nothing is better than the real thing, you shouldn’t discount this pedal as just a bass amp sim.  The all analogue circuitry in the pedal does a great […]

Ashdown V8 Tube Power!

Ashdown have released a new range of amps which now have old school tubes in both power amp and pre-amp stages. The new Classic All Value Series amps and cabs are hand made in the USA or UK and revisit the classic 70’s bass amp configurations.  The Ashdown BTA400 pumps the much loved EVOIII value […]