The Fender juggernaut has just released two more pedals targeted at bass and acoustic guitar players: the Trapper Bass Distortion and the Acoustic Preverb.
UK Guitar Amp Gurus Blackstar have just announced the ‘Unity Elite’ line of bass amps. A 700-watt head combined with the range of 3 cabinets brings the Blackstar bass offering into the gigging realm. Forward-thinking features and clean aesthetics instantly make you take this line
Blackstar have released a new MIDI/USB Foot controller and it’s unexpectedly awesome. Foot controllers aren’t something musicians get excited about often but this one manages to get a lot of things right (including the sub $300 AUD price) and it genuinely fills a niche in
Darkglass Electronics have a nifty new device on the shelves that looks like a handy little box of tone for the home jam session. It packs 5 speaker cabinet simulations (customisable through their Darkglass Suite app), two headphone outputs, a balanced XLR output, auxiliary TRS
If you’ve been tuned into Noisegate for a little while, you’ll know our resident bass guitar contributor Steve is a huge fan of the Source Audio C4 Synth pedal (check out his insane dnb workout from a few months back), touting it’s incredible quality and
The Source Audio C4 allows you to edit and upload patches from the ‘Neuro’ app. Stack up to 4 voices to create your own patch. And the Roland TR-808 drum machine was one of Roland’s first fully programmable drum machines, manufactured in the early 1980s.
In this, the 3rd and final part of our Blackstar Tone Series Steve uses the handy USB out of the UNITY 250 and lays down a quick slap line on the ‘Modern’ channel using the Spector Euro 5 LT bass guitar.
Here’s the second instalment of our Blackstar Unity ‘Tone Series’ using the ‘Classic’ channel on the Unity 30 bass amp. This channel strives to reproduce more of a vintage EQ with a valve-like growl.
Like many of us over the last couple of weeks, I have been working from home. Whilst the couch and Playstation combo was extremely appealing I thought I’d better keep the creativity flowing. Before I left the office, I grabbed a heap of Aguilar pedals
Buzz Osborne aka King Buzzo of Melvins has made grim grungey sludgey distortion his signature over the last 35+ years of shenanigans with Melvins, influencing seminal bands like Nirvana, Sun O))), Soundgarden and just about anyone else who considered playing high-gain music at a slower