Author: iBass

A New Bass for the Boss!

Warwick founder celebrates his 60th with a stunning Thumb Bass Having recently celebrated Warwick’s 35th anniversary, company founder Hans-Peter Wilfer, celebrated his own birthday with an incredible version of the iconic Thumb Bass. Based on the original 1985 design, this one-of-a-kind instrument was made using high-grade tone-woods, some of which had been stored for up to 30 years. The body is pommelé bubinga with a bubinga burl top. The neck combines wenge and bunge (bubinga) with a white maple veneer, while gold-set sapphires back-lit by LEDs have been used for the dot inlays and side-dots. Even the W-logo on the headstock has been...

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Aguilar Amplification Welcomes Etienne Mbappé

Etienne Mbappé Joins The Aguilar Artist Roster Aguilar Amplification is pleased to announce the addition of bassist Etienne Mbappé to their family of endorsing artists. Hailing from Cameroon, Etienne’s highly melodic style has graced albums by the likes of Robben Ford, the Joe Zawinal Syndicate and the Grammy-winning John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension. He has also released three excellent albums as a bandleader as well as the debut of his own band, Etienne Mbappé & The Prophets. Mbappé is using Aguilar’s AG 700 amplifier with two SL 410x cabinets as well as Aguilar’s AG 5M/J-HC pickups. “I’ve finally found that little something,” he...

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Redtenbacher’s Funkestra ft. Helena May | Part of Me

Redtenbacher’s Funkestra ft. Helena May Part of Me “The beautiful thing with Redtenbacher’s Funkestra is they make music first and put their serious chops second.” Released: November 2018 Featured Track: “Part of Me” So what happens when an up-and-coming pop soulstress and a go-getting bandleader decide to put out an album of funked up pop songs? Well, if you’re über-cool Austrian bassist Stefan Redtenbacher, the result is a high-energy release of conceptual brilliance. Vocalist Helena May has been a name to watch for some time now, and together they tackle some well-known hits, such as Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You,...

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IK Multimedia Ampeg Collection 2

New amp and cabinet models added to AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube and AmpliTube CS apps for iPhone and iPad now offer the Ampeg Collection 2 – a selection of popular Ampeg amp and cabinet models featuring IK’s Dynamic Interaction Modelling technology. The new amps and cabs in the collection include reissues of an early 1970s ‘Blue-Line’ SVT head and SVT-810 AV cab, a V-4B 100W all-tube bass head and 212 AV cab, and a Heritage B-15N amp and 115 cab. All are officially licensed models designed to offer the true sound and feel of an Ampeg bass rig. These amps are also now...

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Vulfpeck | It Gets Funkier IV

Vulfpeck return with the fourth instalment of It Gets Funkier Taken from their upcoming album, Hill Climber, the latest video from US funk outfit Vulfpeck once again showcases Joe Dart’s powerful bass work and his talent as a soloist....

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