Author: Nick Wells

Aguilar Announce SL 212 Cabinet

“The SL 112’s Big Bro!” The new SL 212 from Aguilar Amplification has been designed to offer an unprecedented balance of performance and weight. At only 45 lbs. (20.41 kg), this 4 ohm cabinet handles 500 watts RMS with a frequency response of 37 Hz–16 kHz. The cab also features two custom-voiced woofers with Neodymium magnets, a phenolic tweeter with variable level control, one Neutrik Speakon and two 1/4” inputs as well as a specially designed crossover. “We spent a lot of time working on the crossover design to arrive at the smoothest possible frequency transitions,” says Dave Avenius, CEO of Aguilar. “The...

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Album of the Week: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

“It Was The Album We’d All Been Waiting For…” To many, the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s 1991 album is Flea at his very best. With the band’s line-up at it’s peak, Blood Sugar Sex Magik is a glorious fusion of metal, funk and punk rock. Dedicated to the boundary-pushing jazz-punk bassist Mike Watt, the team assembled to produce it was also unmatchable. Rumour has it that producer Rick Rubin clashed with Flea, trying to persuade him to simplify his basslines, especially on the standout track Give It Away. Regardless, the bass playing throughout was a total inspiration. Just as previous generations...

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