27/09/2018

Testi tulossa – Review coming soon – Vox AC30S1

24/09/2018

Nux Cerberus – the Kitarablogi-video

Nux Cerberus

• Multi-function effect pedal for electric guitar
• 16 different effect types in 4 effect groups (delay/reverb, mod, distortion, drive)
• 128 presets in 32 banks
• Analog overdrive and distortion circuits
• True bypass (overdrive/distortion)
• Realistic speaker simulation with impulse response loader
• MIDI compatible
• USB port for upgrading the software editor
• Converter: 88.2 kHz/32-bit AD/DA
• Kill-dry switch
• Integrated chromatic tuner
• Tap function
• Multiple inputs and outputs
• Dimensions: 320 x 100 x 65 mm
• Weight: 1.26 kg
• Power supply not included

Info: Musiikki Silfverberg

13/09/2018

Rockway-blogiin tulossa uusi ukuleletesti

Ortega RUDAWN-CE (129,90 €)

• 24”/38,4 cm mensuuri
• mahonkikaula
• otelauta pähkinäpuusta
• 18 nauhaa
• ABS-satula, 35 mm
• reunalistoitettu kaikukoppa okoumevanerista
• pähkinäpuinen talla
• ABS-tallaluu
• suljetut virittimet
• MagusUke-etuvahvistin: volume- ja tone-säätimet, kromaattinen viritysmittari

Reno RU-320E (119 €)

• 24”/38,4 cm mensuuri
• mahonkikaula
• reunalistoitettu blackwoodotelauta
• 18 nauhaa
• luusatula, 35 mm
• kokopuinen kuusikansi
• sivut ja pohja zebranopuuta
• pähkinäpuinen talla
• tallaluu aitoa naudanluuta
• kopan reunalistoitus ja rosetti: abalonepaloja ja ABS-listaa
• avoimet virittimet
• Belcat UK-500T -etuvahvistin: 3-alueinen EQ, kromaattinen viritysmittari

Tanglewood TWT-12E (136 €; gigbag kuuluu hintaan)

• 24”/38,4 cm mensuuri
• okoumekaula kaularaudalla
• puinen otelauta
• 18 nauhaa
• ABS-satula, 35 mm
• kaikukoppa ovangkolvanerista, kaareva pohja
• puinen talla
• ABS-tallaluu
• laserkaiverrettu rosette
• avoimet virittimet
• Tanglewood TEQ-TUT -etuvahvistin: volume- ja tone-säätimet, kromaattinen viritysmittari
• laadukas topattu pussi kuuluu hintaan

12/09/2018

Review: Green Guitars P-Bass

Green Guitars is a new Swedish brand that offers affordable and mid-priced electric guitars and basses, which are made in China. Green’s line-up even includes a few Korean Custom Shop models.

For the most part Green instruments are straight copies of classic models, but as a special feature some instruments are available with relic’d finishes. There’s also a choice of different pickups for many models.

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Green Guitars’ P-Bass (current price in Finland: 375 €) is the brand’s own version of a 1960s Fender Precision Bass.

Our review instrument’s basswood body comes finished in a very pretty Sonic Blue.

One player-friendly change comes in the guise of a modern truss rod, which is adjusted from the headstock end. No need for taking the neck off on a Green P-Bass.

The bolt-on neck is made from maple, with the fingerboard being a slab of rosewood. The neck sports a thin satin finish.

The Green’s machine heads are modern updates of the classic open tuner theme, and they seem to be of very decent quality.

The bridge has been updated, too. The base plate is considerably thicker than on the classic Fender bridge. The bridge saddles’ height-adjustment screws run in grooves to prevent sustain-robbing sideways movement.

The Green P-Bass comes equipped with a Kent Armstrong split-coil pickup. This Far Eastern version uses a ceramic magnet stuck to the bottom of each half’s bobbins with soft steel pole pieces, instead of the separate slug magnets on original 60s Fenders.

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Many P-bass copies in this price bracket deliberately use a different neck profile than the Fender original. A genuine Precision’s neck is relatively wide and a bit flattish at the top nut – some bassists like this, others don’t. Most affordable copies of this classic use a more middle-of-the-road, narrower C-profile.

I like a Precision-style bass to feel like a Precision, which is why I applaud Green Guitars’ decision to build their P-Bass with a traditional neck profile. This bass feels like it should.

The Green bass also wins me over in terms of its sound. I used my own 1976 Fender as a benchmark, and the Green P-Bass growls just like it should. The low register is punchy, and the top end is open, but never sharp or brittle.

The original Fender Precision is the classic of all classics; it was the first electric bass, and its sound is familiar to us all from thousands of recordings. I have chosen to record a little Motown-tribute as a demo song. The Green P-Bass went through a SansAmp Bass Driver and then into a Focusrite interface:

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We could, no doubt, spend hours on end discussing the ethics and the raison d’être of copy instruments. The truth is, though, that there’s an abundance of affordable copies of classic designs on the market.

Green’s P-Bass is definitely worth trying, if you’re shopping for this style of bass in this price segment. This bass feels and sounds very much like the original classic that served as its inspiration. Judging by the review bass, Green’s workmanship seems very clean and crisp for the price.

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Green Guitars P-Bass

375 €

Finnish distributor: Nordsound

Pros:

+ value for money

+ authentic neck profile

+ soundSave

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10/09/2018

Nux mini-pedals – now on SoundCloud

Nux mini-sized guitar effects

• Drum loop: Nux JTC Drum & Loop
• Electric piano: Korg SP-200 through Monterey Vibe & Konsequent Delay
• Rhythm guitars (Strat + Tele): Konsequent Delay & Oceanic Reverb
• Lead 1 (Strat): Tube Man Overdrive & Konsequent Delay & Oceanic Reverb
• Lead 2 (Strat): Morning Star Overdrive & Konsequent Delay & Oceanic Reverb
• Lead 3 (Strat): Brownie Distortion & Konsequent Delay & Oceanic Reverb
• Amp used: Blackstar HT-1R

Info: Musiikki Silfverberg

04/09/2018

Jam Track: Pop Ballad in F (90 BPM)

03/09/2018

Thumbpicking 101 by Tommy Emmanuel

Video by Guitarist Magazine.

03/09/2018

Watch the TOOB in action!

The equipment used for each sound was:

Main Lead guitars and distorted rhythm guitar left channel – TOOB 12R (Jensen Jet Tornado Classic 100), Vox MV50 Rock head

Distorted rhythm guitar right channel – TOOB 12R (with optional Jensen Tornado Stealth 80), Marshall Silver Jubilee head / Jet City Amplification JCA22H head

Clean guitar – TOOB 12J (Jensen Jet Tornado Classic 100), VOX MV50 head

Jazz guitar – TOOB 12J, DV Mark Micro 50 head

Bass guitar – TOOB 12B (Celestion BN12-300S), Aguilar TH500 head

The guitars were close miked with a Beyerdynamic M160 ribbon mic and SE Electronics V7X dynamic.

Bass and archtop guitar had a Beyerdynamic M88TG dynamic and SE Electronics T2 condenser.

Mic preamps were a Warm Audio WA412 and a RME Babyface Pro, going into Pro Tools.

Personnel:

• Juha Pöysä – bass, jazz guitar

• Tuomas Pietinen – music composer, guitars, video filming and editing

• Mikko Pietinen – drums, music recording and mixing

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Info: TOOB

30/08/2018

Nux Cerberus – Now on SoundCloud

Nux Cerberus

• Multi-function effect pedal for electric guitar
• 16 different effect types in 4 effect groups (delay/reverb, mod, distortion, drive)
• 128 presets in 32 banks
• Analog overdrive and distortion circuits
• True bypass (overdrive/distortion)
• Realistic speaker simulation with impulse response loader
• MIDI compatible
• USB port for upgrading the software editor
• Converter: 88.2 kHz/32-bit AD/DA
• Kill-dry switch
• Integrated chromatic tuner
• Tap function
• Multiple inputs and outputs
• Dimensions: 320 x 100 x 65 mm
• Weight: 1.26 kg
• Power supply not included

Info: Musiikki Silfverberg

29/08/2018

Särön sävyt: Fuzz, Overdrive & Distortion – nyt Rockway-blogissa

Säröpedaalien katsaus on nyt luettavissa Rockwayn blogissa.

Fuzz-osio

Overdrive-osio

Distortion-osio