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Wayne Jones

Twin Channel Preamp 2 channels (Channel 1 – 1/4” stereo/mono input; Channel 2 – microphone/phantom power), Optical compressor with level, 6 band EQ plus 30hZ boost, Stereo pan control   www.waynejonesaudio.com/products-specs/wjbpii-twin-channel-bass-pre-amp/

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tool tip: endpin hole

Drilling and reaming an endpin hole isn’t as easy as sharpening a pencil. An old CD may help.

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Audiosprockets Tone Dexter

type: preamp features: boost switch for solos, bass and treble EQ, sweepable notch filter for feedback suppression, character control, latency less than 1ms, 1/4″ pickup input/high impedance (1MΩ), XLR DI output, XLR mic input with 48V phantom supply (used for training the Tone Dexter) ToneDexter is … Continue reading

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Chuck Israels Signature Microphone

Type: condenser microphone preamp: –  (phantom power needed) Developed by Swedish bassist Peter Axelsson, this microphone was designed for the double bass, for use in studio as well as on stage through your regular amplifier. www.xlsonaudio.com MerkenMerken MerkenMerken

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New York Bass Violin Choir

The NewYork Bass Viola Choir was an interesting band led in the late 1960ies by bassist and composer Bill Lee, who by the way is the father of film maker Spike Lee. Here’s a TV show footage of this band: … Continue reading

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Ernie Shepard with Duke Ellington

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New speaker concept from Acoustic Image

Rick Jones, founder of Acoustic Image, has introduced a new speaker cabinet: the upshot. Acoustic Image is best known for their concept of downfiring speakers. This speaker cabinet is the same idea, but reversed: the speaker is upward firing! I’ve … Continue reading

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Paul Chambers: Autumn Leaves + What’s New + Moonlight in Vermont

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Christian McBride: Your sound is your signature

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RobPin angled endpin for double bass

Rob Anzelotti’s new angled endpin design is very easy to use. The RobPin’s key feature is the “Bottom Block Rest” which takes on most of the bass’s weight. This eliminates most of the typical stresses on the socket, bottom block, … Continue reading

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