PRS SE Bass Guitars: Kingfisher and Kestrel

PRS have released new basses to their popular SE import line. The basses are called the Kingfisher and the Kestrel: Designed in PRS’s Maryland shop, the Kingfisher and Kestrel both feature neck through construction for sustain and evenly balanced tone, but are very distinctive instruments. The SE Kingfisher is a huge-sounding bass with distinct old-school tonal character … [Read more...]

Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang – Four Foot Shack

Last week, bassist extraordinaire Les Claypool released a new album titled Four Foot Shack with a new band he's calling Les Claypool's Duo De Twang. I was intrigued when I saw that the album features some interesting covers, including some from Claypool's own past albums as well as the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," Alice in Chain's "Man in the Box," and Jerry Reed's "Amos … [Read more...]

2012 Fender Pawn Shop Series


Fender have announced a few new guitars for 2012 to add to their Pawn Shop Series. The new models are the Jaguarillo, the Offset Special, and the Reverse Jaguar Bass. I think the Offset Special looks pretty cool. I've heard good things about the Pawn Shop Series, but I haven't had a chance to play any yet. I look forward to trying these out. Check them out below: Offset … [Read more...]

NAMM 2012: Ampeg Micro-CL Stack


For the bassists among us who want an Ampeg amp in a more house-friendly setup, Ampeg have introduced the solid stte Micro-CL Stack: Let’s face it. You are the type who would happily crank up a full Ampeg SVT stack in your living room. Heck, who needs neighbors anyway? And noise violations are really just a badge of honor, right? For the rest of us, there is the Ampeg … [Read more...]

Fender Modern Player Series Guitars and Basses


Fender have introduced a new line of guitars and basses called the Modern Player Series. There are five guitars and three basses in the new lineup. These guitars are targeted towards entry-level players with an aggressive price point (starting at $399) and modern appointments. The guitars in the Modern Player Series include the Modern Player Stratocaster HSS, the Modern … [Read more...]