Paul Bothner Music http://bothners.co.za Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:58:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AKAI Pro Rhythm Wolf http://bothners.co.za/akai-pro-rhythm-wolf/ http://bothners.co.za/akai-pro-rhythm-wolf/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:27:54 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2856 Analog Bite Rhythm Wolf combines a drum machine, bass synthesizer, and step sequencer into one rugged device with a fierce, 100% analog signal path. Take the beat off the leash with fully tweakable kick, snare, open and closed hi-hat, and accent percussion sounds. Use the oscillator with selectable waveforms (sawtooth/square wave) and analog filter to […]

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Analog Bite
Rhythm Wolf combines a drum machine, bass synthesizer, and step sequencer into one rugged device with a fierce, 100% analog signal path.

Take the beat off the leash with fully tweakable kick, snare, open and closed hi-hat, and accent percussion sounds. Use the oscillator with selectable waveforms (sawtooth/square wave) and analog filter to create bass sequences that squelch and growl. Gate Trigger In/Out, USB MIDI, and 5-pin MIDI In/Out enable Rhythm Wolf to join your inner-circle of vintage and modern gear to integrate with hardware synthesizers, sound modules, DAWs, and more.

Into the Wild
A 32-step standalone sequencer and six custom-calibrated MPC-style pads are onboard for extensive programming and finger drumming. Mute/solo, intro/fill and sequence A/B switches give you the space to roam with complete control over your beat.

Torn into Parts
Carve out the perfect drum textures with continuously variable volume and tuning for each part. The kick drum attack and decay are adjustable for transients that hang, bang, and crush. Snare and open hi-hat also feature decay controls for unique sound design while the adjustable accent percussion can be modulated to click, punch, knock, “shush” and more.

The Face of Bass
Make menacing basslines with a tweakable, onboard bass synth. Envelope, filter and waveform controls let you design low-end that goes from liquid-smooth to bone-crushing and everywhere in between. Filter Resonance and Cutoff add distinction and movement to live or studio performances, while the step-sequencer keys let you program parts across a 3-octave scale.

Trigger Happy
Rhythm Wolf mates with your collection of synths that support Gate Triggers to create exclusive sonic offspring. Use it with supported homebrew hardware, classics or modern machines and infuse Rhythm Wolf DNA into all of your creations.

Let it Howl
Get your hands dirty with a custom noise, grit and distortion effect completely unique to this breed of instrument. The Howl knob lets you mangle the music into all-new textures, transitions and progressions that snarl, bark and howl. Use it as an effect or a part of your signature sound that stands alone on the food chain.

Outputs:
5-Pin MIDI Out/Thru
USB MIDI
1⁄8-inch Gate Trigger Out
1⁄4-inch Bass Synth Out
1⁄4-inch Balanced Main Out / Headphone Out

Inputs:
5-Pin MIDI In
USB MIDI
1⁄8-inch Gate Trigger In
DC power In

Features

    • 5-voice analog drum machine and bass synthesizer that bites back
    • Unleash analog beats with kick, snare, open and closed hi-hat, and variable accent percussion
    • Bass synth with selectable waveforms for fierce, growling bass lines
    • Onboard 32-step sequencer with classic drum machine workflow
    • Six custom-calibrated MPC-style pads for sequencing and finger drumming
    • Gate Trigger In/Out, MIDI In/Out, and USB MIDI for syncing with analog gear, digital hardware, and DAWs
    • Custom “Howl” distortion effect for overdriven sounds that scream
    • Dedicated knobs for dynamic amplitude control and tuning drum sounds
    • Independent audio outputs for drum and bass synthesizers
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Squier Signature Jim Root Tele http://bothners.co.za/squier-signature-jim-root-tele/ http://bothners.co.za/squier-signature-jim-root-tele/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:21:30 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2850 Squier® brings you a brand-nu signature model in the crushing form of the Squier Jim Root Telecaster®. Designed in cooperation with the acclaimed Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist, it boasts several foreboding features, most notably a satin-matte finish in black or white, starkly simple single-knob/single switch control layout, black die-cast tuners and other black hardware, and two […]

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Squier® brings you a brand-nu signature model in the crushing form of the Squier Jim Root Telecaster®. Designed in cooperation with the acclaimed Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist, it boasts several foreboding features, most notably a satin-matte finish in black or white, starkly simple single-knob/single switch control layout, black die-cast tuners and other black hardware, and two pulverizing passive humbucking pickups with black covers.

Other features include a mahogany body, modern C-shaped maple neck with satin matte finish, 12”-radius rosewood Fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays, three-way pickup switch with black tip, single-ply pickguard (black on white body; white on black body), black numbered volume knob, and strings-through-body six-saddle hard-tail bridge.

Specifications


General
Model Name: Squier® Jim Root Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Flat Black
Model Number: 0301020506
Series: Artist Models
Colour: Flat Black

Body
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Finish: Polyester Satin Matte
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Polyester Satin Matte
Neck Shape: Modern “C”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12″ (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Parchment Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 5 mm Hex
Headstock: Artist Signature on Headstock
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Covered Passive Humbucking
Neck Pickup: Covered Passive Humbucking
Controls: Master Volume
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Standard Strings-Through-Body Tele with Block Saddles
Hardware Finish: Black
Tuning Machines: Die-Cast
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Pickup Covers: Black
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Mahogany Body, Covered Passive Humbucking Pickups, Rosewood Fingerboard with 12″ Radius (305mm), Parchment Dot Position Inlays on Rosewood Fingerboard, Black Hardware, Black Pickguard Screws, Flat Finishes
Included Accessories: Wrenches: 1.5mm, 5mm

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BOSS GT-001 http://bothners.co.za/boss-gt-001/ http://bothners.co.za/boss-gt-001/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:10:47 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2842 FLAGSHIP GT POWER ON YOUR DESKTOP The GT-001 packs the acclaimed amps and effects of the flagship GT-100 Version 2.0 in a stylish desktop processor for your home studio or mobile rig. Its small size fits easily into any workspace, while the intuitive interface makes it simple to dial up world-class tones for recording and […]

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FLAGSHIP GT POWER ON YOUR DESKTOP

The GT-001 packs the acclaimed amps and effects of the flagship GT-100 Version 2.0 in a stylish desktop processor for your home studio or mobile rig. Its small size fits easily into any workspace, while the intuitive interface makes it simple to dial up world-class tones for recording and practice. In addition to the guitar input, an XLR mic input is included for capturing vocals or acoustic instruments, and the built-in USB audio/MIDI interface provides a direct connection for creating music with your favorite DAW. Like the GT-100, the GT-001 offers powerful sound creation possibilities with dual amps and effects chains and flexible routing options. On top of that, a newly developed guitar-to-MIDI function lets you have fun with Guitar Friend Jam and other computer programs from a normal guitar input—no special pickup required! Available as a free download, the BOSS TONE STUDIO software provides a cool graphical interface for tweaking tones from your computer, plus access to BOSS TONE CENTRAL for free studio-ready patches and much more.

Premium amps and effects in a stylish desktop unit includes BOSS’ latest COSM amp models, powerful MDP effects, and more

  • Flexible routing of amps and effects through two effect chains
  • Advanced multi-channel USB audio/MIDI interface for flexible recording and efficient re-amping
  • Compatible with GT-100 Version 2.0 sound patches
  • Panel knobs for adjusting sounds and dedicated buttons for calling up favorite tones
  • BOSS TONE STUDIO editor/librarian for Mac/Windows and custom patches available at bosstonecentral.com
  • XLR mic input with phantom power; specially designed effects patches for vocals and acoustic guitars
  • 1/8-inch input for connecting a stereo device such as a smart phone or music player
  • Monophonic guitar-to-MIDI conversion from normal 1/4-inch guitar input
  • Jack for connecting an expression pedal or up to two footswitches for real-time effects control and patch changes
  • Powered by USB bus or included AC adapter

PRO-LEVEL SOUND FOR RECORDING AND JAMMING

Under the hood of the GT-001’s stylish, streamlined body is a full-featured BOSS multi-effects processor with premium tone. Its COSM amps and effects are equivalent to the GT-100 with Version 2.0 software—BOSS’ top-of-the-line processor for stage performers—and patch data can be shared between the two units. Dual effects chains allow you to create sophisticated tones with two amps and series/parallel effects routings, providing pro-level performance for all your music productions. Advanced parameters include a channel divide function that lets you switch effects chains manually or according to frequency or playing dynamics, and adjustable left/right mixing for flexible audio capture in your DAW.

A POWERFUL TOOL FOR DAW MUSIC PRODUCTION

Via a single USB cable, the GT-001 functions as a high-quality audio interface for your Mac or Windows computer. It’s easy to capture great amp and effects tones directly into your DAW, and four audio channels provide lots of flexibility for recording, re-amping, and mixing. For example, you can listen to the GT-001’s amps and effects while capturing an unprocessed signal in your DAW, simultaneously record processed and dry tones on separate tracks, and listen to your mix while re-amping and adjusting guitar tones through the GT-001. In addition, the ability to power the GT-001 with either the included AC adapter or a computer’s USB bus offers great convenience for home setups, studio sessions, and mobile recording with a laptop PC.

XLR MIC INPUT AND PATCHES DESIGNED FOR VOCALS AND ACOUSTIC GUITARS

The GT-001 is not just a guitar processor—you can also connect a mic to capture vocal and acoustic instrument performances into your DAW. The XLR mic input is equipped with phantom power, allowing you to use a condenser mic for top recording quality. Specially designed patches for vocals and acoustic guitars are included, providing great sound for monitoring and tracking. The GT-001 also has a stereo aux input, perfect for connecting a smart phone or drum machine for jamming when you’re not connected to your computer.

ENJOY COMPUTER-BASED MIDI INSTRUMENTS FROM YOUR NORMAL GUITAR

The GT-001 includes a monophonic guitar-to-MIDI function that allows you to play soft synths and other MIDI instruments in your computer from your normal axe, with no special pickup required. Powered by newly developed BOSS technology, this cool and convenient function is great fun when working with Roland’s free Guitar Friend Jam software, and also lets you experiment with using your guitar to create MIDI sequences in music production software.

EDIT AND ORGANIZE SOUNDS WITH BOSS TONE STUDIO

Available as a free download for Mac or Windows, BOSS TONE STUDIO gives you an intuitive graphical interface for creating and editing GT-001 effects patches from your computer via USB. The software also makes it easy to organize and archive patches, and to load them as needed for different songs and styles. If your computer has Internet access, BOSS TONE STUDIO provides an integrated connection to the BOSS TONE CENTRAL website, where you can preview and download free patches created by top guitar pros directly into the GT-001. These premium patches also work with the GT-100 Version 2.0, and can be easily customized with the editing tools available in BOSS TONE STUDIO.

BOSS TONE CENTRAL: YOUR WEB HOME FOR FREE PATCHES,
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDS, ARTIST TIPS, AND MORE

BOSS TONE CENTRAL is the ultimate destination for all players that use BOSS products. Evolving to include a growing selection of BOSS gear, this newly launched site gives you access to lots of premium content, including demo videos and free patches created by famous guitarists, touring pros, and session players. Check back often for new patches, how-to videos, artist interviews, and much more. If you love BOSS effects, BOSS TONE CENTRAL is the place to be!

Specifications


AD Conversion

24 bits + AF method

* AF method (Adaptive Focus method): This is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.

DA Conversion

24 bits

Sampling Frequency

44.1 kHz

Patches

200 (User) + 200 (Preset)

Effect Type

COMP, PREAMP(*1), OD/DS(*2), EQ, FX1/FX2(*3), DELAY, CHORUS, REVERB, PEDAL FX, NS1/NS2, ACCEL FX

*1 PREAMP

NATURAL CLEAN, FULL RANGE, COMBO CRUNCH, STACK CRUNCH, HiGAIN STACK, POWER DRIVE, EXTREME LEAD, CORE METAL, JC-120, CLEAN TWIN, PRO CRUNCH, TWEED, DELUXE CRUNCH, VO DRIVE, VO LEAD, MATCH DRIVE, BG LEAD, BG DRIVE, MS1959 I, MS1959 I+II, R-FIER VINTAGE, R-FIER MODERN, T-AMP LEAD, SLDN, 5150 DRIVE, BGNR UB METAL, ORNG ROCK REVERB, CUSTOM

*2 OD/DS

MID BOOST, CLEAN BOOST, TREBLE BOOST, CRUNCH, NATURAL OD, WARM OD, FAT DS, LEAD DS, METAL DS, OCT FUZZ, A-DIST, BLUES OD, OD-1, T-SCREAM, TURBO OD, DIST, RAT, GUV DS, DST+, METAL ZONE, ’60S FUZZ, MUFF FACE, CUSTOM

*3 FX1/FX2

T.WAH, AUTO WAH, SUB WAH, ADV. COMP, LIMITER, SUB OD/DS, GRAPHIC EQ, PARA EQ, TONE MODIFY, GUITAR SIM., AC.GUITAR SIM, SLOW GEAR, DEFRETTER, WAVE SYNTH, SITAR SIM., OCTAVE, PITCH SHIFTER, HARMONIST, OVERTONE, SOUND HOLD, AC. PROCESSOR, PHASER, FLANGER, TREMOLO, ROTARY1, ROTARY2, UNI-V, PAN, SLICER, VIBRATO, RING MOD., HUMANIZER, 2X2 CHORUS, SUB DELAY, TERA ECHO

* A-DIST is available in OD/DS and in SUB OD/DS of FX2.

* OVERTONE and TERA ECHO are only available in FX2.

Nominal Input Level

GUITAR IN: -10 dBu
MIC IN: -40 dBu
AUX IN: -20 dBu

Input Impedance

GUITAR IN: 1 M ohm
MIC IN: 4 k ohms
AUX IN: 27 k ohms

Nominal Output Level

OUTPUT L/MONO, R: -10 dBu
PHONES: -10 dBu

Output Impedance

OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 2 k ohms
PHONES: 44 ohms

Recommended Load Impedance

OUTPUT L/MONO, R: 10 k ohms or greater
PHONES: 44 ohms or greater

Display

Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)

Connectors

GUITAR IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
MIC IN jack:XLR type, balanced, phantom power (DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT (L/Mono, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
CTL/EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
DC IN jack

Power Supply

AC adaptor or obtained via USB port (USB bus power)

Current Draw

240 mA

Accessories

Owner’s manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor

Options (sold separately)

Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500L/500H, Roland EV-5

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width: 211 mm
Depth: 135 mm
Height: 58 mm
Weight: 500 g
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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FREE AJ Brown Workshop http://bothners.co.za/free-aj-brown-workshop/ http://bothners.co.za/free-aj-brown-workshop/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:00:55 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2672 He’s performed with Ronnie Scott and been lauded internationally! Don’t miss his performance and workshop! AJ Brown is a highly lauded jazz vocalist with accolades which include performances with Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, The Cork International Jazz Festival, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. He’ll return to Cape Town from the UK very soon to showcase […]

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AJ Brown concert 2015
He’s performed with Ronnie Scott and been lauded internationally! Don’t miss his performance and workshop!

AJ Brown is a highly lauded jazz vocalist with accolades which include performances with Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, The Cork International Jazz Festival, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. He’ll return to Cape Town from the UK very soon to showcase his exceptional talent. He has very kindly offered to present a workshop for intermediate and advanced students, which will cover the following:

– Warm up and maintenance techniques
– An Introduction to playing/singing the blues
– Chord structure, form, jazz phrasing, improvisation (scat singing), crafting structured and exciting solos and delivering a performance.
– Listening & transcription methods.
– 10 songs every musician should know.

Venue: The Reeler Theatre, Rondebosch Boys’ High School

Date: Friday 27 February 2015

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Booking email: ctbigbandjazzfest@gmail.com

Ph: 021 794 8193 / 082 451 3696

Attendance is free.

Please bring your instruments.

Live Performance at The Reeler Theatre

Matter of Time Tour

For a fully fledged live performance don’t miss AJ at The Reeler Theatre. AJ will sing and play saxophone with major artists like Andrew Ford on grand piano, Gorm Helfjord on guitar, Romy Brauteseth on upright bass and Marlon Clive Witbooi on drums, plus special guest Dan Shout on tenor saxophone.

Venue: The Reeler Theatre, Rondebosch Boys’ High School

Date: Sunday 1 March 2015

Time: 7:30pm

Admission fee: R130

Booking email: ctbigbandjazzfest@gmail.com

Ph: 021 794 8193 / 082 451 3696

 

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Career Opportunity http://bothners.co.za/career-opportunity/ http://bothners.co.za/career-opportunity/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:50:06 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2767 We have a sound/pa specialist sales position available at Paul Bothner Music’s N1 City Superstore! Send your CV to either Carel (carelv@bothner.co.za) or Heidi (heidiv@bothner.co.za) if you are interested. by

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Career Op

We have a sound/pa specialist sales position available at Paul Bothner Music’s N1 City Superstore!
Send your CV to either Carel (carelv@bothner.co.za) or Heidi (heidiv@bothner.co.za) if you are interested.

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Steve Newman Trio to Play Barleycorn Music Fest http://bothners.co.za/steve-newman-trio-play-barleycorn-music-fest/ http://bothners.co.za/steve-newman-trio-play-barleycorn-music-fest/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:48:52 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2785 The 2015 Barleycorn music festival, powered by Paul Bothner Music, is just around the corner. Many of our friends from Paul Bothner Music will be playing at this year’s festival, including MacStanley, the Steve Newman Trio and Fender SA endorsee Albert Frost. Date: Saturday 7 March 2015 Venue: The Baxter Theater Time: 19:00 – 23:00 Cost and Booking: […]

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The 2015 Barleycorn music festival, powered by Paul Bothner Music, is just around the corner. Many of our friends from Paul Bothner Music will be playing at this year’s festival, including MacStanley, the Steve Newman Trio and Fender SA endorsee Albert Frost.

Date: Saturday 7 March 2015

Venue: The Baxter Theater

Time: 19:00 – 23:00

Cost and Booking:
R100 – Adults
R80 – Students and pensioners
Tickets will be available from Computicket.

This year’s festival will be held on Saturday 7 March at The Baxter Theatre. Those familiar with the annual festival should note that the venue this year, is the Baxter Theatre, and not the Maynardville open air venue, as it traditionally was.

What is The Barleycorn? 

The Barleycorn’s principle function is to promote the best local, original music. Besides the weekly shows, the Barleycorn runs an annual songwriting competition as well as their annual music festival.

The Barleycorn is South Africa’s oldest folk music club, and was established in 1975. It was founded by a group of musicians who agreed to a regular jam session and to “learn from one another and consume beer”.

Over the past 40 years, the club has met almost every week, to provide a platform for musicians to showcase their talents. The audience is warm and very supportive. In the beginning the music was primarily traditional folk, but over the years the club has become known for other original local music.

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Latest at NAMM 2015! The New BOSS BB-1X Bass Driver http://bothners.co.za/latest-namm-2015-boss-bb-1x-bass-driver/ http://bothners.co.za/latest-namm-2015-boss-bb-1x-bass-driver/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:00:57 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2828 The BB-1X premium Bass stompbox is designed to make your bass sound bold and punchy. THE MODERN SOLUTION FOR THE MODERN BASSIST More than just a standard compact bass pedal, the BB-1X is like a preamp, a crucial component in creating quality sound. It captures the essence and subtle nuances of your bass, amp, and […]

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The BB-1X premium Bass stompbox is designed to make your bass sound bold and punchy.

THE MODERN SOLUTION FOR THE MODERN BASSIST

More than just a standard compact bass pedal, the BB-1X is like a preamp, a crucial component in creating quality sound. It captures the essence and subtle nuances of your bass, amp, and playing and emphasizes all their best characteristics.

Incorporating BOSS’ latest MDP technology, the BB-1X delivers a wide range of superior sounds, from natural clean tones to heavy distortion. It adapts and responds to any playing style or register, but never loses the body and core tone of your instrument. The BB-1X’s natural-sounding distortion preserves the high definition and dynamics reflected in the finest details of your sound.

The BB-1X provides a clear sonic outline to enhance your sound, yet never muffles your low end. With the Blend knob, you can easily adjust your tone by mixing the direct signal with the effect sound. Low, High, and Drive knobs offer an extremely wide range of sound creation. These controls not only shape the frequencies, but change the characteristics of the tone as well. The Line Out jack on the BB-1X goes beyond a standard DI out, providing a newly crafted and enhanced direct sound for reaching larger audiences through a PA system. The “1X” in the BB-1X’s name represents the pedal’s premium look, sound, and feel. Whether you’re defining your standard tone or spicing up your sound for soloing, the BB-1X Bass Driver is a must-have for every modern bassist.

– Bold, punchy sound that invigorates the original tone and responsiveness of your bass and amp
– Contains BOSS’ latest distortion, which adapts to every register and never muffles your low end
– Blend knob allows for mixing the direct signal with the effect signal
– Independent Low and High knobs for ultra-wide tonal adjustment
– Two output jacks: a normal output for a bass amp and a Line Out for a balanced connection directly to a PA or recorder
– The Line Out jack provides a modern and enhanced direct sound that brings out new characteristics in your tone
– The newest member of the special-edition X-series BOSS compact pedals, which offer premium looks, sound, and feel

 

 

Much More Than a Normal Bass Stompbox

Don’t let the appearance of the BB-1X fool you—it’s not just another compact effect pedal. Rather than a standard bass stompbox that’s used occasionally for musical passages or solos, the BB-1X functions more like a preamp and DI that enhances and refines your entire sound.

While many preamps color your sound or drastically change its character, the BB-1X is different. It emphasizes and invigorates the natural characteristics of your bass and amp, as well as the nuance of your playing style. Simply put, the BB-1X Bass Driver takes your normal rig and makes it sound even better!

Endless Possibilities for Creating Your Core Tone

All bassists are concerned with body, punch, and other fundamental sound elements, and need a wide range of adjustability to achieve their core tone. This is where the BB-1X really shines. With our latest technology, you have endless possibilities for producing a polished professional sound. In combination with the High and Low tone knobs, the Blend knob provides exceptional adjustability to dial in the perfect balance to nail your personal tone.

The BB-1X Sound Isn’t Smoke and Mirrors

In order to get a punchy sound with conventional bass pedals, the frequency range is typically narrowed down, resulting in a somewhat unnatural sound. In addition, the low end can get muffled while trying to achieve a transparent, high-definition distortion tone. As the distortion level is increased, the dynamic response is decreased, which limits your musical expression.

Thanks to the advanced technology from BOSS, the BB-1X analyzes the bass signal from several different dimensions in real time. An enormous amount of processing is performed according to the instrument, playing style, phrasing, dynamics, and more. This provides a wide range of possibilities to shape and enhance your sound without altering the fundamental tone of your instrument and amp. Combining solid low end with natural-sounding, high-definition distortion, the BB-1X delivers the dynamic response required to reflect the unique individual expression of every modern bassist.

Specially Tuned Line Out Jack for Impressive Direct Sound

On stage, the bass signal is typically split into two separate outputs using a DI box: one output goes to your bass amp, while the second output goes directly to the PA. The BB-1X features a convenient balanced Line Out jack that functions as a DI when you need it. But make no mistake, this is not your basic line out—BOSS has specially tuned it for superior tone.

The signature stage sound you’ve created with your amplifier and the DI sound presented to the audience can be quite different, because the PA engineer’s main consideration is an overall balanced sound of the entire band. After consulting with many top bassists and pro PA engineers, BOSS carefully considered their suggestions and incorporated some unique enhancements into the BB-1X’s Line Out.

The body and core tone produced by the BB-1X’s Line Out is not the result of simply boosting the low end, which can result in an unbalanced band mix through the PA. Its special tuning provides a full spectrum of balanced sound, while never losing the body, punch, and presence of your individual tone.

Courtesy of your friends at BOSS, you get the best of both worlds with the BB-1X: an output to your amplifier for the stage sound you love, plus a separate DI that delivers optimized tone to the PA engineer for house sound you can trust.

Specifications


Nominal Input Level

-20 dBu

Input Impedance

1 M ohm

Nominal Output Level

OUTPUT jack: -20 dBu
LINE OUT jack: -20 dBu

Output Impedance

OUTPUT jack: 1 k ohm
LINE OUT jack: 600 ohms

Recommended Load Impedance

OUTPUT jack: 10 k ohms or greater
LINE OUT jack: 600 ohms or greater

Controls: Pedal switch

LEVEL knob
BLEND knob
LOW knob
HIGH knob
DRIVE knob

Controls: Indicator

CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)

Connectors

INPUT jack
OUTPUT jack
LINE OUT jack (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)

Power Supply

Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6F22)

AC adaptor (sold separately)

Current Draw

54 mA

Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.): Alkaline battery – approximately 6 hours

Accessories

Owner’s Manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTE,” and “Information”)
Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)

Optional extras (sold separately)

AC adaptor (PSA series)

Size and Weight

Width 73 mm
Depth 129 mm
Height 59 mm
Weight 450 g

0 lbs. 16 oz.* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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COPA Industry Day ROCKS! http://bothners.co.za/bothners-rocks-copa-industry-day/ http://bothners.co.za/bothners-rocks-copa-industry-day/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:59:30 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2798 More than a great gear expo, Industry Day featured cool jams with hot student talent… Paul Bothner Music visited COPA Cape Town and gave students the opportunity to learn more about the inner workings, advantages, features and benefits of some truly cutting edge and popular gear. The students seemed to love the featured gear and […]

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More than a great gear expo, Industry Day featured cool jams with hot student talent…

Paul Bothner Music visited COPA Cape Town and gave students the opportunity to learn more about the inner workings, advantages, features and benefits of some truly cutting edge and popular gear. The students seemed to love the featured gear and let rip with some really great playing.

Students, like guitarist Chris Noble (pictured below), gave us quite a showcase of the “EMG-pickup loaded” signature series Jim Root Fender Telecaster! Other notable gear included the Roland Cube 10 watt GX series amp and a valve-powered Vox Night Train NT15C1.

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Amongst the bassists, the beautiful Fender American Precision Special proved to be quite a showcase as well, with even COPA instructor, Andre Swartz (pictured above) showing us how it makes music work with just about any playing style. Andre played big, fat funk and jazz lines through a Fender Rumble 40 bass amp. Incidentally, it weighs in at a record 8.16 kg. It’s probably the lightest bass amp around… but the tonal tonnage and volume is huge.

A few of COPA’s drumming students gave us an advanced technical showcase of fusion, funk and rock styles on the Roland TD-11KV electronic drum kit. The jam sessions were really easy on the ears because of the performers’ musical approach and the low overall volume. Roland electronic kits have volume control and tonal options which make them a real bonus for any level of musician.

This is probably any drummer’s ultimate rig – circumventing the usual bland practice pad tone for drummers — because the Roland kits have a crazy range of drum sounds available, at the tap of a button…
In fact, the rest of the band can play along through any size amp (practice or stack), even at home, not having to worry about neighbours. Naturally, blasting away on-stage is easy as well with no drummer’s microphone checks necessary and with the kit being so mobile, one person can carry all of it into the venue, electronic cymbals and all, by just folding it inwards, to fit through the doorway.

AKAI Mandi

Mandisi Mafu (pictured left), our AKAI Pro Specialist, and Roland Keyboard Specialist Kyle Petersen were in control of the AKAI & Roland display room. Students checked out vocal looping with the BOSS VE-5 and had more than a glimpse of other state-of-the-art gear. Mandisi noted that the students are so busy that some of them weren’t aware that there are such devices available. They hadn’t considered the potential of developing such ideas on their own. The current reality is that there’s a great market for musicians who use loopers and work without a band of musicians accompanying them. It seemed that many musicians who entered the AKAI Pro and Roland area were also unaware of how high the electro product line had ascended in practicality and out-of-the-box advancement, as well.

Prize winners

Paul Bothner Music also ran a lucky draw which featured give-aways to students (pictured right). Prizes included Fender, Mapex, and Zildjian T-shirts, packs of Rotosound electric guitar and bass strings, and Zildjian accessories in the form of cd wallets and dog-tags. We’ll announce the winner of the R500 voucher soon… Watch this space for more.

Judging by the kind of display of students’ technique, COPA is a great place to initiate your metamorphosis and become a professional musician.

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Rowan Stuart – Guitar and Songwriting Workshop http://bothners.co.za/rowan-stuart-guitar-song-writing-workshop/ http://bothners.co.za/rowan-stuart-guitar-song-writing-workshop/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:30:06 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2520 DON’T MISS IT! If you’re a guitarist or songwriter, you’ll want to join us for this free workshop presented by acclaimed Alternative Acoustic singer-songwriter, and Cort guitar endorsee Rowan Stuart. Venue:Jean Village Music Shop 3 Jean Village Shopping Centre Corner Jean Avenue & Gerhard Street, Centurion, Pretoria When: 10:30 for 11am, Saturday 28 February 2015 Contact: […]

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DON’T MISS IT!

If you’re a guitarist or songwriter, you’ll want to join us for this free workshop presented by acclaimed Alternative Acoustic singer-songwriter, and Cort guitar endorsee Rowan Stuart.

Venue:Jean Village Music
Shop 3 Jean Village Shopping Centre
Corner Jean Avenue & Gerhard Street,
Centurion, Pretoria
When: 10:30 for 11am, Saturday 28 February 2015
Contact: 012 644 9200

WORKSHOP TOPICS

Melodic Soloing – Exit the box & find your voice
Recording – Electric & acoustic guitar tips & tricks
Choosing Gear – How to find ‘The One’
Classic Songwriting – The super subtle art

ABOUT ROWAN

Rowan’s sonic forays incorporate elements of folk, pop, and world music into his own sound, which is both deep and authentic. Over the last few years, his followers have gotten to know him as both respected session guitarist and exciting singer-songwriter.

TOUR DATES

For information on Rowan’s Tour Dates, check out the Musical Distributors web page [here]

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New and Improved Planet Z Cymbals – PLZ4PK http://bothners.co.za/new-and-improved-planet-z-cymbals-plz4pk/ http://bothners.co.za/new-and-improved-planet-z-cymbals-plz4pk/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:51:08 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2702 For drummers looking to make their first entrance to the Zildjian family, the newly updated Planet Z is the place to start the journey. Crafted in USA from a new nickel-silver alloy, the new Planet Z is a sonically superior cymbal in its price category and is truly worthy of bearing the Zildjian name. • […]

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New and Improved Planet Z Cymbals


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For drummers looking to make their first entrance to the Zildjian family, the newly updated Planet Z is the place to start the journey. Crafted in USA from a new nickel-silver alloy, the new Planet Z is a sonically superior cymbal in its price category and is truly worthy of bearing the Zildjian name.

Features


• Proprietary nickel-silver alloy
• Improved sound
• Same pricing as prior generation Planet Z
• Made in USA

Available Models


PLZ20R 20” PLANET Z RIDE
PLZ18CR 18” PLANET Z CRASH RIDE
PLZ16C 16” PLANET Z CRASH
PLZ14PR 14” PLANET Z HI HAT PAIR
PLZ13PR 13” PLANET Z HI HAT PAIR
PLZ14BPR 14” PLANET Z BAND PAIR
PLZ4PK PLANET Z 4 PACK (14” pr, 16”, 20”)
PLZ1418 PLANET Z 3 PACK PRO (14” pr & 18”)
PLZ1318 PLANET Z 3 PACK (13” pr & 18”)
PLZ1316 PLANET Z 3 PACK (13” pr & 16”)

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