Aguilar Amplification Launches the Grape Phaser

An analog phaser with a simple, two-knob layout.

New York, NY (January 22, 2018) -- Aguilar Amplification, manufacturer of high-quality amplifiers, speaker cabinets, pickups and effects pedals for bassists, is pleased to announce the Grape Phaser bass phase pedal. The Grape Phaser will be unveiled this week at the 2018 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA at the Aguilar booth (#5626).

The Grape Phaser provides lush, analog phase shifting courtesy of a simple, two-knob layout. RATE controls the speed of the modulation while COLOR feeds a portion of the signal back through the phase shifting circuit, creating new and super funky bass sounds!

Features:

  • Uses all-analog technology
  • Gig-saver bypass (signal passes even if your battery dies)
  • Can be powered by a nine-volt battery or optional universal power supply
  • Heavy duty steel construction
  • Three-year limited warranty

The Grape Phaser is set to be released in the spring 2018 and carry a US street price of $169.00.

For more information:
Aguilar Amplification

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Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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