Designed to offer both warm, rich tube tones in a compact combo, the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp is a tribute to the U2 bassist's achievements, as well as his sound and harmonic style.
“I’ve worked very hard with Fender on the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp and I’m immensely proud of our creation,” said Adam Clayton. “I always found when I was starting out that it was very hard to find an amp that offered the mid-range distorted sound that I liked. This amp offers it in spades. It’s also very versatile, and if you’re moving around a lot or if you don’t have much space where you practice, then this is the amp for you.”
Featuring two distinctly different channels – a classic Fender sound and a more modern hi-fi, flat EQ tone, the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp achieves all the sounds needed in any musical situation and is the perfect companion for any bassist, whether they’re playing in a studio, a club or on an arena stage. Classic Fender cosmetics: black textured vinyl, chrome panel, chicken head knobs and an aged silver grille cloth give the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp a look that players around the world have come to love. The Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp includes a lightweight Eminence Neo 15” speaker that helps accentuate its fat, powerful sound and features an XLR line out to send that great tone to your home recording rig or front-of-house.
Exploring The Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp | Fender Artist Signature | Fender
“Adam Clayton is a true icon and working with him on the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp has been an absolute privilege,” said Justin Norvell, Executive Vice President of Products at FMIC. “This is the first signature bass amp we’ve ever done and the first all-tube bass combo Fender has produced for over 40 years. We are extremely excited by the project and we’ve worked tirelessly to make it extra special. Designed for the pros, by the pros, the amp has a unique combination of that classic Fender look with contemporary style and features like the dual channels and the lightweight Eminence speaker that we’re sure are going to make it incredibly popular with bassists.”
ADAM CLAYTON ACB 50 BASS AMP ($2199.99 USD, £1,999.00 GBP, €2,399.00 EUR, $2,199 AUD, ¥253,000 JPY) Inspired by Adam Clayton, the Fender Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp offers warm, harmonically rich tube tones that are perfect for the studio, club or arena stage. Featuring two distinctly different channels – a classic Fender sound and a more modern hi-fi, flat EQ tone, the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp achieves all the sounds you need in any musical situation. Classic cosmetics: black textured vinyl, chrome panel, chicken head knobs and an aged silver grille cloth give the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp a classic Fender look that players around the world have come to love. The Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp includes a lightweight Eminence Neo 15” speaker that helps accentuate its fat, powerful sound and features an XLR line out to send that great tone to your home recording rig or front-of-house.
For more information, please visit fender.com.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their multi-awarded Echosex pedal, Foxgear unveils the Steve Lukather Echosex 3.
Steve has used the Echosex since the beginning, since 2014 he's used it on all of his songs in studio and live, with Toto and Ringo Starr, touring intensively all around the world.
Here’s what Steve says about it: “The Echosex 3° is the most important and used piece of gear i have, it’s always ON and it’s big part of my sound.” (S.Lukather 2023)
Looking to his pedalboard, and how Luke’s legendary Guitar Tech Jon Gosnell has marked the specific Luke’s settings on it with a green marker, Foxgear wanted to keep this detail into the new signature model and share Luke’s fav setting as well. Foxgear group and Luke, wanted to celebrate their long standing friendship and professional relationship with this new product, Plus we have involved the Ed Asner Family Center For Autism, a LA based Charity founded by legendary Actor Ed Asner, supporting autistic children and their families.
Gurus/Foxgear will proudly be donating part of the proceeds of the Luke’s Signature Echosex 3 to support this worthy charity.
- latest version of our multi-awarded Echosex
- Hi-Voltage tube preamp section faithfully reproducing the Binson Echorec preamp.
- Simple use simulating only one Echorec playback head that can be adjusted in delay time.
- Self-calibrating Tap Tempo.
- 100% Analog signal path
- Relay assisted true bypass
- 10th Anniversary Edition
- Steve Lukather’s Signature
- Donating to Ed Asner’s Family Center for Autism
More info at foxgeardistribution.com. $429.00 USD.
Zach flies Rhett-less on this episode that features an interview with Joey Landreth. Joey shares on his Grammy award-winning success with Bonnie Raitt, how the amp he released with Two-Rock came about, and how parenting has informed his guitar playing. You'll also hear about a rig that gets quite a high Shoyles rating, thanks in part to its envelope filter.
A Slide of Life with Joey Landreth | Dipped in Tone Podcast
Thanks to Sweetwater for sponsoring this episode.
Head to sweetwater.com/dippedintone to enter to win one of 2 rigs hand-picked by Rhett and Zach! Giveaway ends May 21, 2023
The Bros. Landreth: “Guitar Playing Wasn’t a Priority”Jason Shadrick
One of the core ingredients that is essential to any Bros. Landreth album is also the most dreaded: abject fear and panic. It doesn’t sprout up from any particular insecurity about the end result, but rather where to start. “We always say we’re going to write 30 tunes and pick our 10 favorites,” says Joey Landreth. “But we usually write 12 and pick 11.” At first, the fear was unsettling, but Joey and his bassist brother, David, have not only thrived under the self-imposed pressure but relished it. Factor in a world-changing pandemic, the experience of being new dads, and a soul-crushing session gone wrong, it’s amazing that Come Morning even saw the light of day.