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Digging Deeper - Aug. '16 Ex. 2

Justin Chancellor's #1 Wal Bass for Tool
Justin Chancellor's #1 Wal Bass Guitar for Tool

The Tool bass legend and his tech Pete Lewis detail the specs behind the instrument that has created some of the band's most iconic riffs.

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Our columnist breaks down the science behind the dB unit specific to digital systems, and divulges a perennial question about comparative amp loudness.

Hello, and welcome to another Dojo. Last month, I focused on the history and development of the VU meter, and then defined some of the more confusing terms regarding decibels (dB, dBu, dBA, and dBSPL), as well as various ways to measure loudness and amplitude. I also asked: “Is a 100-watt amp twice as loud as a 50-watt amp?”—the answer shall be revealed presently. But first, I’m going to focus on a relative newcomer to the scene: dBFS. Tighten up your belts, the Dojo is now open.

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Enya Music introduces the Nova Go Sonic Smart Audio Electric Guitar, featuring premium pickups, ergonomic design, onboard speaker & presets, and durable carbon fiber construction. With versatile connectivity options and OTG recording capability, this innovative guitar is perfect for modern musicians.

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