The company's designation of their first signature instrument goes to the collaboration with High On Fire bassist Jeff Matz.
Los Angeles, CA (November 13, 2017) -- High On Fire are inarguably one of the most influential bands in the history of heavy music. Their bass player, Jeff Matz, is a master and visionary in the unending pursuit of perfect tone. We at Dunable Guitars rely on the feedback from experienced players like Jeff to create the perfect tools for making heavy, loud music. After working together on a couple custom builds over the years, we decided it was time that we create a new bass, from the ground up, designed to Jeff’s exact specs. Basically, what would be his dream instrument, fit for both tracking a High On Fire record, as well as touring on it for years to come.
In our opinion, Jeff has done the research and development necessary to know what will work and what won’t. He is an avid collector and tinkerer and has tried infinite combinations of gear, so he knows what he likes, and what sounds good. We also went to our good friend Alex Avedissian, of Avedissian Pickups, to create the perfect pickup set, the “Silver Machine” set. The Silver Machine Bass pickups are single coils with the middle being RW/RP. Calibrated for a balanced output, the Silver Machine pickups are wound for a strong punch with a tight and full low end while retaining plenty of bite for cutting overdriven tone. Jeff says, “After much experimentation, we arrived at a single coil set that delivers the cutting tone I’m after, with a big, punchy bottom end and sweet, creamy mids. These pickups deliver crisp, open clean tones, and absolutely crushing overdriven sounds.” The bridge and neck pickup placement is based on one of Jeff's favorites, a pre-1974 4001 bass, and the middle is that of a P style pickup. This combined with the 35' scale, you have a powerful, yet smooth playing and sounding instrument. We spent a great deal of 2017 planning and protoyping this bass, and we all think it is the best bass we have ever played. Extremely lightweight, and with the 35” scale, even tuning down to C standard as Jeff does, you get a nice and tight string tension, which equals strong resonance, and beautiful sustain.
Body and Neck
- 35″ scale length
- Maple Neck
- Maple fingerboard with black binding
- Roasted Swamp Ash body
- Flame Maple top
- Flame Maple headcap
- Bone nut
- Jumbo frets
- Nitrocellulose laquer satin finish
- Charcoal stain top and fingerboard, black back and sides
- Chrome finish
- Hipshot Ultralite Clover tuning keys
- Hipshot A Style bridge (brass saddles)
- Dunlop strap locks
- Ships in hardshell case
- Individual volume controls for each pickup (500k)
- Master tone control (500k, .22 orange drop capacitor)
- 5-way rotary pickup selector
- Mono and stereo output jacks
- Tone control is also a push-pull, which engages the bridge pickup in any switch position on the mono jack, and turns on streo mode for the stereo jack
- Avedissian “Silver Machine” pickup set
- Bridge: 10.5k output with ceramic magnets
- Middle: 10.5k output a ceramic/alnico combination (RW/RP)
- Neck: 10.5k output with alnico magnets
Preorders start now and end January 2, 2018. After that, we will not make any more of these basses.
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Kick off the holiday season by shopping for the guitar player in your life at Guitar Center! Now through December 24th 2022, save on exclusive instruments, accessories, apparel, and more with hundreds of items at their lowest prices of the year.
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About Mystery Stocking
Each year, Premier Guitar likes to put out these mystery boxes as a part of bringing some fun to the holiday season. Remember, this is supposed to be a fun holiday treat! If the contents of this box will ruin your holiday, deplete the last of your bank account, or end your ability to see the good in humanity, it may not be for you.
- This year's Mystery Stocking will cost $44.95. ($39.95 + $5 Flat shipping)
- Each box will be guaranteed to contain $40 or more in value.
- US only. (Sorry World.)
- Make sure your shipping address is correct.
- Have your credit card ready to go before you refresh the page. Paypal is not available. Autofill may not fill in your information.
- There will be NO REFUNDS given.
- There has been a huge demand for these in the past. We really did sell out in less than 4 minutes last year. When they are gone, they are gone.
- One per household, one per person.
Q: What's in the Mystery Stocking?
A: It wouldn't be much of a surprise if we told you, now would it?
Q: Will I definitely get my money worth?
Q: Can I return it if I don't like it?
A: Nope. All sales final.
Q: What if I live outside the US?
A: Sorry, US only.
Q. How much is it?
A. $39.95 Plus $5 shipping
Q. When will it ship?
A. On or before December 10, 2022.
Q. What form of payment do you accept?
A. Credit cards only. Sorry, no Paypal for this.
Q. Can I ship to a different location than my billing address?
Q. I tried last year and didn't get one. Will I get one this year?
A. There is an overwhelming demand for Mystery Stocking. Be sure you have a fast internet connection and be ready when they go on sale. Last year we sold out in 3 min 33 seconds.
Q. I want to buy 5. How can I buy 5?
A. You can't. This year, we're limiting to one per household, so more people can get in on the fun!
Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
Origin Effects introduce the new M-EQ DRIVER mid booster & drive pedal. Based on a vintage Pultec studio EQ, this unique pedal offers a range of mid-focused tones, from a subtle mid boost to thick, resonant overdrive. Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
A choice of three mid-range frequencies ensures that you can boost just the right part of your guitar signal and, when pushed harder, can elicit a range of saturation from a classic “mid-hump” overdrive to fierce “cocked wah” distortion. Thanks to the Adaptive Circuitry, the high-end roll-off of the Cut control is reduced as the pedal cleans up. This allows for a smooth transition from warm overdrive to bright clean tones in response to playing dynamics or guitar volume knob changes.
Introducing... M-EQ DRIVER || Mid Booster & Drive
Built-in the UK to the highest standards, the M-EQ DRIVER continues the Origin Effects tradition of vintage, studio-inspired tones in modern guitar pedals. The Origin Effects M-EQ DRIVER is available now from Origin Effects dealers worldwide.
RRP: 259 GBP (Inc VAT) / 319 USD (Ex TAX)
For more information, please visit origineffects.com.
The new finish, according to Lava Music, is “inspired by the beauty of the golden hour,” a shining time just before sunset and after sunrise when photographers covet to capture stunning pictures.
With bright and warm golden hues, the new finish adds a brilliant metallic glow to the surface of Lava ME 3, complementing its AirSonic 2 carbon fiber unibody which features L3 Preamp with FreeBoost 2.0, delivers industry-leading sounds by breakthrough acoustic technologies, and houses a multi-touch display powered by Lava-developed HILAVA system.
Speaking of the HILAVA system, Lava Music also added four new effects: Nebula, Desert Rose, Cassette, and Edge of Breakup. As unique as their names sound, they are very much different from what we normally know about effects. Programmed into the HILAVA system, each of the four is powered by the company’s latest ArctanDrive algorithm and incorporates effects like Pitch Shift, Delay, and Reverb. And every one of those incorporated sub-effects comes with various parameters that players can adjust to design unique, overdriven sounds by just tapping on the multi-touch display. That said, those effects enable users to play with overdriven tone on an acoustic-electric guitar without even plugging in any external gear.
LAVA ME 3 | Now in Golden Hour | LAVA MUSIC
Lava Me 3 in Golden Hour is now available starting from $999 on LAVA MUSIC, Amazon, and local guitar dealerships near you.
For more information, please visit store.lavamusic.com.