PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Eden Electronics booth. In this segment, we check out some new bass amps from Eden Electronics. First up is the ENX260 that is a 500 watt head and weighs under 4 lbs. The next bass head that we see is the WTX-500 that is based on the Golden Ear chip for warmth and musicality. It features a 3-band EQ with dynamic bass boost and mid-shift functions and switchable automatic compression. The last bass head is the 500 watt Navigator 1000 (class-D) which comes with 3 dB of headroom.



PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Eden Electronics booth. In this segment, we check out some new bass amps from Eden Electronics. First up is the ENX260 that is a 500 watt head and weighs under 4 lbs. The next bass head that we see is the WTX-500 that is based on the Golden Ear chip for warmth and musicality. It features a 3-band EQ with dynamic bass boost and mid-shift functions and switchable automatic compression. The last bass head is the 500 watt Navigator 1000 (class-D) which comes with 3 dB of headroom.

It’s ok for a guitar to not sound like a guitar.

As much as we all love juicy, organic guitar tones, it can be just as inspiring to go the opposite way. Combining various modulation effects, envelope filters, oscillators, and more can result in sounds that owe more to Kraftwerk than Led Zeppelin.

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While Monolord has no shortage of the dark and heavy, guitarist and vocalist Thomas V Jäger comes at it from a perspective more common to pop songsmiths.

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Melodies, hooks, clean tones, and no guitar solos. Are we sure this Elliott Smith fan fronts a doom-metal band? (We’re sure!)

Legend has it the name Monolord refers to a friend of the band with the same moniker who lost hearing in his left ear, and later said it didn’t matter if the band recorded anything in stereo, because he could not hear it anyway. It’s a funny, though slightly tragic, bit of backstory, but that handle is befitting in yet another, perhaps even more profound, way. Doom and stoner metal are arguably the torch-bearing subgenres for hard rock guitar players, and if any band seems to hold the keys to the castle at this moment, it’s Monolord.

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