PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Forge Active Bass Amps booth. In this video, we get to hear and see their Forge AXB Bass Preamp Head which runs through their AXB 4108 Cab. The preamp head features 4-12AX7 and 3-12AU7 tubes, selectable clean tube for crisp tones or classic tube for aggressive tube sound and an active 5-band EQ. The cabinet runs on 2100 watts and features Neodymium speakers, one 18" sub, four 10" bass, and three 5" high-frequency.



PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Forge Active Bass Amps booth. In this video, we get to hear and see their Forge AXB Bass Preamp Head which runs through their AXB 4108 Cab. The preamp head features 4-12AX7 and 3-12AU7 tubes, selectable clean tube for crisp tones or classic tube for aggressive tube sound and an active 5-band EQ. The cabinet runs on 2100 watts and features Neodymium speakers, one 18" sub, four 10" bass, and three 5" high-frequency.
Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on his 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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