Designed for tone, earth-friendliness

Huntington Beach, CA (August 22, 2007) - Don Lace of Lace Music Products is rolling out his new Helix basses which are part of his “Lace Red Label Series” of bass designs. The patented Helix basses feature a new body design that incorporates data-system style control knobs, progressive pickups and quality hard woods. The Helix mirrors the style and advanced technology of Lace brand pickups.

Two versions are available. The standard has a bolt-on maple neck (34” scale), mahogany body and a single Alumitone pickup. The premium version has multi-laminated neck-through construction, a mahogany body, dual Alumitone pickups, 3-way selector switches and a master switch for volume and tone. Both models are available in black or a transparent red or blue that highlights the subtleties of the natural wood grain.

Alumitone passive pickups feature a “current driven” design that allows higher fidelity with a tighter top-end, more mid-range and a huge bottom end.

Lace is big on environmentally-friendly details and we’re talking more than just wood. The idea behind his booming Alumitone was the fact that a high end design could eliminate the need for conventional pickups with a preamp and a battery. This also takes about two pounds off the weight of a guitar which not only helps your back but reduces the amount of materials and carbon pollutants involved with shipping. Lace also tells us that design choices like wire selection and electronic components were chosen with a consideration of their production impact on the environment as well as their performance. He says this bass is proof that both concerns can be met resulting in a high-end bass that doesn’t compromise when it comes to sound quality and playability.

Suggested retail prices for Standard and Premium models: $599 and $899 (includes gig bag)

For more information:

Lace Music Products

Designed for bassists, this gain staged preamp/overdrive features Lounsberry’s eye-grabbing graphic appeal and pro-quality construction.

Read MoreShow less

Matt Bellamy designs his own signature Manson Guitar Works instruments and took ownership of the company when Hugh Manson retired in 2019.

Photo by Debi Del Grande

Muse returns to self-producing on Will of the People, an album teeming with formidable anthems that navigate themes of fear, politics, dystopia, compliance, corruption, and other topics concerning the world order.

Decked out in black ninja-like uniforms with mosaic mirrored masks obscuring their faces, Muse opens their current shows with the powerful, sing-along chant of “Will of the People,” the anthemic title track off their latest album. From that song’s infectious shuffle until the very end of the concert’s encore, people are jumping out of their seats, and appear to be completely mesmerized.

Read MoreShow less

Nicole Atkins and PG editors share favorite memories from the last concert they attended. Plus, current obsessions!

Read MoreShow less