Vox Introduces the Mini Superbeetle Bass

A reissue of a classic model from the British invasion.

Melville, NY (July 17, 2019) -- Inspired by the legendary rig used during the British Invasion, VOX Amplification has announced the Mini SUPERBEETLE Bass; a tribute to VOX’s iconic 1960’s sound. With Nutube-equipped analog preamp circuit and on-board compressor and fuzz, this remarkable amp delivers powerful bass tones that have to be heard to be believed.

The Mini SUPERBEETLE bass comes equipped with a matching speaker cabinet, built with a closed back and bass reflex structure to provide rich, low frequency-response. It can also be paired with nearly any type of extension cabinet, a significant feature making this phenomenal bass amp even more userfriendly.

“The Mini SUPERBEETLE Bass has just as many unique features as our Guitar version; revolutionary technology, and an iconic design that pays homage to one of the greatest bands that’s ever played the VOX brand. The bass model is unique, fun, and perfectly complements any vintage collection,” says Director of Guitar Brands, Brian Piccolo.

The VOX Mini SUPERBEETLE bass features a headphone/line out jack and powers 50W output while still maintaining a lightweight and compact feel. It will be available July 2019 for $379.99.

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Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on 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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