Win Sword Guitarist Kyle Shutt's Signature Pickups!

You could win a set of Railhammer Kyle Shutt Signature Pickups in this all-new giveaway! Giveaway ends November 19, 2021.


Railhammer Pickups Kyle Shutt Signature Pickups

Developed with Kyle Shutt of The Sword to power his signature Reverend guitar. Traditional output and clarity is similar to the Hyper Vintage but with smoother highs and a thicker tone overall. The weapon of choice when you need a versatile pickup that excels for fat cleans, classic crunch, or fuzz/high-gain riffing.

Railhammer Pickups
$208

For at least a decade, the classic Ampeg SVT was the dominant bass amp for power and tone.

Photo courtesy of ampeg.com

From the giant, hefty beasts of yore to their modern, ultra-portable equivalents, bass amps have come a long way. So, what's next?

Bassists are often quite well-informed about the details of their instruments, down to the finest technical specs. Many of us have had our share of intense discussions about the most minute differences between one instrument and another. (And sometimes those are interrupted by someone saying, "It's all in the fingers.") But right behind our backs, at the end of our output cables, there is a world of tone-shaping that we either simply ignore or just don't want to dive into too deeply. Turning a gear discussion from bass to amp is a perfect way to bring it to an abrupt end.

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Intermediate

Beginner

  • Develop a better sense of subdivisions.
  • Understand how to play "over the bar line."
  • Learn to target chord tones in a 12-bar blues.
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Playing in the pocket is the most important thing in music. Just think about how we talk about great music: It's "grooving" or "swinging" or "rocking." Nobody ever says, "I really enjoyed their use of inverted suspended triads," or "their application of large-interval pentatonic sequences was fascinating." So, whether you're playing live or recording, time is everyone's responsibility, and you must develop your ability to play in the pocket.

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