A five-string P-style bass with modern touches.

Van Nuys, CA (January 10, 2012) -- Xotic introduces the Xotic XP-1T. The Xotic XP-1T is made of medium-weight alder for solid low and low-mid range tones. Xotic improved the neck joint and heel cutaway to significantly improve playability in higher positions. The XP-1T's neck is a hand carved C-shape and finished off with Xotic XP-OG1 oil rub. The fit and finish are designed for smooth and stress free playing.

The rosewood fingerboard is carefully selected and features a 10" radius for a more modern feel. Frets are Jescar FW9665, providing proper height and pitch stability.

Xotic used Alnico 5 magnets and an original coil design that does capture the solid and heavy sound of the P style bass in a 5-string format. Like all Xotic basses, our Tri-Logic Preamp bring it all together with many tone shaping possibilities.

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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.



• 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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