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Posted: July 27, 2018
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New Artist Endorsement for July ’18

I have just come onboard as an Artist Endorsee with Genzler Amplification, and I’m incredibly excited about working along with Jeff Genzler ‘again’!  I say again, as I used to be a loyal endorsee of his previous legendary company Genz Benz Amplification for many years, so I guess it was only a matter of time before our paths crossed again.  My original Genz Benz gear was a ‘game changer’ for me, as I was looking for a one cab, one amp solution and had never used anything like this before – lightweight, tone for days with unbelievable artist support…..I reach out to Jeff in the US either by phone or email, and even though he is clearly a very busy man he’s right back in touch for his endorsing artists – now that stuff you just can’t buy!

Being a 4×10 man through and through, I’ve had the pleasure over these past nearly 30yrs to own and use many of the industry standard 4×10 cabinets out there such as the Trace Elliot 1048H, Hartke 410TP, Ampeg SVT-410HLF, Aguilar DB410, Markbass 104HF and my trusted Genz Benz 410T-UB.

When I heard that Jeff was releasing a 4×10 as part of his new range under Genzler Amplification you can imagine how excited I was to try one!  Jeff is absolutely renown in this field/industry, so I had no doubts whatsoever that upon trying his brand new Genzler BA410-3 Bass Cabinet, along with his Genzler Magellan 800 Bass Amplifier that I was going to be blown away and guess what…..I really was!  My Genzler BA410-3 Bass Cabinet is unbelievably musical, articulate, so sweet in the highs and commands in the way that it throws and disperses the sound – I’ve actually nicknamed it ‘The Super Cab’.  As for my Genzler Magellan 800 Bass Amplifier, well that can do it all……  I was saying to Jeff that it’s like playing ‘both my old trusty Genz Benz ShuttleMAX 12.2 Bass Amplifier and Genz Benz Streamliner 900 in one amplifier’.  That’s it for me now, my search is well and truly over and it’s time to start enjoying the experience – so I would like to conclude by saying a massive thank you to Jeff and his team for creating such awesome gear for musicians, and taking it up another notch! :O)  If you’re looking at changing your amplification then I cannot recommend this brand highly enough.  Check out Genzler Amplification for yourselves at https://www.genzleramplification.com You will NEVER look back!



Posted: April 13, 2018
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New Artist Endorsement for April ’18

I have just come onboard as an Artist Endorsee with Singular Sound’s BeatBuddy Drum Machine Pedal, and I’m sooooooo excited about working with Moises Linares and the team at Singular Sound in supporting this awesome bit of kit!  So, what does it do??? The BeatBuddy is the first ever multi award winning digital effects drum machine pedal that gives you total hands-free control and wait for it…..24-bit studio grade sound quality, so that’s a drummer in the room guys – how cool is this! :O)  Here are some additional benefits as this pedal just keeps on giving:

No programming necessary – use straight out of the box in minutes…
Visual metronome
MIDI sync capability
Can be used with guitar, bass, piano, harmonica and any electric or acoustic instrument
10 drum sets
220+ styles
24 genres
All time signatures
Add unto 3 million songs
Add upto 300 drum sets
Create your ‘own’ beats!
A share and discover forum
Download cover songs from the premium library
Extended possibilites with optional 2-button footswitch with stereo cable
Etc etc…

Check out Singular Sound’s BeatBuddy along with all their other products for yourselves at http://singularsound.com

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Posted: December 17, 2017
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RWP Student Kevin Procter from the band ‘The Viewers’ is making waves!

One of the bass family – Kevin Procter from the band ‘The Viewers’ along with the rest of the band were aired on Radio St Austell Bay last week and here’s what they had to say:
“The Viewers have had a very busy 12 months, having undergone a change in line up so the band were forced to take some time out to re-group. They’re back with a brand new video and are looking forward to an exciting 2018 with the new members of the band, Mark Watson and Kevin Procter joining the ‘old hands’ and core members Paul Eustice and Dave Stone”.

Kev is another great example of what happens when you stick at your lessons and are determined to achieve your goals – a massive congratulations!  Please check out ‘The Viewers’ latest video in the link below, entitled ‘Over and Out’ along with some press photography:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE9b18pYdtU

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Posted: December 16, 2017
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RWP Student Simon Topping from the band ‘The Affirmative’ receives Plymouth Herald recognition!

2017 saw the result of a number of RWP Bass Tuition Student Clientele getting into bands through their hardwork and dedication, with many setting this as their goal for 2018/2019 which is awesome!  It’s always particularly rewarding though when ‘others’ recognise what we do out there, and in turn take the time to get in touch – hence posting below Clare Robinson’s review from the Plymouth Herald.  Well done Si and keep it coming everyone as I have a good feeling about 2018!!!!! :O)

The Affirmative Press Release

If you would like to get your hands on a copy of Si’s debut album ‘Splendid’, then simply click on the band camp link below to download.  Having the absolute pleasure of working with Si on his bassline parts (he did all the handwork) gave me the unique opportunity of understanding why he wanted things a certain way on the album thus in the end not being able to get the songs out of my head!  A world class musician said to me a number of years ago “if you can’t get it out of your head, that’s a great thing!”  Si’s album is exactly that – he’s managed to create something a little special that doesn’t sound like anything else, now that to me is a sign of a true artist……

The Affirmative – Splendid

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Posted: August 29, 2017
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Rors Product Review – Aug ’17

For this months Rors Recommend I just wanted to briefly review String Swing’s Guitar Hangers! : ) I’ve used this brand for over 20yrs now for my own instruments and they’ve been AMAZING with many of you now owning one or more yourselves.

The quality of the hanger is first class, being finished with a coating that doesn’t damage your instrument and visually looks really nice. The yoke sits on a quality solid hardwood block which when fitted to the wall would compliment any room. The yoke of the String Swing Guitar Hanger allows you to pivot the angle to cradle the headstock of your chosen instrument/s keeping them safe and secure when not in use, whilst also displaying your guitar at it’s best! This product is one of those silent hero’s that does it’s job so well that I thought it deserved a bit of the ‘lime light’ for this month. If you don’t own one yet then make sure you pop it on your list for sure…..

For further details please visit https://www.stringswing.com


Posted: July 31, 2017
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Rors Product Review – July ’17

It’s been much later than planned this month, but I was determined to get my product review out to you all for July, so here it is guys…and a nice easy one as well – Awe-In-One Picks! : )  I have tried many quality branded picks over the years, but when I came across this brand it was an instant ‘yes’ for me! John of Awe-In-One Picks has managed to design a pick that just does the job REALLY WELL – enough said!  We have found that if you have normal size hands then the Profound 1 Picks seems to be the first go-to choice, and if you have slightly bigger hands then more than likely the Shred 1 is the Pick for you.

If you haven’t used Awe-In-One Picks then please enquire on your next lesson and I’ll be more than happy to demo the brand to you.

For further details please visit http://www.awe-in-one.com