EBS BILLY SHEEHAN SIGNATURE DRIVE AWARDED - TWICE!
We have already seen rave reviews and great feedback from magazines and customers, and also landed the first two awards for the EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive!
"BEST OF SHOW!" Already before leaving NAMM SHOW, we landed the
first award, with a BEST OF SHOW
award from Bass Gear Magazine!
Pictured: Bass Gear's editor Tom Bowlus
with EBS Marketing Director Ralf Bjurbo.
"TOP GEAR AWARD" At MusikMesse a second award was revealed from Polish magazine Top Guitar. Here's a statement from the Magazine:
“Billy Sheehan Signature Drive is a stomp box preamp, overdrive, compressor and equalizer – all in one unit. Each of these circuits has been fine-tuned in the smallest detail. (…) It's a real treasury of the rock bass sound kingdom.” - TOP GUITAR MAGAZINE, 2013
The pedal has also been reviewed in Bass Professor, Germany, and has coming up reviews in Musikermagasinet (Sweden), FUZZ (Sweden) and Premier Guitar (US), among others...
EBS BILLY SHEEHAN SIGNATURE DRIVE TO BE RELEASED AT NAMM!
The Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Jan 24-27 is the scene for the release of the new extraordinary EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive pedal. A pedal developed by EBS in close co-operation with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan.
The new pedal is based on the concept of mixing together a clean signal with a distorted to be able to preserve low frequencies and find balance between distortion and definition.
The option to activate a built-in compressor make possible to keep the note differentiation clearly audible even at heavily distorted sounds.
On top of that this pedal offers unlimited pre-post mix tone shaping, through the unique features of a clean loop and a drive loop. So, the user can insert any other effect they wish within each loop to ’pimp’ the effect into your own signature effect! Example: add a graphic EQ to the drive, to change the character of the distortion.Or add your favourit compressor to the Clean Loop instead of using the built-in offered in the pedal.
On the new extended sized stomp box from EBS, there are controls for Drive (gain for the overdrive engine), Tone (sets the frequency scoop for the drive), Level (sets level for drive channel post DriveLoop and pre final compressor) and Clean (sets level for the clean channel, post Clean Loop and pre final compressor).
The pedal offers three different compression modes: High, Mid and Off. The level of compression on the Mid setting can be determined by the user through an internal trim pot.
It is due to start shipping out simultaneously with the NAMM Show, and begin to hit stores worldwide in February.
Here's what Billy Sheehan says about it: “This pedal is a distillate of several important principles in the signal chain for bass. Compression, distortion,
tone-shaping and blending all together.”
OFFICIAL RELEASE EVENT WITH BILLY SHEEHAN TAKE PLACE AT THE EBS BOOTH, HALL B, #5391 ON FRIDAY, JAN 25 @ 4PM.
Specifications and further details will be online shortly after NAMM.
EBS REIDMAR - GREAT VIDEO REVIEW IN GUITATiNTERACTIVE & SELECTED AS ONE OF THE GEAR OF THE YEAR 2012 IN GUITAR & BASS MAGAZINE (UK)!
The EBS Reidmar head recieved a great review in the latest Guitar Interactive free online magazine! Check out the video feature for an in depth rundown on the Reidmar and all it's capabilities! Click picture below to get there:
The EBS Reidmar is also one of a total of 50 pieces of gear selected by Guitar & Bass Magazine UK in their December issue. The magazine states: "With the EBS Reidmar you get excellent value for money and an impressive array of easily attainable sounds in a highly portable package. Now, what could be better than that".
Videos by Larry Danielsson checking out EBS HD360, TD660 and Fafner II
Danish bass player and session great Larry Danielsson has contributed with a few videos where he tests the EBS Premium bass heads - the HD360, TD660 and Fafner II respectively. Check out the videos here:
September / October 2012
EBS HD360 - FIRST BATCH SOLD OUT, MORE COMING IN!
The EBS HD 360 is where High Definition comes full circle! The new edition of the very popular HD 350, with added functionality and carefully carried out improvements on the preamp has created a buzz and we are happy to see all incoming HD 360 amps litterally turn at the door to customers all over the world!
We are now offering EBS Pedal Sound Samples via Soundcloud! These are available for everyone to share with your friends on facebook, or retailers that'd like to embed a widget in their own websites. Just click the "share" link at each set of samples and choose your options.
Sets. Each pedal has a number of samples collected together in 'sets' that you can share easily. There's no limits in persmissions to use the files.
You can also, of course, share each sample individually. It's all up to you!
EBS now comes full circle with the High Definition bass heads releasing the new version EBS HD360!
EBS HD360. The new head features an improved preamp with better low frequency respons and more head room than the previous 350 model. More new features include support for using a 4-channel footswitch, such as the EBS RM-4 to connect Character filter, Filter Bypass, Drive and Mute. A mix-in filter for the effects loop, and a built in Speaker Simulator for the XLR-output are other new features. The HD360 is a 100% solid state bass amp with an exceptional transparent sound and powerful EQ. The HD360 is entirely made in Sweden and starts shipping in June. Price will be the same as the HD 350, which means around 1250 Euro.
EBS Session 30.
EBS continue to expand the popular Session combo series, now with a little 30 W bass combo featuring an 8" speaker. Like it's bigger brothers, the Session 30 use a scale downed Classic 450 amp to deliver a surprisingly
solid bottom and defined bass tone. The input Gain can be used to add distortion, and the Bass and Treble tone controls helps shape the tone. The amp is protected, so you can run it on full volume and gain without doing damage to the speaker. On top of this, the Session 30 features a mini-tele input for external sound source, a professional XLR output and Headphones out, which makes it perfect for practice and home recording!
Price around 189 Euro. The Session 30 starts shipping in August.
EBS NEOLINE 410 NOMINATED FOR A MIPA AWARD!
For the first time in history, EBS was nominated in the M.I.P.A. Awards, often referred to as the Music Instrument Industries 'Grammy Awards'. It was the EBS NeoLine 410 that won the nomination as one of the top three bass speaker cabinets! We didn't win this time, but we surely come back for a trophy next year!Read more about this excellent bass cabinet here.
ANOTHER WON FOR EBS REIDMAR - GUITARIST CHOICE AWARD!
The EBS Reidmar just landed it's second award in UK's Guitarist magazine, as the 'Guitarist Choice' in their current issue! The magazine contain a complete review with very impressive results for EBS new baby, the Reidmar!
The EBS Reidmar has been extremely well recieved so far! On top of that, it landed it's first award, after it's very first review! TopGuitar Magazine in Poland did not hesitate to award the EBS Reidmar with a TopGear Editor's Choice in their January 2012 issue!
The EBS Reidmar is shipping now and price is set to 4695 SEK (ca 500 Euro).
US MAP price is $459.
EBS FIRST LIGHTWEIGHT BASS AMP REIDMAR HAS ARRIVED!
We are proud to present the new lightweight bass amp, EBS Reidmar. This is a long awaited product release that we have been working on for quite some time to be able to make a lightweight amp, with a full bodied and transparent tone, in the same vein as EBS solid state amps. We simply wanted to make an amp that is just not light, but it has to sound right.
For the first time in public it was presented at the Musicians Planet Exhibition Show in Stockholm on October 1. Estimated start of shipping will be in November, 2011 with a full international availability around Winter NAMM. Price in Sweden is set to 4695 SEK (ca 500 Euro).
EBS INTRODUCE THE EBS SESSION 120 TILTBACK BASS COMBO!
After the successful launch of the EBS Session 60 bass combo, we are thrilled to introduce the bigger Session 120, 120W Tiltback bass combo! With a step up on all levels from it's little brother, we believe this will be a common view on many 'weekend-warrior' gigs soon. It simply sounds killer, and is capable to cover your gig, wherever it may be.
The EBS Session 120 was introduced at the Musicians Planet Exhibition Show in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 1. It will begin shipping from November 2011. Price in Sweden: 4495 SEK!
EBS Professional Bass Equipment announce the release two new strings for bass. A new improved version of their previous Titanium Nickel strings, and a complete new Stainless Steel string based on a core of Swedish steel of finest quality.
The concept behind the new strings is to offer great quality bass strings for professional use at an attractive price.
The EBS Titanium Nickel strings has a soft surface due to the tight wiring that provide extra playing comfort and durability, in combination of a high quality steel core made of American steel. EBS Titanium Nickel strings start shipping from Sweden in June.
The EBS Stainless Steel strings offer a classic steel string with excellent sound quality and tuning abilities. The Stainless Steel strings are based on a hexagon steel core made of finest Swedish steel. EBS Stainless Steel Strings start shipping in July.
The strings are "Long Scale" to fit a wide range of bass guitars and to improve tuning abilities.
The new strings are delivered in new designed recyclable boxes and available in the following gauges:
Medium Light (4, 5 and 6) 40-100/40-125/25-125 MediumNew gauge! (4 and 5) 45-100/ 45-125 Classic Medium (4, 5 and 6) 45-105/ 45-128/30-128 Heavy Bass (4 and 5 New!) 50-110/50-135
EBS FAFNER II - FIVE OUT OF FIVE IN BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE REVIEW!
First review of the EBS Fafner II in an international publication came out great - five out of five in British premier bass publication Bass Guitar Magazine in their April issue (on sale now)!
Here's some quotes:
"The Fafner II and NeoLine 410 represent one of the best and most versatile rigs available. Feature-packed amp and compact-size cabinet - just what the pro bassist needs!"
"There's a distinct quality you get when playing through this rig, almost as if you're listening to your bass through powerful studio monitors after an experienced engineer has added just the right EQ".
"Cranking up the volume to stage levels and adding in the drive really reveals this amp's attitude. The fact that it comes with its own set of earplugs gives you some idea of what this rig is capable of!"
"Though at first glance the Fafner II seems rather complicated, in use it's amazingly intuitive, with everything laid out in a clear and efficient way. An amp with such prominent distortion and overdrive features will, of course, appeal to rock and metal players, but this is one rig that has the power and versatility to work in any situation".
"With products as strong as these and a new UK distributor (Sound Technology), the future looks good for EBS, and deservedly so."
Rating: 5 of 5
EBS Pedals reviewed with guitar in UK magazine Guitarist
Guitarist magazine review six of EBS Black Label Pedals in their March Issue (339). For the second time, the EBS TremoLo recieves and "Editor's Award" in a guitar magazine, and all the other five tested pedals did pretty good too! Here's some quotes from the test:
EBS DPhaser "From classic seventies phase sounds reminiscent of the legendary orange MXR boxes, through deeper eight-stage phasing, to swooshing sounds verging on flanging courtesy of the wide settings 18-stage phasing with differential modulation, the DPhaser covers a lot of ground, but always sounds classy, 4/5".
EBS MetalDrive "Not just for metal, this is way more versatile than a standard overdrive/distortion pedal, 4/5".
EBS MultiComp "Quality compression in three subtly different flavours makes the MultiComp a versatile pedalboard asset, 4/5".
EBS OctaBass "Blending your sound is very straightforward, as there's a knob each for your normal sound and the low octave. The mid setting gives you a classic octave down effect but, if you want a weightier sound, low provides a really fat bottom end. The high setting offers a more effected sound that's reminiscent of a synth bass playing in unison, 3.5/5".
EBS Tremolo "One of the finest and most versatile compact tremolo pedals available today, 4.5/5". Guitarist Choice Award.
EBS BassIQ "Whether you play guitar or bass, this pedal has most certainly got the funk", 4/5.
The magazine is available in UK and some other European countries. Buy it to get the full story!
The new incredible EBS Fafner II bass amp is now shipping! This new 2-channel ’flagship’ from EBS is packed with great and useful features that makes this amp stand out from the rest. The Fafner II is second to none!
The EBS Fafner II dual channel bass amp is a real monster. Learn how to master it and you will never want to be without it! Raw and pure tone and powerful to the extreme!
The EBS Fafner II use a two channel preamp. Switch between the channels or blend them together for endless possibilities to shape your sound. Use a remote footswitch control (EBS RM-4, sold separately) to switch between the channels, bypass filters, kick in the character filters or mute.
Two separate balanced XLR-outputs – one pre and one post EQ – make possible to blend a clean signal with a processed straight from the amp. Individual effect loops for each channel, and a common loop provide maximum flexibility when hooking up your effects. The built in compressor from EBS is famous. On the Fafner II it is clever than ever, since it only compress the clean channel and leave the drive channel as wild as you want it.
EBS Fafner II is designed, developed and entirely built in Sweden. EBS Fafner II is now available to order!
are happy to introduce the ultra cool mini size Classic 110 and 112 cabinets! These "babies" give you a full bodied, classic bass sound in a compact vintage- looking outfit - and at a great price. Both cabinets are equipped with a tweeter that is controlled by an on/off switch.
Awards and Rave Reviews for the EBS Session 60 Combo!
The EBS Session 60 has been incredibly well recieved and is a great success so far! Here's some feedback...
EBS CLASSIC SESSION 60 recieves “TOP GEAR of the Month” Award in TopGuitar Magazine, Poland
TopGuitar magazine announces that the EBS Classic Session 60 bass combo received the “Top Gear” editors' award for May. Here's some excerpts from the review:
“Concerning a massive amount of low end, which until now has been available only from larger cabinets, the possibility of positioning the combo at 45 degrees becomes priceless.”
“EBS Classic Session 60 offers much more than one would expect from its look. Small and handy, with an impressive low end response and an attractive pricing, this combo deserves a podium in its class.”
"One of the best bass combos under 1000 Euro - simply brilliant" *
Markus Vogler, Beyer's Music Store, Germany * The Session 60 lists around 300 Euro.
EBS Announcement: Fafner II ready for a summer 2010 release!
The time has come to introduce the Fafner II. This new 2-channel ’flagship’ from EBS is packed with great and useful features that makes this amp stand out from the rest. The Fafner II is second to none!
EBS Fafner II use a two channel preamp that can be run in series or parallel mode. Since you can switch between the channels or blend them together it open up a lot of possibilities to shape your sound.
Use a remote footswitch control (EBS RM-4) to switch between the channels, bypass filters, kick in the character filters or mute the rig while tuning.
Two separate XLR-outputs
A very rare feature on the Fafner II amp is the two separate balanced XLR-outputs – one pre and one post EQ. This creates the opportunity to blend a clean signal with a processed straight from the amp, or to use a clean signal to front of house and your own sound in the monitors on stage. Not to speak about the extended options it will give in a recording situation!
Individual effect loops
Individual effect loops for each channel, and a common loop provide maximum flexibility when hooking up your effects. For example, you can connect a noise gate to the drive channel, without affecting the clean channel, while you can use a chorus on the clean channel, without affect the drive channel.
EBS Fafner II is designed, developed and built in Sweden. EBS Fafner II is now in production and is estimated to start shipping sometime in the summer of 2010.
The first reviews on the EBS T90 All Tube Head is now available on the website. At the same time, we have added previously unposted reviews on the Stanley Clarke Wah Wah, EBS TremoLo, EBS MetalDrive and the Classic 450 head. We have also added the manuals for the T90 and the Session 60 for download.
EBS TD660 is the updated and improved version of EBS previously released TD650 bass amp. The new version offers an improved preamp that gives more headroom and the possibility to use a footswitch to control different functions.
EBS TD660 is a development from EBS popular TD650 model. The main news with the TD660 is the improved preamp that provide more headroom and reduced noise, and the ability to connect a footswitch to control the Drive, Character and Filter functions, as well as Mute the amp.
The update also include that the Effects Loop now is placed after the Drive and has a Mix-In filter to control the level of overall effect on the sound. The new amp has a slightly preshaped sound to improve the overall sound and to give the amp more character from the start. The chromed handles are replaced with black to match the case and to give the amp a bit rougher look.
At the same time the new footswitch EBS RM-4 is released. The EBS RM-4 can be used with the TD660 as well as with the previously released EBS NeoGorm combos.
The EBS TD660 will replace the EBS TD650 from now on and will be officially introduced at WinterNamm, Hall D, 3382.
EBS TD660 and RM-4 are designed and developed by EBS Sweden AB.
Finance your EBS Purchase! For German Customers Exclusively!
Box of Trix GmbH - EBS German distributor now offer an exclusive and rare opportunity to finance your EBS purchase with a 36 months partial payment at 3,9% effective annual interest only! The offer include all EBS products in Germany from 150-4000 Euro. The offer is valid until Jan 31, 2010.
Buy a Fernandes Bass or Guitar and Get a Free EBS OctaBass! For US Customers Exclusively!
EBS, in co-operation with Fernandes Guitars and Musical Distributors (EBS US distributor) are running a limited campaign for US customers until December 25, 2009. If you buy a Fernandes Elite Guitar or Deluxe Bass during this period, you will get a FREE EBS OctaBass! Available in participating stores in North America only.
The EBS DPhaser is the latest edition to the Black Label Pedals. The pedal offers three very distinct and different phaser effects. Everything from classical 70’s sounds up to hyper modern swarling phasing effects. Three different modes and three different resonance settings produce a wide range of cool sounds, controls for Width and Rate gives full control of the effect and even more adjustments can be made inside the box. While the DPhaser offer juicy analog-quality sounds, the use of the latest digital DSP technique makes it possible to fit in the same compact format that the Black Label Pedals are knowned and praised for.
For immideate release: EBS Classic Session 60 - 60 W Tiltback Combo!
The EBS Classic Session 60 is a new combo from EBS in the Classic Line. It is equipped with a 60 W amp, easiest described as a scaled down Classic 450 amp, with a preshape character to offer great sound right out of the box!
The Session 60 tiltback combo is the perfect rehearsal and small club amp - at the right price. Featured with stereo input jacks and a mix-in filter makes it possible to practice to recorded music, and the stereo phones output jack can be used on late nights when you don't want to disturb your neighbours. The balanced XLR-output makes it great for live use on a larger stage and in the studio as well.
The Session 60 combo is equipped with Gain, Bass, Treble and Volume controls, as well as a Character and an Enhanced filter.
The EBS Classic T90 All-Tube bass amp is developed by EBS and experts with more than 20 years experience from building exclusive tube amps for hi-fi and guitar. The result is a hand-built tube amp with special designed transformers and selected and matched tubes (2x 7025 in the pre amp, 2x 6550 in the power amp).
The 90 tube-Watts makes the EBS Classic T90 a perfect amp for the studio, especially since it comes with a direct driven balanced tube output. The amp is also very well suited for use in live situations on smaller stages and club gigs – and a perfect companion to the matching EBS ClassicLine cabinets.
The special designed transformers are overdimensioned and all materials carefully selected to perform at a maximum level - at all times.
The tubes are quality selected and matched with precision, and burnt-in for 24 hours after mounted in the amp to reveal any quality issues in time.
The amp has a separate input for active and passive instruments and a separate output for 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms speaker cabinets. The control panel has a classic style layout with controls for Volume, Bass, Treble and Presence.
First delivery is estimated to late November 2009.
Soundsamples for EBS Metal Drive!
Soundsamples - played by Victor Brandt (Entombed, ex-Satyricon, Totalt Jävla Mörker) - is now added to the product page for EBS Metal Drive. The manual is also now available to download.
The EBS MetalDrive is the eighth pedal in the EBS Black Label series. The idea behind the pedal was born after modifying a MultiDrive pedal for bass player John Moyer of Disturbed, who needed a pedal for bass that delivered not only overdrive but pure metal distortion that could match Disturbeds famed heavy guitar riffs. So, EBS techs took on the commission to create the meanest and heaviest distortion pedal ever made for bass, and came up with the EBS MetalDrive!
The pedal will start shipping at the end of June 2009.
EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Wah Wah - ready for shipping!
First deliveries of the EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Wah-Wah presented at the Winter NAMM 2009 will take place at the beginning of June.