Global Bass Online January 2001
WAYNE JONES AMPLIFICATION REVIEW
Mark E. Peterson
Click on the 3-stack to read Wayne Jones's interview.
he Wayne Jones Amplification ("WJA") system
is one of the most solid and versatile amplification systems on the musical
market today. Australian
bassist/designer Wayne Jones delivers a cabinet that clearly projects and has a
warm, vintage sound. WJA goes
further by offering the bassist a chance to customize his/her own speaker sound
with two attenuators. An incredibly
efficient cabinet, the attenuators (0 to -12db cut) supply even the most
discriminating bassist with ample control of the highs and mid-range while
retaining the bottom end.
I used a variety of basses to test out the WJA: 1964
Jazz Bass, Fodera Emperor 5 string,
a signature Fodera Fretless 5 string bass and an AtelierZ 6-string bass.
One word comes to mind: Clarity.
Truly impressive was WJA's handling of the low B string of my Fodera
basses and the high C string of my AtelierZ bass.
With a range of 33hz to 20 kHz, the WJA system produced thunderously
clear tones that shook everything in my studio (and a few things in my
neighbor's house too - sorry!). Chordal
playing on the AtelierZ sounded clear and piano-like.
In short, high and low volume performers will be pleasantly amazed with The Wayne Jones Amplification System!
Review by: Mark
Mark is currently writing for his second solo CD and
co-producing several projects for film. In
February, he begins recording new CDs for guitarists James "Blood"
Ulmer and Susan Werner. Mark
has accepted a position as a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.S. State Department.
To commemorate the centennial of Louis Armstrong's birth, Mark and his
trio (guitarist David Gilmore and trumpeter Eddie Allen) will tour on behalf of
the U.S. State Department, participating in a lecture/concert series to be held
at embassies throughout the African continent.
Past Goodwill Ambassadors include Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and
Mark was a recent guest in Global Bass
Magazine. You can find his interview in the Archive section in the
May/June 2000 issue, or by clicking here.
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