Cort Launches Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

Cort Launches Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (Oct. 12 2016) — “Deluxe” isn’t always about high-gloss and highly figured tops; sometimes it comes down to excellence in sound and simplicity. Cort introduces the new Action DLX AS, an electric bass guitar model that delivers a deluxe sound and feel, along with a simple, yet attractive esthetic. With updated electronics and a rustic Ashwood, the Action DLX AS is ready to accommodate players of various styles who desire high-quality tone supported by solid construction.

With the new Markbass MB-1 EQ preamp, the Action DLX AS model advances the active electronics of its series counterpart, the Action DLX.  This new setup features a three-band EQ, pickup balancer and master volume, and Active/Passive conversion switch that complements the PDX-5 pickups. The result is a wide range of controls that allow players to craft their unique sound according to their preferred style.

The advanced sonic control of the Action DLX AS is reinforced by its 34’’, bolt-on body constructed of Ashwood. This wood is known for its warm mid-range, as well as its appealing, grainy look that has excellent compatibility with clear coat finishes. These features are evident in the open pore natural color. Black hardware and diecasting tuners add bold accents to the wood’s natural beauty.

Much like its DLX counterpart, the Action DLX AS has a Canadian hard maple neck featuring a rosewood fingerboard (15 3/4’’ radius) with white dot inlays. The 34’’ scale is comprised of 24 large frets. Available in a four- or five-string model, the Action DLX AS delivers a range and tone that will benefit bassists of various genres.

The Action DLX AS is priced competitively at $499.99 MSRP. To learn more about Cort’s Action Series of bass guitars and to find a dealer, visit
About Cort Guitars

Cort designs, manufactures, and delivers some of the finest guitars and basses to musicians and music enthusiasts all around the world. Over the past 50 years, the company has worked with some of the largest and most well-recognized guitar companies in the industry, as well as artists of international recognition. Cort remains focused on providing instruments that will last generations with the best workmanship possible, the best materials and components, and the best service long after the instruments have been purchased. For more information, visit

DJ wunderkind Chrome Sparks playing Pittsburgh

Chrome Sparks is the project Jeremy Malvin, a musician and producer living in Brooklyn by way of Pittsburgh and Ann Arbor. He kicked off Chrome Sparks in mid-2012 with the track ‘Marijuana’, a thumping, fluttering piece of synth-centered bass music that unexpectedly set the internet alight. Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Malvin creates dazed, melodic beat-centric tunes that loosely hang between down-tempo head nodders and up-tempo club bangers. His last EP Parallelism was made using sounds from three analog synthesizers, vocal samples from friends, and a tambourine.

As previously announced, the artist known as Chrome Sparks will be touring the US this fall.  The tour encompasses headlining shows (including one at Echoplexin Los Angeles on September 27 and at NYC‘s Le Poisson Rouge on October 15) as well as festival appearances (III Points Festival) and select dates as the support for Flume ( Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 18 and Forest Hills Stadium in New York on August 27).   For his headlining dates Chrome Sparkswill be touring with special guest Roland Tings. The full run of dates and ticket links, including festival appearances and special one-off shows, is below.
The Brooklyn-based artist, born Jeremy Malvin, grew up in Pittsburgh and spent formative time in Ann Arbor before settling east and converting a legion of supporters to his deftly hybridized sound, including PitchforkDancing AstronautIndie Shuffle, and FADER.  He can also count  Annie Mac and Triple J as supporters on radio and fellow music-making champions in BonoboLaurent Garnier and Anna Lunoe. His classical training in percussion lends a strong beat-centricity to his productions, and his background playing in bands manifests itself in carefully considered live performances. Asked to describe Chrome Sparks shows, he says:
“I need instruments; I need oscillators; I need someone flailing around, sticks in hand, trying to destroy a few drums. With the help of my percussive friend, Bill DeLelles, and pre programmed MIDI patterns that are sent to a variety of analog synths and samplers, I’m able to play some of the instruments while the others play themselves. Each instrument’s audio is run back through my laptop, allowing me to loop different parts and build on songs organically. I believe this process creates an effect that’s palpable for the audience, a balance that is simultaneously delicate and extremely powerful.”  
August 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO (w/ Flume) [ TICKETS ]
August 19 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO [ TICKETS ]
August 25 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH [ TICKETS ]
August 26 – Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PATICKETS ]
August 27 – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY (w/ Flume) [ TICKETS ]
September 10 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [ TICKETS ]
September 12 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC [ TICKETS ]
September 14 – The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI [ TICKETS ]
September 16 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO [ TICKETS ]
September 17 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO [ TICKETS ]
September 18 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO [ TICKETS ]
September 20 – Reef – Boise, ID [ TICKETS ]
September 22 – Neumos – Seattle, WA [ TICKETS ]
September 23 – Holocene – Portland, OR [ TICKETS ]
September 24 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA [ TICKETS ]
September 25 – The Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA [ TICKETS ]
September 27 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA [ TICKETS ]
September 28 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA [ TICKETS ]
September 29 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ [ TICKETS ]
September 30 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM [ TICKETS ]
October 1 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX [ TICKETS ]
October 3 – Three Links – Dallas, TX [ TICKETS ]
October 4 – Hi-Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA [ TICKETS ]
October 5 – The Social – Orlando, FL [ TICKETS ]
October 7 – III Points Festival – Miami, FL [ TICKETS ]
October 8 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL [ TICKETS ]
October 10 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA [ TICKETS ]
October 11 – Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC [ TICKETS ]
October 12 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA [ TICKETS ]
October 13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC [ TICKETS ]
October 15 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY [ TICKETS ]