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Weekly Gear Round Up: Veillette Acoustic, AC Guitar Short Scale, Barefaced Cabs and Bass of the Week

For all you gear junkies and GAS sufferers, here’s the latest and greatest gear and gear features for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Bass of the Week: Spalt Instruments vViper

1. Bass of the Week: Spalt Instruments vViper

This week we look at the Spalt Instruments vViper, a custom built bass with a unique pickup design that pivots. The idea for the “wiper” arm pickup is the brainchild of proprietor Michael Spalt, a luthier who started building after studying film, photography and painting in San Francisco. After consulting on it with Bill Bartolini,…

Fender Introduces New Gig Stand

2. Fender Introduces New Gig Stand

Fender has introduced a new instrument stand designed to end the bulkiness of traditional instrument stands. The compact stand was created to be as unobtrusive as possible by folding up in two steps and weighing just a little more than the average instrument cable. The stand’s slim design fits most basses and guitars, while rubber…

Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass

3. Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass

Veillette has introduced a cutaway version of their acoustic bass, which itself is designed after their acoustic guitar line. Available in 4 or 5-string models, the Veillette Cutaway Acoustic Bass has a 34” scale, with a body that measures 17” wide and 5.5” deep. The instrument is described as “clear, big and strong-sounding.” Each Veillette…

Barefaced Ltd Introduces Big Twin Bass Cab

4. Barefaced Ltd Introduces Big Twin Bass Cab

Barefaced Ltd has released the Big Twin, a 1500-watt bass cabinet containing two 12″ woofers, a high-output midrange driver, and huge ports for maximum low end while keeping an “unusually” flat frequency response. The cab also boasts a full 2-way crossover with steep slopes, similar to that found in studio monitors, resulting in higher efficiency….

AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass

5. AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass

AC Guitars has introduced the ACG Tefano SS, a new short scale bass with a single-cut design. The new model has a 31.5” scale with features modified to suit to the smaller size. As with other models in the ACG line, the bass is handcrafted by Scottish luthier Alan Cringean with a variety of options…

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