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  • Mike Lull Releases Bryan Beller BBM5 Signature Bass

    Mike Lull Releases Bryan Beller BBM5 Signature Bass

    Mike Lull Guitars unveiled their newest signature bass at the Winter NAMM show this year, based on the instrument and specs of bassist Bryan Beller. The BBM5 is based on Lull’s M5 bass, modified to suit Beller’s playing style and wishlist. The bass is a 35˝ scale 5-string bass active jazz bass with a Bartolini... »

  • Dean Releases Eric Bass Signature Hillsboro Bass in Metallic Gold

    Dean Releases Eric Bass Signature Hillsboro Bass in Metallic Gold

    New for 2012, Dean is now offering Shinedown bassist Eric Bass’s Signature Hillsboro bass in Metallic Gold. Sharing the qualities of his black signature model, the bass features a swamp ash body, bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays. The bass’s hardware includes an ABM bridge and Die Cast tuners, while... »

  • Whirlwind Introduces OC Bass Optical Compressor Pedal

    Whirlwind Introduces OC Bass Optical Compressor Pedal

    Whirlwind kicked off the year right by debuting the OC Bass Optical Compressor at NAMM. Voiced specifically for bass, the pedal switches between a compressor and a limiter and features three pre-programmable attack speeds: Fast, Slow, and Medium. Input and Output knobs control the level and gain to help you hone in on the amount... »

  • Epifani Unveils UL3 Series Bass Cabinets

    Epifani Unveils UL3 Series Bass Cabinets

    In addition to the AL Series, Epifani has introduced the next incarnation of their flagship UL series cabinets with the UL3 line. The UL3’s differ from the previous generation in that they have ceramic drivers, lighter weight enclosures, and textured paint finishes. The series includes 4×10, 3×10, 2×10, and 1×12 models, as well as a... »

  • Traveler Guitar Unveils the Ultra-Light Bass

    Traveler Guitar Unveils the Ultra-Light Bass

    New for 2012 is the Traveler Ultra-Light Bass, an extremely lightweight and compact bass guitar. The whole instrument measures 33 3/4˝ in length and weighs in at a mere three pounds and 6.5 ounces. Built from a solid piece of Eastern American Hard Maple, the Ultra-Light Bass features a removable metal lap-rest and a built... »

  • Genz Benz Introduces Contour 500 Series Combo Bass Amps

    Genz Benz Introduces Contour 500 Series Combo Bass Amps

    Genz Benz has introduced the Contour 500 series of combo amplifiers, including a 1×15″ model and a 2×10″ model. Built with power and weight in mind, the CTR500-115T and CTR500-210T push out 300 watts at 8 ohms while weighing 48 pounds and 52 pounds, respectively. The line also includes a pair of matching extension cabinets... »

  • Dean Introduces Demonator 4 “Chaos” Bass

    Dean Introduces Demonator 4 “Chaos” Bass

    Among the new basses announced by Dean at the 2012 NAMM show is the new signature model for Morbid Angel’s bass player David “Evil D” Vincent. The Demonator 4 “Chaos” Bass was custom designed by Vincent and Dean to match the bassist’s playing style. The bass features a mahogany top and a 34″ scale, set... »

  • Cort Guitars Announces the Return of the Curbow Series Basses

    Cort Guitars Announces the Return of the Curbow Series Basses

    Cort has a new Curbow Series of basses for 2012, including the four new models. The Curbow 41, Curbow 42, Curbow 51 and Curbow 52 each feature bolt-on necks, soft maple bodies and Bartolini electronics with slap-switch system. The 41 and 42 are 4-string models, and the 51 and 52 are 5-string. Cort developed the... »

  • Traynor Introduces DynaBlock Series at NAMM

    Traynor Introduces DynaBlock Series at NAMM

    Traynor introduced their DynaBlock series of bass amplifiers at NAMM this year. Central to the line is the DNB 400 head, which is then implemented into 1×12, 1×15, and 2×10 combos. Rated at 400 watts, the head has active and passive instrument inputs to accommodate all basses. Tone controls on the amp include a 4-band... »

  • Ashdown Unveils ABM-1000 and ABM-2000 Amps at NAMM

    Ashdown Unveils ABM-1000 and ABM-2000 Amps at NAMM

    Ashdown has expanded their ABM line of amps with introduction of the ABM-1000 and ABM-2000. The pair couples the company’s ABM Evo III preamp with Class D amplifiers to pump out 1000 and 2000 watts, respectively. Ashdown ABM-1000 bass amp head Both amps carry a unique EQ that combines rotary knobs with a pair of... »