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  • Traynor Unveils Small Block Bass Combo Amplifiers

    Traynor Unveils Small Block Bass Combo Amplifiers

    Traynor has introduced the Small Block Series, a line of compact, lightweight 200-watt bass combos. Available in 1×10, 1×12, and 1×15 speaker configurations, Traynor says the the new models are ideal for the working/practicing musician with features like a 1/4” auxiliary input, 1/4” headphone output, and an XLR balanced DI output with switchable pre and... »

  • Sadowsky Releases Onboard Bass Preamp Assembly

    Sadowsky Releases Onboard Bass Preamp Assembly

    Sadowsky has introduced a new onboard bass preamp that comes prewired and offers the same controls and preamp as all Sadowsky basses. The controls include Volume, Pan, Vintage Tone Control, Treble, and Bass. Pulling up on the tone control bypasses the preamp. The preamp can be installed with the included control plate or transferred to... »

  • EBS Announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal

    EBS Announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal

    EBS will be debuting their latest offering for bassists at next week’s NAMM Show, the Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal. Designed along with the bassist himself, the new pedal mixes clean and distorted signals together to preserve low frequencies to “find balance between distortion and definition.” “This pedal is a distillate of several important principles... »

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  • TC Electronic Announces Ditto Looper Pedal

    TC Electronic Announces Ditto Looper Pedal

    TC Electronic is getting back to the basics with the Ditto Looper, a looping pedal that keeps things simple with only a footswitch and a level control. The Ditto allows for five minutes of looping with unlimited overdubs to create full arrangements. All the magic is in the footswitch: press once to record, then press... »

  • Fender Unveils Pawn Shop Bass VI and Mustang Bass Models

    Fender Unveils Pawn Shop Bass VI and Mustang Bass Models

    Fender has announced four new models in the company’s eccentric Pawn Shop series, one they describe as “guitars that never were but should have been.” The new lineup includes two basses: The Pawn Shop Bass VI and the Pawn Shop Mustang Bass. Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI Originally produced from 1961 to 1975, the Fender... »

  • T-Rex Effects to Debut Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus at 2013 NAMM Show

    T-Rex Effects to Debut Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus at 2013 NAMM Show

    T-Rex Effects has updated their Sweeper 2 bass chorus pedal with easier-to-read graphics and a new algorithm that the company says gives a warmer and more vintage sounding effect no matter what depth or rate the pedal is set at. The Sweeper 2 is designed to be intuitive with Depth, Volume, and Rate controls. Though... »

  • Port City Amplification Introduces Orleans All Tube Bass Preamp

    Port City Amplification Introduces Orleans All Tube Bass Preamp

    Port City Amplification has entered the world of bass preamps with the Orleans model, an all tube preamp housed in a rack-mountable unit. The sleek unit offers Treble, Middle, and Bass tone controls as well as a Thick switch that provides extra tone shaping in the low frequencies. Handmade in North Carolina, the Orleans features... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses

    Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses

    Fender Custom Shop has introduced their 2013 Custom Collection, including the 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro and the 1951 Relic Precision Bass. As with all of the line, the basses are built by Fender’s craftsmen in their Corona, California Custom Shop. The 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro combines vintage styling with new customized... »

  • NS Design Announces NXT-Series Omni Bass

    NS Design Announces NXT-Series Omni Bass

    NS Design has introduced an NXT-Series version of their Omni Bass, an electric upright that sports a 34˝ scale like that of a bass guitar. The new instrument is designed for the bass guitarist interested in adding the character and expressiveness of an upright. Available in 4- and 5-string models, the NXT Omni Bass is... »