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  • Gear Watch: Amptweaker TightDrive Bass Overdrive Pedal

    When Amptweaker introduced the guitar version of the TightDrive overdrive pedal at January NAMM 2010, a lot of bassists asked if it would work for them too. Bassist Greg Weeks (The Red Chord) gave the guitar version a test drive, and after a few tweaks to the range of the Tone and Tight controls, the... »

  • Gear Watch: FEA Growler Pedal

    FEA Labs has announced the FEA Growler pedal to their product line. The Growler is designed as an enhancement pedal that adds second harmonic warmth to add “growl and punch” to their tone. The pedal generates an analog harmonic octave tone to blend with your bass’s natural tone. The pedal features a dual-channel setup that... »

  • Gear Watch: MXR Bass Envelope Filter

    Jim Dunlop has introduced a new Bass Envelope Filter pedal to their Bass Innovations line, the MXR Bass Envelope Filter. This box was designed for the classic analog envelope filter sounds with portability in mind. The pedal features five controls on the face: Dry, Effect, Decay, Q, and Sensitivity. Dry and Effect control your mix... »

  • Gear Watch: Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe

    Gear Watch: Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe

    Due to tons of requests, Tech 21 has introduced the VT Bass Deluxe, a 6-channel programmable version of their SansAmp Character Series VT Bass pedal. The pedal brings together the warmth of an all-analog signal path and the convenience of digital recall to allow players to easily dial up their favorite tones. The controls on... »

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  • Gear Watch: Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion Pedal

    Source Audio will be introducing the Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass distortion pedals at the upcoming NAMM show. The pedals feature multiband processing which is a technique that breaks a signal into multiple band and distorts them individually, allowing for more clarity and articulation. The pedal also features 23 presets and an additional clean boost/EQ mode.... »

  • Gear Watch: Diamond Bass Comp compressor pedal

    Diamond Pedals has announced the release of their first pedal designed specifically for bass instruments, the Bass Comp. Based on the company’s Diamond Compressor, the Bass Comp combines a “low-noise optical compression circuit with a powerful and musical tilt EQ circuit” to create a better bass sound. It boasts an extended frequency response, making it... »

  • Gear Watch: Aguilar’s TLC Compressor

    Aguilar Amplification has announced the TLC Compressor, the newest addition to their line of bass gear. The TLC Compressor is designed for both recording and live use and features a four-knob layout with a wide range of attack times, as well as variable threshold and slope levels. Features include: Threshold control: variable from -30 to... »

  • Line 6 Announces New Pro Bass Pod

    Line 6, Inc. announced Bass Floor POD, the latest addition to the POD line of products. Bass Floor POD can be used as a front-end multi-effects/tone pedal for an amp, a direct to PA and recording solution, or with headphones. “For the bass player, having professional bass tone usually requires a lot of extremely heavy,... »