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  • Roy Vogt Presents the 6th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational at Summer NAMM 2016

    Roy Vogt Presents the 6th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational at Summer NAMM 2016

    Roy Vogt’s Thunder Row Bass Invitational is back for its sixth year. The two-day event will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Douglas Corner Café on June 23rd and 24th to coincide with the annual Summer NAMM show. This year’s event will have an incredible roster of bassists. Thursday night will showcase Anthony “Smooth... »

  • Sterling by Music Man Adds Natural Finish to Lefty Ray34 Series Bass

    Sterling by Music Man Adds Natural Finish to Lefty Ray34 Series Bass

    Sterling by Music Man introduced a new natural finish to the left-handed version of the Ray34 bass at this year’s Summer NAMM show. The natural finish allows for the bass’s lightweight ash body to be show through. The bass retains the features of the Ray34 series including maple neck, a single alnico humbucker pickup, and... »

  • OZZtosh Introduces LUMA Aluminum Body Bass

    OZZtosh Introduces LUMA Aluminum Body Bass

    OZZtosh unveiled their latest creation, the LUMA Bass, at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee last week. The bass follows suit with the rest of their LUMA series and is CNC machined from a 6061 solid aluminum billet. The instrument is then hand polished and assembled in the U.S. Weighing in at 8.7 pounds,... »

  • ValveTrain Amplification Announces Brandywine All-Tube Bass Amp

    ValveTrain Amplification Announces Brandywine All-Tube Bass Amp

    Amp company ValveTrain has announced the Brandywine amplifier, a 50-watt all-tube bass amp inspired by the bass amps for the early ‘60s. The amp is described as marrying vintage tone with modern features and was designed primarily for studio use. Instead of a simple pad, the amp starts with a variable pad on the input... »

  • Rick Turner Teams Up with Michael Kelly Guitars to Release Licensed Renaissance Bass

    Rick Turner Teams Up with Michael Kelly Guitars to Release Licensed Renaissance Bass

    Luthier Rick Turner has teamed up with Michael Kelly Guitars to release a licensed line of his Renaissance instruments, including the Renaissance Bass. Turner, who co-founded Alembic in 1970, has been making the series by hand up until now. The Michael Kelly MKB4SB Renaissance Bass is a chambered acoustic 4-string bass built with an okumé... »

  • Carvin Unveils PB4 and PB5 Basses

    Carvin Unveils PB4 and PB5 Basses

    New for summer 2013, Carvin has added to their bolt-on basses with the PB4 and PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Basses. The new designs take cues from a classic design while adding a few of Carvin’s own touches, like Carvin’s locking bass bridge, a sculpted neck heel, and newly designed pickup. Specifically, the passive SCP split coil... »

  • Mogami Cable Introduces Gold Series Instrument Silent Series

    Mogami Cable Introduces Gold Series Instrument Silent Series

    Mogami Cable announced the Gold Instrument Silent Series of cables at Summer NAMM in Nashville. Offered in straight and 90° angle plugs, the line of cables feature Neutrik Silent Plugs that allow for hot-swapping instruments without causing a pop in the signal. The plugs have an internal switch that automatically silences the cable when unplugged.... »

  • Pigtronix Introduces Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal

    Pigtronix Introduces Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal

    Pigtronix has introduced the Gatekeeper, a new noise gate pedal that utilizes J-FET circuitry to eliminate unwanted sounds from your signal path. The pedal is built for simplicity with a Threshold knob and a Release knob to dial in the gate’s settings. Pigtronix states the threshold control offers a wide range combined with superior headroom... »

  • Headway Music Audio Announces EDB-2 and EDM-1 Preamps

    Headway Music Audio Announces EDB-2 and EDM-1 Preamps

    Headway Music Audio has expanded their range of acoustic preamps with the EDB-2 and EDM-1, a pair of preamps that will replace the company’s flagship EDB-1 EQ Direct Blend Preamp. Both of the new preamps are designed for acoustic instruments, including upright bass and acoustic bass guitar, and are housed in a metal chassis with... »

  • Gear Watch: The Guitar Grip

    Gear Watch: The Guitar Grip

    Grip Studios has added to their line of Custom Guitar Hangers, featuring wall hangers in the shape of hands. Made in Detroit, the hangers come in standard or made to order custom designs with high gloss finishes, and support basses and guitars. Two new designs will be released in July 2010, called Bella Rose and... »