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  • Artisan Bass Works Announces Fidelity Bass Series

    Artisan Bass Works Announces Fidelity Bass Series

    Artisan Bass Works has introduced the Fidelity Series of basses, which they describe as the pinnacle of five years of development and testing. Featuring their ANSIR angled neck technology, the Fidelity series is available in several configurations with the main version being the Fidelity Maple. The Fidelity Maple comes with a figured maple bookmatched top... »

  • Hartke Introduces 210 HyDrive Cab

    Hartke Introduces 210 HyDrive Cab

    Hartke has expanded their HyDrive series of bass cabinets with a 2×10″ model. The 210 HyDrive Cab is fitted with a pair of the company’s 10-inch HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cone drivers with neodymium magnets as well as a 1-inch tweeter. Built with solid plywood construction, the new cab weighs in under 40 pounds and is... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bilodeau Basses #010

    Bass of the Week: Bilodeau Basses #010

    Bass #010 is a landmark instrument for Bilodeau Basses. Completed in 2011, the intricately designed bass was the culmination of years of work and the last before luthier Mathieu Bilodeau took a break from building to focus on his family. “I managed to complete his instrument in fall 2011 which represent the last bass before... »

  • EWS Introduces the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III and Bass Mid Control 2

    EWS Introduces the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III and Bass Mid Control 2

    EWS has introduced two new bass pedals with the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III and the Bass Mid Control 2. Both pedals are upgrades to the company’s existing models with new features and benefits. The Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III has a 3-band EQ with adjustable frequency centers for Bass, Mid and Treble. While the sweepable mid-frequency... »

  • TC Electronic Announces Ditto Stereo Looper

    TC Electronic Announces Ditto Stereo Looper

    TC Electronic has added to their lineup of looper pedals with the Ditto Stereo Looper. Continuing the simplified design of the original Ditto, the new pedal adds three features: stereo input and output functionality, nine-volt battery power, and loop importing and exporting. The Ditto Stereo Looper features a compact design with a single level knob... »

  • Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

    Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

    The double bass and electric bass are two quite different instruments, but bass builders Thomas and George Martin are bringing their 30 plus years of double bass making into a new electric bass company called Williamscot. The company, which was launched in January, builds each bass by hand in the UK without the use of... »

  • Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Kirlian 8

    Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Kirlian 8

    Prometeus Guitars has a way with creating interesting body shapes that still function well. They also have a knack for extended range basses. Both of those features are showcased on their Kirlian 8, a multi-scale eight-string bass that will stop you in your tracks. The Prometeus is built around a padouk neck and wenge fingerboard... »

  • Aguilar Introduces AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC Bass Pickup Sets

    Aguilar Introduces AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC Bass Pickup Sets

    Aguilar Amplification is bringing two of their bass pickup models together to create the AG 4M/J-HC and AG 5M/J-HC pickup sets. Calibrated together, the sets include one of the company’s 4M or 5M humbuckers in the bridge position and their AG 4J-HC or 5J-HC in the neck position. The company explains the 4M and 5M... »

  • Demeter Amplification Unveils Bass-400D Hybrid Bass Amplifier

    Demeter Amplification Unveils Bass-400D Hybrid Bass Amplifier

    Amplification guru James Demeter was at NAMM this year to introduce the prototype of the Bass 400-D bass amp. Based on last year’s VTBP-M-800D, the 400-D matches Demeter’s classic VTBP-201 tube preamp circuitry with a 400-watt class D power amplifier. The amp starts with a quarter-inch input and active/passive switch to match the preamplifer to... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD EC-154 Bass Guitar

    ESP Introduces LTD EC-154 Bass Guitar

    ESP has expanded their LTD bass range with the EC-154, an affordable model based on their Eclipse body shape. Available in black and white, the bass is built with a basswood body, a bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood fretboard. The EC-154 is loaded with a pair of ESP Designed SB-4 pickups matched to an... »