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  • db Instrument Amp Releases 4E Dual Axis Expression Pedal

    db Instrument Amp Releases 4E Dual Axis Expression Pedal

    db Instrument Amp has announced the 4E Dual Axis Expression pedal, a pedal with four expression control mega-potentiometers to control up to four individual expression enabled effects at once. The pedal has a two axis design and moves up and down as well as left to right, allowing for simultaneously and independently adjusting separate effects... »

  • Old School: 1960’s Burns of London Baldwin Jazz Bass

    Old School: 1960’s Burns of London Baldwin Jazz Bass

    You’re in for a special treat in this edition of Old School. Bassist Daniel Bayer shares the story behind his 1960’s Baldwin/Burns Jazz bass – a rare beauty, which Daniel believes was made in 1965 or 1966. According to the Burns Guitars website, James Burns (1925-1998) was often described as the “British Leo Fender”, and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Black Beard Guitars Fahrenheit 4:51 II

    Bass of the Week: Black Beard Guitars Fahrenheit 4:51 II

    This week we check out a stunning bass by Italian company Black Beard Guitars called the Fahrenheit 4:51 II. Inspired by the Fender ’51 Precision bass, Black Beard calls this “the first electric bass… revisited.” Its pine body is finished in a roasted semi-gloss and adorned with a an aluminum pickguard that etched with floral... »

  • Dingwall Now Shipping Adam “Nolly” Getgood Signature NG-2 Bass

    Dingwall Now Shipping Adam “Nolly” Getgood Signature NG-2 Bass

    After introducing the Adam “Nolly” Getgood signature bass at NAMM this year, Dingwall Guitars has announced the NG-2 has been refined and is now shipping in Laguna Seca Blue and Ferrari Yellow colors. Black, red, and green models will follow in about four weeks. Created with the Periphery bassist, the NG-2 is built around a... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Enters Compact Looping Pedal Market with the NanoLooper 360

    Electro-Harmonix Enters Compact Looping Pedal Market with the NanoLooper 360

    The compact looping pedal market is heating up, with Electro-Harmonix adding their own pedal to the mix. The NanoLooper 360 is a compact looping pedal with 360 seconds of loop recording time that can be split into 11 different loops. Housed in a die-cast chassis, it records uncompressed audio at 24-bit A/D/A and a 44.1kHz... »

  • Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Rainbow Bass

    Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Rainbow Bass

    Beardly Customs luthier Rick Link sent us this example of his take on a rainbow style bass, and it looks like he knocked it out of the park. The bass is centered around its body, which has thirty separate pieces of wood to give a rainbow-like effect. Link used rosewood, purpleheart, wenge, flamed maple, redwood... »

  • Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass

    Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass

    Here’s something different: Ibanez has teamed up with Korg to introduce the SRKP4 Bass. The 4-string model takes the company’s flagship SR model and equips it with a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S, which has 100 effect programs that can be controlled real time with a touchpad interface. Those effects include a looper, vinyl break,... »

  • Line 6 Introduces Sonic Port VX Audio Interface

    Line 6 Introduces Sonic Port VX Audio Interface

    Line 6 has introduced the Sonic Port VX mobile audio interface. Designed for portability, it’s equipped with a three built-in condenser microphones with preamps, a stereo line input, and a guitar/bass input with 120dB of dynamic range. The microphone setup includes a stereo matched pair and a front-facing mono mic for versatility. Aside from its... »

  • BOSS Announces RC-1 Loop Station

    BOSS Announces RC-1 Loop Station

    Taking a step towards simplicity, BOSS has announced a new entry-level looping pedal called the RC-1 Loop Station. The RC-1 strips away all the extra functions the series is known for and is designed solely for recording loops. Made with bassists and guitarists in mind, the Loop Station offers up to 12 minutes of stereo... »

  • Gear Review: Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass

    Gear Review: Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass

    Okay, bass lovin’ people, how about a bass that strives to be… plain? Well not completely plain, but just a basic, good bass. Kind of refreshing since most new basses to hit the market usually make strides to separate themselves from the herd, and then ask us to believe it, then buy it at a... »