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  • Aguilar Introduces Fuzzistor Bass Fuzz Pedal

    Aguilar Introduces Fuzzistor Bass Fuzz Pedal

    Aguilar unveiled a new pedal at this year’s NAMM Show this year called the Fuzzistor. The bass fuzz pedal features a classic silicone transistor distortion circuit for a retro, fuzzy ’70s tone. The Fuzzistor allows for dialing in your tone with Level, Blend, Tone, and Fuzz controls. Aguilar says the Fuzz control ranges from “subtle... »

  • Orange Amplification Announces OB1 Bass Amp Series

    Orange Amplification Announces OB1 Bass Amp Series

    Orange Amplifiers has announced the OB1 Series of class A/B rack mountable bass amplifiers. The amps are based on recent bi-amping trends, the company says. “For years bassists have been combining guitar and bass amps to remarkable effect, adding harmonics and layers of overdrive from a guitar amp to their core bass tone in pursuit... »

  • Gear Review: Gruv Gear GigBlade Bass Gig Bag

    Gear Review: Gruv Gear GigBlade Bass Gig Bag

    Every once in a while a product comes along that totally reimagines a piece of gear that most of us take for granted. In the world of gig bags, that product is the Gruv Gear GigBlade. The main idea behind the GigBlade is economy of space and weight distribution. Most gig bags have backpack straps... »

  • Bass of the Week: Zerberus Guitars Hades

    Bass of the Week: Zerberus Guitars Hades

    This week we check out the Hades bass by Zerberus Guitars. Built in their German custom shop, the instrument was made for bassist Lenny Castellanos of the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. The bass’s uniquely figured body is made of mahogany with a Zebrawood top finished in a wild honey color. Its five-piece neck is made... »

  • Alter Ego Tunable Tailpiece for Double Bass

    Alter Ego Tunable Tailpiece for Double Bass

    Italian string instrument maker Alter Ego has introduced a tunable tailpiece for the double bass. Rather than tuning the strings themselves, the tailpiece allows for tuning the afterlength portion of each string. “There are many valid theories on how to tune the afterlength portion of the strings, but we believe there is no ideal formula... »

  • AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass

    AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass

    AC Guitars is introducing a new compact model called the Border Reiver Travel Bass. Hand-built in Scotland, the headless bass takes its name from a piece of local history. “Border Reivers were bands of raiders that operated on both sides of the English/Scottish border from the 13th to 17th century,” luthier Alan Cringean explains. “So... »

  • IK Multimedia Introduces iRig 2 Mobile Interface for iOS and Android

    IK Multimedia Introduces iRig 2 Mobile Interface for iOS and Android

    IK Multimedia has revamped their popular mobile instrument interface with the iRig 2. The new version adds several new features including a versatile gain control, a 1/4-inch amplifier output, and Android compatibility. The iRig 2 has a 1/4-inch input that can handle guitar, bass or other line level instruments. Its variable gain thumbwheel lets you... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces Bass Soul Food Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Introduces Bass Soul Food Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix has announced a bass-specific version of their Soul Food natural overdrive and clean boost pedal. The company describes the pedal as designed to enhance the original sound of your instrument while retaining its essential character. The Bass Soul Food is set aparat witha gain stage, treble control and signal path optimized for bass guitar... »

  • ISP Technologies To Debut Beta Bass Preamp Pedal at NAMM

    ISP Technologies To Debut Beta Bass Preamp Pedal at NAMM

    ISP Technologies will be unveiling a new pedal version of their popular bass preamp at the Winter NAMM Show this month. The Beta Bass Preamp Pedal is powered by an external 9-volt AC adaptor that is then internally multiplied to provide plus or minus 15-volt power supply for a “full 30 volt signal swing.” Its... »

  • Bass of the Week: Franz Bass Guitars Danny Fox Merak 4

    Bass of the Week: Franz Bass Guitars Danny Fox Merak 4

    Bassist Danny Fox recently collaborated with luthier Xaver Tremel of Franz Bass Guitars to create a revamped version of the company’s Merak bass. The fretless four-string brings together elements of the original model with some specific tailoring to Fox’s style. The Franz Danny Fox Merak 4 is built with a walnut body that is chambered... »