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  • Bassics BPA-1 Preamp Now Shipping

    Bassics BPA-1 Preamp Now Shipping

    Diffusion Audio is now shipping the Bassics BPA-1 analog bass preamp. Designed by studio equipment designer Malcolm Toft, the BPA-1 packs a preamp, tone controls, and compression into a floor unit with footswitches for each section. It has two inputs with two low-noise pickup amplifiers with individual level controls. The three-band EQ has Low Bass,... »

  • Rockboard Introduces New Pedal Connectors

    Rockboard Introduces New Pedal Connectors

    Warwick’s Rockboard brand has released a new set of pedal connectors aimed at keeping the connection between your pedals as short as possible. The new compact connectors come in three versions – S-Connectors, N-Connectors, and Z-Connectors – each designed to fit your pedal setup. Each model comes in gold, nickel, or black colors with 1/4-inch... »

  • Ibanez Releases Big Mini Pedal Tuner

    Ibanez Releases Big Mini Pedal Tuner

    Ibanez has introduced a new line of MINI pedals, including the Big Mini pedal tuner. The compact pedal features a large LED display with Needle or Strobe tuning modes. It offers up to ± 1 cent accuracy with a tuning range of A0 (27.50Hz) to C8 (4186Hz). A push button allows for drop tuning down... »

  • GHS Announces BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers

    GHS Announces BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers

    If you like things nice and low, GHS has you covered with their latest set of Bass Boomers. The new four-string sets are designed for BEAD tuning and described as having “deep low end with a midrange crunch that cuts through a band mix.” The BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers come in three gauges – Medium... »

  • Korg Unveils Bass-Specific Clip-On Tuner

    Korg Unveils Bass-Specific Clip-On Tuner

    Clip-on tuners are notorious for being iffy on the bass, but now Korg has released one specifically for us. The AW-LT100B is a clip-on tuner dedicated to bass instruments with enhanced sensitivity for detecting the low-frequency range. “It uses a chromatic mode with dedicated circuitry that boosts the detection sensitivity in the ultra-low range below... »

  • Fender Expands In-Ear Monitors Lineup

    Fender Expands In-Ear Monitors Lineup

    Fender has expanded their line of in-ear monitors with the CXA1 and FXA9 Pro models. On opposite sides of the price spectrum, each set is built for live performance, recording, and listening. The CXA1 features a custom 8.5 millimeter titanium micro driver in a low-profile, slimline-style package for comfort. They are also compatible with iOS... »

  • GHS Updates Short Scale Strings

    GHS Updates Short Scale Strings

    GHS Strings has updated their short-scale bass strings to be a bit longer. The extra length, they say, is to accommodate for short-scale basses that have a tailpiece or are strung thru-body. “Traditionally, the winding length (ball end to taper/silk) of a short scale bass string has been 32 [inches],” the company writes. “However, this... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces the PolyTune 3

    TC Electronic Introduces the PolyTune 3

    TC Electronic has updated their Polytune stompbox tuner with the Polytune 3. The polyphonic tuner now incorporates their BonaFide buffer for preserving your tone over complex pedal setups. It still retains the true bypass as well, and the company added a switch to toggle between true buffer and true bypass modes to suit all players.... »

  • Fender Adds Options to Mod Shop Instruments

    Fender Adds Options to Mod Shop Instruments

    Fender’s online Mod Shop has expanded their set of options for 2017 with new colors, a new neck profile, and new pickups. Users can pick a model to begin with (Jazz and Precision for bassists), then choose colors, hardware, woods, and more. The instruments are built in Fender’s Corona, California factory and shipped out within... »

  • Jayme Lewis: The Bassist Powerglove

    Jayme Lewis: The Bassist Powerglove

    Bassists have been looking for that special piece of gear to help their playing ever since the bass guitar was invented. After a decade of R&D, Jayme Lewis has finally created the solution. Check out this awesome demo of the Bassist Powerglove: »