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  • 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... »

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  • 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: »

  • D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner

    D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner

    String manufacturer D’Addario has released their first ever pedal tuner. The compact tuner runs on a 32-bit chip, which the company says has four times the processing power of a standard headstock tuner. Its face has colored LED lights to indicate whether you’re sharp, flat, or in tune. It also features true-bypass switching, so the... »

  • Voodoo Lab Launches the Dingbat Pedalboard Series

    Voodoo Lab Launches the Dingbat Pedalboard Series

    Voodoo Lab has expanded their pedal-centric offerings with the new Dingbat series of pedalboards. Built in California, the boards come in three sizes and are built for lightweight durability. The series also includes the Dingbat PX, which adds an integrated PX-8 Plus true-bypass pedal switching system. The rig allows for 36 preset pedal combinations at... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Introduces the 2b+ Preamp

    Nordstrand Pickups Introduces the 2b+ Preamp

    Nordstrand Pickups has introduced the 2b+, a 2-band boost only preamp they say offers flexibility and simplicity with lots of tone-shaping potential. “Offering more boost than our standard 2-band preamp the 2B+ can really beef up your lows and polish your highs,” Nordstrand writes. “There’s a dip switch for shifting the treble EQ point, and... »

  • La Bella Strings Introduces Gold Flats

    La Bella Strings Introduces Gold Flats

    La Bella Strings has added to their Deep Talkin’ Bass series with the Gold Flats. Available in four, five, and six-string sets, the flat wound strings use a golden alloy ribbon wire for the exterior wrap that the company says adds a unique tonal mid-range. The Gold Flats also have more attack with a softer... »