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  • Ned Steinberger and David Gage Team Up for Realist Docking Station for Double Bass

    Ned Steinberger and David Gage Team Up for Realist Docking Station for Double Bass

    Double bassists know that with most upright bass pickups, you don’t get a volume control unless you mount a full preamp on your bass. As a solution to that, Ned Steinberger and David Gage teamed up to create the Realist Docking Station, a “no fuss dock and volume knob” that works with any double bass... »

  • Pirastro Unveils Flexocor Deluxe Double Bass Strings

    Pirastro Unveils Flexocor Deluxe Double Bass Strings

    String company Pirastro has introduced a new set of double bass strings called the Flexocor Deluxe. Building upon their pre-existing Flexocor range, the Deluxe strings offer wider tonal range, longer sustain, and better overall playability. Pirastro explains that the Flexocor Deluxe’s structure allows the string to possess great resonance and “unsurpassed carrying power.” It’s core... »

  • Hosa Technology Upgrades Elite Series Instrument Cables

    Hosa Technology Upgrades Elite Series Instrument Cables

    Hosa Technology has announced the release of the second generation of their Elite Series cables. The new instrument cables improve upon their predecessors with the inclusion of Neutrik X-Series straight and angle plugs, which Hosa says provide signal integrity and structural rigidity. Another new feature is a nylon webbing over the cable’s PVC jacket. The... »

  • Dean Markley Introduces Helix Bass String Series

    Dean Markley Introduces Helix Bass String Series

    Dean Markley has introduced the Helix String Series, including the Helix NPS and SS sets for bass. The new strings are made with a patent-pending hyper-elliptical winding technique that creates a tighter wrap and more mass while also sealing the strings without the need of a coating. Increasing the string mass, the company explains, makes... »

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  • IK Multimedia Now Shipping iKlip Studio

    IK Multimedia Now Shipping iKlip Studio

    IK Multimedia is now shipping the iKlip Studio, an iPad desktop studio stand designed specifically for musicians. Built using a lightweight, durable thermoplastic material, the new stand holds your iPad in horizontal or vertical positions while its rubber foot pads prevent sliding. Slots in the housing allow for easy port access and cable organization. A... »

  • Reunion Blues Introduces RB Continental Midnight Black Bass Case

    Reunion Blues Introduces RB Continental Midnight Black Bass Case

    Reunion Blues has introduced the Midnight Series into their RB Continental Cases, including the Midnight Black RB Continental Bass Case. Featuring a shock-absorbing Flexoskeleton with reinforced impact panels, the case has the same drop-tested construction of its predecessors with a few refinements incorporated from user feedback. The new case has a large exterior pocket and... »

  • Rotosound Introduces Bass String Cleaner

    Rotosound Introduces Bass String Cleaner

    Rotosound has introduced a new string cleaner for bass that wraps around the strings for 360 degree cleaning. Designed to fit all 4- and 5-string bass guitars, the BSC1 uses microfiber pads to remove sweat and debris to extend the life of your strings. The device also cleans the fingerboard at the same time, all... »

  • N-Audio Introduces Tube Preamp DI Box

    N-Audio Introduces Tube Preamp DI Box

    Bulgarian boutique electronics company N-Audio has released a new Tube Preamp DI Box. Built to expand the abilities of a DI to include a preamp, the device features a pair of tubes and an output transformer with two independent secondary coils that allow for two balanced outputs: one XLR and one 1/4˝. The guys at... »

  • Hipshot Products Unveils FreeRange Xtender for Upright Bass

    Hipshot Products Unveils FreeRange Xtender for Upright Bass

    Hardware manufacturer Hipshot unveiled an interesting product aimed at double bassists called the FreeRange Xtender at NAMM this year. The new gadget allows you to quickly change the tuning of an upright bass string at the switch of a lever, and lets you drop down as far as a low A. Using several together can... »

  • Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

    Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

    Ernie Ball has expanded their Slinky string line with the introduction of the all-new Cobalt Slinkys. As the name indicates, the new sets use cobalt, which has a high magnetism to provide a stronger relationship between an instrument’s strings and pickups. Ernie Ball says the design adds extended dynamic range, better harmonic response, increased low... »