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  • Levy’s Leathers Releases Utopia Magnolia and Lawless Guitar Straps

    Levy’s Leathers Releases Utopia Magnolia and Lawless Guitar Straps

    Levy’s Leathers has launched two new guitar straps: the Utopia Magnolia and the Lawless. Designed by Danica Levy, the new straps are inspired by the magnolia and the Navajo tribe. “I wanted to design a more gentle and feminine counterpart to the wild rose [for the Utopia Magnolia],” she wrote. ” The pinks, purples and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass

    Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass

    Adam Clayton is a bassist with style. He’s an avid collector of fine watches, and now he has just the instrument to match. H. Moser & Cie teamed up with Wild Customs to gift the U2 bassist with a gorgeous custom bass that brings his passions together. “A founder member of U2 who writes about... »

  • Hercules Introduces Guitar Hanger and Stand for Extended Range Instruments

    Hercules Introduces Guitar Hanger and Stand for Extended Range Instruments

    Hercules has expanded their AGS, or Auto Grab System, of stands and hangers with the GS414B Plus and the GSP38WB Plus. The two new models feature a wider mounting area that is designed to accommodate extended range instruments up to 2.05 inches in nut width. The GS414B Plus is a stand and also has an... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2017

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2017

    Gear news can sometimes slow down in December, especially with NAMM around the corner. But that didn’t stop some companies from announcing some new bass gear that caught readers’ attention. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories from December 2017. 1. Willcox Guitars 2018 Saber Bass Wilcox Guitars is updating their bass lineup... »

  • Cort Introduces Artisan B6 Plus AS Six-String Bass

    Cort Introduces Artisan B6 Plus AS Six-String Bass

    Cort’s Artisan Series has expanded with the introduction of the B6 Plus AS electric bass. The six-string, open-pore model features bolt-on construction and a “warm open sound with excellent sonic dispersion,” the company says. Cort builds the instrument with a swamp ash body and a five-piece neck made with panga panga and walnut. The fretboard... »

  • Aguilar Amplification Releases SL 212 Bass Cabinet

    Aguilar Amplification Releases SL 212 Bass Cabinet

    Aguilar Amplification is kicking 2018 off by unveiling the SL 212, a new bass cabinet in their superlight SL series. Weighing in at 45 pounds, the 4-ohm cab is fitted with two custom-voiced woofers with Neodymium magnets and a phenolic tweeter with variable level control. It can handle 500 watts RMS. “We spent a lot... »

  • Bass of the Week: Sadowsky Guitars NYC Will Lee 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Sadowsky Guitars NYC Will Lee 5-String

    One of the great things about writing the Bass of the Week column is that builders send us photos of some of their best work. This recent Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5-string hit my inbox and stopped me in my tracks. Built with a chambered swamp ash body, the bass’s candy apple orange finish and... »

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  • Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses

    Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses

    After releasing the RockBass Corvette Basic 8-String bass earlier this year, Warwick is now offering a set of strings for 8-string basses in their Red series. The Warwick Red 8-String set includes four strings plus four-octave strings suitable for all long scale eight-string basses. “The strings of the Warwick Red 8-String set are Roundwound, medium... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ray Ross Bass No. 27

    Bass of the Week: Ray Ross Bass No. 27

    Luthier Aaron “Ray” Ross has been cooking up a new style of bridge this year, and he’s created an amazing bass to showcase it. His 27th bass features the new saddle-less “universal bridge.” “Coming up with something new is a violent, painful way to create, this took 4 months of agony and hand work,” Ross... »

  • Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

    Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

    If you’re looking to blow up your bass sound, Death By Audio has you covered with their new Absolute Destruction pedal. Utilizing a power amplifier IC, the unit offers a distortion as well as what its name implies. “Showing little to no respect for what instruments normally sound like, or even what many people want... »