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  • MOD Devices Introduces MOD Footswitch

    MOD Devices Introduces MOD Footswitch

    MOD Devices has expanded their product lineup with the MOD Footswitch, an external controller complete with four footswitches and two LCD screens. The unit is the first device to use the Control Chain open standard developed by the company. “Unlike MIDI, Control Chain assignments and messages contain the full information about the parameter being assigned,... »

  • Chowny Bass Unveils the Bass-Mosphere Chorus/Reverb Pedal

    Chowny Bass Unveils the Bass-Mosphere Chorus/Reverb Pedal

    Chowny Bass has expanded their offering of effects with the Bass-Mosphere, a pedal that combines chorus and reverb into a bass-centric unit. Its controls include chorus rate and depth knobs, a knob for setting the reverb volume, and a level control for blending in your wet signal. The pedal also features true bypass and comes... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2018

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2018

    We love bass gear. You love bass gear. And each month, we love looking back at the gear stories we’ve covered, and sort them by your responses. Here is the reader favorite top 10 bass gear list for the month of May 2018. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing! 1. ENKI AMG-2 Electric Bass Guitar... »

  • Bass of the Week: Tamariz Basses Pocket Baby Bass

    Bass of the Week: Tamariz Basses Pocket Baby Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Pocket Baby Bass from Mexico City-based Tamariz Basses. The company specializes in the electric-upright “baby bass” style, and this model is a great example why. Built for bassist Jesus Sanchez Puebla, this Pocket Baby Bass is crafted with a claro walnut body matched to a walnut and Caribbean rosewood... »

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  • Fret Zealot for Bass Guitar Available for Preorder

    Fret Zealot for Bass Guitar Available for Preorder

    If you or someone you know is learning the bass, then you’ll want to check out the Fret Zealot for bass. The Fret Zealot is a paper-thin LED strip that installs onto a four-string bass and lights up your frets to teach you single notes all the way up to full songs. It can even... »

  • ZVEX Effects Introduces the Vibrophase Pedal

    ZVEX Effects Introduces the Vibrophase Pedal

    Several years ago, ZVEX Effects created a sort of steampunk effect with the Candela Vibrophase. The candle-powered unit was a vibrato/phaser machined from solid brass and glass. Now they’ve released the effect in a more manageable stompbox format. “The Vibrophase [is] a five-knob four-stage phaser that creates phase and vibrato nuances never heard before,” the... »

  • RockBoard Introduces Effects Pedal Bags

    RockBoard Introduces Effects Pedal Bags

    After releasing a new set of pedalboards this year, Warwick’s RockBoard has now introduced a line of effects pedal bags aimed at protecting larger floor units. “There are lots of multi-effects pedals, amp modelers, loopers, switchers and vocal effects in floor format on the market, from a variety of well-known manufacturers,” the company writes. “However,... »

  • Quiet Theory Releases the Prelude Reverb/Delay Pedal

    Quiet Theory Releases the Prelude Reverb/Delay Pedal

    Quiet Theory has unveiled a new reverb and delay pedal called the Prelude. Both of the effects have their own separate EQ tone switches, which the company says allows for “subtle ambience and washed out atmosphere.” They add that the Prelude sounds good on bass, synths, and acoustic instruments in addition to guitar. Quiet Theory... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Previews the Cab 27

    Phil Jones Bass Previews the Cab 27

    Phil Jones gave a preview of what he’ll be bringing to the Summer NAMM Show on Facebook with a post about the Cab 27. The 200-watt bass cabinet features two of the PJB’s proprietary 7-inch drivers matched with a three-inch cone tweeter, which Jones puts into a special enclosure design. “The PJB dual-vent system is... »

  • Bass of the Week: Devil’s Choice EvilOak

    Bass of the Week: Devil’s Choice EvilOak

    This week we’re checking out a bass from the dark side. The Devil’s Choice EvilOak is a unique bass that brings together several aspects of their existing instruments. “The EvilOak is a custom project [based on] our Manticore model, and the term “EvilOak” was initially a fun name for that particular bass,” Bernd Steuer of... »