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  • Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Acoustic/Electric Custom 6-String Bass

    Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Acoustic/Electric Custom 6-String Bass

    Bassist Lucas Gonzalez Yancamil shared his incredible six-string bass made by Argentinian luthier Emiliano Bernal, and it’s a show stopper. The acoustic/electric bass was dreamed up by the bassist. “My aim was to play a bass that has an electric feel with an acoustic flavor,” Yancamil explains. “So I told my specs to bass and... »

  • Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Custom Fretless Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Custom Fretless Bass

    Steve Lawson and Elrick Bass Guitars have teamed up again to introduce the Gold Standard Steve Lawson Custom Fretless, Bolt-on neck bass guitar. Featuring a 33-inch scale, the bass has a semi-hollow body with a “heel-less” design. A thru-body string option allows for using standard scale strings. “A Macassar ebony fretless fingerboard and custom Aero... »

  • Dean Markley Renews SR2000 Bass Strings

    Dean Markley Renews SR2000 Bass Strings

    Dean Markley has unveiled a renewed design of their SR2000 bass strings. The set is described as providing a “big, meaty bass tone” thanks to their construction. “The first thing that sets a Dean Markley string apart from any other manufacturer is the tension in which that core wire is held during the winding process.... »

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  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils New Amp, Bass Cabinets

    Darkglass Electronics has a new rig to offer after announcing the Microtubes 500 bass head and expanding into the realm of cabinets with the DG210C and DG410C. The new head unit is the smaller brother of the Microtubes 900 and carries many of the same features at 500 watts and a lower price point. The... »

  • Suhr Introduces the Alexa Chorus/Vibrato Pedal

    Suhr Introduces the Alexa Chorus/Vibrato Pedal

    Suhr has announced the Alexa, a multi-wave dual channel analog chorus and vibrato pedal. The flexible unit can be used with bass, guitar, or keyboard. Featuring an all-analog signal path, the Alexa offers six selectable waveforms with independent Speed, Depth & Delay controls for each channel. It also has an assignable chorus/vibrato switch for Channel... »

  • Dwarfcraft Devices Unveils The Grazer Pedal

    Dwarfcraft Devices Unveils The Grazer Pedal

    Dwarfcraft Devices has expanded their effect lineup with the Grazer, which they describe as a granular repeater and glitch machine. “[It] builds sounds by continuously taking tiny samples from the input audio,” they explain. “The sounds range from off-kilter echoes to curious “buffer overload” skips, all the way up to harsh machine glitches.” The Grazer... »

  • D’Addario Introduces Bass Tool Kit

    D’Addario Introduces Bass Tool Kit

    Bassists looking to take care of their own instrument have a new set of tools to choose from. The D’Addario Bass Maintenance Kit includes a set of tools and cleaning equipment to keep your bass in shape. The case itself contains individual component compartments with pockets for extra strings and a magnet to hold loose... »

  • Bass of the Week: Crom Custom Shop Romantic Warrior

    Bass of the Week: Crom Custom Shop Romantic Warrior

    Matias Crom sent us photos of his Romantic Warrior model, and I dropped everything I was doing. The 34-year-old, Italian-Argentinian luthier has been making baroque instruments like lutes and viols for the past 10 years, but he started making basses when he was 18 after hearing Primus. His unique influences are melded together in the... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2017

    September was a great month for new bass gear stories, as evident by all the reader interest in what we covered during the month. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for September. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing! 1. Chowny Bass Retrovibe EVO Davie 504 Signature Chowny Bass has introduced another artist signature model... »

  • Old School: 1972 Peavey VTA-800

    Old School: 1972 Peavey VTA-800

    Derrick Cook emailed us with a story about an astonishing piece of gear: “I have a one of a kind Peavey VTA-800 that was handmade by Hartley Peavey as a prototype only in 1972 – 400-watt tube head 8×6550. It’s the only one ever made,” he shared. We asked him for more on this rarest... »