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  • D’Addario Introduces DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit

    D’Addario Introduces DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit

    For musicians interested in making their own gear, D’Addario has unveiled a new DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit with Mini Plugs. The set includes 10 plugs, 10 feet of cable, a mini cable cutter, and a screwdriver. “Featuring solderless plugs that connect to cables in seconds, creating custom lengths has never been easier,” the... »

  • Chapman Guitars Announces MLB1 DH Basses

    Chapman Guitars Announces MLB1 DH Basses

    Chapman Guitars has teamed up with Dave Hollingworth to launch a new signature bass. The MLB1 DH was created with the Dorje and Toska bassist to deliver what he considers the perfect bass. A four-string player, Hollingworth’s model doesn’t have a five-string version. Instead, it comes in either regular or fanned fret versions. “I’ve always... »

  • Bass of the Week: Amnesia Guitars Leo Bass

    Bass of the Week: Amnesia Guitars Leo Bass

    Italy’s Amnesia Guitars is a workshop run by luthier Carlo Carbone, whose imagination creates beautiful and functional instruments. This week we’re taking a look at his Leo model. The Leo comes standard as a five-string fretted bass, though options are available. Its contoured ash body is topped by a rich ziricote cap. The bolt-on neck... »

  • Trickfish Amplification Releases the TF408 Bass Cabinet

    Trickfish Amplification Releases the TF408 Bass Cabinet

    Trickfish Amplification’s new TF408 bass cab is scheduled to ship this month with pre-orders available now. The company’s latest product features four Eminence 8-inch ferrite speakers plus an HF compression driver to offer 1200 watts peak handling and 600 watts RMS. The TF408 is constructed from Baltic birch with dado and rabbet joints. It has... »

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  • Xlson Audio Announces the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone

    Xlson Audio Announces the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone

    Xlson Audio has teamed up with jazz bass legend Chuck Israels to release the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone. Developed by Peter Axelsson, the condenser microphone is designed specifically for the upright bass on the stage or in the studio. “Peter Axelsson has developed a mic that rejects enough extraneous sound that it is practical to... »

  • Nordstrand Audio Unveils the NordyMute

    Nordstrand Audio Unveils the NordyMute

    Nordstrand Audio has expanded their bass offerings with the NordyMute, a bass mute featuring a foam body and wood cover. Available in four or five string versions, the device imparts a darker tone for an old school vibe. “The essence of the NordyMute‚Äôs effect is akin to upright-like inhibition of resonance, a kind of execution... »

  • Ibanez Unveils the BTB845V Bass

    Ibanez Unveils the BTB845V Bass

    Back in 2015, Ibanez introduced a five-string bass to their Bass Workshop Series they called the Volo. The bass featured a shorter 33-inch scale and was tuned E to C for a higher range. Now Ibanez has brought the model back as the BTB845V. The spirit of Volo lives on through the new bass has... »

  • ESP Introduces Flamed Maple LTD B-204 and LTD B-205 Basses

    ESP Introduces Flamed Maple LTD B-204 and LTD B-205 Basses

    ESP updated their LTD line this year with upgraded versions of their most popular basses. The LTD B-204FM and LTD B-205FM take the flagship models and add a flamed maple top in translucent See Thru Red and See Thru Blue finishes. Other new features include an improved control layout and a new fingerboard wood: roasted... »

  • Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar

    This week we’re checking out builder Joe Veillette’s Acoustic bass guitar model. Available in a variety of woods, the Acoustic was designed to bring the same depth of tone from their acoustic guitars to the bass. “With a 17″ wide and 5.5″ deep body, the Acoustic Bass has the airspace to deliver a true fundamental... »

  • Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

    Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

    Last year, Markbass announced they would be teaming up with jazz legend Marcus Miller for a series of amps. This year they unveiled the lineup at the Winter NAMM Show, which will include four head units, three combos, and two cabinets. “Marcus has closely partnered with [Markbass founder Marco De Virgillis] to develop his amazing... »