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  • Gear Watch: MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga Basses

    Gear Watch: MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga Basses

    MTD Kingston has released their new CRB and Saratoga basses, which will be shipping within the next month. The new models are Mike Tobias’ take on classic P and J-style basses, with his own twist. Both Models are available in 4 and 5-string versions, have 34″ scale necks, and have carved Basswood bodies. They also... »

  • Flea Giving Away Signed Bass Through Charity Sweepstakes

    Flea Giving Away Signed Bass Through Charity Sweepstakes

    Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has started a fundraising page on Crowdrise.com to raise money for his Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Silverlake is a non-profit that grants scholarships to low-income students, as well as gives them instruments and lessons. “A few years back, I had the opportunity to visit my old high school and... »

  • Gear Watch: Peterson StroboClip Tuner

    Gear Watch: Peterson StroboClip Tuner

    Peterson is now shipping their latest addition to their Virtual Strobe series, the StroboClip. Designed with acoustic instruments in mind, the StroboClip is the world’s first clip-on strobe tuner and features a large strobe display housed in a brushed aluminum shell. The StroboClip also offers up a load of other features including Sweetened Tuning presets... »

  • Gear Review: TC Electronic RH450

    Gear Review: TC Electronic RH450

    Technology is a beautiful thing, and TC Electronic’s RH450 head unit is just another reminder of how sweet it can be. The amp is a solid-state head with a built in multi-band compressor, semi parametric EQ, and tube simulator. It features 450 Watts with a switchmode power supply and Class D power amp. With a... »

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  • Gear Watch: Kaces Double Instrument Bags

    Gear Watch: Kaces Double Instrument Bags

    Kaces is introducing a new gig bag line for bassists and guitarists. Each bag holds two instruments, and features a 600D polyester exterior and overstuffed with 20mm foam padding. The two instrument compartments are separated by a 20mm padded divider. The bags include multiple front panel pockets for holding strings, tuners, picks, cables and other... »

  • Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet

    Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet

    Bass cab company Bergantino has just added a new enclosure to their AE series, the AE212. Weighing in at 55 pounds, the cab is an offshoot of the company’s AE112, but features 2- 12 inch neodymium woofers and a tweeter. It handles 600 watts rms, with a frequency response of 40Hz to 15kHz. Bergantino AE... »

  • Gear Watch: BOSS BR-800 Digital Recorder

    Gear Watch: BOSS BR-800 Digital Recorder

    BOSS has released the new BR-800 Digital Recorder, a portable multi-tracker device. The recorder includes touch-sensor switchers and SD-card recording media. Up to four tracks can be recorded or eight tracks played back simultaneously, with an additional stereo track dedicated to the built-in rhythm generator. There’s an “EZ Recording” mode for beginners looking for guidance... »

  • Gear Watch: Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine Re-Released

    Gear Watch: Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine Re-Released

    Smallsound/Bigsound has released an updated version of their Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine bass fuzz pedal. The new stompbox includes added controls that allow for blending overdrive and fuzz, phase inversion, and higher gain levels. The input signal is split into two channels for clean and fuzz, both having their own volume controls. Also added is an... »

  • Gear Watch: Industrial Radio Standard Midi Bass 4

    Gear Watch: Industrial Radio Standard Midi Bass 4

    Industrial Radio has released the Standard Midi Bass 4, a hybrid bass guitar and MIDI controller that connects and controls synthesizer and sampler technology. The fret-sensing neck and multi-sensor approach to MIDI conversion is designed for both the studio and live environments. The bass is also a standard bass guitar, so bassists can enjoy real... »

  • Gear Watch: Manson’s John Paul Jones Signature Bass

    Gear Watch: Manson’s John Paul Jones Signature Bass

    Manson Guitar Shop has released the John Paul Jones E-Bass model, a replica of the bass Hugh Manson made for John in the early 90’s. The 4-string bass features a maple through-neck, figured maple top, aged cherry sunburst finish, ebony fingerboard, EMG pickups and active circuit, Hipshot D-tuner, Schaller machine heads and Badass bridge. The... »