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  • Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

    Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

    Gibson has just released a short scale version of their classic Thunderbird bass. The bass has a 30.5″ scale, which the manufacturer explains is favorable for players with shorter arms or smaller hands as well as beginners and students. They also note that these short-scale basses aren’t just for novices, as Jack Bruce and Paul... »

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  • Spector Releases Alex Webster Signature Bass

    Spector Releases Alex Webster Signature Bass

    Spector has just released a new Alex Webster Signature Model bass, designed around their Euro5LX. One of the instrument’s key features is a faster neck, which is slimmer front to back, to facilitate playing the fast and technical riffs, as the Cannibal Corpse bassist is known to play. The fingerboard is ebony with blood red... »

  • Spector Introduces Legend 4X Classic Bass

    Spector Introduces Legend 4X Classic Bass

    Spector has expanded their Professional Series with the introduction of the Legend 4X Classic. All the features of the new X model are the same as the original Legend 4 Classic, with the exception of a new body shape. The X strays from the NS-Bass design that the company is known for and dives into... »

  • Rotosound Introduces new Multi-Purpose Digital Tuners

    Rotosound Introduces new Multi-Purpose Digital Tuners

    Rotosound has two new tuners on the market, designed for stringed instruments. Each of the tuners works by clipping the unit to the instrument. The Clip-On Tuner (AT350) offers chromatic, bass, guitar, violin and viola tunings, with a detection range of A0 (27.5Hz) to C8(4186.0Hz), a pitch range of 430Hz to 450Hz (1Hz stops), and... »

  • ESP Revamps LTD Surveyor Basses

    ESP Revamps LTD Surveyor Basses

    ESP has revamped their LTD Surveyor basses. The bolt-on constructed basses feature an ash body and maple neck, with new additions including white binding on the fingerboard and pearloid block inlays. The fingerboard wood depends which of the three finishes you pick. The Black and Three Tone Burst finishes have rosewood fingerboards, whereas a maple... »

  • Markbass Announces MoMark MVVL-HE Master Module

    Markbass Announces MoMark MVVL-HE Master Module

    Markbass continues their new product announcements for 2011 with the introduction of the MVVL-HE Master module. The MVVL-HE Master is designed to fit into any MoMark amp chassis, features a master volume control, the Markbass VLE and VPF filters, and a Line Out level control. The circuitry is gold-plated in addition to all high level... »

  • Carl Martin Releases Classic Optical Envelope Pedal

    Carl Martin Releases Classic Optical Envelope Pedal

    Carl Martin has released a new stompbox to their lineup, the Classic Optical Envelope. The effects company explains it is “essentially a classic envelope filter (auto-wah)” for bass or guitar with some extra tweak-ability. The pedal includes two foot switches, the first being for activating the effects, and the second for switching between modes. The... »

  • Gear Review: Way Huge Electronics’ Green Rhino MkII

    Gear Review: Way Huge Electronics’ Green Rhino MkII

    The Green Rhino MkII, by Way Huge Electronics made its debut at the NAMM Show in January, and I recently took it for a test spin. Way Huge was making pedals back in the 1990’s and sort of fell off the radar for a while. Dunlop now manufactures this new series, and one of the... »

  • Warwick Releases Streamer LX LTD 2011

    Warwick Releases Streamer LX LTD 2011

    Warwick unveiled their limited edition model for the year, the Streamer LX LTD 2011. Available in 4 and 5-string versions, the bass is a variant of their Streamer design with woods they use less often. The 2011 edition sports a Maple body with a plain Blackwood on top. The bolt-on neck is made of Blackwood... »

  • Spector Releases RXT Rex Brown Signature Bass

    Spector Releases RXT Rex Brown Signature Bass

    Spector unveiled a few new basses for 2011, including the RXT, a new signature model designed in part by Down’s Rex Brown. The bass is part of their USA series, meaning it’s built in their Woodstock, New York workshop. Featuring neck-thru construction, the RXT brings together a solid AAAA maple body with a 3-piece maple... »