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  • Gear Watch: Digitech JamMan Stereo and JamMan Solo Looper Pedals

    Loopers rejoice! Digitech has introduced the new JamMan Solo and JamMan Stereo Looper pedals. The Stereo looper features true stereo loops as well as reverse playback, and the Solo is designed “for the guitarist or bassist looking for a full-featured looper in a compact form.” The pedals feature storage of up to 35 minutes of... »

  • Gear Watch: Ampeg announces new PRO NEO Series enclosures

    Ampeg has introduced their brand new line of compact bass enclosures, the PRO NEO Series. The series is designed for the power of modern high-output bass heads, and come in a variety of of speaker configurations, including a 4×10″, 2×10″, and a single 15″. “Power-hungry bassists rejoice,” remarks Ampeg product manager, Zane Williams. “We’ve just... »

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  • Gear Watch: Fender introduces new Rumble Series combo bass amps

    Fender has announced an all-new designs for their Rumble series bass amps at NAMM this week. The previous Rumble line offered a range of 15 to 100 watts. The new series extends that to 15 to 350 watts. The amps are available in 15, 30, 75, 150 and 350-watt configurations, each including the rugged Fender... »

  • Gear Watch: Peavey introduces Headliner Bass Amp

    Peavey announced the Headliner, a new rack-mountable bass amp at the 2010 NAMM show. The Headliner is a 600-watt bass amplifier head with a seven-band graphic EQ. Players can use the graphic EQ in conjunction with the low and high shelving-type tone controls, or bypass the graphic EQ entirely. The amp also sports a built-in... »

  • Gear Watch: Warwick’s Adam Clayton Reverso Signature Bass

    Adam Clayton has teamed up with the Marcus Spangler and the makers at Warwick to create a bold new bass: the Adam Clayton Reverso Signature Bass. With a unique body design and high quality features, this bass is sure to turn heads. The body, which is a Warwick Stryker reversed, is made of Khaya Mahogany... »

  • Gear Watch: Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion Pedal

    Source Audio will be introducing the Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass distortion pedals at the upcoming NAMM show. The pedals feature multiband processing which is a technique that breaks a signal into multiple band and distorts them individually, allowing for more clarity and articulation. The pedal also features 23 presets and an additional clean boost/EQ mode.... »

  • Gear Watch: The Fleabass

    Gear Watch: The Fleabass

    Flea announced his own line of affordable basses at last year’s NAMM show, dubbed the Fleabass. The basses, designed by Flea, come in junior and full-scale configurations with colorful, high gloss finishes. The basses are a part of a broader goal for Flea. As we covered in November, Flea has his own non-profit music school,... »

  • Gear Watch: Vigier announces 5-string Excess bass

    Vigier Guitars’ 4-string Excess bass was released in 1996 and made popular by Deep Purple’s Roger Glover. Vigier has just announced a new 5-string model has been added to the Excess line. Like all Vigier’s basses, the 5-string Excess uses Vigier’s 10/90 system, which reinforces the neck with a carbon fiber strip. The bass includes... »

  • Gear Watch: Two Notes Audio VM-202 Cab Simulator

    French manufacturer Two Notes Audio Engineering will be presenting their new product, the VM-202 Guitar/Bass Cab Simulator at the upcoming NAMM show. The product, which is a follow-up to their VB-101 DI, takes your signal from your pre amp and runs it through an exclusive tube stage simulator, as well as their TORPEDO algorithm to... »

  • David Ellefson introduces “the Beamz”

    Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is helping to introduce a new device, called the Beamz, to the music industry. On his latest episode of his YouTube video series, “David Ellefson’s Rock Shop,” Ellefson demos the apparatus, which is a system of laser beams, which when broken, trigger computer software to play back or create music.... »