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  • Citron’s new J Bass

    Citron unveiled their new 4-String J Bass at NAMM this year. The 2″ thick Jazz has a Maple top over a honeycombed Ash body, a three-piece laminated Maple neck and a pau ferro fingerboard. Electronics include a volume control for each pickup, a passive tone, and treble and OPB1 bass boost by Aguilar. The company... »

  • Guitar Storage introduces Session Guitar Rack

    You can only lean so many basses up against a wall before they start falling. The new Session Guitar Rack by GuitarStorage.com solves that problem nicely. About 3 1/2 feet long and 2 feet deep, it cradles your basses (and the odd banjo or guitar) in felt-lined, cushioned comfort. It’s made with hardwood rails and... »

  • New Peavey Cirrus Series Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

    In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Cirrus bass, Peavey has brought out a limited edition hand-crafted Rudy Sarzo signature model. The Cirrus series features exotic woods, resonant neck-through-body design, and studio-quiet active electronics that make it a showcase of craftsmanship and technology. The Sarzo model is a four-string, and has a glossy, hand-stained... »

  • NAMM Bass buzz from across the web

    Here’s a nice roundup of stories we missed during the NAMM show. The new Ashbory Upright is the “the tiny bass that thinks it is a giant upright. It does deliver that URB acoustic bass sound, but in a most unusual way.” MarkBass pedals give you foot-switched control over a single effect. These new boxes... »

  • Peavey introduces three new bass amps

    Peavey has announced three new amplifiers, two solid-state combo models available now and a tube unit available by mid-year. The redesigned TNT amp boasts 600 watts, and its sibling, the TKO powers at 400 watts. Both have the same 7-band EQ, an XLR direct interface, and most other controls. Special to the TNT are foot... »

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  • Marshall introduces new MB Series bass amps

    Marshall Amplification’s MB series now includes eight featured models: four combo amps, one head and three cabinets. The new amps join the existing MB15 and MB30 models. Each amp features two independent, foot-switchable channels: Classic and Modern (a footswitch is supplied with each model). The Modern channel offers a crispness and crystal clarity that is... »

  • Fernandes introduces Tony Campos signature bass

    Tony Campos (Static-X, Asesino) will be showing off his new Fernandes signature five-string bass on Friday at the NAMM show. If you’re lucky enough to know the right people, you can see him (and the bass) today at 1:30, at the Fernandes booth, 5960. »

  • Fender’s new Road Worn basses

    Fender has announced two bass models in their new Fender Road Worn series. These are replicas of their classic basses from 50s and 60s, scruffed up to look like the real thing. The Fender Road Worn 1950s Precision Bass is made with a one-piece maple neck, an alder body, and traditional split single-coil pickup. The... »

  • Ampeg releases miniature SVT amp

    Ampeg has released a miniature version of the SVT amplifier, known as the Micro-VR Head. It’s perfect for small venues and recording studios where the original version would be overkill. With the classic Ampeg looks in a small case, it’s adorable, but at about $300, it’s no toy. The head has a true Ampeg preamp... »

  • Alvarez introduces Artist Series Bass

    Guitar maker Alvarez is showing off some fantastic stuff at NAMM. Among the highlights, the first ever bass addition to the Artist line. Natural and black finish basses start at $750, and will be available starting in March. Check them out at NAMM, booth 5676. »