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  • Mark Griffiths and Ryder team up for new retro-guitars, and to help a good cause

    Bassist Mark Griffiths, who currently plays in the legendary UK group The Shadows, has developed a series of retro-guitars to be sold by Sue Ryder Care Charity. The name of the new instrument line is The Ryder. The Ryder has ten different models available: four solid bodied electric guitars, one semi-acoustic, two acoustic, two classical... »

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  • Gear Watch: Profile PT-2800

    Profile has expanded their tuner/metronome line to include the new PT-2800, a mini clip-on tuner. The PT-2800 features a gigantic bright multi-colored LCD that should be visible from the headstock in any lighting condition. The best part is that it changes from red to green once you’re in tune. You can get your strings in... »

  • Gear Watch: Faber Paddlebass

    There’s a new bass design out by Dutch luthier Arnoud Faber: The Faber PaddleBass. Faber designed the PaddleBass to fit his standards in functionality ergonomics and tone quality. Faber shares, “I wondered why most basses were so big and uneasy to play. So I started to draw a new body.The result was a very light... »

  • Gear Watch: Fuzzhugger Great Wall V2

    Fuzzhugger(fx) has released the second version of their Great Wall fuzz pedal. The Great Wall V2 delivers a huge wall of fuzz-pumping bass sound features a smaller enclosure with multiple hand-painted varieties. The Great Wall features three controls giving you the flexibility to dial in any combination of fuzz with a consistently strong bass response... »

  • Gear Watch: ESP MusicCord Pro

    Essential Sound Products has built a better power cord and named it the MusicCord Pro. ESP’s approach stems from the idea that any bass amplifier needs a solid power connection to get the best tone. Under-powered amps yield “flat dynamics, thin harmonics, and gutless sound without a satisfyingly full and extended bass.” They’ve developed a... »

  • Gear Watch: Line 6 POD X3 Pro

    If you do any recording you will definitely want to check out the latest product from Line 6: the POD X3 Pro. This dual tone processor comes packed with effects for recording bass, guitar and vocals. You can even record two instruments simultaneously! You are able to blend tones to create a hybrid sound or... »

  • Gear Watch: New basses from Gadow Guitars

    After stopping production in 2006, Gadow Guitars has announced they are re-introducing their line of bass guitars. The basses are being built in their workshop in Durham, NC and are offered in two configurations: the Custom and Classic. Each model has a great set of features: The Custom comes standard with swamp ash body, figured... »

  • Gear Watch: Kasha 4 Channel Overdrive

    Kasha has developed a 4 Channel Overdrive pedal built to the standards of their boutique amplifiers. Kasha applied their extensive amplifier knowledge to this pedal, the first thing you will notice is that there is no tone control! This is on purpose, Kasha explains that “A big problem that most pedals have is the addition... »

  • Gear Watch: EBS MetalDrive

    EBS has released another new pedal, the EBS MetalDrive is a high-gain distortion pedal designed specifically for the bass. The MetalDrive is the eighth pedal in the “Black Label” series released by EBS. The pedal was inspired by bassist John Moyer of Disturbed. EBS had been modifying a MultiDrive pedal for Moyer who required overdrive... »

  • Gear Watch: Stanley Clarke Signature Wah-Wah

    EBS Sweden has released their latest pedal product, the Stanley Clarke Signature Wah-Wah. This pedal has been designed specifically for the bass according to Clarke’s musical requirements and personal taste. The result is a “a distinctive tone and a clear idea of how it should sound, we all knew what to expect. A unique pedal... »