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  • BOSS ships new TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner

    BOSS’s TU-12 tuners have been around for over twenty years, starting with the TU-12 and TU-12H. BOSS has just announced the newest in the TU-12 line, the TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for bass and guitar. The TU-12EX features BOSS’s needle-type meter and LED tuning guide, and is packaged in a compact, thin-line unit. New features in... »

  • Marten Andersson announces new signature 8-string ESP bass

    Bassist Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden, Starwood, George Lynch), has released photos of his new 8-string ESP bass. Marten is a long-time endorsee of ESP, and had a hand in creating the prototype for this new custom bass. “Working together with ESP, and based on my ideas and specs we have created a prototype of my... »

  • Obbligato releases Turnstyle amp modeler for P-Bass

    As a follow up to Obbligato’s bass modeling system for Jazz basses, the company is releasing the P-Bass version of their passive analog modeling system, the Turnstyle. The Turnstyle uses the magnetic pickup on the bass and rotary switch so bass players can select from five different tones. No modifications are required. The Turnstyle is... »

  • Ibanez goes pro with the Promethean Pro bass amp

    Ibanez Electronics demoed their new Promethean Pro bass amp line at Winter NAMM 2009 with the help of bassist Rufus Philpot. The new amps will once again be on display for their unveiling at Summer NAMM in Nashville, this July. The P5110 Promethean Combo includes a 10″ woofer and detachable 250 watt head and lists... »

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  • Kustom introduces new Deep End tube amp line

    Kustom has just announced their newest series of bass heads, combos and cabinets. Deep End is a hybrid tube amp, featuring a 12AX7 preamp with a Tube Gain control. Combos are available in 50-, 100- and 200-watt models. A 300-watt head and four speaker cabinet configuration is also available. “Kustom originally made its mark with... »

  • New AXL bass: the Marquee Capricorn

    AXL Guitars just announced their new bass, the AXL Marquee Capricorn, will be available this summer. The new bass features an offset Alder body with a 34″ scale maple neck with rosewood fretboard, and two single-coil Alnico pickups (designed by EMG). Finishes include classic black, Olympic white, Lake Placid blue, electric red, sunburst and natural.... »

  • New F-Light Bass from Rees

    Cambridge, England-based Rees Electric Guitars is releasing a new, lightweight bass guitar. The Rees F-Light bass is a 4-string, 34-inch scale bass guitar, weighing in at just 6 pounds. The bass uses Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound P-Bass pickups and comes in a variety of wood colors and fretboard wood options. Rees is promoting this as... »

  • Peavey now shipping VB-3 bass amp

    Peavey first announced the VB-3 all-tube bass amp back in in January, at Winter NAMM ’09, for delivery in Q1, 2009. The amp is now shipping. The VB-810 cabinet, designed to match the VB-3, will be available in the next three months, according to the company. The VB-3 is a dual-channel amp, combining three 12AX7... »

  • TC Electronic Announces RS410 Bass Cabinet

    TC Electronic new RS410 bass cabinet is the latest addition to their line of cabinets, adding to the existing RH450 bass amp and RS lines of cabinets. The RS410 features four 10″ drivers plus a high-frequency driver, custom made by Eminence. The RS410 is an 8 Ohms and 600 W cabinet. Here’s a clip of... »

  • New SICA bass speakers announced

    CE Distribution has released Sica Speakers, a new line of bass speakers produced in the same factory as Jensen speakers. These replacement speakers are offered in three configurations: Premium Lite, Standard Lite and Classic. Premium Lite is the top of the line, made using neodymium magnets in 10, 12 and 15 inch aluminum frames. The... »