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  • Gear Watch: Genz Benz Shuttle 9.0

    Genz Benz is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and has announced the release of their latest bass amp, the Shuttle 9.0. The Shuttle 9.0 is built on the foundation of the Shuttle 6.0 and delivers 900W at 4 ohms (or 500W at 8 ohms) weighing in at a mere 4 pounds. The Shuttle 9.0... »

  • Gear Watch: Anthology Straps & Gig Bags

    Anthology Gear Wear is releasing a new line of individualized leather straps and gig bags. The straps and bags are made with full grain leather, which will continue to improve with use as they form to each body and each instrument. The bottom layer is made of a soft full grain leather with extra padding... »

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  • Diego Stocco’s “Experibass”

    Innovation is a wonderful thing, especially in music. Sometimes you come across a project that is so cool and so different you have to share it. Through Twitter (thanks to @zoecello for RT-ing the video) I came across the Experibass project by Diego Stocco. The video and process are incredible. Stocco built a new type... »

  • Gear Watch: Cooperstand

    Wouldn’t it be great to be able to throw your bass stand into your gig bag or backpack (without breaking the zipper)? Cooperstand has developed a new type of guitar/bass stand that is compact, versatile and can be operated with one hand. The Cooperstand is manufactured in Nashville Tennessee from assorted American hardwoods, designed to... »

  • Gear Watch: CruzTOOLS GrooveTech

    CruzTOOLS has introduced the GrooveTech, a new tool in their line of musician tools for bass and guitar. GrooveTech’s hex key set is matched to virtually all bass makes. The complete feature list for the GrooveTech includes: 6-in-1 screwdriver which includes two Phillips tips (#1 and #2), two slotted tips (1/4” and 3mm tip for... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »