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  • 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.... »

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  • Gear Watch: Madarozzo introduces 2010 gig bag and case couture

    Madarozzo has announced its new 2010 line of gig bags and case couture. The line of instrument bags and cases are a “fusion of fashion design, functionality, quality, and instrument protection” designed for the discriminating player. Various gig bag options accommodate for acoustic basses, headless basses, odd shapes, and fitting two basses in one bag.... »

  • Gear Watch: Godin to debut new basses at NAMM

    Godin Guitars, based out of Montreal, has announced that they will be showing their new bass models, the A4 and A5 SA, at the 2010 winter NAMM show. The models are available as fretted or fretless and in 4- and 5-string versions, but most interesting is the “synth access.” Each bass comes equipped with individual... »

  • Gear Watch: Diamond Bass Comp compressor pedal

    Diamond Pedals has announced the release of their first pedal designed specifically for bass instruments, the Bass Comp. Based on the company’s Diamond Compressor, the Bass Comp combines a “low-noise optical compression circuit with a powerful and musical tilt EQ circuit” to create a better bass sound. It boasts an extended frequency response, making it... »

  • Gear Watch: Warwick unveils two new basses: Bootsy Collins and Corvette $$ Special Edition

    The hard working bass builders at Warwick have announced two new bass models: The Bootsy Collins Infinity Signature bass, and the Corvette $$ Special Edition Macassar. The Bootsy Infinity Signature bass is a variation of the company’s Infinity line, with some funky designs added to boot. It’s available as the Black Star or Orange Star... »

  • Gear Watch: the Windmill Biajero travel bass

    When Chilean bassist Luis Cheul needed a practice bass for his travels, Windmill designed created the Biajero bass for him. The concept for the bass was based on Cheul’s 6-string bass, and they will soon be offering a 7-string version as well. Specs: Body: Walnut Finish: High gloss or matte Neck: 5 piece Walnut/maple Fingerboard:... »

  • Gear Watch: Magma cables from Lava Cable

    Lava Cable has announced their new Magma cable line, featuring high durability and top-quality sound, while remaining at average consumer prices. Magma cable features: G&H Industries ‘Show Saver’ plugs Hi-Quality Copper Conductors, with a 20 AWG low strand count 29.5 pF/ft low capacitance And a 93% spiral shield, providing excellent RF protection The Magma cable... »

  • Gear Watch: Eleph speaker cables

    Solid Cables has introduced Eleph speaker cables, a new line that uses ultra pure copper conductors of different diameters to deliver the full frequency spectrum of sound an amp can generate. “We are the world’s first to make the innovation of using not only an ultra pure copper 10 gauge conductor, but one made up... »