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  • Gear Watch: Korg Micrometro Metronome

    Korg has released the Micrometro, a compact clip-on metronome so you can keep time wherever you go. It uses 39 traditional pendulum settings to set the tempo between 40 and 208 beats per minute. It also has seven time signatures provided, as well as duplet, triplet, and quadruplet patterns. Volume is adjustable, and can be... »

  • Gear Watch: Digitech JamMan Delay Looper Pedal

    Digitech has introduced yet another looping pedal to their JamMan line called the JamMan Delay Looper. Utilizing an SD expansion card, the pedal is capable of storing up to 16 hours of CD-quality audio loops. It also features 16 seconds of stereo delay time, a tap tempo footswitch, and an expression pedal input for changing... »

  • Gear Watch: TC Electronic BG500 Combo Amps

    TC Electronic is introducing the new BG500 bass combos at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010, which runs from March 24th to the 27th. The 500-watt BG500 is available as a 1×15 or 2×10 combo, each equipped with a 1″ tweeter. The BG500 combos share many of the same features as the company’s RH450, including the SpectraComp... »

  • Gear Watch: Aguilar Announces New Line of Bass Pickups

    Aguilar Amplification has just announced the first in their new line of bass pickups, the AG-4J pick up. The AG-4J is a single-coil pickup, modeled after a mid-60’s single coil Jazz bass pickup, built using Heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets. Aguilar says they’ve developed a proprietary winding pattern to give these pickups string-to-string... »

  • Gear Watch: East UK P-Retro Active/Passive Preamp

    The new P-Retro from East UK is a P-bass style active/passive preamp equalizer that is be installed without permanently modifying your bass. The P-Retro fits in easily, and uses screw terminals, so no soldering is necessary. Therefore, no physical modifications to your bass are required. The P-Retro features two stacked knobs with pull switches on... »

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  • Gear Watch: Orange Updates Crush PiX Bass Amps and Adds New Combo

    Orange has upgraded their Crush PiX line of bass amps, and the company will be displaying the new range of models and changes at Frankfurt Musikmesse next week. The Crush PiX is now available in an optional black finish in addition to Orange’s trademark bright orange colored amps and picture-frame cabinets. The line has also... »

  • Gear Watch: FEA Growler Pedal

    FEA Labs has announced the FEA Growler pedal to their product line. The Growler is designed as an enhancement pedal that adds second harmonic warmth to add “growl and punch” to their tone. The pedal generates an analog harmonic octave tone to blend with your bass’s natural tone. The pedal features a dual-channel setup that... »

  • Gear Watch: DR DDT Strings

    DR Strings has announced a new line of strings called the DDT. Designed specifically for drop tuning, the strings feature specific technologies and heavier gauges to help maintain tuning consistency, even way down low. They also attempt to reduce that floppy string feeling and fret buzz. The Bass DDT’s are available in the following sets:... »

  • Gear Watch: Rees Big-F-Light Lightweight Bass

    Rees Electric Guitars has introduced a new addition to their F-Light Lightweight bass series called the Big-F-Light. Weighing in at 7.5 pounds, this bass differs from the company’s original F-Light in that it features a full size body. They reduce the weight by keeping the center of the bass thick while shaving down the sides... »

  • Gear Watch: Warwick Robert Trujillo Streamer Signature Bass

    Warwick is celebrating its new affiliation with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo by introducing the Robert Trujillo Streamer Signature Bass. The bass has a shiny coat, with a quicksilver or turquoise blue chrometone finish. The bass, which was designed for Trujillo over the course of two years, is based on Warwick’s Streamer model. Features include an... »