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  • Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette’s Singlecut Fretless

    Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette’s Singlecut Fretless

    This week we’re checking out a submission from Frederiek de Vette, who just finished making her first bass. For a first shot, it looks like an incredible instrument. “Building a musical instrument is something I dreamed of doing one day. After having to quit playing because of an injury I found no reason to pursue... »

  • Greuter Audio Unveils the Fuller Drive Pedal

    Greuter Audio Unveils the Fuller Drive Pedal

    Switzerland’s Greuter Audio has expanded their line of effects with the Fuller Drive. Described as a “very expressive low-to-mid-gain overdrive,” the pedal features a discrete JFET circuit design that they say makes it act like a good tube amp. “The basic idea was to build an overdrive pedal that can produce the break-up point we... »

  • Providence Announces the Bass FX Console

    Providence Announces the Bass FX Console

    Japan’s Providence Effects has released a new comprehensive effects switching unit for the bass called the Bass FX Console BFX-1. The new bass switcher is fitted with an on-board preamp, the company’s Vitalizer B buffer, and an XLR direct output. “The Bass FX Console BFX-1 enables the player’s favorite pedals with one action without interrupting... »

  • Arkham Sound Introduces the Abyss Tube Preamp

    Arkham Sound Introduces the Abyss Tube Preamp

    Maine’s Arkham Sound has expanded their line of tube preamps with the Abyss. Described as a mid-priced addition to their lineup, the preamp features the same core circuit as their Bullet and Zephyr models and can be used standalone or mounted in a rack. The Abyss centers around a 12AX7 preamp tube, which the company... »

  • Fender Issues Update on Use of Rosewood

    Fender Issues Update on Use of Rosewood

    At the beginning of the year, new CITES regulations went into effect for all species of rosewood. The wood is very common in basses and other stringed instruments as a fretboard material. To address the issue, Fender released a statement on how they are changing their instruments to deal with the new regulation. “Fender is... »

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  • Phil Jones Bass Announces the Bass Pulse One and Cab 47

    Phil Jones Bass Announces the Bass Pulse One and Cab 47

    Phil Jones Bass is introducing a handful of new products this year including the new Bass Pulse One bass amp and the Cab 47. Debuted at the NAMM Show, both the amp and cab are lightweight and carry on the PJB tradition. The Bass Pulse One pumps out 350 watts at 4 ohms while weighing... »

  • Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

    Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

    Something (or maybe everything) about this Century Standard Plus from Roscoe Guitars really caught my attention while sifting through my Facebook feed. Between its slick headless design and dynamic cocobolo top, it stopped me dead in my tracks. The five-string was also built with an alder body and pau ferro fingerboard with 24 frets. I... »

  • Matthews Effects Announces The Alchemist

    Matthews Effects Announces The Alchemist

    Matthews Effects has released the Alchemist, a pedal that allows you to split a mono signal or to sum a stereo signal to mono. It does so by utilizing a pair of independent buffers that also help to restore high-end frequency loss from pedalboards and cables. The Alchemist has two inputs and two outputs. Using... »

  • Earthquaker Devices Launches the Erupter Fuzz Pedal

    Earthquaker Devices Launches the Erupter Fuzz Pedal

    Earthquaker Devices has announced the Erupter, a classic fuzz with big sounds distilled into a single knob. Designed by Jamie Stillman, the stompbox is described as having “a big low end, but not too mushy, and a biting top end without being too harsh.” “In developing the Erupter, Stillman ‘[used] every trick [he] ever learned’... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces the HyperGravity Mini Compressor and Mimiq Mini Doubler Pedals

    TC Electronic Introduces the HyperGravity Mini Compressor and Mimiq Mini Doubler Pedals

    In addition to revamping their PolyTune pedal this year, TC Electronic has unveiled two new mini effects: the HyperGravity Mini Compressor and the Mimiq Mini Doubler. Each of the new units are compact versions of existing models with tweaks. TC calls the HyperGravity Mini Compressor the world’s smallest multi-band compressor. It features their MD3 algorithm... »