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  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2018

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2018

    March was a big month for gear news, as evidenced by a ton of views on No Treble. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories of the month. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing! 1. Roks Instruments Nardis Bass Luthier Axel Roks of Roks Instruments is known for his unique, minimalist designs. (Check... »

  • Roks Instruments Unveils the Nardis Bass

    Roks Instruments Unveils the Nardis Bass

    Luthier Axel Roks of Roks Instruments is known for his unique, minimalist designs. (Check out his Microtonal Futura model.) But now he’s added his flair to a more traditional design to create the Nardis, a hand-built bass that mixes vintage and modern. “Nardis is a bass inspired by tradition, but is infused with the Roks... »

  • Nektar Technology Introduces the Pacer MIDI Footswitch Controller

    Nektar Technology Introduces the Pacer MIDI Footswitch Controller

    Nektar Technology has introduced the Pacer, a MIDI footswitch controller that comes preconfigured for the most popular DAWs and MIDI guitar products. It also offers standard amp switching. “The sturdy metal case features 10 programmable footswitch controls with RGB LEDs and an additional Preset footswitch for recalling presets and navigation,” Nektar writes. “Additionally, Pacer allows... »

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  • Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Warwick has expanded their Alien Bass series of acoustic bass guitars with a new thinner model aimed at the touring musician. The Warwick RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid will be available as a 4-string or 5-string in both fretted and fretless versions. “[The bass was] designed to be thinner for more ergonomic comfort,” Warwick’s Marcus... »

  • Dwarfcraft Devices Announces Ghost Fax Phase Computer

    Dwarfcraft Devices Announces Ghost Fax Phase Computer

    Dwarfcraft Devices has expanded their line of modulation pedals with the Ghost Fax Phase Computer. They call it “a digital powerhouse that adds exciting new abilities along with the tried and true phaser effects.” The Ghost Fax has four modes – Standard, Manual, Envelope Up and Envelope Down – with three knobs to control the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ash Instruments Singulus

    Bass of the Week: Ash Instruments Singulus

    This week we’re checking out the Singulus by Ash Instruments. Russian luthier Andrey Shevchenko made the bass with a 30-year old pine body capped with a beautiful slab of poplar burl in a “Flying Blue” frosted transparent finish. The five-string bass’s three-piece padauk neck is also topped with padauk for its fingerboard, which holds 24... »

  • Rockboard Updates Pedalboard Series for 2018

    Rockboard Updates Pedalboard Series for 2018

    Warwick’s Rockboard has revamped their pedalboard series for 2018. The Rockboard Duo 2.1, Tres 3.1, Quad 4.1, and Quad 4.2 offer different sizes with power supply mounting options. “Setting out to create a pedalboard that is lightweight, rigid and rugged, allowing for the use of a multitude of pedals as well as power supply mounting... »

  • GRBass Unveils the ONE Bass Head Series

    GRBass Unveils the ONE Bass Head Series

    Italy’s GRBass has announced the ONE head series of bass amplifiers. The compact units come in three models based on their wattage: 350W, 800W, and 1400W. Each amp has a four-band EQ with three-way frequency switches for the low mid and high midranges. They also have deep and bright filters as well as the company’s... »

  • Cort Guitars Now Shipping A5 Plus SCFF Bass

    Cort Guitars Now Shipping A5 Plus SCFF Bass

    Cort Guitars has expanded their Artisan Bass Collection to include a fanned-fret design. The A5 Plus SCFF is a five-string bass that has a scale that spans from 34 inches on the G string to 35.5 inches on the B string. “This design modification and a corresponding single-string hardtail bridge improve tension and enhance the... »

  • BackBeat Wearable Subwoofer Available for Preorder

    BackBeat Wearable Subwoofer Available for Preorder

    Bassist Yerko Sepulveda has introduced a new device for bassists called the BackBeat. The wearable, portable unit straps to the back of your strap and acts as rumble pack to let you feel the your notes as vibrations. This is especially helpful for modern bassists who use in-ear monitors and players who have to keep... »