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  • Songbird FX Releases USB to 9V Pedal Power Cable

    Songbird FX Releases USB to 9V Pedal Power Cable

    Songbird FX has released the Birdcord, a USB to 9-volt adapter cable that allows you to power your pedals with a USB socket. Simply plug the USB end into your computer or a USB power bank and the 2.1mm DC plug into your effect. The cord can also be used to power mini amps. The... »

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  • MOD Kits DIY Unveils the Rock Bottom Bass Fuzz Pedal Kit

    MOD Kits DIY Unveils the Rock Bottom Bass Fuzz Pedal Kit

    Bassists interested in building their own effects have a new option with the MOD Kits DIY Rock Bottom Bass Fuzz pedal kit. Designed for novice and experienced musicians, the kit comes with easy-to-follow instructions as well as all the necessary parts. “The Rock Bottom is a bass fuzz kit that delivers all the sizzle you’d... »

  • Kala Adds Three New Affordable U-Bass Models

    Kala Adds Three New Affordable U-Bass Models

    Kala’s popular U-Bass has three new models for 2018 called the Wanderer, the Passenger, and the Journeyman. The trio are described as their most affordable models yet. Each ukulele-sized bass is made of mahogany with a satin finish and comes equipped with black die-cast tuners, Aquila Thundergut strings and a Kala UK-500B preamp with EQ... »

  • Sadowsky Guitars Launches Re-engineered Blue Label Flatwound Strings

    Sadowsky Guitars Launches Re-engineered Blue Label Flatwound Strings

    Sadowsky Guitars has re-engineered their line of flatwound strings including their sets for bass guitar. The new Blue Label Flatwound strings, which come in four and five-string sets, are described as “superb for fretless basses or that classic Motown sound.” “Our challenge was to create a string with a true vintage tone and feel that... »

  • Bass of the Week: Millimetric Instruments MB4

    Bass of the Week: Millimetric Instruments MB4

    This week we’re checking out a cool minimalist design from Millimetric Instruments called the MB4. The four-stringer is their first bass model and shows some Travis Bean influence in its neck. “This bass was made seeking efficiency in sound and playing,” the company writes. “The tone lies in the neck construction, pickups and the use... »

  • Dean Markley Adds Extra-Medium Set to NickelSteel Bass Signature String Series

    Dean Markley Adds Extra-Medium Set to NickelSteel Bass Signature String Series

    Dean Markley has added an Extra-Medium set to its NickelSteel Bass Signature Series of strings. The XM strings split the difference between medium and heavy with gauges of measuring .050, .070, .090, and .110 mm in the four-string set. A five-string set adds a .130mm low B string. The company describes the string as offering... »

  • TC Electronic Unveils the SpectraDrive Bass Preamp & Line Driver

    TC Electronic Unveils the SpectraDrive Bass Preamp & Line Driver

    TC Electronic has expanded their bass offerings with the SpectraDrive, a bass preamp and line driver that the company calls a powerful tone tool for bass players. Its preamp section is taken from their BH800 head and features a four-band EQ plus TonePrint compression from their SpectraComp effect. “But the real power of SpectraDrive is... »

  • OnkartGromt Unveils Three New Bass Pedals

    OnkartGromt Unveils Three New Bass Pedals

    Norway’s OnkartGromt has expanded their pedal lineup for bassists with three new models: the FunkyFellow envelope filter, the TurboTore EQ, and the Tremolando tremolo. Each of the pedals is fitted with a unique OLED screen that gives a visual representation of the effect’s parameters. In the case of the FunkyFellow, the screen shows the frequency... »

  • Warwick Unveils 2018 Limited Edition Masterbuilt and Teambuilt Basses

    Warwick Unveils 2018 Limited Edition Masterbuilt and Teambuilt Basses

    Every year, Warwick produces a limited edition bass from their custom shop. This year they’re also releasing a Pro Series Teambuilt limited edition model. The Warwick Streamer Stage I LTD 2018 is part of their Custom Shop Masterbuilt Limited Edition basses. Available in four of five-string versions, the bass is built with a swamp ash... »

  • Tsakalis AudioWorks Introduces Phonkify and Galactic Pedals

    Tsakalis AudioWorks Introduces Phonkify and Galactic Pedals

    Tsakalis AudioWorks has released two new pedals: the Phonkify envelope filter and the Galactic multi-modulation pedal. As with all of their units, each of the pedals are handmade in Greece. The Phonkify is inspired by funk and soul music from the 60’s and 70’s. “[It has] two modes of juicy envelope filter (Smooth & Nasty)... »