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  • Bass of the Week: Adamovic Private Collection King Solomon Bass

    Bass of the Week: Adamovic Private Collection King Solomon Bass

    Adamovic has some of the most incredible basses, so it’s no wonder their Private Collection has some of the most incredible basses ever built. This week we’re checking out their King Solomon that started the series. “With the first private collection bass we wanted to use one of our favorite woods: Solomon padouk,” Adamovic explains.... »

  • Acoustic Image Unveils the Upshot Speaker Cabinet

    Acoustic Image Unveils the Upshot Speaker Cabinet

    Acoustic Image has turned their cabinet design upside down. The company – which features downward firing woofers in several of their products – has unveiled the UpShot, a compact speaker cabinet fitted with a single upward firing 10-inch woofer. “The UpShot is designed to be placed on the floor, close to the player so that... »

  • Dr. No Effects Introduces the Mini Turd Fuzz Pedal

    Dr. No Effects Introduces the Mini Turd Fuzz Pedal

    Dr. No Effects has released a smaller version of their Turd fuzz, aptly called the Mini Turd Fuzz. The compact pedal retains the exact same circuit and adds a bonus Fuzz volume to adjust the fuzz gain. Similar to the larger version, the knob is a custom-made foam turd. “It is a heavy and dirty,... »

  • Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier

    Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier

    Geezer Butler shocked fans this weekend when he shared the news of his new signature amp from Ashdown. The Black Sabbath legend posted a promo shot of his new Head of Doom while writing, “This amp is the closest I have found to emulate the old school sound I had in the 70s with its... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Updates Microtubes B3K and Microtubes B7K Pedals

    Darkglass Electronics Updates Microtubes B3K and Microtubes B7K Pedals

    Darkglass Electronics has refreshed their flagship B3K and B7K pedals for 2017. The Microtubes B7K v2 and Microtubes B3K v2 retain their core circuitry for the Darkglass tone while upgrading features. “Fundamentally the Microtubes B3K is the same pedal we designed nearly a decade ago, aimed to give you a perfect combination of brutality and... »

  • Tech 21 Acoustic Fly Rig Coming Soon

    Tech 21 Acoustic Fly Rig Coming Soon

    Tech 21 has expanded its lineup of Fly Rig pedals with an acoustic version. The new Acoustic Fly Rig is fitted with the company’s flagship circuitry and supports acoustic stringed instruments as well as guitar and bass. The compact unit weighs just over 20 ounces and measures 12.5 inches long. It features an all-analog SansAmp... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass

    Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass

    I’m always astounded by the bass work of Dominic “Forest” Lapointe. His refined technique and raw emotion always come through in his bass lines. I’m also stunned by his basses, which is why this week we’re checking out his six-string left-handed signature bass built by luthier Marc Chicoine. Based around Quebec, Chicoine has been building... »

  • Mooer Updates Octave Line With Tender Octaver mkII Pedal

    Mooer Updates Octave Line With Tender Octaver mkII Pedal

    Mooer has updated their octave pedal lineup again this year with an updated version of their Tender Octaver. The Tender Octaver mkII features three brand new algorithms and a true analog dry through the signal. Its new Fat algorithm adds a “huge bassy lower octave and a soft-toned upper voicing” while a Tight algorithm focuses... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Unveils New Volume Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Unveils New Volume Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix has released a new Volume Pedal featuring two impedance options for maximum compatibility with instruments. “With selectable 25K or 250K impedances, the Volume Pedal is well suited for both active and passive pickup-equipped guitars and basses as well as keyboards, other electronic instruments and line level signals,” the company writes. Housed in a rugged... »

  • Rougarou Pedals Introduces The Draugr Distortion Pedal

    Rougarou Pedals Introduces The Draugr Distortion Pedal

    Louisiana’s Rougarou Pedals has launched the Draugr, a versatile drive pedal that they say has “massive amounts of headroom and gain on tap while maintaining clarity through the range of the drive control.” The Germanium diode-based distortion circuit is controlled with a simple three-knob layout. “The drive and tone controls interact with each other in... »