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  • Fodera Unveils the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special Bass

    Fodera Unveils the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special Bass

    Fodera has expanded their Standard Specials line of instruments with the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special. Built around the Monarch model, the bass has a new combination of woods with a mahogany body, Madrone Burl top, a three-piece maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard. Fodera says the real difference is in the pickups as... »

  • IK Multimedia Now Shipping the iRig Stomp I/O USB Pedalboard Controller

    IK Multimedia Now Shipping the iRig Stomp I/O USB Pedalboard Controller

    IK Multimedia’s iRig lineup has gotten a little bigger with the iRig Stomp I/O. The USB pedalboard controller is designed for live and studio use with a built-in audio interface featuring 24-bit audio and up to 96kHz sampling rate. It also has a combo input jack for use with line, instrument, or mic input with... »

  • WristGrips Now Available

    WristGrips Now Available

    Playing a lot of bass can lead to some serious issues with your hands and wrists. Ryan Sollee and Gabe Castro are combatting those issues with WristGrips, a one-size-fits-all compression wrap that aims at preventing health problems. “WristGrips help prevent and heal tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel issues, by compressing and supporting the wrist, increasing... »

  • Vovox Releases Sonorus XL Cables

    Vovox Releases Sonorus XL Cables

    Vovox has announced the Sonorous XL series of cables, which they describe as a “top-of-the-line cable series is designed for both musicians and studios.” The Swiss cable company explains their new line is set apart from their Sonorous line by a crystalline structure of the large, solid-core copper conductors. “As a consequence of their exceptional... »

  • Walrus Audio Announces Luminary Octave Generator V2 Pedal

    Walrus Audio Announces Luminary Octave Generator V2 Pedal

    Walrus Audio has revamped their Luminary Quad Octave Generator for 2018. The pedal, which offers four blendable octaves with filters, has been tweaked while retaining the same platform. “With several tasteful updates, the brains of the Luminary V2 are still built on the Sharc DSP platform for crystal clear tracking and high-resolution A/D and D/A... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils Limited Edition Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils Limited Edition Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

    Darkglass Electronics is continuing their tradition of limited edition models with a decked out version of the Microtubes 900 bass amp. The amp has a new black chassis with artwork on its top. “We have collaborated with Christopher Lovell, a true social media sensation as of late with some of the most epic, dark artwork... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Novacorda Barbaros

    Bass of the Week: Novacorda Barbaros

    Novacorda’s Barbaros bass is a design that’s nearly five hundred years old. Well, at least that’s where the inspiration came from. “The bass guitar was named after Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa who was an Ottoman admiral of Sultan Süleyman‘s fleet,” the Novacorda website explains. “The design of the bass is based on the cross-section of one... »

  • Hiwatt Unveils DR401 400w Bass Head at MusikMesse

    Hiwatt Unveils DR401 400w Bass Head at MusikMesse

    Hiwatt was on hand at this year’s Musikmesse to unveil the DR401, which they declare as the “most powerful all-tube bass amp in the world.” The tube head features three ECC83’s and one ECC81 in the preamp with a whopping eight KT88’s in the power section to produce 580 watts RMS before clipping. Custom made... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils Darkglass VST Plugin by Neural DSP

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils Darkglass VST Plugin by Neural DSP

    Darkglass Electronics has partnered with Neural DSP Technologies to create the Darkglass Ultra VST Plugin. “We have spent the past 6 months developing circuit modeling and digital signal processing techniques,” Darkglass’s Franco Azocar explains. “Partnering with Neural DSP, our first product is a plugin modeled on Darkglass’ Ultra pedal series.” The plugin models the Darkglass... »

  • Gruv Gear Unveils David Ellefson “Recoil” Signature Strap

    Gruv Gear Unveils David Ellefson “Recoil” Signature Strap

    Gruv Gear has announced a new model to their signature strap series by way of a collaboration with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. The Recoil was designed and developed with the bassist and approved by bass health expert Dr. Randall Kertz. “Based on Gruv Gear’s popular SoloStrap Neo, this exclusive new design features unique front and... »