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  • Blackstar Amps Unveils Tone:Link Bluetooth Audio Receiver

    Blackstar Amps Unveils Tone:Link Bluetooth Audio Receiver

    Blackstar Amps has unveiled the Tone:Link, a Bluetooth audio receiver that allows any amp or device with a line-in jack to use Bluetooth for streaming. It works with bass amps, guitar amps, PAs, home stereos, headphones and car speakers. “By plugging into the line-in jack of any guitar amp, Tone:Link offers music playback with up... »

  • Bass of the Week: Lea Bass Guitars Dumpster Bass

    Bass of the Week: Lea Bass Guitars Dumpster Bass

    As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s why luthier Scott Sterling of Lea Bass Guitars decided to create the Dumpster bass. Although the bass has a fine fit and finish, the components didn’t start out that way. “This bass started out as an ‘upcycled’ experiment in tonality – all the wood... »

  • Seymour Duncan Releases The Apollo Jazz Bass Linear Humbucker Pickup

    Seymour Duncan Releases The Apollo Jazz Bass Linear Humbucker Pickup

    Seymour Duncan has added to their line of bass pickups with the Apollo Jazz Bass Linear Humbucker. The new model employs two coils that sit next to each other under a standard single-coil-sized cover. Duncan’s head of R&D Kevin Beller designed the pickups to get a warm, traditional sound with modern attributes to clean up... »

  • Acoustic Amplification Introduces Class-D/Neo Series

    Acoustic Amplification Introduces Class-D/Neo Series

    Acoustic Amplification has introduced a new series of Class-D/Neo bass amplifiers including heads, cabinets, and combo amps. The new models are approximately 40 percent lighter than the company’s previous models. New head units include the B300HD, B600HD, and the B1000HD. Common controls on each head are a blendable overdrive circuit, an Acousti-Comp compression, a Notch... »

  • SolidGoldFX Introduces The Apollo II Phaser Pedal

    SolidGoldFX Introduces The Apollo II Phaser Pedal

    SolidGoldFX’s Apollo phaser has been updated to The Apollo II. The stompbox combines an all-analog, four-stage phaser circuit with the company’s tap tempo microprocessor. The Apollo II now has an 11-position detent knob that controls a variety of distinct waveforms. Combined with its three different rhythmic patterns, SolidGoldFX says the pedal offers a vast array... »

  • Bass of the Week:  Wilkins Road Tested Roasted Cayenne WRTJ5

    Bass of the Week: Wilkins Road Tested Roasted Cayenne WRTJ5

    Made in the USA, the Wilkins Road Tested Roasted Cayenne WRTJ5 Bass is an instrument that the builder says will make you feel right at home. Luthier Pat Wilkins, who has been in the industry since 1976, writes that the WRTJ was developed from years of extensive research on one of the most widely used... »

  • Keeley Electronics Introduces the Seafoam Plus Chorus

    Keeley Electronics Introduces the Seafoam Plus Chorus

    Keeley Electronics has introduced the Seafoam Plus, a stompbox that packs a chorus, double tracker, and reverb into one pedal. It uses the company’s new DSP platform and can be internally switched to be tailored for bass or guitar. “We have expanded on the success of our Automatic Double Tracking and Chorus by combining the... »

  • Stash Stainless Bass Guitars Introduces Two New Models

    Stash Stainless Bass Guitars Introduces Two New Models

    Stash Stainless has expanded their innovative bass offerings with two new instruments: the Model E and the Model P. Similar to the original design, the new models are made almost entirely of stainless steel with a tubular acoustic neck and custom made split coil Alnico 5 pickups. “The new shapes are slight improvements on the... »

  • Warwick Introduces Rockboard RBO LT XL Power Supply

    Warwick Introduces Rockboard RBO LT XL Power Supply

    Warwick has introduced the Rockboard RBO LT XL, a rechargeable power station for effects pedals. The unit features long-lasting, rechargeable lithium ion batteries to power pedals for up to 50 hours without having to be plugged into a wall outlet. It features two separate 9V-DC-outputs, an additional USB-output to charge mobile phones and smartphones, an... »

  • Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses Sirius

    Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses Sirius

    This week we’re checking out the Sirius by Aquilina Basses. Available in passive and active versions, the bass has several options to dial it towards a modern tone or take you back in time with old school thump. The active version of the bass features an ash body, an American maple neck, and a maple... »