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  • Bass on a Budget: 10 Basses Under $1,000 for 2016

    Bass on a Budget: 10 Basses Under $1,000 for 2016

    Tax season is finally over and it’s time to figure out how to spend that sweet refund from Uncle Sam. Of course, if you’re reading this site you’ve probably already decided on a bass. That’s why we put together this list of 10 new basses for 2016 under $1,000. The list is in no particular... »

  • Form Factor Audio Launches Bi Bass Amplifier Series

    Form Factor Audio Launches Bi Bass Amplifier Series

    Form Factor Audio has announced the launch of the Bi 1000 and Bi 400 bass amps. Rated at 1000 and 400 watts respectively, the California-made Class D amps are packed with tons of connectivity and a 3-band EQ. The company describes their new preamp as “designed from the ground up to deliver the type of... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Previews Cutlass and Caprice Basses

    Ernie Ball Music Man Previews Cutlass and Caprice Basses

    Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their first fully passive basses with the Caprice and Cutlass models. The basses, which were debuted at the NAMM Show this year, feature brand new body styles that are influenced by old school design with modern playability. Even with new body styles, players will be familiar with the necks... »

  • Bass of the Week: Alembic Series II “Leap of Faith”

    Bass of the Week: Alembic Series II “Leap of Faith”

    Alembic’s basses have been a big influence on custom builders, and it’s easy to see why. They started in 1969 as a live sound consulting operation. Founders Ron and Susan Wickersham then moved into instrument electronics, creating low impedance pickups and what would become first set of active electronics for a guitar. Their first bass... »

  • Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

    Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

    Sire Guitars has teamed up with Marcus Miller once again to introduce the Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series. The dual humbucker design, which has been in the works for some time, is now open for pre-order and will be shipping on April 30th. Available in four and five-string versions, the M7 has a modern body... »

  • Jackson CBXNT IV and V Concert Basses Now Available

    Jackson CBXNT IV and V Concert Basses Now Available

    Jackson Guitars is now shipping the CBXNT IV Concert and CBXNT V Concert basses. Four and five-string models, respectively, the company describes the basses as perfect for metal or other styles that demand low, punchy bass. Jackson says the heart of the bass is in their electronics. “The heart of this beast is a pair... »

  • Cort Upgrades the B5 Plus AS Bass for 2016

    Cort Upgrades the B5 Plus AS Bass for 2016

    Cort has updated their B5 Plus AS bass with a new set of electronics. The model, which is part of the Artisan Series, now comes with the Markbass MB-1 EQ to match its Bartolini MK-1 pickups. The bass’s preamp is described as providing a “very natural and transparent boost” that won’t color the instrument’s natural... »

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  • Levy’s Leathers Introduces M317HPR Harper Designer Strap

    Levy’s Leathers Introduces M317HPR Harper Designer Strap

    Levy’s Leathers has introduced the M317HPR Harper Designer strap, a deluxe pull-up leather strap decorated with a ridge down the center to accent its pull-up nature. Available in Rust coloring, the strap is 2½ inches wide with a soft suede backing. It’s adjustable from 37 inches to 51 inches. It will be available with a... »

  • Korg Introduces Sledgehammer Custom 100 Clip-On Tuner

    Korg Introduces Sledgehammer Custom 100 Clip-On Tuner

    After introducing the Custom Shop Series of tuners this year, Korg has added to the lineup with the Sledgehammer Custom 100 clip-on tuner. The tuner offers tuning accuracy of ±0.1 cents and works with both bass and guitar. It’s powered by a single AAA battery, which provides about 100 hours of use before needing replacement.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Blues Bass

    Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Blues Bass

    Hot Wire Basses took a page out of the old school with their Blues Bass. Modeled after the early fifties Kay Electric Bass, the Blues Bass is a vintage-style hollowbody, which the company notes was often played by four-stringers backing up Blues legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. While the design imitates an old... »