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  • B&G Handmade Guitars Announces Big Sister Bass

    B&G Handmade Guitars Announces Big Sister Bass

    B&G Handmade Guitars has unveiled the Big Sister, a bass to support their Little Sister guitar model. The semi-hollow bass, which comes in fretted or fretless, was designed for old school flair. “This Big Sister idea was born with the release of the Little Sister guitar,” B&G writes. “We wanted to apply the same traditional... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Singlecut #1237

    Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Singlecut #1237

    Jens Ritter’s basses have a style and finesse that makes them instantly recognizable. This week we’re checking out one of his R8 Singlecut models featuring a stark black and white contrast as its motif. The 5-string bass is built with a swamp ash body and maple top, all finished in white. Its three-piece maple neck... »

  • ESP Introduces Marco Mendoza Signature Bass

    ESP Introduces Marco Mendoza Signature Bass

    ESP has unveiled a new signature bass for Dead Daisies bassist Marco Mendoza. The Marco Mendoza LTD MM-4FM Bass is modeled after the ESP Vintage-4 with a set of EMG X-series P/J pickups. The bass is built with an alder body topped with flamed maple finished with a Dark See-Thru Green Sunburst. Mendoza opted for... »

  • TC Electronic Now Shipping Bonafide Buffer

    TC Electronic Now Shipping Bonafide Buffer

    TC Electronic is now shipping the Bonafide Buffer. The unit, which is their first dedicated buffer pedal, is 100% analog and offers a 1M ohm input resistance and 1K output resistance. This, the company writes, allows for the instrument signal to flow “untroubled through the entire signal chain.” It also has an intelligent relay system... »

  • KW Cabs Unveils The Super 8 Bass Cabinet

    KW Cabs Unveils The Super 8 Bass Cabinet

    KW Cabs has introduced the Super 8 Bass Cabinet, featuring a pair of 8-inch Ciare ferrite drivers. The cab pumps out 600 watts with just a 18-inch by 18-inch footprint. Its design is built for omni-directional bass spread with a multi-dimensional ported configuration and a frequency filtered downward firing sub. The enclosure is built with... »

  • Radial Engineering Adds Mix-Blender to Tonebone Series

    Radial Engineering Adds Mix-Blender to Tonebone Series

    Radial Engineering’s Tonebone family has a new member called the Mix-Blender. The dual function pedal allows for mixing two instruments or effects signals together and then blend in effects like a mixing console. It works for guitar, bass or keyboards, but Radial’s Senior Tech Team Associate Ryan Juchnowski says it’s especially helpful for bass players.... »

  • 3Leaf Audio Introduces Octabvre Mini Octave Pedal

    3Leaf Audio Introduces Octabvre Mini Octave Pedal

    3Leaf Audio has introduced the Octabvre Mini, a compact version of the octave pedal developed with Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Timothy Lefebvre. The new pedal pares the controls down to Volume, Mix, and Tone knobs. “It starts with the popular Tim-tuning mod from the original and takes it further with a reworked tone knob that... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Drakkar

    Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Drakkar

    Pete Skjold has been wowing bassists with his incredible instruments for nearly two decades. Last year he introduced a trio of new models based on his most popular body shapes, and this week we’re checking out the singlecut Drakkar bass. “The Drakkar is the modern version of the classic Whaleback,” Skjold explains on his website.... »

  • Larry Kimpel Teams with Combe-Luthier for Signature Bass

    Larry Kimpel Teams with Combe-Luthier for Signature Bass

    Bassist Larry Kimpel has teamed up with French luthier Mathieu Combe to create LK5 Signature Bass. Kimpel, a seasoned session and touring bassist, worked closely on the bass’s design. The LK5 is built with a French ash body, three-piece hard maple neck, and compound-radius maple fingerboard. The light maple and ash motif is accented by... »

  • Rock N’ Roll Relics Announces Thunders Bass

    Rock N’ Roll Relics Announces Thunders Bass

    Rock N’ Roll Relics has unveiled the Thunders Bass, a short-scale bass oozing with old school flavor. The instrument is their first set-neck bass model and comes in a variety of colors and aging. Made in the USA, the Thunders is created with a two-piece, lightweight African mahogany body, an African mahogany neck, and a... »