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  • Overload Guitars Introduces the Taurus Bass

    Overload Guitars Introduces the Taurus Bass

    Italian custom instrument company Overload Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the Taurus. The four-stringer is customizable but comes standard with a swamp ash body, flamed bubinga top, and seven-piece maple/bubinga/wenge neck with a resin fingerboard. Its neck has a flat “D”-shape profile with a compound fingerboard radius from 16-inches to 20-inches. It... »

  • ESO Releases Bass Strap

    ESO Releases Bass Strap

    The ESO Strap line has been expanded to include a bass-specific strap. Available in seven colors, the straps are manufactured in Seattle, Washington. The ESO Bass Strap features a contoured “S” shape to avoid pressure points and digging into your neck. It’s built with a high-density foam core with interior heavyweight backing and reinforced stitching... »

  • Bass of the Week: D’ARCO Shakti 5-String Bass

    Bass of the Week: D’ARCO Shakti 5-String Bass

    This week we’re checking out the D’ARCO Shakti 5-string bass by French Luthier ClĂ©ment D’Arco. The striking bass has a host of beautiful, exotic woods to create a rich visual appeal. Its body is crafted from lacewood, purpleheart, wenge, and flamed maple while the 13-piece neck is made of flamed maple, wenge and a bubinga/wenge... »

  • Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass

    Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass

    Epiphone has released a line of limited edition instruments featuring korina wood, including the Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass. The bass sports the classic explorer body shape and comes loaded with a set of Epiphone’s XR and XT humbuckers. Both its body and neck are made of korina (also known as African Limba), while the... »

  • Sadowsky Introduces 3-Knob Onboard Bass Preamp

    Sadowsky Introduces 3-Knob Onboard Bass Preamp

    Sadowsky has released a the 3-knob Onboard bass preamp, which is their first to be available as a prewired drop-in for J style basses without a side jack. No soldering is required to install it in your bass. “It has been designed for minimally invasive installation on most J-bass style instruments,” the company writes. “The... »

  • Earthquaker Devices Introduces V2 Updates of Dispatch Master, Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and Afterneath Pedals

    Earthquaker Devices Introduces V2 Updates of Dispatch Master, Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and Afterneath Pedals

    Experimental pedal maker Earthquaker Devices has released updated versions of four of their pedals including the Dispatch Master, the Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and the Afterneath. The pedals, which range in use from delay/reverb to distortion and overdrive, all now feature silent soft-touch relay based switching. This allows for “truly silent and effortless operation with... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Barton Basses 11-String Fretless Harpbass

    Bass of the Week: Barton Basses 11-String Fretless Harpbass

    Barton Applewhite of Barton Basses sent this in for us to check out and it stopped me in my tracks. This monstrous 11-string fretless Harpbass includes a four regular bass strings plus seven standalone harp strings. “[The bass is] constructed of swamp ash [and] a flame maple neck through with a cocobolo top,” the luthier... »

  • Iron Ether Electronics Retools FrantaBit for 2016

    Iron Ether Electronics Retools FrantaBit for 2016

    Iron Ether Electronics has revamped their FrantBit effects pedal for 2016 with upgrades and a new feature. The bit crusher/sample rate reducer now has a built-in expression attenuator knob that allows for dialing in the range of the expression sweep, plus better audio fidelity and improved expression response. “In all modes, the expression value is... »

  • Mesa Adds 2×10 Cabinet and DI/Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    Mesa Adds 2×10 Cabinet and DI/Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    In addition to introducing the Subway D-800+ bass amp, Mesa/Boogie has added to the Subway series with a 2×10 Ultra-Lite Cabinet and a Bass DI-Preamp. Both new products are made in Petaluma, California. The Subway Ultra-Lite 2×10 joins the existing 1×12 and 1×15 cabs in the series. It features a pair of 10-inch custom neodymium... »

  • Chemistry Design Werks Introduces the Holeyboard Dragonfly Pedalboard

    Chemistry Design Werks Introduces the Holeyboard Dragonfly Pedalboard

    Chemistry Design Werks has introduced an innovative new pedalboard called the Holeyboard Dragonfly. Building on their original Holeyboard design, the Dragonfly can be set up in 10 configurations without the need of additional parts. It extends from 26 inches all the way up to 42 inches and has a moveable top shelf for flexibility. Built... »