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  • DigiTech Announces DOD Envelope Filter 440 and Drop Pedals

    DigiTech Announces DOD Envelope Filter 440 and Drop Pedals

    Digitech has announced two new stompbox effects for bass and guitar to their lineup including the The Drop and a reissue of the DOD Envelope 440. Both pedals feature true bypass and 9-volt operation. The DOD Envelope Filter 440 is a new take on the vintage pedal with upgrades including true bypass, a 9-volt power... »

  • TC Electronic Releases Combined TonePrints

    TC Electronic Releases Combined TonePrints

    TC Electronic has added a new twist to their TonePrint technology with the introduction of Combined Toneprints for use in their BG250 and BH250 bass amps. Toneprint is a slot on the amp for onboard effects that can be changed via USB or smartphone app. The company is launching the new effects series with six... »

  • JHS Pedals Now Shipping Colour Box Preamp Pedal

    JHS Pedals Now Shipping Colour Box Preamp Pedal

    Tons of classic albums got their guitar and bass tones by simply plugging directly into vintage recording consoles, and one of the most popular consoles made by Neve is the inspiration for a new stompbox by JHS Pedals called The Colour Box. The pedal is a 100% analog studio-grade preamp that utilizes dual Neve 1073... »

  • Bass of the Week: Omy Guitars CM6 Headless

    Bass of the Week: Omy Guitars CM6 Headless

    This week we check out a gorgeous CM6 by Omy Guitars. Built in Turkey, this particular bass features a headless, 33″ scale design that finished in a blue burst satin finish that makes its figured maple top really pop. Its alder body is matched with a three-piece male and walnut neck with two way truss... »

  • DR Strings Now Shipping USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue Color Coated Strings

    DR Strings Now Shipping USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue Color Coated Strings

    In preparation for the 4th of July, DR Strings has announced the USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue color coated string sets. Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter helped coordinate the new strings in order to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which guarantees a college education and support for sons and daughters of Special Forces... »

  • G&L Launches Detroit Muscle Series: SS Collection LB-100 Basses

    G&L Launches Detroit Muscle Series: SS Collection LB-100 Basses

    If you love cars and basses, you’re in for a treat. G&L has revealed the Detroit Muscle Series SS Collection, which brings their instruments together with four historic color finishes from ’60s-era GM Motors muscle cars. The lineup includes the recently reissued LB-100 in either Daytona Yellow, Hugger Orange, Cranberry Red, or Marina Blue. Its... »

  • Levy’s Leathers Announces Basket Weave Carving Leather Bass Straps

    Levy’s Leathers Announces Basket Weave Carving Leather Bass Straps

    Levy’s Leathers has introduced their line of Basket Weave Carving Leather straps, featuring a firm carving veg-tan leather top with a basket weave tooled insert. Each strap also has a soft garment leather backing with a foam core for comfort. The series comes in seven colors: Black, Burgundy, Brown, Cranberry, Dark Brown, Walnut, and Tan.... »

  • Focusrite Announces The iTrack Dock Recording Interface

    Focusrite Announces The iTrack Dock Recording Interface

    Focusrite has introduced the iTrack Dock, a recording interface for the Apple iPad. The device is fitted with dual microphone inputs, two line inputs, an instrument DI, independent stereo monitor and headphone outputs, and a USB port for use with MIDI controllers. The iTrack Dock’s mic pres are the same found in their Scarlett range... »

  • Bass of the Week: Tony Cochran Mercy Bass

    Bass of the Week: Tony Cochran Mercy Bass

    I love instruments that get stylistically creative, and Tony Cochran has a knack for making them. Cochran, who is also the syndicated cartoonist of the comic strip Agnes, has a habit of taking neglected guitars and basses and giving them a new life. “I [find] them on Craigslist, at garage sales, and hidden in closets.... »

  • Carvin Introduces JB4 and JB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses

    Carvin Introduces JB4 and JB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses

    Following up on their recent PB series, Carvin has announced the JB4 four-string and JB5 five-string Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses. The new models blend classic styling with the company’s more contemporary features including a locking bass bridge, a smooth contoured neck heel with a 5-bolt neck plate, and a 22-fret neck with dual carbon fiber... »