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  • Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier

    Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier

    Orange Amplification introduced the new OB-1K bass amplifier at the NAMM Show this year. The 1000-watt solid-state amplifier is inspired by bi-amping and splits the signal into two separate paths. The first side offers a tight, clean bass sound while the second features two stages of controllable gain and is rich in upper harmonics. Each... »

  • Bass of the Week: Jon Willis’ Billy Sheehan “Wife” Bass Replica

    Bass of the Week: Jon Willis’ Billy Sheehan “Wife” Bass Replica

    Jon Willis shared a photo of his pride and joy on our Facebook page, and needless to say I was floored by the instrument. But the story behind it is even better. The bass is a near perfect replica of Billy Sheehan’s famous Wife bass, which the Mr. Big bassist used from his very first... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

    Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

    The members of Korn are getting new signature instruments from Ibanez this year including bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu’s K5 Signature Limited Edition bass. The updated K5 takes an opposite aesthetic approach of Fieldy’s black signature bass and features a flat white finish as well as a white painted maple fretboard. The white theme is accented... »

  • Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass

    Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass

    Zon is going old school with their new Mosaic Mojo model. The new bass carries a classic style and are fitted with a set of Aguilar 60 series pickups to get a vintage sound. The Mosaic Mojo is built with a three-piece maple neck with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Zon offers the bass... »

  • Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

    Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

    Carvin unveiled the Xccelerator Series of basses at NAMM this year with its introductory model, the X54 5-string bass. The X54 sports several new features for the company including a fast-playing, thinner maple neck that’s reinforced with graphite. Its body also has a new shape with deeply sculpted cutaways for better access to the higher... »

  • Spector Announces NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature Bass

    Spector Announces NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature Bass

    Spector was showing lots of new instruments at the NAMM show this year, including the NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature bass. It’s modeled after the same NS-2000/5 that Briggs has owned and played since he was 16. The bass features neck-through construction with a 3-piece rock maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, maple body wings, and a... »

  • NS Designs Adds CR4 to Radius Bass Guitar Lineup

    NS Designs Adds CR4 to Radius Bass Guitar Lineup

    Following up on the introduction of the NS Radius Bass Guitar last year, NS Designs has announced the CR4 Radius bass. The newest addition to the line is a 4-string version of the Czech Republic-made headless model. Similar to the CR5 Radius, the CR4 features bolt-on construction with the company’s Fusion one-piece maple neck, which... »

  • Bass of the Week: DiPinto Guitars Belvedere Deluxe Bass

    Bass of the Week: DiPinto Guitars Belvedere Deluxe Bass

    The DiPinto Belvedere Deluxe bass is a hot rod with strings. The retro styled bass has is adorned with an extensive pearl pickguard, white binding, star inlays in the fretboard and a sparkle finished headstock. The bass is built with a semi-hollow mahogany body, a bolt-on maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. DiPinto adds some extra... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X2 Looper

    TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X2 Looper

    TC Electronic has followed up on last year’s compact Ditto looper pedal with the Ditto X2. The pedal builds on its predecessor with a dedicated start/stop button, looper effects, and a loop import/export feature for loading premade loops. The Ditto X2 offers up to five minutes of looping with unlimited overdubs and undo/redo functions. It... »

  • Traynor Adds SB500H Bass Amp To Small Block Series

    Traynor Adds SB500H Bass Amp To Small Block Series

    Traynor has expanded their Small Block series of bass heads with the SB500H. A companion to last year’s SB200H, the new amp delivers 500 watts while weighting a mere four pounds. The SB500H retains many of the same features of its smaller brethren, including active and passive inputs, a 4-band EQ with low and hi... »