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  • Höfner Introduces the Club Bass 500/2 Double Cut

    Höfner Introduces the Club Bass 500/2 Double Cut

    Höfner has introduced the Club Bass 500/2 Double Cut, a model inspired by the original 1965 model. The short-scale, hollow body bass dishes out old school tone with a double cutaway design for easy access to the upper register. It’s built with a select spruce top and flame maple for its back and sides, which... »

  • Eden Announces the Module Bass Preamp Pedal

    Eden Announces the Module Bass Preamp Pedal

    Eden has taken their Terra Nova circuitry and put it into a new bass preamp pedal called the Module, which provides the EQ stage and connectivity of a Terra Nova amplifier into a floor unit. Its four-band EQ has sweepable low and hi-mid frequencies, plus an Enhance EQ sweep. A bass boost switch adds even... »

  • Nordstrand Audio Releases the Big BladeMan Pickup

    Nordstrand Audio Releases the Big BladeMan Pickup

    Recently we featured Justin Chancellor’s new Warwick as a Bass of the Week. The Tool bassist’s newest axe is fitted with a brand new pickup from Nordstrand Audio, and now that pickup is available to the public. The Big BladeMan features two of the company’s Big J-Blades in an MM-style cover and as such works... »

  • API Introduces TranZformer LX Bass Pedal

    API Introduces TranZformer LX Bass Pedal

    API has unveiled the TranZformer series, including the TranZformer LX bass pedal. The pedal incorporates the company’s traditional analog signal path with gain control, compression, and equalization all in one unit. The pedal’s variable compressor, which can be bypassed, is their API 525. The three-band EQ can also be bypassed for flexibility. Other features include... »

  • Chowny Bass Unveils the SWB Pro

    Chowny Bass Unveils the SWB Pro

    Chowny Bass has expanded their lineup with the SWB Pro, an upgraded version of the bass designed with bassist Scott Whitley. While the short-scale model retains many features, there are a handful of updates. The SWB Pro comes in two finishes – Matt Ash/Walnut or Gloss Ash with Quilt Maple – with other new features... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Moscato Guitars Funk Bass

    Bass of the Week: Moscato Guitars Funk Bass

    Luthier Jean-Luc Moscato designed his Funk Bass model with the groove in mind. Built around a pair of his single-coil pickups, the instrument is described as the best choice for slap lovers. “[The] Funk Bass is a perfect combination of [a dual] single-coil pickups configuration and high range manufacturing‘s lovers,” his website states. “Find a... »

  • Willcox Guitars Unveils USA Custom Shop Saber Bass

    Willcox Guitars Unveils USA Custom Shop Saber Bass

    Willcox Guitars has expanded their lineup with a USA Custom Shop series. The full-service shop allows players to pick out their own tonewoods, tops, finishes, and hardware. The first custom shop Willcox instrument is the USA Saber Bass, which is available for order now in four, five, and six-string versions. “Just like the production model... »

  • Nu-X Announces Loop Core Deluxe Pedal

    Nu-X Announces Loop Core Deluxe Pedal

    Musicians interested in looping have a new option with the Nu-X Loop Core Deluxe. Building upon their original Loop Core, the deluxe model steps things up with frequency compensation, 24-bit recording, switchable buffer bypass/true bypass and cab simulation output. It can record up to 8 hours with unlimited layers with 99 phrase memories to save... »

  • Amptweaker Expands JR Distortion Series

    Amptweaker Expands JR Distortion Series

    Amptweaker has grown their distortion pedal line with several new, compact JR Distortion models. The new set includes the Bass TightFuzz Jr and the Bass BluesFuzz Jr. “Like the other JR pedals, they’re housed in a smaller lightweight ‘phase 90’ sized package, but still include most of the popular tones available with their big brothers,”... »

  • Fuzzrocious Pedals Announces the LunaReclipse Pedal

    Fuzzrocious Pedals Announces the LunaReclipse Pedal

    The innovative minds at Fuzzrocious Pedals revealed their latest invention at the Summer NAMM show this year with the LunaReclipse. It centers around a 12-position rotary that features twelve unique ways to clip your signal. “If you want a more vintage distortion/overdrive sound out of your modern, high gain distortion, turn the lunaReclipse rotary to... »