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  • MU-FX Reissues Octave Divider Pedal

    MU-FX Reissues Octave Divider Pedal

    MU-FX has announced it will be reissuing the classic Musitronics Octave Divider pedal. The new pedal will retain all the qualities of the original thanks to MU-FX creator and builder Mike Beigel, who co-founded Musitronics in 1972. Equally useful for both bass and guitar, the Octave Divider has Bass, Tone, Dry Mix, and Ringer knobs,... »

  • Alusonic Introduces ALU112 Aluminum Bass Cabinets

    Alusonic Introduces ALU112 Aluminum Bass Cabinets

    The aluminum specialists at Alusonic are getting into the bass cabinet world with the ALU112. Housed in an aircraft grade aluminum hardshell, the cab is loaded with a 12-inch aluminum cast frame woofer with a neodymium magnet. The ALU112 has an 8 ohm impedence with a nominal power handling of 400 watts RMS and continuous... »

  • JHS Pedals Announces Emperor Chorus and Vibrato Pedal

    JHS Pedals Announces Emperor Chorus and Vibrato Pedal

    JHS Pedals has introduced the Emperor, a true analog chorus and pitch vibrato pedal based on the vintage Arion SCH-1’s chorus topology. The Emperor employs a bucket brigade system, which JHS says allows for a host of vintage modulation tones. The Chorus and Vibrato modes are selectable via a mini switch. Combined with a three-way... »

  • TC Electronic Releases BH550 and BH800 Bass Amps

    TC Electronic Releases BH550 and BH800 Bass Amps

    TC Electronic has expanded their line of micro bass amplifier heads with the BH550 and BH800. In addition to increased power, the new amps step things up a notch with an expanded EQ section and dual switchable Toneprint effect locations. The BH550 and BH800 start with built-in tuners that handle up to six strings. Their... »

  • Bass of the Week: Angie Taylor’s Custom Ritter Instruments Cora

    Bass of the Week: Angie Taylor’s Custom Ritter Instruments Cora

    Jens Ritter has a knack for creating unique instruments, but this one is something different even for him. Bassist and performance artist Angie Taylor got this custom made Ritter Cora with a mystic neon paint job. The 4-string bass is built with an alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. Its neck features a black... »

  • Radial Engineering Now Shipping Stagebug SB-48UB

    Radial Engineering Now Shipping Stagebug SB-48UB

    Radial Engineering has introduced the Stagebug SB-48UB, a phantom power supply for use with a condenser microphone. Aiming the device at double bassists who utilize mics in their setup, the company explains the new box supplies microphones with 48 volt phantom power and outputs an unbalanced signal that is more appropriate for use in a... »

  • Gibson Updates Thunderbird and SG Standard Basses for 2015

    Gibson Updates Thunderbird and SG Standard Basses for 2015

    Next year will see the revamp of two classic Gibson basses including the SG Standard and Thunderbird bass models. Each of the basses will retain many of their features with improvements including a full contact bridge, thicker and smoother rosewood fingerboards, pearl inlays, comprehensive setups, upgraded output jacks, and more robust cables for improved signal... »

  • 3Leaf Audio Announces Little Black Box EQ Pedal

    3Leaf Audio Announces Little Black Box EQ Pedal

    Seattle-based effects company 3Leaf Audio has unveiled their latest offering called the Little Black Box. The pedal is an EQ/clean boost circuit that builder Spencer Doren says is designed to “add sizzle to your tone”. The Little Black Box’s EQ section has bass and treble boost controls with a mini-switch to toggle the affected treble... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2014

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2014

    Bass gear news in September included a lot of pedals. Several of them were reader favorites, making this month’s top 10 list. But it was a bass – the Ibanez/Korg joint venture SR Kaoss Bass – which really made some noise in September with reader views and shares. As always, these lists come with a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Doner Designs Navy Bass

    Bass of the Week: Doner Designs Navy Bass

    This week we check out an incredible project led by the good folks at Doner Designs, a father and son team that pieces together themed instruments to donate to charity. Steve and Richard Doner started playing bass and guitar, respectively, in 2008 as a bonding experience that grew into tinkering with upgrades and modifications. Now... »