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  • Rockboard Announces Cinque Pedalboards for 2018

    Rockboard Announces Cinque Pedalboards for 2018

    After revamping the 2018 Rockboard series of pedalboards, Warwick’s W-Music Distribution has announced the Cinque 5.2, Cinque 5.3, and Cinque 5.4 boards. The largest of the series, the models carry the same features including U-shaped vertical support braces and a streamlined frame design. “Based on only one folded cold-rolled aluminum sheet for the board frame,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Swan Custom Basses LG II

    Bass of the Week: Swan Custom Basses LG II

    This week we’re taking a look at a bass from Swan Custom Basses, a small company from Argentina dedicated to low-end frequencies. The Swan LG II is the creation of builders Hernan Goi and Christian Lebied. “The design is our own. Basically, our idea is to make a bass that’s comfortable, ergonomic and with a... »

  • Schaller Introduces S-Lock Strap Lock System

    Schaller Introduces S-Lock Strap Lock System

    Schaller has expanded their strap lock options with the S-Locks Strap Lock system. The new design is comprised of three components: the strap button, a lock, and a lock-wheel. While there are several updates to the set, the lock-wheel is the most obvious. It screws down onto your strap to ensure a secure hold without... »

  • Warwick Announces LWA 1000 Black Bass Amp

    Warwick Announces LWA 1000 Black Bass Amp

    Warwick has released a new version of their LWA 1000 Lightweight bass amplifier. The amp is now available in a completely black finish with an all-metal housing as opposed to having wooden side panels. Its technical specifications are still retained, including two input channels with full EQ and compressor sections for each. “The pre-amp is... »

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  • D’Addario Introduces DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit

    D’Addario Introduces DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit

    For musicians interested in making their own gear, D’Addario has unveiled a new DIY Solderless Pedalboard Audio Cable Kit with Mini Plugs. The set includes 10 plugs, 10 feet of cable, a mini cable cutter, and a screwdriver. “Featuring solderless plugs that connect to cables in seconds, creating custom lengths has never been easier,” the... »

  • Chapman Guitars Announces MLB1 DH Basses

    Chapman Guitars Announces MLB1 DH Basses

    Chapman Guitars has teamed up with Dave Hollingworth to launch a new signature bass. The MLB1 DH was created with the Dorje and Toska bassist to deliver what he considers the perfect bass. A four-string player, Hollingworth’s model doesn’t have a five-string version. Instead, it comes in either regular or fanned fret versions. “I’ve always... »

  • Bass of the Week: Amnesia Guitars Leo Bass

    Bass of the Week: Amnesia Guitars Leo Bass

    Italy’s Amnesia Guitars is a workshop run by luthier Carlo Carbone, whose imagination creates beautiful and functional instruments. This week we’re taking a look at his Leo model. The Leo comes standard as a five-string fretted bass, though options are available. Its contoured ash body is topped by a rich ziricote cap. The bolt-on neck... »

  • Trickfish Amplification Releases the TF408 Bass Cabinet

    Trickfish Amplification Releases the TF408 Bass Cabinet

    Trickfish Amplification’s new TF408 bass cab is scheduled to ship this month with pre-orders available now. The company’s latest product features four Eminence 8-inch ferrite speakers plus an HF compression driver to offer 1200 watts peak handling and 600 watts RMS. The TF408 is constructed from Baltic birch with dado and rabbet joints. It has... »

  • Xlson Audio Announces the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone

    Xlson Audio Announces the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone

    Xlson Audio has teamed up with jazz bass legend Chuck Israels to release the Chuck Israels Signature Microphone. Developed by Peter Axelsson, the condenser microphone is designed specifically for the upright bass on the stage or in the studio. “Peter Axelsson has developed a mic that rejects enough extraneous sound that it is practical to... »

  • Nordstrand Audio Unveils the NordyMute

    Nordstrand Audio Unveils the NordyMute

    Nordstrand Audio has expanded their bass offerings with the NordyMute, a bass mute featuring a foam body and wood cover. Available in four or five string versions, the device imparts a darker tone for an old school vibe. “The essence of the NordyMute‚Äôs effect is akin to upright-like inhibition of resonance, a kind of execution... »