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  • DR Strings Introduces Pure Blues Bass Strings

    DR Strings Introduces Pure Blues Bass Strings

    DR Strings has introduced a new set of bass strings called Pure Blues. The strings utilize a Quantum-Nickel wrap, which the company describes as combining the best characteristics of steel with a nickel feel. “Pure Blues bass strings combine a fat, warm punch with an edge especially designed for the modern bassist,” DR writes. “Pure... »

  • Eden Amplification Launches the World Tour Pro Series

    Eden Amplification Launches the World Tour Pro Series

    Eden has announced the World Tour Pro Series, consisting of the WTP900, the WTP600, and the WTPPRE. Eden calls the series their new flagship line and steps things up from their existing World Tour amps. Each of the models is loaded with the same features but differ in the power sections. The WTP900 is rated... »

  • ESP Guitars Introduces Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    ESP Guitars Introduces Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    Fusion bassist Bunny Brunel teamed up with ESP Guitars to unveil a new signature line at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. The basses comes in two models: the BB-1004/QM, which is a four-string with a See-Thru Black Sunburst, and the BB-1005FL/QM, a fretless five-string with a Burnt Orange finish. Both editions carry many of the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Rikkers Guitars Hollowline

    Bass of the Week: Rikkers Guitars Hollowline

    Based on the the company’s Powerline model, the Rikkers Guitars Hollowline is distinguished by a chambered body that makes all the difference. “Not only do [the chambers] reduce weight significantly, they also make for a remarkably resonant and transparent tonal character,” Rikkers shares on their website. Each bass is custom built to order with a... »

  • Nordstrand Introduces Alnico III Series Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Introduces Alnico III Series Bass Pickups

    Nordstrand Pickups has launched the Alnico III series of bass pickups. After introducing an Alnico III Tele pickup set, the company realized the alloy works well for bass. “[Alnico III] gives it a slightly more mellow sound,” Stewart McKinsey told us at the NAMM show. “It doesn’t have quite as much crunch to it, but... »

  • Seymour Duncan Introduces Studio Bass Compressor

    Seymour Duncan Introduces Studio Bass Compressor

    Seymour Duncan has added to their lineup of bass products with the introduction of the Studio Bass Compressor, a pedal the company says is designed to provide increased sustain, accentuated picking and evened out single-note runs. The pedal is designed for versatility while keeping things intuitive. I has Level, Attack, and Compression knobs for controlling... »

  • DOD Announces The Boneshaker Distortion Pedal

    DOD Announces The Boneshaker Distortion Pedal

    DOD is getting heavy with the new Boneshaker, a distortion pedal aimed at bass, baritone, and extended-range guitars. The circuit was designed by Black Arts Toneworks to focus on anything “heavy, loud and low.” The Boneshaker has Distortion, Depth and Level controls for dialing in the type of distortion. Its twist is a 3-band parametric... »

  • G&L Guitars Introduces Detroit Muscle Series R/T Collection LB-100 Bass

    G&L Guitars Introduces Detroit Muscle Series R/T Collection LB-100 Bass

    Continuing on last year’s Detroit Muscle Series, G&L Guitars has unveiled the R/T Collection, including an LB-100 model. The new instruments pay homage to classic muscle cars with four historic Mopar colors: Sublime Green, Go Mango, Plum Crazy, and Panther Pink. Each of the colors, which were honed for the instruments by Mitch Lanzini of... »

  • Q-Tuner Introduces Q2.0 J-Bass Pickups

    Q-Tuner Introduces Q2.0 J-Bass Pickups

    Q-Tuner has expanded their line of neodymium pickups with the Q2.0 J-bass model. Designed for use with roundwound strings, the new pickup utilizes the company’s humbucker sidewinder technology fit into a standard J-style pickup size. The pickups uses a neodymium blade for passive, noiseless operation. Q-Tuner describes their output as dynamic and exceptionally clean, with... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2015

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2015

    We discovered so much new gear at this year’s Winter NAMM show that February was filled with news from the show. (We’re still covering it too). But only 10 gear stories can make the monthly roundup list – and here is your top 10 for the month of February. 1. Ashdown Desktop B-Social Bass Amp... »