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  • IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD 2

    IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD 2

    IK Multimedia has updated their mobile interface with the iRig HD 2. The device, which allows you to hook your bass up to iOS devices or a computer, has a host of new features on top of its predecessor’s capabilities. It now offers 96kHz digital audio with 24-bit A/D conversion. Similar to the original iRig... »

  • Mojo Hand FX Goes Retro With The Wonder Filter Envelope Pedal

    Mojo Hand FX Goes Retro With The Wonder Filter Envelope Pedal

    Mojo Hand FX has introduced the Wonder Filter Envelope, an effects pedal inspired by a ’70s classic with modern updates. The Wonder Filter is fully analog, true bypass, and hand-assembled in the United States. Its controls include Peak and Gain as well as Range and Drive switches found on the original. The original features include... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Unveils Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Unveils Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix has made a bass version of their Small Clone chorus pedal called the Bass Clone. While the core circuitry is nearly identical to the original, the new pedal has been tweaked to add special features for bassists. Most notably it allows for more control over the affected parts of the signal. Besides Depth and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bassart Guitars Phönix

    Bass of the Week: Bassart Guitars Phönix

    The Bassart Guitars Phönix is a handmade bass from Braunschweig, Germany created by master luthier Matthias Meyer. This week we’re checking out a Phönix (German for Phoenix) in a dazzling blue sparkle finish. It’s built with a curly maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and an alder body, although the model can also be built with a... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2016

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2016

    September is in the books, so it is time to look back at the most popular gear stories for the month. Here are the top 10 most read bass gear stories, as voted by reader views. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Gibson 2017 EB Bass T Model Gibson has unveiled their 2017 instrument... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Announces Big J-Blades

    Nordstrand Pickups Announces Big J-Blades

    Nordstrand Pickups has announced the Big J-Blade, a jazz-style single coil pickup that’s built with a continuous sensing blade. The new model will come in two versions with different winds to provide two unique tones. “One wind provides a ‘warm and wooly’ tone, while an alternate wind provides a ‘clean and clear’ tone,” the company... »

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  • Bass of the Week: J Ferro Basses Escalon

    Bass of the Week: J Ferro Basses Escalon

    This week we’re checking out the J Ferro Escalon bass. The model is part of a new series created by industry veteran Jose Ferro, who spent 17 years as Executive Vice President of ESP Guitars. Available in four- and five-string versions, the Escalon features neck-through construction with a five-piece maple and mahogany neck matched to... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Launches Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

    Darkglass Electronics Launches Microtubes 900 Bass Amp

    After showing a prototype at the NAMM Show this year, Darkglass Electronics is now shipping their first bass amplifier. The Microtubes 900 offers several upgrades from the prototype including extra power and an intuitive footswitch. Its design includes an all-analog preamplifier matched to a Class D Power module that dishes out 900 watts. Darkglass explains... »

  • Fender Introduces T-Bucket 300E Bass

    Fender Introduces T-Bucket 300E Bass

    Fender has revamped their T-Bucket series for 2016, including the introduction of the 300E Bass. The medium-scale, acoustic-electric bass is fitted with a Fishman Isys III pickup system. It comes complete with an active preamp and built-in tuner as well as volume and tone controls. The T-Bucket 300E Bass is constructed with mahogany back and... »

  • Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition SR Premium Bass

    Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition SR Premium Bass

    Ibanez is making a special run of heir SR Premium bass for 2016. The SR5SMLTD Premium is a five-string model that will sport a spalted maple top, birdseye maple fingerboard, and birdseye maple pickup covers to exude what the company calls a rare exotic charm. As a member of the Premium line, the bass carries... »