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  • Bass of the Week: Bonobo Guitars Double Neck Headless Bass

    Bass of the Week: Bonobo Guitars Double Neck Headless Bass

    As I’ve said many timed before, Facebook is a great tool for discovering awesome instruments. I saw bassist Roey Haviv’s quick demo of his new double-neck headless bass from Bonobo Guitars while scrolling through my feed and my jaw dropped. With one fretless neck and one fretted neck, the bass is made for versatility. It’s... »

  • ESP Adds Fretless and 5-String Basses to LTD Thinline Series

    ESP Adds Fretless and 5-String Basses to LTD Thinline Series

    ESP expanded their Thinline acoustic bass series this year with the TL-4Z Fretless and the TL-5SM. The models are four- and five-string basses, respectively, that feature modern aesthetic with exotic tops. The TL-4Z Fretless carries the same features of the TL-4Z in a fretless format. Its body is built with chambered mahogany and topped by... »

  • Biltworth Launches with BW-1 Effects Pedal

    Biltworth Launches with BW-1 Effects Pedal

    A new pedal company called Biltworth has launched its first product called the BW-1, a multi-effects unit for bass and guitar. It features three effects – overdrive, delay, and reverb – that are cascaded in series with separate controls and footswitches for each. The Drive section has Volume, Gain, and Tone controls that Biltworth says... »

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  • Mooer Audio Introduces Tender Octaver Pro Pedal

    Mooer Audio Introduces Tender Octaver Pro Pedal

    Mooer Audio has beefed up their Tender Octaver pedal with a Pro version. The polyphonic harmony pedal now has two synthesized harmony voices: one upper and one lower. Each has independent volume, tone, and pitch controls, with the pitch control allowing for any harmony to be created between unity and octave. The Tender Octaver Pro... »

  • Positive Grid Introduces BIAS Modulation Pedal

    Positive Grid Introduces BIAS Modulation Pedal

    Positive Grid has expanded their pedal range with the BIAS Modulation. The standalone pedal has nine built-in effects – Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger, Rotary, Phaser, Tremolo, Pan, RingMod and Autoswell – that can be mixed and matched to create unique sounds. It has intensity, depth, and rate controls as well as tap tempo and LFO controls... »

  • ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

    ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

    Anthrax’s Frank Bello teamed up with ESP again this year to create a new signature bass, resulting in the custom shop Frank Bello J-4 and the LTD Series FB-J4. Each bass is a take on a classic P/J design in a sleek black color scheme with red accents. The custom shop version is crafted one... »

  • Bass of the Week: Hannah Mayne Gamba Bass

    Bass of the Week: Hannah Mayne Gamba Bass

    I love the elegance of the double bass, especially this gorgeous Gamba model built by Hannah Mayne. Inspired by an 18th-century Italian bass, it’s crafted with Bosnian maple for the back, sides, and neck with an Engelmann spruce top. “I modified the original outline of the bass, along with the dimensions, making it my own... »

  • Italia Guitars Unveils the Maranello Cavo Bass

    Italia Guitars Unveils the Maranello Cavo Bass

    Italia Guitars unveiled a handful of new instruments at Musikmesse this year including the Maranello Cavo Bass. The short-scale, semi-hollow four-stringer is described as “packing an enormous punch in a very comfortable package.” Available in Racing Green and Translucent Cocoa colors, the retro-styled bass is built with a chambered mahogany body complete with the company’s... »

  • Ibanez Adds to SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez Adds to SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez freshened up their SR Premium line with two new finishes for 2017. The SR1400-MLG and the SR1405E-GWH are the first in the series to feature gloss finishes and come in Mojito Lime Green and Glacial White, respectively. Each model is built in the company’s premium factory with a mahogany body, figured maple top, five-piece... »

  • Bogner Introduces the Lyndhurst Compressor Pedal

    Bogner Introduces the Lyndhurst Compressor Pedal

    Amp designer Reinhold Bogner recently unveiled a series of effects pedals, and now he’s added to it with the Lyndhurst Compressor. The pedal was born from a collaboration with Bogner and legendary electronics engineer Rupert Neve to give the sounds of vintage mixing boards into your pedalboard. “The Lyndhurst compressor combines the best of both... »