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  • Bass of the Week: Ibanez BTB776PB

    Bass of the Week: Ibanez BTB776PB

    This week we look at the Ibanez BTB776PB, a six-string bass featuring a hot poplar burl top. Ibanez created the BTB line to create a boutique feel by implementing the same concepts without the boutique price. The line, including the BTB776PB, features a 35˝ scale, select body materials, neck-thru construction, and deep cutaways. The BTB... »

  • Dunlop Releases MXR M83 Bass Chorus Deluxe

    Dunlop Releases MXR M83 Bass Chorus Deluxe

    Dunlop’s new chorus pedal is described by the company as “powered by pure analog bucket-brigade technology”. The MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe includes top-mounted Flanger and X-Over buttons with LED status indicators. The pedal’s “X-Over Mode” offers up decreased modulation in the lower frequencies, designed for optimal results when playing upper register chords and lines and... »

  • EBS Announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal

    EBS Announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal

    EBS will be debuting their latest offering for bassists at next week’s NAMM Show, the Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal. Designed along with the bassist himself, the new pedal mixes clean and distorted signals together to preserve low frequencies to “find balance between distortion and definition.” “This pedal is a distillate of several important principles... »

  • TC Electronic Announces Ditto Looper Pedal

    TC Electronic Announces Ditto Looper Pedal

    TC Electronic is getting back to the basics with the Ditto Looper, a looping pedal that keeps things simple with only a footswitch and a level control. The Ditto allows for five minutes of looping with unlimited overdubs to create full arrangements. All the magic is in the footswitch: press once to record, then press... »

  • Fender Unveils Pawn Shop Bass VI and Mustang Bass Models

    Fender Unveils Pawn Shop Bass VI and Mustang Bass Models

    Fender has announced four new models in the company’s eccentric Pawn Shop series, one they describe as “guitars that never were but should have been.” The new lineup includes two basses: The Pawn Shop Bass VI and the Pawn Shop Mustang Bass. Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI Originally produced from 1961 to 1975, the Fender... »

  • T-Rex Effects to Debut Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus at 2013 NAMM Show

    T-Rex Effects to Debut Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus at 2013 NAMM Show

    T-Rex Effects has updated their Sweeper 2 bass chorus pedal with easier-to-read graphics and a new algorithm that the company says gives a warmer and more vintage sounding effect no matter what depth or rate the pedal is set at. The Sweeper 2 is designed to be intuitive with Depth, Volume, and Rate controls. Though... »

  • Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Flow Bass

    Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Flow Bass

    The Emerald Guitars Flow Bass is quite a unique instrument. The body is built with a singular exoskeleton made of carbon fiber that’s then filled with the company’s “acoustic tone compound,” which they say can be tailored to create different fundamental tones just like different tone woods. “Our specially developed compound contains tiny air pockets... »

  • N-Audio Introduces Powerbox Mk2 Stompbox Power Supply

    N-Audio Introduces Powerbox Mk2 Stompbox Power Supply

    N-Audio has unveiled the Powerbox Mk2, an isolated and filtered stompbox power supply. The new tool is based on a quality transformer with a reduced flux density and 5 independent isolated output groups that reduce noise and group loop issues. The Mk2 has ten outputs: four with 9 or 12 volts and up to 500mA,... »

  • Port City Amplification Introduces Orleans All Tube Bass Preamp

    Port City Amplification Introduces Orleans All Tube Bass Preamp

    Port City Amplification has entered the world of bass preamps with the Orleans model, an all tube preamp housed in a rack-mountable unit. The sleek unit offers Treble, Middle, and Bass tone controls as well as a Thick switch that provides extra tone shaping in the low frequencies. Handmade in North Carolina, the Orleans features... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December

    Here’s the top 10 most popular bass gear stories on No Treble for the month of December, 2012. As always, this is based on reader views and sharing. Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting! 1. Warwick Introduces Corvette $$ NT Special Edition 68 Bass Warwick has unveiled the Corvette $$ NT Special Edition 68, a... »