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  • Tensor Bass Introduces 4-String Model

    Tensor Bass Introduces 4-String Model

    After introducing the 5-string Tensor Bass at the Winter NAMM show this year, Tensor Inc. will be unveiling the 4-string version of their bass at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee. The bass’s design centers around the company’s Force Balance system that replaces a conventional truss rod. “The Force Balance system utilizes the string... »

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  • MJC Ironworks Launches New Bass Strings

    MJC Ironworks Launches New Bass Strings

    Michael Connolly has launched a new string company called MJC Ironworks, which the industry veteran describes as a company with “geek-like intensity to detail.” Its first products are a line of strings for bass players. The lineup includes stainless steel and nickel-plated versions in a variety of gauges. Available in 4, 5, 6, and 7-string... »

  • Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses Home

    Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses Home

    This week we’re checking out the Kristall Basses Home, a bass the German company says makes you feel like coming home at first contact. Kristall writes that each bass is made to order, but they start with “tonewoods, hardware, pickups and electronics [that] are basically ‘traditional’ and [give] direct access to proven sounds and more.”... »

  • ObsidianWire Introduces J and P Bass Wiring Upgrades

    ObsidianWire Introduces J and P Bass Wiring Upgrades

    Attention mod junkies: ObsidianWire has just unveiled a J and P-bass upgrade wiring harnesses. Utilizing solder-less connectors, the sets are designed to be drop-in replacements for American and Mexican series Fender basses. Both harnesses are built with hand selected and matched CTS pots that ObsidianWire says offers greater clarity and consistent response. Other features include... »

  • Warwick Introduces 5-String Streamer CV Bass

    Warwick Introduces 5-String Streamer CV Bass

    Warwick’s Streamer CV bass is getting a little bigger with the introduction of a five-string model to the lineup. The model, which was originally debuted in 2013, combines the company’s Streamer model with a vintage aesthetic. The Warwick Streamer CV 5 is built with a US swamp ash body matched with a one-piece maple neck... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2015

    Time for yet another GAS-inducing list of the top 10 reader favorite gear stories on No Treble. Enjoy, and thanks for reading! 1. Gruv Gear Fump Bridge Muter/Dampener Music accessory company Gruv Gear has expanded their string dampening products with the Fump, a muting device that slides over the strings against the bridge of your... »

  • Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

    Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

    Tech 21 has unveiled the VT Bass 500, a bass amp head that marries their all-analog SansAmp preamp with a 500-watt Class D power amplifier. The amp, which is adapted from the SansAmp Character Series, weighs in at 6.5 pounds. A key point to the amp’s circuitry is its Character control that alters the overall... »

  • Truetone Unveils 1 Spot Pro Power Supplies

    Truetone Unveils 1 Spot Pro Power Supplies

    Truetone has expanded their 1 Spot series of power supplies with the 1 Spot Pro line including the CS7 and CS12 models. Each of the new power bricks offer a variety of voltages with seven and twelve isolated outputs, respectively. The 1 Spot Pro CS7 features three voltage options – 9Vdc, 12VDC, and 18VDC –... »

  • Bass of the Week: Rob Allen Deep 4/5

    Bass of the Week: Rob Allen Deep 4/5

    Bass builder Rob Allen has a way with creating clean designs that are very playable pieces of art. Our bass of the week is the luthier’s Deep model, a semi-hollow body bass available in four and five-string models that features a classic f-hole. “The body starts out with 3″ thick alder stock and is surfaced... »

  • TC Electronic Expands PolyTune Series Tuners

    TC Electronic Expands PolyTune Series Tuners

    TC Electronic’s PolyTune series is getting two new models added to the lineup with the PolyTune Clip and PolyTune 2 Blacklight. Both tuners support both guitar and bass tuning with polyphonic and chromatic modes. The PolyTune Clip clips onto the headstock of your bass and automatically switches between polyphonic and chromatic tuning modes. Its display... »