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  • Bass of the Week: R.Hyde Guitars Soul Machine

    Bass of the Week: R.Hyde Guitars Soul Machine

    This week we check out the R.Hyde Guitars Soul Machine, an instrument Ryan Hyde calls a blend of traditional and modern values. Hyde honed his skills in Ken Smith’s shop before starting his own in Philadelphia. “The Soul Machine is meant to be a work horse instrument of the highest caliber,” he states. “It exudes... »

  • Megatar Relaunches with Redesigned 12-string Extended Range Bass

    Megatar Relaunches with Redesigned 12-string Extended Range Bass

    Megatar Touchstyle Basses has been reborn with a change in ownership and the launch of redesigned instruments, including the Megatar 12-string extended-range bass. Optimized for two-handing tapping, the Megatar’s strings are divided into two sets with space in between to eliminate crosstalk. The first half is strung like a six-string bass tuned BEADGC, while the... »

  • Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

    Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

    Punk bass icon Dee Dee Ramone will have his legacy honored with a new signature Precision bass from Fender. The new model, which is based on the bass he used with Ramones, will debut at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition” in New York City’s Chelsea Hotel from December 10th to January 1st. “Punk bass starts... »

  • Bass of the Week: SiC Instruments Madness 6-String Fretless

    Bass of the Week: SiC Instruments Madness 6-String Fretless

    We get a lot of great basses shown to us on our Facebook page, but when Italian luthier Simone Calabrese sent a picture of his SiC Instruments Madness 6, I needed more. The combination of its poplar burl top and gorgeous green satin nitro finish makes this bass mesmerizing. Built with neck-through construction, the bass’s... »

  • Korg Introduces PitchHawk G-2 Clip-On Tuner

    Korg Introduces PitchHawk G-2 Clip-On Tuner

    Korg has updated their PitchHawk clip-on tuner series with the PitchHawk G-2 for bass and guitar. The tuner now has a high-contrast color LCD display for better visibility while its frame has been slimmed down. The PitchHawk G-2 has dedicated guitar and bass tuning modes with flat and capo settings for alternate tunings. It also... »

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  • N-Audio Announces Powerbox Mk2 Pro Power Supply

    N-Audio Announces Powerbox Mk2 Pro Power Supply

    N-Audio has introduced the Powerbox Mk2 Pro stompbox power supply. Available for European or worldwide voltages, the unit features twelve individually separated power outputs with multiple output voltage options. The Powerbox Mk2 Pro adds to their original Powerbox Mk2 with two more high current AC outputs. It has four outputs rated for either 9 or... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass

    AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass

    Scottish bass company AC Guitars has unveiled the Krell E Type singlecut model, a riff on company’s Krell bass. Designed with Ewan Beck, the bass is denoted by a swamp ash body topped with a flame maple top and a Faded Black finish. The bass is built with bolt-on construction with a 5-piece purpleheart, wenge,... »

  • Aguilar Unveils Limited Edition SL112 in Bass “Cabernet”

    Aguilar Unveils Limited Edition SL112 in Bass “Cabernet”

    Aguilar Amplification has announced a limited edition of their SL 112 bass cabinet for 2015. Limited to 250 units, the cab will have a “Bass Cabernet” color finish as well as a limited edition label for the crossover. The Bass Cabernet SL 112 will retain the features of the SL series with a lightweight design... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Releases BigHead Bass Headphone Amplifier

    Phil Jones Bass Releases BigHead Bass Headphone Amplifier

    Phil Jones Bass is now shipping the BigHead, a compact mobile headphone amp designed for bass players. While its primary function is as a bass headphone amplifier, the BigHead has an analog to digital converter and USB connectivity for use as a recording interface. The device’s front panel has two dual function knobs. The first... »

  • Bergantino Unveils CN210 Bass Cabinet

    Bergantino Unveils CN210 Bass Cabinet

    After introducing the lightweight CN Series last year, Bergantino Audio Systems has added a 2×10 cabinet configuration to the lineup. The CN210 is rated at 400 watts RMS while weighing in at only 34 pounds. Bergantino achieves a lighter weight by constructing the cabinet with a light poplar plywood to reduce weight while employing a... »