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  • F Bass Enters Bass Cabinet Market With 2x10H

    F Bass Enters Bass Cabinet Market With 2x10H

    F Bass has jumped into the land of cabinets with the F Bass 2x10H Cabinet. The first of their cab series, the 2x10H was designed in cooperation Jo Bassi Engineering and Ian Taylor with an emphasis on being compact without sacrificing performance. “As bass players we’ve always favoured the sound, power and performance of conventional... »

  • Bass of the Week: Spector NS-2

    Bass of the Week: Spector NS-2

    Few basses can define a company as easily as Spector’s NS-2. Originally designed by Ned Steinberger in 1979, the company’s flagship P/J style bass provides the blueprint for many of their designs. The American-made NS-2 features neck-thru construction with a 3-piece maple neck reinforced with carbon fiber rods. Fingerboards can be pau ferro, birdseye maple,... »

  • Old School: 1964 Höfner 185 “Artist Bass”

    Old School: 1964 Höfner 185 “Artist Bass”

    Zsolt Váradi sent us this wonderful story (and video) of his equally wonderful 1964 Höfner 185 “Artist Bass”. Höfner’s “Vintage” site has this to say about the Artist Bass: Introduced in late 1962 as the main two pickup bass for the UK market, it replaced the Hofner “Solid Bass” which was actually the European market... »

  • HAO Introduces Bass Liner Preamp Pedal

    HAO Introduces Bass Liner Preamp Pedal

    Japanese boutique pedal company HAO has unveiled the Bass Liner Preamp pedal. Co-designed with Phil Jones of Phil Jones Bass, the stompbox-sized preamp offers a 5-band EQ, Level control, and an Input Gain control to suit any bass. The 5-band EQ provides 18 dB of cut/boost at 50 Hz, 160 Hz, 630 Hz, 2.5 kHz... »

  • Two Notes Audio Engineering Introduces Torpedo C.A.B.

    Two Notes Audio Engineering Introduces Torpedo C.A.B.

    Two Notes Audio Engineering has introduced the Torpedo C.A.B., a stompbox styled cab simulator designed for bass and guitar. The C.A.B. is placed after all your effects pedals in your signal chain and takes the place of an amp by plugging straight into the mixing board. Among the bass cab simulations are presets based on... »

  • Italia Introduces the Imola Bass Guitar

    Italia Introduces the Imola Bass Guitar

    Italia’s new bass, the Imola, is described as “part 60s and part 21st century.” The bass features a korina body with acoustic chambering, and an f-hole. Finish options include Black and Tobacco Sunburst. The Imola’s hard rock maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. Pickups on the bass are a pair of Wilkinson WBJs,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Nordstrand NX5

    Bass of the Week: Nordstrand NX5

    I’ll admit it – I’m a sucker for boutique top woods. That’s why I had to do a double take when I saw Nordstrand’s first NX5 Bolt-on bass guitar. Its spalted maple top and matching headstock have a gorgeous textural look with striking light and dark contrasts thanks to the spalting, which is naturally created... »

  • Alembic Unveils Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxe 5-String Bass

    Alembic Unveils Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxe 5-String Bass

    Stanley Clarke will be stretching out a bit more with the introduction of his new Alembic Signature Deluxe 5-string bass, which the company will offer in their signature series. Tuned E to C, the step from a 4- to a 5-string bass allows for playing Clarke’s songs written for tenor bass as well as everything... »

  • J. Backlund Design Introduces JBD-800B Bass Guitar

    J. Backlund Design Introduces JBD-800B Bass Guitar

    J. Backlund Design has stepped into the low end with the introduction of their first bass, the JBD-800B. Modeled after the company’s versatile JBD-800 guitar, the new 4-string bass sports three Seymour Duncan Bass Lines pickups with a 5-way pickups selector for extended tonal range. The JBD-800B features bolt-on construction with a 6-bolt maple neck... »

  • Mono Cases Introduces M80 Pedalboard Case Line

    Mono Cases Introduces M80 Pedalboard Case Line

    Continuing their summer releases, Mono Cases has introduced a new line of M80 pedalboard cases. The series includes Club, Tour and Pro sizes that fit three respective Pedaltrain pedalboards, as well as other brands. Similar to their M80 instrument cases, the new pdealboard cases are built with a water resistant Sharkskin outer shell, steel riveted... »