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  • Epifani Introduces AL Series Aluminum Combos and Cabinets at NAMM

    Epifani Introduces AL Series Aluminum Combos and Cabinets at NAMM

    Epifani has announced the AL combo and speaker line, utilizing hybrid aluminum enclosures. The new models have a pure aluminum shell paired with wood front and rear baffles, with the combos containing the company’s Piccolo 600 amplifier and DIST speaker technology. DIST allows for the combos to run at 4 ohms on their own and... »

  • Dean Introduces Updated Ashley Purdy Signature Basses

    Dean Introduces Updated Ashley Purdy Signature Basses

    Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy had a new pair of Dean Signature basses debut at the NAMM show this year, with the Spire “War Paint” and Cadi “Outlaw” models. Co-designed by the bassist and the company, the basses are revamps of the existing models, with special graphics added to suit Purdy’s style. When Purdy... »

  • Dunlop’s MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe Debuts At NAMM

    Dunlop’s MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe Debuts At NAMM

    New for 2012 from Jim Dunlop is the MXR M84 Bass Fuzz Deluxe, a stompbox with “vintage fuzz modified for the modern bassist.” In addition to the Tone and Fuzz knobs, the new pedal features both dry and wet controls for dialing in the perfect mix without losing any low end. The Bass Fuzz Deluxe... »

  • Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

    Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

    Eric Czar’s Signature bass from Adamovic is a thing of beauty. With a monstrous 7-strings and 30 frets, the instrument gives Czar an incredible range. Strung E to A#, bass was designed between Czar and Nikola Adamovic to allow for easy chord playing and fast tapping while combining “the unique voices and timbres of a... »

  • Ibanez Unveils Gerald Veasley Signature GVB36 Bass Guitar

    Ibanez Unveils Gerald Veasley Signature GVB36 Bass Guitar

    In 2010, Ibanez unveiled the Gerald Veasley Signature GVB1006 Bass. Built by the company’s master luthiers in Japan, it comes with a price point that not everyone can reach. For 2012, Ibanez has introduced the GVB36, which shares many of the same attributes while making it more affordable. Similar to the 1006, the GVB36 is... »

  • Genz Benz Introduces Focus LT Series Bass Cabinets

    Genz Benz Introduces Focus LT Series Bass Cabinets

    Genz Benz expanded their cabinet offerings with the introduction of the Focus LT series at NAMM this year. The lineup includes a 1×12, a 2×10, a 1×15, and a 4×10. Designed to be compact and high-powered, the Focus LT series have a smaller stage footprint to save space during performances. Each of the cabinets carries... »

  • Boulder Creek Introduces JB and RB Series Electric Basses

    Boulder Creek Introduces JB and RB Series Electric Basses

    Boulder Creek launched two new lines of electric basses at NAMM this year with the JB and RD series. The two models are aimed at jazz and rock styles, respectively. This new line of solid body basses is a first for Boulder Creek, who is known for their acoustic basses. Available in 4-string, 5-string and... »

  • Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson unveiled two new Dave Ellefson signature basses at the NAMM show last month. The basses are part of Jackson’s X-Series and are offered in two models: the David Ellefson CB-X 4-string and the David Ellefson CB-XV 5-string. The CB-X is a four-string with dual humbucking EMG pickups with an alder Concert Bass body. The... »

  • Hipshot Products Unveils FreeRange Xtender for Upright Bass

    Hipshot Products Unveils FreeRange Xtender for Upright Bass

    Hardware manufacturer Hipshot unveiled an interesting product aimed at double bassists called the FreeRange Xtender at NAMM this year. The new gadget allows you to quickly change the tuning of an upright bass string at the switch of a lever, and lets you drop down as far as a low A. Using several together can... »

  • Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

    Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

    Kala increased their U-Bass lineup with the addition of five new models of the 21″ scale basses. The new models include Sunburst, Gloss Black, Solid Spruce Top HH (Hutch Hutchinson Model), Spalted Maple, and Exotic Mahogany. The Sunburst, Gloss Black, and Solid Spruce Top HH basses all feature solid spruce tops with mahogany back and... »