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  • Barefaced Bass Cabinets Unleashes Generation 3 Cabinets

    Barefaced Bass Cabinets Unleashes Generation 3 Cabinets

    English bass amplification company Barefaced Audio has announced their new Generation 3 series of cabinets including revamps of their flagship Big Baby II and Big Twin II cabinets. Both models have been updated with new drivers, hardware and construction. “The key is our new custom 12XN550 speaker driver, which has taken over two years to... »

  • Bass of the Week: Fibenare Guitars Globe Bass

    Bass of the Week: Fibenare Guitars Globe Bass

    This week we check out the Globe Bass from the bass builders at Fibernare. The Hungarian company was created by brothers Attila, Csaba, and Arpad Benedek who didn’t have access to the guitars they wanted when they were younger and Hungary was behind the iron curtain. The brothers decided to build their own, and continually... »

  • Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

    Peavey Announces MiniMax and MiniMega Compact Bass Amplifier Heads

    Peavey announced a pair of new compact bass heads at NAMM this year with the MiniMax and the MiniMega. The amps are rated at 400 and 1000 watts, respectively, and weigh in at five and eight pounds. The 400-watt MiniMax’s preamp is loaded with a 3-band EQ accented by Punch, Mid-shift, and Bright controls for... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD RB Series Design with Rocco Prestia

    ESP Introduces LTD RB Series Design with Rocco Prestia

    ESP has introduced the RB Series of basses to their LTD line. Designed over the course of a year with Tower of Power’s Rocco Prestia, the bass is built to offer tonal flexibility. The RB comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions in either Natural or Honey Natural finishes. Each bass is fitted with Aguilar... »

  • Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

    Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

    Ever wanted to mix and match your favorite parts of a Fender? Now you can with the company’s new American Design Experience. Originally introduced in 2011 at the Fender Visitor Center in Corona, California, the direct-to-consumer program now has an online presence to allow you to customize your own instrument via an online configurator tool.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

    Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

    Nearly every bassist loves to plan out their dream bass, and a lucky few get to see that dream come to fruition. This week we check out a beautiful Warwick Custom Shop Infinity that Job for a Cowboy/Cephalic Carnage bassist Nick Schendzielos pieced together. Based on the company’s Infinity body shape, Schendzielos picked out every... »

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  • Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

    Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

    Ashdown Engineering unveiled a new range of amplifiers in their Rootmaster Series at this year’s NAMM Show. The lineup includes two bass heads, five speaker cabinets, and three combo amplifiers offered at an affordable price. The Rootmaster amplifiers and combos come in either 220 or 420 watts with the combos offering 1×15″, 2×10″, and 1×12″... »

  • Ampeg Revamps BA Series Bass Combo Amps

    Ampeg Revamps BA Series Bass Combo Amps

    Ampeg’s iconic BA series of bass combos is getting a facelift this year, the company announced for Musikmesse 2014. The lineup has been completely re-envisioned with new versions for the BA-108, BA-110, BA-112, BA-115 and BA-210 models. Each of the models now has front-facing controls and a true sixty degree monitoring angle so they can... »

  • Baer Amplification’s New Valkyrie Bass Amp Now Available

    Baer Amplification’s New Valkyrie Bass Amp Now Available

    Baer Amplification is now shipping the Valkyrie, an 850-watt bass amplifier featuring the company’s Trans-Hybrid Preamp. The Valkyrie’s solid state preamp sounds rich without adding much coloration while the amp’s tube hybrid preamp adds more personality with more harmonic overtones and growl. The two sections are switched as easily as the push of a button.... »

  • Dean Reintroduces Stylist Cabbie Bass

    Dean Reintroduces Stylist Cabbie Bass

    After discontinuing the model in 2007, Dean has reintroduced the Stylist Cabbie Bass. The outlandish semi-hollow bass stands out with a yellow top and a black and white checkerboard design on the back and sides. The 4-string bass features a 32″ scale. Its maple neck sports a “C”-shape profile and is topped with a rosewood... »