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  • Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series

    Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series

    Osiamo has launched the Dr. J line of effects pedals, which the company describes as bringing reasonable prices to the “boutique” market. The series includes three stompboxes aimed at bassists: the D-55 Aerolite Comp, the D-53 Sparrow Driver & DI, and the D-52 Soloman Bass Overdrive. All of the pedals feature true bypass switching, a... »

  • Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

    Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

    Cort has announced a line of 20th Anniversary editions of their Artisan basses, including the Artisan A-Custom 20th and the Artisan B 20th. Each of the models are limited edition and come in four and five-string versions with a 20th Anniversary logo on the electronics cover plate. The Cort Artisan A-Custom 20th bass features neck-thru... »

  • Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

    Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

    After introducing the Dimension Bass as part of their Modern Player Series, Fender has revealed that the bass is now available as part of their Deluxe and American Deluxe instrument lines. Available in 4- and 5-string versions, the Fender Deluxe Dimension Bass is built with an ash body in the model’s new body shape, the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Esperanza Spalding’s South Paw Fretless 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Esperanza Spalding’s South Paw Fretless 5-String

    If you happen to follow Esperanza Spalding’s Facebook page, you might have seen from photos of her Radio Music Society summer tours that she’s wielding a slick new 5-string fretless. The bass is a South Paw, created by NYC luthier Simon Propert, and it’s one of a kind. “Each bass is custom and a little... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Announces ABM-NEO-400-RC Rackmount Head

    Ashdown Engineering Announces ABM-NEO-400-RC Rackmount Head

    Earlier this year, Ashdown introduced the ABM NEO series of bass combos and cabinets. Now the company has introduced the ABM-NEO-400-RC, a 400-watt rack-mountable head, to complement the line. Similar to the rest of the series, the new amp couples the company’s ABM EVO III preamp with a lightweight power amp. It starts with a... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces Über Spec Basses

    AC Guitars Introduces Über Spec Basses

    AC Guitars has a new line of basses dubbed the Über Spec Series – a line defined by select woods and the company’s new MC Series pickups. Built as a collaboration between Aaron Armstrong, John East, and AC Guitars’ Alan Cringean, the MC Series are Multi-Coil Pickups with two coils per string. On a 4-string... »

  • EARasers Introduces Instant Fit Musicians Earplugs

    EARasers Introduces Instant Fit Musicians Earplugs

    EARasers has a new set of earplugs for musicians which provides an instant fit to your ear. The plugs’ design features a soft medical-grade silicone that creates a “smart seal” instead of requiring impressions of your ear to be made. It also places the filter at the tip of the plug instead of the opening... »

  • Acoustic Image Introduces Flex Series Preamp and Cabinet

    Acoustic Image Introduces Flex Series Preamp and Cabinet

    Acoustic Image has announced the Flex Series, consisting of a Flex preamplifier and Flex 2×10 powered cabinet. While the set has great bass capabilities, AI created the setup to be “flexible” and work for many instruments. “Think of it as a compact PA system with excellent bass response,” the company said, “an ideal solution for... »

  • La Bella Announces RX Series Bass Strings

    La Bella Announces RX Series Bass Strings

    La Bella has introduced the RX-series of bass strings, available in Stainless Steel and Nickel-Plated Steel versions. The sets are built with a hard temper wire that’s produced from American wire mills. The strings unique round wound construction is based around a hexagonal core to prevent buzzing and offer better intonation. The company describes the... »

  • Godlyke Releases TWA GD-02 Great Divide Analog Synth Octaver

    Godlyke Releases TWA GD-02 Great Divide Analog Synth Octaver

    Godlyke has announced the release of the TWA GD-02 Great Divide Analog Synth Octaver. The pedal is a new version of the Mk. 1 Great Divide, which was introduced in 2011, but adds a dedicated clock with selectable intervals for the synth voice, a cross-modulation option for the -1 Octave function, and a Low-Pass Filter... »