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  • Radial Engineering Adds Mix-Blender to Tonebone Series

    Radial Engineering Adds Mix-Blender to Tonebone Series

    Radial Engineering’s Tonebone family has a new member called the Mix-Blender. The dual function pedal allows for mixing two instruments or effects signals together and then blend in effects like a mixing console. It works for guitar, bass or keyboards, but Radial’s Senior Tech Team Associate Ryan Juchnowski says it’s especially helpful for bass players.... »

  • 3Leaf Audio Introduces Octabvre Mini Octave Pedal

    3Leaf Audio Introduces Octabvre Mini Octave Pedal

    3Leaf Audio has introduced the Octabvre Mini, a compact version of the octave pedal developed with Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Timothy Lefebvre. The new pedal pares the controls down to Volume, Mix, and Tone knobs. “It starts with the popular Tim-tuning mod from the original and takes it further with a reworked tone knob that... »

  • Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Drakkar

    Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Drakkar

    Pete Skjold has been wowing bassists with his incredible instruments for nearly two decades. Last year he introduced a trio of new models based on his most popular body shapes, and this week we’re checking out the singlecut Drakkar bass. “The Drakkar is the modern version of the classic Whaleback,” Skjold explains on his website.... »

  • Larry Kimpel Teams with Combe-Luthier for Signature Bass

    Larry Kimpel Teams with Combe-Luthier for Signature Bass

    Bassist Larry Kimpel has teamed up with French luthier Mathieu Combe to create LK5 Signature Bass. Kimpel, a seasoned session and touring bassist, worked closely on the bass’s design. The LK5 is built with a French ash body, three-piece hard maple neck, and compound-radius maple fingerboard. The light maple and ash motif is accented by... »

  • Rock N’ Roll Relics Announces Thunders Bass

    Rock N’ Roll Relics Announces Thunders Bass

    Rock N’ Roll Relics has unveiled the Thunders Bass, a short-scale bass oozing with old school flavor. The instrument is their first set-neck bass model and comes in a variety of colors and aging. Made in the USA, the Thunders is created with a two-piece, lightweight African mahogany body, an African mahogany neck, and a... »

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  • Kyser Introduces Instrument Cleaning Wipes

    Kyser Introduces Instrument Cleaning Wipes

    Some people keep their basses dirty, standing by James Jamerson’s sentiment that the “gunk keeps the funk.” If you’re not one of those people, Kyser has introduced a new line of instrument care products to clean up your axe. The lineup includes three types of disposable wipes – String Cleaning, Polish, and Lem-Oil – to... »

  • G&L Unveils USA JB-5 Bass

    G&L Unveils USA JB-5 Bass

    G&L has been making made-in-Fullerton jazz basses for about 10 years, but they’ve now expanded the US-made line to include a five-string. The G&L JB-5 adds a low B-string with a fast neck featuring a 1.775″ nut width and slim rear profile. The bolt-on bass is built with an alder body for standard and solid... »

  • Providence Introduces Vitalizer BF VZF-1 Bass Pedal

    Providence Introduces Vitalizer BF VZF-1 Bass Pedal

    Providence has unveiled the Vitalizer BF VZF-1, an active impedance converter designed specifically for bass guitars. The compact pedal acts as a buffer to convert high impedance signal, which the company says is more likely to degrade the sound quality by picking up noise, to a low impedance signal that is less likely to be... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Adam Nitti Signature ANB306 Bass

    Ibanez Introduces Adam Nitti Signature ANB306 Bass

    After launching the Adam Nitti Signature series last year, Ibanez introduced the ANB306 model. The bass is a production model of the ANB1006, carrying many of the same features at a lower price point. “In terms of concept, you’re looking at somewhere from 80 to 90% of the specs from his custom shop bass to... »

  • Bass of the Week: Enfield Guitars Lionheart English Rose

    Bass of the Week: Enfield Guitars Lionheart English Rose

    This week we’re checking out the Enfield Guitars Lionheart English Rose, a rosewood-themed bass with tons of tonal flexibility. The UK-made bass takes the company’s Lionheart design and upgrades it with a solid rosewood neck and fingerboard for feel as well as tone. “There’s no denying the natural feel of solid rosewood. It really is... »