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  • Bass of the Week: De Gier BeBop

    Bass of the Week: De Gier BeBop

    There are lots of interpretations of the old J-bass, but one that strikes me most is the BeBop made by Dutch boutique shop De Gier. It offers a little more in the curves department with subtle tweaks to set itself apart from the classic design. Available in 4- or 5-string versions, the De Gier BeBop... »

  • Lava Cable Introduces Grab N’ Go Configurable Pedal Board System

    Lava Cable Introduces Grab N’ Go Configurable Pedal Board System

    Lava Cable has introduced a new version of their Configurable Pedal Board System called the Lava Grab N’ Go. Built from specially formulated ABS, the board is made up of several pieces that lock together and are secured to form-fitting ABS base plates with machine screws and locking nuts for stability. The board is available... »

  • Gear Review: Vigier Arpege IV Bass

    Gear Review: Vigier Arpege IV Bass

    In 1978, Patrice Vigier set out to become an independent luthier of guitars and basses, and Vigier Guitars was born. Thirty-four years later, the Vigier is still going strong. We got our hands on the company’s Arpege IV bass, and took it for a test drive. The Arpege IV is a lovely sounding four string... »

  • Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces Heliotropic Stompbox

    Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces Heliotropic Stompbox

    Fuzzrocious has just introduced the Heliotropic, a new pedal that combines a modified big muff circuit and preamp. The new stompbox was inspired by a song of the same name by the band Failure. “Failure coaxed some amazing and unique sounds out of their instruments,” Fuzzrocious builder Ryan Ratajski stated. “I have been chasing those... »

  • Kauer Guitars Introduces Daylighter Bass

    Kauer Guitars Introduces Daylighter Bass

    California-based Kauer Guitars has introduced the Daylighter Bass, modeled after their popular series of guitars by the same name. With several feature options, the company says the bass can cover ground from “classic Motown vibe straight through the most aggressive modern bass tones.” The Daylighter’s body is made of Spanish Cedar and is available in... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bassline Worp

    Bass of the Week: Bassline Worp

    In experimenting with neck designs, German luthier Rüdiger Ziesemann was looking for a way to improve sustain in his Bassline brand designs. He came up with a radical neck profile with extended mass and a groove on the back for your thumb. The concept was first introduced into his electric upright model called the Universal,... »

  • Sonuus Set to Ship Wahoo Dual Analog Filter Pedal

    Sonuus Set to Ship Wahoo Dual Analog Filter Pedal

    Sonuus is now accepting pre-orders for The Wahoo, a dual analog filter stomp box. The pedal, which was introduced at Winter NAMM 2012, allows for each filter to be configured as low-pass or band-pass and independently in wah, envelope, LFO, and pitch-tracking modes. Among the pedal’s innovations is a pedal sensor that the company says... »

  • On-Stage Stands Introduces SM7312W Conductor Stand

    On-Stage Stands Introduces SM7312W Conductor Stand

    On-Stage Stands has released the SM7312W conductor stand, featuring an oversized solid wood back plate measuring 13.5 inches by 22 inches. The new music stand is three inches wider than typical designs and has a two-inch return lip, which the company explains accommodates large music books with extra room for accessories like metronomes and pencils.... »

  • Schecter Unveils Sean Yseult Signature Casket Bass

    Schecter Unveils Sean Yseult Signature Casket Bass

    Sean Yseult now has her own signature casket bass from Schecter Guitars. The new coffin-shaped axe is based on the bass she designed for White Zombie’s AstroCreep tour in 1994, which led up to the release of AstroCreep: 2000. The bass features a mahogany body and 3-piece mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard. Inlays on... »

  • Intellitouch Releases Freedom One Digital Wireless System

    Intellitouch Releases Freedom One Digital Wireless System

    Intellitouch has introduced the Freedom One, a digital wireless system for bass and guitar that provides a 24-bit digital wireless link between your axe and your rig. The system is comprised of two components: a wireless transmitter that plugs into your instrument and a pedal tuner that also acts as the receiver. The pedal can... »