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  • Malekko Introduces Justin Meldal-Johnsen Signature Diabolik Fuzz Pedal

    Malekko Introduces Justin Meldal-Johnsen Signature Diabolik Fuzz Pedal

    Malekko Heavy Industry has introduced the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Signature Diabolik harmonic analog fuzz pedal. The pedal is based on the Malekko’s B:assmaster circuit but is housed in a more compact chassis. Diabolik features a preset harmonic spectrum setting that the company says gives “crisp octave overtones and a very aggressive tone setting.” Its controls include... »

  • Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

    Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

    Guild is reviving the M-85 with two new models this year: the Newark St. Collection M-85 bass and the GSR M-85 II bass. Each of the instruments is a take on the vintage bass, which was the companion to the Guild M-75 Aristocrat guitar. Guild Newark St. Collection M-85 Bass The Newark St. M-85 is... »

  • ESP To Unveil E-II Series Basses at NAMM

    ESP To Unveil E-II Series Basses at NAMM

    ESP will be unveiling the first batch of products from their new US factory at NAMM this year. The instruments will be part of the new E-II series and will be built in North Hollywood, California. Among the new basses will be the ESP E-II AP-4 and AP-5 models. Each of the four and five-sting... »

  • Bass of the Week: Jimmy Haslip’s “Gabriella Rose” Bass by Wyn Guitars

    Bass of the Week: Jimmy Haslip’s “Gabriella Rose” Bass by Wyn Guitars

    The best basses come with great stories. Jimmy Haslip’s six-string bass from Wyn Guitars, called “Gabriela Rose,” is a great example. Wyn Guitars luthier Randy Fullmer recounts the whole process on his website. “It’s a luthier’s dream to make an instrument for an artist with the stature and playing chops of Jimmy Haslip,” Fullmer humbly... »

  • Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass

    Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass

    Jeff Berlin has teamed up with Cort for a new signature bass for 2014. Dubbed the RITHIMIC, the model features an alder body with a striking padouk and spalted maple top with a matching spalted headstock. Its hard rock maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The bass is set up to Berlin’s liking... »

  • Mod Kits DIY Introduces Wahtz Wah Pedal Kit

    Mod Kits DIY Introduces Wahtz Wah Pedal Kit

    For all the do-it-yourselfers, Mod Kits DIY has introduced the Wahtz Wah Pedal Kit. The kit comes with all the pieces and instructions to build the effects pedal. The company says the Wahtz Wah Pedal kit creates a pedal with a classic wah tone “with a hint of extra bite and growl.” It features true... »

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  • Carvin Introduces BX700 Bass Amplifier

    Carvin Introduces BX700 Bass Amplifier

    Carvin has announced the BX700, an evolved version of their BX500 bass amplifier. The new head unit combines a Class A preamp with a Class D power section rated up to 700 watts at two ohms. Remodeled in a red-faced chassis, the BX700’s controls include three EQ sections. The Contour knob controls an adjustable preset... »

  • Schecter Unveils Session Series Basses

    Schecter Unveils Session Series Basses

    Schecter has introduced the Session series of basses, which they describe as combining “no frills looks with high end electronics.” The series includes four and five string basses in the company’s Stiletto and Riot body styles. Each of the models features a contoured swamp ash body and 6-bolt Canadian Maple neck. The 24-fret maple fingerboard... »

  • Bass of the Week: Zoov Guitars Classic 5 Fretless

    Bass of the Week: Zoov Guitars Classic 5 Fretless

    This week we check out the Classic 5 String Bass from Zoov Guitars, a custom shop based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While each bass is made to order by luthier Nicholas Lacroix, this particular fretless version really stands out for its beauty and attention to detail. The bass has a beautiful assortment of woods. Its... »

  • Aguilar Announces AG 4M and 5M Music Man Style Bass Pickups

    Aguilar Announces AG 4M and 5M Music Man Style Bass Pickups

    Aguilar has expanded their pickup line with the AG 4M and AG 5M Music Man-Style bass pickups. The humbuckers were designed to recreate the classic Stingray tone while enhancing string-to-string balance, consistency, and harmonic content. They fit as a direct replacement for basses with this style pickup. The company says the pickups are wired in... »