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  • Korg Releases TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome

    Korg Releases TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome

    Korg has introduced the TM-50 combo tuner/metronome. The latest edition of the their TM series allows for using both the tuning and metronome functions simultaneously while including a newly designed LCD needle-type meter. The TM-50’s pitch detection ranges from C1 to C8 with a tempo range of 30 to 252 beats per minute. Other features... »

  • Bass of the Week: Hofner 500/1 Vintage 1963 Violin Bass

    Bass of the Week: Hofner 500/1 Vintage 1963 Violin Bass

    In 1955, Walter Hofner came up with the idea to make a short scale bass guitar with a violin-shaped hollow body. The idea came to life the next year at the Frankfurt trade show and made its rounds, eventually landing in the hands of Beatles member Paul McCartney, who had to switch from guitar to... »

  • Hartke Introduces Limited Edition David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 Bass Amp

    Hartke Introduces Limited Edition David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 Bass Amp

    Hartke is releasing their newest combo amp, the David Ellefson Signature Combo A70 bass amp. The limited edition combo features Ellefson’s signature badge and a custom chrome grill in addition to all the features of the pre-existing A70. Built with a 12-inch aluminum bass driver, the combo is rated at 70 watts and is designed... »

  • Luminlay Introduces Vintage Series Fluorescent Position Markers

    Luminlay Introduces Vintage Series Fluorescent Position Markers

    Luminlay has introduced the Vintage Series of their luminescent position markers. Designed for on top of the fingerboard, the new inlays have a subtler color tone similar to maple and blend in better with vintage-style fingerboards, rather than most fluorescent materials that have a greenish tint. The inlays take place of your existing markers, and... »

  • Schroeder Cabinets Introduces Pyramid Line of Bass Cabinets

    Schroeder Cabinets Introduces Pyramid Line of Bass Cabinets

    Schroeder Cabinets has introduced a new line of bass cabs called the Pyramid series. Developed for bassists that have trouble hearing themselves on small stages, the long throw design helps the artist hear what they’re playing while projecting just as well to the audience. The new line includes an 800-watt 2×12, a 400-watt 1×12, and... »

  • Mono Announces “The Tick” Accessory Gig Bag

    Mono Announces “The Tick” Accessory Gig Bag

    Mono Cases has introduced the Guitar Tick, a new accessory bag that attaches to your M80 bass or guitar case. The new case adds extra space and easily clips onto newer Mono cases equipped with D-rings to allow full access to your instrument. The Tick can hold lots of extra gear with a cable strap... »

  • Nordstrand Pickups Introduces NP4V Vintage P Pickup

    Nordstrand Pickups Introduces NP4V Vintage P Pickup

    Nordstand Pickups has expanded their NP4 line with the NP4V, a P-style pickup designed to deliver old school tone. The new pickup is “made to exacting early 60’s specs”, including its vintage correct size traditional Alnico V magnets. The NP4V acts as a direct replacement and fits into nearly all P-style basses. Its split coil... »

  • Bass of the Week: Zakrzewski Exclusive

    Bass of the Week: Zakrzewski Exclusive

    Polish luthier Piotr Zakrzewski has some pretty great bass designs, including his Exclusive model. The mid-range of his three basic basses, the Exclusive is a double-cut bass with the lower horn being significantly deeper to provide easy access to the very end of the fingerboard. The Exclusive EX1 01 really caught my eye with its... »

  • TC Electronic Unveils BH250 Bass Amplifier for Summer NAMM

    TC Electronic Unveils BH250 Bass Amplifier for Summer NAMM

    With Summer NAMM just around the corner, TC Electronic has unveiled their most compact bass amplifier to date: the BH250. Weighing in at just four pounds, the Class D amplifier boasts 250-watts while packing in the company’s intelligently contoured tone controls and TonePrint among other features. The BH250’s tone controls are tailored specifically for bass.... »

  • Birdsong Guitars Introduces Corto2 Bass

    Birdsong Guitars Introduces Corto2 Bass

    In addition to their new Embrace model, Birdsong Guitars is celebrating their 8th anniversary with the introduction of the Corto2. The new bass is a take on their flagship short-scale Cortobass and features rear-routing with a pair of Kent Armstrong soapbar pickups. Other changes include a more refined body with subtle recurving. Though many options... »