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  • Old School: 1967 Fender Mustang Bass

    Old School: 1967 Fender Mustang Bass

    Bassist John Flynn shares his 1967 Fender Mustang bass with us, along with the story behind it. Fender offers up the background on the history of the bass on their website: Mustang Bass (1966-1981, 2002-). The first truly successful Fender bass that didn’t say “Precision” or “Jazz” on the headstock was 1966’s Mustang Bass. Leo... »

  • Overture Guitars Introduces Timothy Gaines Signature “TG” Stronghold Bass

    Overture Guitars Introduces Timothy Gaines Signature “TG” Stronghold Bass

    Overture Guitars has made a pretty rad signature bass for Timothy Gaines of Stryper. The “TG” Stronghold sports a poplar body with a Yellow Relic paint scheme hand-painted by artist Tim Beck. As each is done individually, every bass has a little different paint scheme and is unique to itself. The bass’s maple neck is... »

  • Stomp Under Foot Releases Dirty Rooster Fuzz Pedal

    Stomp Under Foot Releases Dirty Rooster Fuzz Pedal

    Stomp Under Foot has unveiled the Dirty Rooster, a new pedal inspired by the Jumbo Tonebender. Designed for both bass and guitar, the straight-ahead pedal has Volume, Sustain, and Tone controls for dialing in your sound. “The gain borders on smooth but leans a bit more to a gritty sound and it has a full... »

  • Carl Martin Introduces Bass Drive Pedal

    Carl Martin Introduces Bass Drive Pedal

    Carl Martin has unveiled their new Bass Drive pedal, which the company says has been in the works for several years. Built in Denmark, the pedal employs a 12AX7 in the circuit for classic tube tone growl as well as fatness and extra sustain. Besides the Level and Gain controls, the Bass Drive has a... »

  • Source Audio Now Shipping Dual Expression Pedal

    Source Audio Now Shipping Dual Expression Pedal

    Source Audio is now shipping their new Dual Expression Pedal. The utility pedal, which has dual TRS outputs so you can control two other effects simultaneously, works universally with any effects unit that has a TRS expression input. Output 2 has a Range Adjust control that adjusts the range of expression signal. Additionally, the new... »

  • Decibel Eleven Introduces Hot Stone Series Power Supplies

    Decibel Eleven Introduces Hot Stone Series Power Supplies

    Decibel Eleven has introduced the DB-11 Hot Stone series of DC power supplies, consisting of the SM, HC, and Deluxe models. Each of the power supplies have short circuit protected isolated outputs, which eliminates hum and interaction between your pedals. Other common features include toroidal transformers with additional magnetic shielding, 2mm steel chassis, and five... »

  • Bass of the Week: Burns Nu-Sonic

    Bass of the Week: Burns Nu-Sonic

    Originally introduced in 1964, the Burns Nu-Sonic was the follow-up to the original Burns bass design. Famously, the Nu-Sonic was used by George Harrison of the Beatles to record the bass line to “Rain”. The company reissued the Nu-Sonic after the brand was reintroduced in 1992. The short-scale bolt-on bass is built with a basswood... »

  • Warwick Updates RockBass Corvette Basic Line of Basses

    Warwick Updates RockBass Corvette Basic Line of Basses

    Warwick’s Corvette Basic lines include three new editions this year with the introduction of a short-scale 4-string, a medium-scale 4-string and an active 6-string bass. These basses are part of the company’s low cost instruments and are made in China. The Corvette Basic Short Scale bass is a 30¾˝ scale bass, the medium scale is... »

  • Lava Cable Launches Second Generation Clear Connect Cables

    Lava Cable Launches Second Generation Clear Connect Cables

    Lava Cable has introduced the second generation of their Clear Connect instrument cable. The Clear Connect II offers solder-free Pure Plugs by Abbatron and Clear Connect Technology, wherein the connectors are high-pressure crimped onto the cable. This results in a purer signal path. The Lava Cable Clear Connect cables are available in sizes from 6... »

  • Gallien-Krueger Announces MB Fusion 800 Bass Amplifier

    Gallien-Krueger Announces MB Fusion 800 Bass Amplifier

    Gallien-Krueger has expanded its MB series bass amplifiers with the MB Fusion 800, an 800-watt amp that brings together an all tube preamp and a digital power amp. Similar to the rest of the line, the MB Fusion 800 is built with an aluminum chassis and is sized to fit in a gig bag for... »