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Korg USA Acquires Spector Basses
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Korg USA Acquires Spector Basses

Korg USA has acquired Spector Bass Company, the former has announced. Korg, which has been managing the bass company's import bass distribution since 2015, says they will be able to help bolster the company's expansion.

Korg Announces MA-2 Metronome
Accessories & Strings

Korg Announces MA-2 Metronome

Korg has expanded their line of metronomes with the MA-2, a compact card-type device that builds upon their MA-1 model. The new unit has an improved display, a louder sound, and new functions like a timer mode. Available in blue/black or black/red color schemes, the MA-2 has a tempo range of 30 bpm to 252 bpm. It allows for different...

Korg Unveils Bass-Specific Clip-On Tuner
Accessories & Strings

Korg Unveils Bass-Specific Clip-On Tuner

Clip-on tuners are notorious for being iffy on the bass, but now Korg has released one specifically for us. The AW-LT100B is a clip-on tuner dedicated to bass instruments with enhanced sensitivity for detecting the low-frequency range. “It uses a chromatic mode with dedicated circuitry that boosts the detection sensitivity in the ultra-low range below 100 Hz,” Korg explains. “The...

Korg Introduces Sledgehammer Custom 100 Clip-On Tuner
Accessories & Strings

Korg Introduces Sledgehammer Custom 100 Clip-On Tuner

After introducing the Custom Shop Series of tuners this year, Korg has added to the lineup with the Sledgehammer Custom 100 clip-on tuner. The tuner offers tuning accuracy of ±0.1 cents and works with both bass and guitar. It’s powered by a single AAA battery, which provides about 100 hours of use before needing replacement. The Sledgehammer clips on and...

Korg Introduces Custom Shop Tuner Series
Accessories & Strings

Korg Introduces Custom Shop Tuner Series

Korg has introduced a Custom Shop series of tuners, starting with GA Custom and the Pitchblack Custom. The lineup is described as having the highest levels of technology with careful attention to appearance and feel. Common features to each model include a 3D visual meter, multiple display modes, and ±0.1 cent tuning precision. The GA Custom has 1/4-inch inputs and...

Korg Introduces PitchHawk G-2 Clip-On Tuner
Accessories & Strings

Korg Introduces PitchHawk G-2 Clip-On Tuner

Korg has updated their PitchHawk clip-on tuner series with the PitchHawk G-2 for bass and guitar. The tuner now has a high-contrast color LCD display for better visibility while its frame has been slimmed down. The PitchHawk G-2 has dedicated guitar and bass tuning modes with flat and capo settings for alternate tunings. It also has a warning function to...

Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass
Basses

Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass

Here’s something different: Ibanez has teamed up with Korg to introduce the SRKP4 Bass. The 4-string model takes the company’s flagship SR model and equips it with a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S, which has 100 effect programs that can be controlled real time with a touchpad interface.

Korg Introduces Pitchblack Pro Rackmount Tuner
Accessories & Strings

Korg Introduces Pitchblack Pro Rackmount Tuner

Korg has introduced the Korg Pitchblack Pro to their series of tuners. The 19-inch, 1U rackmount tuner is based around a large “3D” meter that allows for easy readability from any angle and has three modes: Regular, Strobe, and Half Strobe. Regular Mode replicates a needle-type tuner so the LED in the center of the meter lights up when the...

Korg Releases TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome
Accessories & Strings

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 include reference tone generation, 15...

Korg Announces PitchBlack Poly Polyphonic Pedal Tuner
Accessories & Strings

Korg Announces PitchBlack Poly Polyphonic Pedal Tuner

Korg has just announced the PitchBlack Poly, a new product in their line of tuners. The Poly, which is designed for both bass and guitar, offers many upgrades to typical tuners. The PitchBlack Poly’s display offers a large, high visibility meter with a row of bright white and blue LEDs to determine each string’s tuning, even from a distance. The...

Korg Releases Pandora Mini
Bass Gear

Korg Releases Pandora Mini

Korg is now shipping the Pandora Mini, an even more portable version of their popular multi-effect processor. Designed for both bassists and guitarists, the Pandora Mini includes 158 amp models and effects with 400 programs – 200 preset and 200 user programmable locations. The pocket-sized effects processor also includes 100 rhythm and metronome patterns for practice, while an Aux input...

Korg Releases MA-1 Solo Metronome
Bass Gear

Korg Releases MA-1 Solo Metronome

Korg has introduced the MA-1 Solo Metronome, a device capable of audible beat keeping, rhythm training and tuning, via a chromatic pitch source. Adjustable from 30 to 252 beats per minute, the MA-1 features a swinging metronome style needle display with on-screen triangles to inform which beat you’re on or how far into a pattern you are. Tempo can be...