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Eden Electronics Introduces E-Series Combo Amps
Amps

Eden Electronics Introduces E-Series Combo Amps

Eden Electronics introduced their new E-Series of combo bass amps at NAMM this year. Ranging from 20 watts to 180 watts, the six new models are aimed at beginners and up with features to aid practice and performance. Each of the amps is built with Eden’s proprietary enhance EQ control, a custom Eden designed speaker enclosure, heavy duty carpet covering,...

ESP Introduces LTD BB-4 Bass
Basses

ESP Introduces LTD BB-4 Bass

ESP Guitars unveiled a host of new basses at NAMM this year, including the LTD BB-4. Available in Natural and Black finishes, the new model features neck-thru construction, a P/J pickup configuration, and active/passive electronics. The ESP LTD BB-4 is built with a 5-piece maple and walnut neck with an alder/swamp ash body. The rosewood fretboard holds 21 XJ frets....

Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass
Basses

Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape. The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass is built with a basswood body, and a bolt-on bound maple neck with 21...

Dean Announces New Edge Basses with EMG Pickups
Basses

Dean Announces New Edge Basses with EMG Pickups

Dean has introduced a new variant of their flagship Edge series of basses. The new Edge 4 and Edge 5 basses distinguish themselves from the pack with upgraded electronics including a pair of active EMG pickups. Both of the new models feature bolt-on construction and sport 35? scales. They’re built with basswood bodies, maple “C”-shaped necks, rosewood fingerboards, and 24...

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass DI Pedal and Rackmount Preamps
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass DI Pedal and Rackmount Preamps

Tech 21 has expanded their Character VT Series with the VT Bass DI, available in pedal and rackmount versions. Both versions are based on the original VT Bass and VT Bass Deluxe, which are designed to give familiar sounds from the early ’60s up through modern day crunch via the “Character” knob. The VT Bass DI pedal incorporates a Blend...

G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model
Basses

G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model

Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton has a new signature bass from G&L. Based on their ASAT bass, the Tom Hamilton Signature Model tweaks the design in a few ways including newly designed pickups, woods, and finishes. Core to the new model’s design is a specially wound pair of the company’s MFD pickups that were specced out by G&L’s VP Engineering Paul Gagon...

Aguilar Introduces HOT Series Precision and Jazz Bass Pickups
Pickups

Aguilar Introduces HOT Series Precision and Jazz Bass Pickups

Aguilar has introduced a new set of pickups called the HOT series. The Hot P and Hot J pickups act as direct replacements for 4-string Fender P-Bass and Jazz pickups but feature larger, 16mm magnets and an over-wound design. The result is a hotter output that Aguilar says adds a big and loud tone while retaining the grit and nuance....

Guild Reintroduces Starfire Bass
Basses

Guild Reintroduces Starfire Bass

Guild has reissued the Starfire Bass along with eight other models as part of their Newark St. Collection. Introduced in the ’60s, the original Starfire Bass was made popular by bands including the Byrds and Jefferson Airplane. The new model sports an extra-thin, semi-hollow body made of laminated mahogany finished in Cherry red and accented with black and ivory purfling....

Warwick Introduces LWA 1000 Lightweight Bass Amplifier
Amps

Warwick Introduces LWA 1000 Lightweight Bass Amplifier

Warwick has entered the lightweight amp market with the new LWA 1000, a six pound bass amp rated at 1,000 watts at 4 ohms. Featuring a Class A preamp and Class D power amp section, the LWA 1000 has two identical channels with individual mutes, 4-band EQs, built-in compressors, and gain controls. Connectivity on the amp includes an auxiliary input,...

Zoom Announces MultiStomp MS-60B Bass Pedal at NAMM
Pedals & Effects

Zoom Announces MultiStomp MS-60B Bass Pedal at NAMM

Zoom unveiled the MultiStomp MS-60B at NAMM this year. The stompbox features over fifty types of effects and six amp models in a standard-sized pedal. The MS-60B comes with 30 preset patches with room to create up to 50 original patches, and players can switch through different patches using a unique toggle footswitch and cursor keys. It allows for using...