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Ashdown Introduces Geezer Butler and John Myung Signature Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Ashdown Introduces Geezer Butler and John Myung Signature Pedals

Ashdown has expanded their pedal lineup as well as their range of artist products with two new effects units: the John Myung Double Drive Pedal and the Geezer Butler Pedal of Doom.

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Bass of the Week: Reverend Guitars Mike Watt Wattplower Mark II
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Reverend Guitars Mike Watt Wattplower Mark II

Mike Watt is such an icon of the instrument that it’s only fitting his signature bass is equally epic. This week we’re checking out the second version of his Wattplower by Reverend Guitars.

G&L Guitars Introduces Pine Body Fullerton Deluxe JB-5 Bass
Basses

G&L Guitars Introduces Pine Body Fullerton Deluxe JB-5 Bass

G&L Guitars has added a new JB-5 to their Fullerton Deluxe lineup that will feature a Western Sugar Pine body. The move is in part tribute to founder Leo Fender, whose first instruments were built with pine.

Sunnaudio Announces Stage DI-2 Prestine Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Sunnaudio Announces Stage DI-2 Prestine Preamp Pedal

Sunnaudio has expanded its pedal lineup with the Stage DI-2 Prestine preamp. The all-analog device is described as “a console-quality preamp with full functionality, effortless dynamic range, and clarity.”

Zorg Effects Introduces the Küth Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Zorg Effects Introduces the Küth Pedal

As bass players, we love to pile on the low end. However, too much activity in the low register – especially with fuzzes and octavers – can muddy your sound. Zorg Effects released a new pedal called the Küth that will help clean up that mess.

Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Finn R Type 5/33
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Finn R Type 5/33

Alan Cringean’s basses always grab my attention, which is why one of his latest builds - the Finn R Type 5/33 - stopped my scrolling on Facebook.

Solar Guitars Adds “Canibalismo” Bass To AB2 Series
Basses

Solar Guitars Adds “Canibalismo” Bass To AB2 Series

Solar Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the AB2.4 Canibalismo. The four-string bass is built with a sungkai body in a distressed red “Canibalismo” finish with a matching headstock.

Bass of the Week: Tiny Boy Bass TBP-3400BFM
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Tiny Boy Bass TBP-3400BFM

Micro basses have been growing in popularity over the past few years. This week we’re checking out the Tiny Boy TBP-3400BFM, which has a miniature 23-inch scale. The four-string bass still has 22 frets on its ebony fingerboard.

Boss Introduces Waza Craft FZ-1W Fuzz Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Boss Introduces Waza Craft FZ-1W Fuzz Pedal

Boss’s Waza Craft family of pedals has gotten another member with the FZ-1W Fuzz. The new pedal has standard Level, Fuzz, and Tone controls as well as a special switch for Vintage or Modern voicings.

Electro-Harmonix Announces Intelligent Harmony Machine
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Announces Intelligent Harmony Machine

Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Intelligent Harmony Machine, a pitch shifter that can generate single note, diatonic harmonies, intervals, and secondary options.

Genzler Amplification Unveils Second Pedal Offering, the re/Q Dual Function EQ Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Genzler Amplification Unveils Second Pedal Offering, the re/Q Dual Function EQ Pedal

Genzler Amplification has introduced the re/Q dual function EQ Pedal, which marks their second pedal in a line designed by Jeff Genzler and former Genz Benz engineer Andy Field.

Vanderkley Amplification Announces the 110MNT Bass Cab
Amps

Vanderkley Amplification Announces the 110MNT Bass Cab

Vanderkley Amplification has added a new model to their lineup of bass cabinets with the 110MNT. The company calls it the “perfect cabinet for home use and small gigs.”