Sennheiser has released a new entry-level wireless system for guitar and bass. The XSW-D Pedalboard Set works on 2.4 GHz for worldwide operation and comes with a transmitter and a pedalboard-style receiver. The receiver also doubles as a tuner.
Fuzzrocious Pedals has unveiled the fifth iteration of their Cicada Fuzz, which is produced in limited numbers each year. Version five of the tremolo-fuzz pedal is limited to 17 units in homage to the 17 Year Periodical Cicada.
Matias Catueño of Tangente Instrumentos sent in this awesome bass he built called the Zen. Besides its multi-scale design and a killer Photoluminescent geometric pattern, the bass has an interesting set of electronics by request of the customer.
Jackson has scaled things down about with their latest Concert bass – literally. The JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1XM has a scale of 28.6 inches, which is tiny compared to the standard scale of 34 inches.
Cort has expanded its GB74 line of basses with the BG74 Gig Bass, which the company says offers “ultimate sonic versatility.” That’s due to its unique pickup configuration, which covers the three main types of bass pickups.
Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the latest in their Ball Family Reserve series with two guitars and a bass. The limited-edition bass is a five-string Bongo in a Wild Cherry Burst finish.
London’s The Bass Centre has announced a new set of ELITES signature bass strings dedicated to British bassist Peter Hook. The new strings are stainless steel roundwounds with a special gauge set.
TWA has announced the Side Step, which is a variable-state, tap-tempo low-frequency oscillator. It’s designed to be used to control “practically any device with an expression input and/or +5V control voltage source.”
Quilter Labs has announced a new modular amp system called the BassDock system. The series includes two compact cabinets – the BassDock 10 and the BassDock 12 – that are both rated at 400 watts.
This week we’re checking out a cool six-string bass, but it’s not what you think. Dallas Seger of Seger Guitars posted a six-string version of his DC Bass that doubles up on the low strings.