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John McVie’s “Rumours” Alembic Bass Sells for $100,000
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John McVie’s “Rumours” Alembic Bass Sells for $100,000

Back in October, we announced that many of Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie’s personal instruments were going to auction. The results of the sale are in, and McVie’s basses were some of the top-selling items of the event.

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Bass of the Week: Lassila Guitars “Golden Gorgeous”
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Lassila Guitars “Golden Gorgeous”

Bassist Etienne Reynaud wrote in to share his newest bass with us, and it’s a beauty. Nicknamed the Golden Gorgeous, the bass was built by Hayden Lassila of Lassila Guitars.

LusitHand Devices Unveils the 800TS Bass Preamp
Accessories & Strings

LusitHand Devices Unveils the 800TS Bass Preamp

LuistHand Devices has introduced a new onboard preamp to wrap up 2022. The 800TS preamp pays homage to the EQ section of a GK800RB amp and fits it into a Jazzplate format.

Graph Tech Introduces Black TUSQ XL Fanned Fret for Bass
Accessories & Strings

Graph Tech Introduces Black TUSQ XL Fanned Fret for Bass

Graph Tech Guitar Labs has introduced a new set of their Black TUSQ XL nuts to fit fanned fret basses and guitars. The series includes models for four-string, five-string, and six-string basses.

Mono Introduces the M80 Vertigo Ultra Bass Guitar Case
Accessories & Strings

Mono Introduces the M80 Vertigo Ultra Bass Guitar Case

Mono has expanded its lineup of Vertigo cases for bass with the M80 Vertigo Ultra Bass Guitar Case. The updated and upgraded case has improvements to durability, ergonomics, and organization.

Darkglass Electronics Revives the Duality with the DFZ Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Revives the Duality with the DFZ Pedal

After years of being discontinued, Darkglass Electronics has reintroduced the Duality pedal as the DFZ. The new pedal has the same circuitry while being housed in the same streamlined concept as their recent B1K.

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2022
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2022

There were some big gear stories for the month of November based on reader views. Here is the top 10 bass gear list for the month of November 2022.

Bass of the Week: Verso Musical Instruments Gravis Bass Guitar
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Verso Musical Instruments Gravis Bass Guitar

Luthier Robin Stummvoll of Verso Musical Instruments has a unique take on basses, but it’s not just for the sake of making something different. His designs are based on his fundamental beliefs of keeping things economical and effective. This week, we're checking out the Gravis Bass Guitar.

DiMarzio Introduces Relentless J Pair Bass Pickups
Pickups

DiMarzio Introduces Relentless J Pair Bass Pickups

DiMarzio has improved and expanded on their Relentless line of pickups, which they created in collaboration with bass icon Billy Sheehan. Originally featuring a single split-coil model, the series now includes the Relentless P and the Relentless J.

Gear Review: Panda Audio Future Impact v3 Pedal
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Panda Audio Future Impact v3 Pedal

Is there anything more fun than a synth pedal? We got our hands on Panda Audio’s third iteration of the Future Impact pedal to get in on the fun. Here’s our review.

Bass of the Week: Vleck Basses Butterfly
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Vleck Basses Butterfly

This week we’re checking out a cool design by Vleck Basses called the Butterfly. Built in the Czech Republic, the curvy singlecut bass is crafted with a five-piece ash and wenge neck with an American black walnut body and ash tone block. Its 24-fret fingerboard is made from rosewood.

Eventide Unveils the H90 Harmonizer Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Eventide Unveils the H90 Harmonizer Pedal

Eventide has launched a new flagship pedal with the H90 Harmonizer. Building upon their H9, the new unit features 62 effects with a comprehensive I/O and flexible routing for a wide palette of sounds.