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Sadowsky Announces Vintage Tone Control Retrofit and Onboard Bass Preamp Kits
Accessories & Strings

Sadowsky Announces Vintage Tone Control Retrofit and Onboard Bass Preamp Kits

Sadowsky and Warwick have announced the availability of two onboard components: the Sadowsky Vintage Tone Control (VTC) Retrofit Kit and the Onboard Bass Preamp (4-Knob System).

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Gear Review: Maurizio Über Basses Miezo
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Maurizio Über Basses Miezo

Maurizio Caduto of Maurizio Über Basses (MüB) is a world-class luthier who is building some spectacular custom instruments in his shop in Malaysia. Vuyani Wakaba took the Miezo model for a spin in this gear review.

DiMarzio Collaborates with Billy Sheehan for Relentless Pickups
Pickups

DiMarzio Collaborates with Billy Sheehan for Relentless Pickups

DiMarzio has unveiled a new P-style pickup that was designed with bass legend Billy Sheehan. The Relentless bass pickups feature sculpted metal covers for added form and function, the company says.

Boss Unveils the OC-5 Octave Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Boss Unveils the OC-5 Octave Pedal

Boss’s octave pedals have been the standard in the bass world, and now they’re updating their OC series with the OC-5. The new iteration of the pedal introduces a new Vintage mode, polyphonic enhancements, and an octave-up feature for extended range.

Neunaber Audio Introduces Elements Series Bass Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Neunaber Audio Introduces Elements Series Bass Pedals

Neunaber Audio has announced the Elements Series, which includes three new effects pedals: the Wet Reverb v5, the Seraphim Shimmer v2, and the Echelon Echo v2.

Bass of the Week: Fad Guitars Corona P50
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Fad Guitars Corona P50

This week we’re checking out the Corona P50 by Indonesia’s Fad Guitars. Despite its name, the bass was introduced last year as their first-ever hollow body bass.

Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass
Basses

Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has had a signature line of basses from Manson Guitar Works for several years, but the range is getting an upgrade in the coming year. Here’s the 2021 edition of JPJ’s artist series.

Harley Benton Unveils SolidBass Amp Series
Amps

Harley Benton Unveils SolidBass Amp Series

Harley Benton has launched a new line of affordable bass amps called the SolidBass series, which includes two combo amps, two head units, and four cabinets.

Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass
Basses

Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass

Fodera has unveiled a new bass in its Standard series. Although it’s built-in batches like the rest of the line, the “Joey Standard Special” has a personal touch from their team.

Bass of the Week: Nico Dayet Quintessence
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Nico Dayet Quintessence

Yves Carbonne has a unique playing style that warrants some unique instruments. This week, we’re taking a look at his new Quintessence, which is a six-string fretless acoustic built by luthier Nico Dayet.

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2020
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2020

Bass gear news picked up for the first time in a while in August. And with that, we’re sharing our monthly roundup of the top 10 reader favorite stories for the month.

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk

This week we’re checking out a bass by GV Guitars called the Fang – Chaozz Funk. With its striking angles and finish, the instrument is the first in their Fang line to have five strings.