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Gruv Gear Unveils the Kapsulite Bass Guitar Bag
Accessories & Strings

Gruv Gear Unveils the Kapsulite Bass Guitar Bag

Gruv Gear has expanded their line of instrument cases by simultaneously reducing it. The new Kapsulite Bass Guitar Bag is 33% lighter than the company’s popular Kapsule model while continuing to provide utmost protection.

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Dunable Guitars Introduces Chris Whetzel Signature R2 Bass
Basses

Dunable Guitars Introduces Chris Whetzel Signature R2 Bass

Dunable Guitars has unveiled a new signature bass with Power Trip’s Chris Whetzel. The thrash bassist has been playing their R2 bass for several years, so the based company constructed the new axe around the model.

Bass of the Week: AJRGuitar Mods Swift Triple
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: AJRGuitar Mods Swift Triple

Andy Rogers of AJRGuitar Mods shared another incredible build with us called the Swift Triple. The short-scale headless design was commissioned by a customer who wanted to blend a traditional look with modern features.

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2021
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2021

February is always a great month for bass gear, as news from the Winter NAMM show keeps rolling during the month. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite gear stories for the month.

Dunlop Now Shipping the Volume (X)8 Volume & Expression Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Dunlop Now Shipping the Volume (X)8 Volume & Expression Pedal

Dunlop is now shipping the Volume (X)8 volume and expression pedal. Designed with Pedaltrain, the unit has an 8-inch housing and front-mounted jacks optimized for the Pedaltrain Metro series and more.

Epiphone Relaunches Embassy Bass
Basses

Epiphone Relaunches Embassy Bass

After discontinuing a similar model two years ago, Epiphone has reissued the Embassy bass. The design retains the asymmetrical solid mahogany double-cutaway body design found on the original 1963 version.

Hartke Unveils Lightweight HyDrive HL Bass Cabinets
Amps

Hartke Unveils Lightweight HyDrive HL Bass Cabinets

Hartke has expanded their Hydrive bass cabinet lineup with the new lightweight HL series. The series includes four models, which are all loaded with the company’s HyDrive speaker with neodymium magnets.

Gecko Leather Works Introduces Classic Series Straps
Accessories & Strings

Gecko Leather Works Introduces Classic Series Straps

Wisconsin’s Gecko Leather Works has announced the new Classic Series of straps, which they say are designed to provide years of use and comfort.

FM Guitars Launches Line of Double-Fretboard Basses
Basses

FM Guitars Launches Line of Double-Fretboard Basses

Double-neck guitarist Felix Martin has been broadened the range of his instrument company, FM Guitars, with a new line of basses. The company now offers 8, 10, and 12-string basses.

Bass of the Week: Nishgaki Guitars Tempesta 5 Indigo Blue
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Nishgaki Guitars Tempesta 5 Indigo Blue

Luthier Yuki Nishgaki of Nishgaki Guitars draws his inspiration from nature. That’s clear on this gorgeous semi-hollow Tempesta bass, which summons visions of huge waves of sound.

D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner+
Accessories & Strings

D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner+

D’Addario has introduced a new tuning pedal called the Chromatic Pedal Tuner+. The new utility device is described as having the speed and accuracy of the original pedal tuner with two new onboard features.

Ibanez Unveils 2021 Limited Edition SR Premium Models
Basses

Ibanez Unveils 2021 Limited Edition SR Premium Models

Ibanez has unveiled their annual limited edition run of SR Premium basses, which they describe as “built to be noticed.” The four-string SR4CMLTD and five-string SR5CMLTD are built with multi-piece bodies of alternating ash and figured maple.