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  • Westminster Effects Announces the Wittenberg Bass Preamp/DI Pedal

    Westminster Effects Announces the Wittenberg Bass Preamp/DI Pedal

    Westminster Effects has unveiled three new preamp/DI pedals for Summer NAMM, including the bass-specific Wittenberg Bass preamp. The three-knob pedal has a volume control, a Frequency control for setting the center frequency, and an EQ control for setting how steep the EQ’s curvature is. It has a standard 1/4-inch input and output as well as... »

  • Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

    Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

    Squier’s Contemporary Series got a little bigger at the Summer NAMM Show this year with the introduction of three new Jazz Basses: the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH, the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH V, and the Contemporary Jazz Bass. Notably, the four and five-string active models offer a more modern take on the Jazz... »

  • Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

    Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

    We featured two basses by Frederiek de Vette last year, and now she’s shared her third ever build with us. This time she took a bit more straight ahead approach, although it’s no less beautiful. “This build is loosely inspired on the Precision bass,” she explains. “I aimed to capture the simplicity, tonal and aesthetical... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2018

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2018

    Some new bass gear makes its way to our pages each June, thanks to the Summer NAMM Show. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing. 1. Ibanez Compact Acoustic Electric Basses Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the... »

  • Massive Unity Unveils the Dirty Boy Preamp Pedal

    Massive Unity Unveils the Dirty Boy Preamp Pedal

    Massive Unity attended the Summer NAMM Show this year and introduced the Dirty Boy preamp. Designed for guitar and bass, the unit is powered by T.A.E. technology, which is a proprietary tube amp emulation developed by engineer Danny Gomez. “Based on the classic amplifier, the Dirty Boy is a full analog amplifier simulator for line... »

  • Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Bass in New Finish

    Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Bass in New Finish

    Four years ago, bassist Meshell Ndegeocello teamed up with Reverend Guitars to unveil a signature instrument called the Fellowship Bass. Now the jet black instrument will be available in a new red, black, and green color scheme. Ndegeocello chose the design in honor of Lumumba, the African leader credited with freeing The Congo from Belgium... »

  • Mattoverse Electronics Announces the Inflection Point Modulation Pedal

    Mattoverse Electronics Announces the Inflection Point Modulation Pedal

    Mattoverse Electronics has released the Inflection Point, a modulation pedal designed for guitar, bass, or synths. The stompbox features eight waveforms, onboard tap tempo, clock/sync input, resonant ambience (space) control, and true bypass. It also has a toggle for selecting between tremolo or vibrato modes. A dry/wet blend control allows for retaining your tone and... »

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  • G&L Unveils the CLF Research L-1000 Bass

    G&L Unveils the CLF Research L-1000 Bass

    After launching the CLF Research series earlier this year, G&L has expanded the range with the CLF Research L-1000. The new model revives the passive G&L bass from 1980 while updating some aspects. “The new CLF Research L-1000 brings back the best of the iconic passive G&L bass from 1980. Fans of the vintage G&L... »

  • Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

    Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

    Guild is bringing back some of their vintage acoustic bass guitar designs with two new models introduced to the Westerly Collection. The B-240E and B-240EF recall the B-50 of the mid-1970’s, which was a “boomy jumbo with an arched mahogany back and 30 3/4″ scale length.” Each of the new models carries those features as... »

  • Boss Introduces TU-03 Clip-On Tuner and Metronome

    Boss Introduces TU-03 Clip-On Tuner and Metronome

    Boss has added to their line of tuners with the new TU-03. Designed for use with stringed instruments including the bass, the clip-on device packs a chromatic tuner and metronome into one compact unit. The TU-03 has a standard chromatic tuning mode as well as modes dedicated to guitar, bass, ukulele, and violin. Its reference... »