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Mayones Guitars Introduces the Patriot VF 37 Bass
Basses

Mayones Guitars Introduces the Patriot VF 37 Bass

Mayones made their Patriot line of basses a little bigger this year – literally. The new Patriot VF 37 features a multi-scale neck that stretches from a 34-inch G-string to a monstrous 37-inch B-string.

Jackson Introduces X Series Spectra Basses
Basses

Jackson Introduces X Series Spectra Basses

Jackson is expanding its Spectra line of basses this year with three new X Series models: the X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV, the X Series Spectra Bass SBXM IV, and the X Series Spectra Bass SBX V.

Ernie Ball Now Shipping Flat Ribbon Patch Cables
Accessories & Strings

Ernie Ball Now Shipping Flat Ribbon Patch Cables

Ernie Ball has announced a new line of flat ribbon patch cables. Their flat cable design and low-profile connectors optimize pedalboard layout and routing, the company explains.

Alusonic Announces QuadraFleX Pickup and Hybrid Bass
Basses

Alusonic Announces QuadraFleX Pickup and Hybrid Bass

Alusonic has unveiled a new pickup called the QuadraFleX 4 as well as a new bass model for it. The new instrument revolves around the pickup’s unique mode selection that lets you pick between five pickup modes.

Gear Review: Rotosound Ultramag Bass Strings
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Rotosound Ultramag Bass Strings

Tim Fletcher is back, but this time around, he’s published a gear review. Tim took Rotosound’s new Ultramag Bass Strings for a spin. Here’s his take.

Bass of the Week: Brooks Grabbird
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Brooks Grabbird

Last year, bass builder and Gibson enthusiast Rob van den Broek built a bass that combined elements of a Thunderbird and a Telecaster. Now, he’s revealed his latest creation called the Brooks Grabbird.

Source Audio Unveils the EQ2 Programmable Equalizer Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Unveils the EQ2 Programmable Equalizer Pedal

Source Audio has expanded its highly tweakable line of effects pedals with the EQ2 Programmable Equalizer. Debuted at the Winter NAMM Show, the pedal is the second generation of their popular equalizer pedal.

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Anaconda Basses Unveils the Ultra J5 – Essence Bass
Basses

Anaconda Basses Unveils the Ultra J5 – Essence Bass

Anaconda Basses has unveiled its latest model called the Ultra J5 – Essence, which will debut at the UK Bass Guitar Show on March 28th and 29th. The new bass is a five-string model of their Ultra J4 – Essence.

Gruv Gear Introduces the John Patitucci Signature Strap
Accessories & Strings

Gruv Gear Introduces the John Patitucci Signature Strap

Gruv Gear has expanded its line of signature straps by introducing a new model with John Patitucci. Designed with music industry and bass health specialist Dr. Randall Kertz, the strap combines classic and modern features.

Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM-200R Bass Amp
Amps

Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM-200R Bass Amp

Among Ashdown’s many new products introduced at the Winter NAMM Show was the CTM-200R, a 200-watt all-tube head that complements the CTM range’s 300-watt and 100-watt models.

Orangewood Guitars Introduce the Oliver Jr. Bass
Basses

Orangewood Guitars Introduce the Oliver Jr. Bass

Orangewood Guitars has unveiled their first acoustic bass with the Oliver Jr. Bass, which falls into their Overland Collection. The miniature four-string takes its cues from the Oliver Jr. guitar with a scaled-down body and “impressive full-size voice.”

Bass of the Week: Schecter Doug Pinnick Baron-H Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Schecter Doug Pinnick Baron-H Bass

This week we’re checking out bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick’s signature Baron-H bass from Schecter. Available in both left- and right-hand versions, the bass features a semi-hollow mahogany body sporting a unique F-hole.