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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2019
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2019

Our gear coverage in September got a lot of attention. And as is the case, we celebrate the top 10 reader favorites for the month with this Gear Roundup.

Gallien-Krueger Now Shipping the Legacy Combo Series
Amps

Gallien-Krueger Now Shipping the Legacy Combo Series

After launching the Legacy Series Amps earlier this year, Gallien-Krueger has fitted the technology into a new line of combo amplifiers. The GK Legacy Series Combos pack the same preamp with an 800-watt power amp into 1×12, 1×15, 2×10, 2×12, and 4×10 configurations.

Bass of the Week: KB Guitars Magical Root Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: KB Guitars Magical Root Bass

Ken Bebensee is known for building unique designs inspired by the works of Stradivarius and D’Aquisto, but he also takes his cues from nature. This week we’re checking out an instrument that he literally took from nature called the Magical Root Bass.

Massive Unity Announces the T.A.E. 10th Anniversary Preamp
Pedals & Effects

Massive Unity Announces the T.A.E. 10th Anniversary Preamp

Massive Unity has announced the T.A.E 10th Anniversary Preamp, designed by Danny Gomez for guitarists and bassists. The unit utilizes Tube Amp Emulator technology to create realistic amp sounds in a compact design.

Audibotics Announces the PlayX Audio Platform
Pedals & Effects

Audibotics Announces the PlayX Audio Platform

Audibotics has announced the PlayX, which they call the “world’s first and only smart audio platform.” The device is open for use to any instrument in a variety of settings.

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Quilter Labs Unveils the Bass Block 802 Amp
Amps

Quilter Labs Unveils the Bass Block 802 Amp

Quilter Labs has expanded their bass offerings with a new model in their Bass Block series. The Bass Block 802 is a compact 800-watt amp that weighs in at just 3.75 pounds.

Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-String
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-String

Warwick is known for their use of Bubinga in their instruments. This week we’re checking out a bass that uses a larger canvas to show off the beautifully figured wood. Not only is the body larger, but the headstock is also larger, too.

Death By Audio Unveils the Phosphene Scream Delay and Reverb Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Death By Audio Unveils the Phosphene Scream Delay and Reverb Pedal

Death By Audio has teamed up with The Black Angels and the Levitation Festival to create Phosphene Scream, a “space trippin’ delay, and reverb effects pedal.” The unit was designed to pay homage to psychedelic rock legacy of Austin, Texas.

Electro-Harmonix Introduces R&B Buds
Accessories & Strings

Electro-Harmonix Introduces R&B Buds

Electro-Harmonix has expanded its product line with the new EHX R&B Buds. The wireless Bluetooth earbuds are aimed at the smartphone market.

Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Bass Now Shipping
Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Bass Now Shipping

After previewing it at the Winter NAMM Show earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man is now shipping the Short-Scale StingRay bass. It features the company’s flagship bass model in a 30-inch scale.