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Dusky Electronics Introduces the Toasted Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Dusky Electronics Introduces the Toasted Pedal

Dusky Electronics has announced a new pedal called Toasted, which is an update to their Toasted Drive Pedal. The new stompbox has an expanded control range and a more pleasing distortion, the company states.

Pigtronix Introduces the Echolution 3 Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Pigtronix Introduces the Echolution 3 Pedal

Pigtronix has unveiled the third iteration of their popular delay unit, the Echolution. Version three is a multi-tap stereo modulation delay that the company says offers a myriad of sound design options.

Warwick Introduces Gnome Bass Cabinet Series
Amps

Warwick Introduces Gnome Bass Cabinet Series

Warwick’s compact Gnome bass amplifier now has a matching set of cabinets. The new Gnome Cabinet series includes five models that are ultra-portable and can be used with the Gnome or any other manufacturer’s amp.

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Bass of the Week: Stoll Guitars The Legendary Acoustic Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Stoll Guitars The Legendary Acoustic Bass

This week we’re checking out The Legendary Acoustic Bass by Stoll Guitars, which they say offers the sound of a double bass in a bass guitar format. That big sound comes in part from a big body.

Carl Martin Introduces New Envelope Filter, “The Ottawa” Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Carl Martin Introduces New Envelope Filter, “The Ottawa” Pedal

Carl Martin has announced a new optical envelope filter called the Ottawa, which they say mimics the sound of a wah pedal without needing to actually step on a wah.

Spector Introduces Euro RST Bass Series
Basses

Spector Introduces Euro RST Bass Series

Spector has unveiled a new line of basses with the Euro RST series. The 4- and 5-string basses feature the company’s classic design with updated tonewoods, enhanced electronics, and exclusive stain options.

Cort Revamps Artisan B4 and B5 Element Basses
Basses

Cort Revamps Artisan B4 and B5 Element Basses

Cort has revamped their Artisan B4 and B5 Element basses with new features for 2021. The instruments, which are four- and five-string models, have been upgraded with high-mass MetalCraft bridges with a dual-string loading system, and more.

Bass of the Week: Peter Hook’s Eccleshall Guitars “Hot Too”
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Peter Hook’s Eccleshall Guitars “Hot Too”

Peter Hook has recently put up a load of his gear and memorabilia from his New Order days up for auction. This week we’re checking out a custom bass built for him by Chris Eccleshall.

Fender Unveils Player Plus Series Basses
Basses

Fender Unveils Player Plus Series Basses

Fender has just announced an update to their Player Series. The “Player Plus” line includes three basses, offers upgraded playability and electronics.

RightOn! Straps Unveils Paul Turner Signature Strap
Accessories & Strings

RightOn! Straps Unveils Paul Turner Signature Strap

RightOn! Straps have introduced their first signature strap with the Paul Turner model. The Jamiroquai bassist’s new strap comes in black with white contrast details or white with black details.

Bass of the Week: De Gier Guitars Custom Bebop
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: De Gier Guitars Custom Bebop

Sander De Gier shared this custom version of his Bebop model on Facebook and it stopped me in my tracks. The luthier wrote a great explanation of the bass, so we’ll let him tell it.

G&L Introduces L-2500 Series 750 Bass
Basses

G&L Introduces L-2500 Series 750 Bass

G&L has unveiled the L-2500 Series 750 bass, which marks their first five-string model to have a 19mm string spacing at the bridge.