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  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals

    Darkglass Electronics has once again expanded their line of bass pedals with the Microtubes X series, including the Microtubes X and Mictrotubes X7 pedals. Each of the units employs a multi-band distortion for affecting the high and low frequencies of your tone accordingly. “The Microtubes X series brings the studio method producers have been using... »

  • Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp

    Orange Reintroduces the Terror Bass Amp

    Orange Amplification has reintroduced the Terror Bass, a compact amp that features a tube preamp and Class D power section. The combination makes it sound even closer to their flagship AD200, the company says. The new Terror Bass retains the original control layout while adding a clean switch for extra headroom and cleaner sounds. It... »

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  • Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

    Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

    The L-Bow by BassLab Guitars is one of the most attention-grabbing designs in the bass world, but its extra bow in the neck is not for shock factor. This week we’re checking out a recent five-string L-Bow-V that, like their other instruments, features a tuneable composite material in place of wood. “This is the bass,... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2018

    The year is flying by, and we’re closing out another month. Don’t worry about it, just enjoy the latest roundup of the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories. Here’s the list for September. 1. Ashdown Engineering Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp Ashdown has just introduced the Tone Pocket, a compact headphone preamp designed... »

  • Korg Announces MA-2 Metronome

    Korg Announces MA-2 Metronome

    Korg has expanded their line of metronomes with the MA-2, a compact card-type device that builds upon their MA-1 model. The new unit has an improved display, a louder sound, and new functions like a timer mode. Available in blue/black or black/red color schemes, the MA-2 has a tempo range of 30 bpm to 252... »

  • Zorg Effects Unveils the Glorious Basstar 2 Pedal

    Zorg Effects Unveils the Glorious Basstar 2 Pedal

    France’s Zorg Effects has updated their flagship bass pedal with the Glorious Basstar 2. New features include a vertical enclosure with top-mounted jacks and an optional soft switch relay true bypass. It still retains its sonic features with a three-band overdrive. “It cuts the signal in three frequencies bands: bass/mids/trebles,” Zorg writes. “Each band can... »

  • GHS Strings Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Strings

    GHS Strings Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Strings

    After discontinuing the line in 2015, GHS Strings has reintroduced their Tapewound Bass strings. They’re designed to be dark and thumpy like a double bass, the company writes. “Tapewound bass strings combine the thump and decay of an upright bass string while retaining the characteristics of an electric bass string,” GHS says. “Flatwound strings are... »

  • Trickfish Amplification Unleashes the Trilobite Preamp Pedal

    Trickfish Amplification Unleashes the Trilobite Preamp Pedal

    After revealing it at the Winter NAMM show back in January, Trickfish Amplification has announced the Trilobite preamp pedal is available for pre-order. The pedal packs in two of the preamps found in their Bullhead amps with plenty of connectivity and routing options. Each channel of the Trilobite has independent gain controls with a four-band... »

  • Outlaw Effects Introduces the Nomad Rechargeable Pedal Board

    Outlaw Effects Introduces the Nomad Rechargeable Pedal Board

    Outlaw Effects have launched the Nomad, a rechargeable battery-powered pedal board. The board, which comes in two sizes, allows for using your effects without the need of being plugged into an outlet. This makes it convenient for stages with limited outlets, quick changeovers, busking outdoors, and temporary rehearsals Outlaw shared. “Featuring an integrated rechargeable lithium-ion... »

  • Bass of the Week: Fant Guitars Omega Bass

    Bass of the Week: Fant Guitars Omega Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Omega bass by Fant Guitars, which features a cool oversized pickup cover/pickguard shaped like their logo. The bass also has an interesting blend of tone woods: the body and fingerboard are made of cherry while the neck and top are made from walnut. The body is finished is a... »