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  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

    We’ve featured a couple of instruments by AJR Guitarmods over the past couple years, and now we’re checking out their lightest bass yet: the Swift Lite 34-inch four-string bass. The inspiration came to luthier Andy Rogers while thinking of the first time he picked up a bass. “One of the things that surprised me the... »

  • TC Electronic Unveils the BQ250 and BQ500 Bass Amps

    TC Electronic Unveils the BQ250 and BQ500 Bass Amps

    TC Electronic has expanded their bass amp line with the BQ250 and the BQ500. Rated at 250 and 500 watts, respectively, the head units are described as “bare-bones bass power.” Each features a MOSFET preamp with a custom 4-band EQ as well as a built-in Thrust compressor circuit. They also share connectivity features like a... »

  • Yellowcake Pedals Introduces the Furry and Fried Dual Overdrive Pedal

    Yellowcake Pedals Introduces the Furry and Fried Dual Overdrive Pedal

    Alabama’s Yellowcake Pedals has combined two of their pedals to create the Furry and Fried. The left side of the pedal is their Furry Burrito fuzz/overdrive while the right contains their Fried Gold light/medium overdrive. “[The Furry Burrito is] a versatile overdrive/fuzz pedal that ranges from a nice, warm overdrive to a saturated fuzz that... »

  • Mistweaver Effects Introduces Two New Pedals

    Mistweaver Effects Introduces Two New Pedals

    Mistweaver Effects has launched their product line with two pedals: the Serpent Fuzz and the Forestry Overdrive. Made in Singapore, each unit is inspired by vintage gear with a twist. The Serpent Fuzz is described as a take on the Green Russian Big Muff Pi with modern and functional upgrades. “The Serpent provides that throaty... »

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  • Barefaced Audio Unveils Rainbow One10 Bass Cabinets

    Barefaced Audio Unveils Rainbow One10 Bass Cabinets

    After announcing a tweed version last year, Barefaced Audio has unveiled a limited run of their One10 bass cabinet in a range of colorful tolex covers. They will be available in limited quantities of red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, and purple. The new units will carry all the same features as the... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2018

    GAS Alert! Time yet again to celebrate the reader favorite bass gear stories for the month. Here is your top 10 for July 2018. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing! 1. Fender Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model Fender used the Summer NAMM Show to unveil a host of new instruments, including a new signature... »

  • Cusack Music Introduces Resound Reverb

    Cusack Music Introduces Resound Reverb

    Cusack Music has introduced the Resound Reverb pedal, which offers eight reverb programs plus eight user programmable presets in two banks. The center of the pedal features a large 10mm, four-color LED that indicates the bank with left and right side LEDs to indicate the preset selected in that bank. It has knobs for two... »

  • Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

    Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

    Extended range bassist Lucas Gonzalez was approached by luthier Emiliano Bernal to collaborate on a series of ERBs. He shared the first of the results with us, dubbed the Burazco Series BS0001, and it’s beautiful. The hand-crafted instrument is built with a Bolivian mahogany body, a zebrawood top, and a two-piece quartersawn hard rock maple... »

  • RPS Effects Introduces the Warp Drive and Tremulus Maximus Pedals

    RPS Effects Introduces the Warp Drive and Tremulus Maximus Pedals

    RPS Effects has announced the Warp Drive and Tremulus Maximus, a pair of all-analog pedals they describe as “providing options for the more adventurous player.” Each pedal features expression inputs for adjusting parameters on the fly. The Warp Drive is a delay pedal that offers up to 900ms of delay time and a Warp feature... »

  • ZVEX Effects Unveils the Germanium Woolly Mammoth Mod Pedal

    ZVEX Effects Unveils the Germanium Woolly Mammoth Mod Pedal

    ZVEX Effects found a batch of rare spam can transistors that they’ve put to use in a new modded version of their flagship pedal. The Germanium Woolly Mammoth Mod is described as “highly uncompressed [and] very dynamic.” “On bass, you can really tell the difference as a result of the larger signal level in the... »