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  • Gear Watch: Tascam TG-7 Tuner

    Gear Watch: Tascam TG-7 Tuner

    A new tuner have been introduced to Tascam’s line, featuring widescreen, backlit LCD displays and fast pitch detection. The TG-7, designed for both bass and guitar, fits on pedalboards and includes a 1/4″ in and thru to connect to amps. The tuner also includes a built-in microphone and metronome with an external speaker. Tascam TG-7... »

  • Gear Watch: TC Electronic BH500

    Gear Watch: TC Electronic BH500

    TC Electronic has announced the BH500, their newest addition to their Bass Amp 2.0 line up. The BH500 provides two tone-shaping tools, TubeTone and SpectraComp, with three user memory settings. SpectraComp is a conventional compressor taken from TC’s RH450, offering “per-string” multi-band compression to even out compression across all strings. TubeTone, also originally offered in... »

  • Gear Watch: Empress Phaser Pedal

    Gear Watch: Empress Phaser Pedal

    Empress Effects has just released a new phaser pedal that features an all-analog signal path that is controlled by a microprocessor, giving analog tone with digital control and adaptability. This allows for the classic sounds you’re used to, but its groundbreaking auto modes (envelope filtering, audio-triggered sweeps, rhythms and direct control) are what make it... »

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  • Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings

    Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings

    D’Addario has added to their line of bass string products with their new Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings. The strings are wound using a flattened black nylon which is polished to an ultra-smooth finish. Tapewounds can be used on fretted and fretless basses and are designed to produce a vintage tone ranging from “the thump of... »

  • Gear Watch: David Nordshcow Amplification DNS Series Bass Cabinets

    Gear Watch: David Nordshcow Amplification DNS Series Bass Cabinets

    David Nordschow Amplification (DNA) has introduced a new line of bass cabinets to their product mix. The DNS Series Cabinets were created in close collaboration with touring pros and the DNA forum community. The result is a ultra-lightweight cabinet, featuring massive bracing for durability and sound consistenncy, low compression, low distortion tweeters for smooth highs,... »

  • Gear Watch: TASCAM TC-1S Solar Powered Tuner

    Gear Watch: TASCAM TC-1S Solar Powered Tuner

    TASCAM has unveiled the world’s first solar-powered tuner, the TC-1S. The tuner, which comes in six colors, runs on a battery charged by a bank of solar cells, but a USB input is included to quickly charge up in case you’re in the dark. A strap and clip are built on to the shockproof silicon... »

  • Gear Watch: Fender Announces Roger Waters Precision Bass

    Gear Watch: Fender Announces Roger Waters Precision Bass

    Fender has introduced a new Roger Waters Precision to their line of basses, named after the Pink Floyd bassist. The bass features a black-on-black color scheme (black body and black, single-ply pickguard), and is equipped with Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB-3 Quarter-Pound split-coil Precision Bass pickup, knurled black control knobs (master volume, master tone), brass nut,... »

  • Gear Watch: EWS Bass Mid Control Pedal

    Gear Watch: EWS Bass Mid Control Pedal

    EWS has released their newest bass pedal, the Bass Mid Control. The aptly titled box controls the mid frequencies with an EQ that is adjustable between 120Hz-3kHz. The EWS BMC lets you cut or boost by +/- 12dB to shape your sound in the ever important mid range. The pedal can be powered by a... »

  • Gear Watch: A/DA Reissue Flanger

    Gear Watch: A/DA Reissue Flanger

    A/DA has released their Reissue Flanger, which is a throwback to their original pedal that began shipping in 1980. The pedal retains the same Sweep Range, Speed, Enhance, Manual delay range, Even/Odd harmonics switch, and Threshold controls as the original, but now includes True-Bypass switching. The chassis, featuring heavy-duty casting and a cold-rolled steel bottom... »

  • Gear Watch: New DR Strings K3 Coated Technology

    Gear Watch: New DR Strings K3 Coated Technology

    DR Strings has just announced their latest string coating technology, K3. The patent pending string technology is now available on DR’s line of coated bass strings. DR says the K3 coating will last “at least 9 times longer (by documented factory tests) than previous DR coatings. The new, durable K3 coating will not strip away,... »