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3Leaf Audio Releases PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal
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3Leaf Audio Releases PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal

3Leaf Audio has released the PWNZOR Optical Compressor, a new high-fidelity design that also nods to classic compressors with a Vintage switch. The pedal’s internal charge pump circuitry turns power from a standard 9-volt supply into 18-volts to provide more clean headroom. 3Leaf also included their new relay bypass system for clickless switching, which automatically switches to bypass mode if...

Korg Releases Pandora Mini
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Korg Releases Pandora Mini

Korg is now shipping the Pandora Mini, an even more portable version of their popular multi-effect processor. Designed for both bassists and guitarists, the Pandora Mini includes 158 amp models and effects with 400 programs – 200 preset and 200 user programmable locations. The pocket-sized effects processor also includes 100 rhythm and metronome patterns for practice, while an Aux input...

Maxon Introduces RTC600 Real Tube Compressor Pedal
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Maxon Introduces RTC600 Real Tube Compressor Pedal

Maxon has updated their Real Tube series with the introduction of the RTC600 Real Tube Compressor. The new device will replace the company’s RCP660 model. The RTC600 offers improvements in design and audio quality while remaining true to the former’s spirit. Housed in cast zinc, the RTC600 is a studio grade tube compressor preamp built into a portable pedal design....

Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Limited Edition Gilded White Classic StingRay
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Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Limited Edition Gilded White Classic StingRay

Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled the second global release of a limited edition instrument from their Premier Dealer Network, The Gilded White Classic StingRay. The bass will be limited to 300 pieces with 200 4-string and the remaining 100 5-string versions. Since the effort is worldwide, only 50 4-strings and 25 5-strings are allotted to the U.S. The Premier Dealer...

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BassBrites USA Introduces Advanced String Cleaner
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BassBrites USA Introduces Advanced String Cleaner

BassBrites USA has released their BassBrites Advanced String Cleaner, a cleaner made specifically for bass and designed to increase the life of the strings. Designed by bassist Daryl Weber, the BassBrites are small wipes treated with a special formula that seals and protects the strings from contaminants without harming the fretboard or bass. The company says the cleaner will extend...

Korg Releases MA-1 Solo Metronome
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Korg Releases MA-1 Solo Metronome

Korg has introduced the MA-1 Solo Metronome, a device capable of audible beat keeping, rhythm training and tuning, via a chromatic pitch source. Adjustable from 30 to 252 beats per minute, the MA-1 features a swinging metronome style needle display with on-screen triangles to inform which beat you’re on or how far into a pattern you are. Tempo can be...

Old School: 1965 Teisco Del Rey EB-200
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Old School: 1965 Teisco Del Rey EB-200

Bassist José Correa shares his 1965 Teisco Del Rey bass with us in this installment of Old School. Teisco was a Japanese instrument manufacturer who built affordable musical instruments from 1948 until 1969. In addition to basses, the company built guitars, keyboards, amplifiers, drums and microphones. The company’s name stands for “Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company”. In 1967, the...

Kustom Unveils KXB500 Bass Amplifier
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Kustom Unveils KXB500 Bass Amplifier

Kustom Amplification has introduced the KXB500 bass amp, a no-nonsense amp built for a big sound while staying compact. The amp is rated at 500 watts and has a total of five control knobs, and weighs in at five pounds. The KXB500’s input stage accommodates for a range of signal levels features a clip LED and mute switch. Tone controls...

ESP Adds to LTD B-Series Bass Guitars
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ESP Adds to LTD B-Series Bass Guitars

In addition to their new LTD J-Series basses, ESP has introduced two new basses to their LTD B-Series: The B-50FM and B-55FM. The 4- and 5-string models share the qualities of their siblings, but are distinguished by their flamed maple tops. Available in three different sunburst finishes, the flamed maple top covers the basswood body. The maple neck features a...

Fender Introduces Bronco 40 Bass Amp
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Fender Introduces Bronco 40 Bass Amp

Fender has introduced the Bronco 40, a bass amplifier with built-in effects and amp modeling. The 1×10 combo also includes Fender’s FUSE software and USB connectivity, allowing it to function as an audio interface with DAWs as well as tweak and swap presets online. Rated at 40 watts, the amp has 24 on-board presets using 8 amp models including the...