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  • Gear Watch: Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless Pickup Change System

    Gear Watch: Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless Pickup Change System

    Seymour Duncan has introduced the Liberator, a new, universal solderless pickup change system for bass and guitar. The unit is a bare-wire lockdown system with a volume pot, and works with virtually all passive pickups. With the Liberator installed, changing pickups only requires a mini screwdriver. The process of installing new pickups with Liberator is... »

  • Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal

    Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal

    Eden Electronics has released the WTDI pedal, a beefed up direct box/preamp fit into a 4.75”x 2”x3.5” package. The pedal features true bypass and both 1/4” and XLR outputs that allow you to go into a PA as well as directly into the power amp section of a rig. The design also lets you use... »

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  • Stanley Clarke Signs With Ampeg

    Stanley Clarke Signs With Ampeg

    Bass pioneer Stanley Clarke has become the newest Ampeg endorsing artist, the bass amp company states on their website. During most of his touring through 2010, Clarke used a Pro Neo rig as well as an SVT rig consisting of a SVT-2 Pro with a SVT 410HLF cab. According to the gear page on his... »

  • Gear Watch: Carvin SB4001 and SB5001 Bass Guitars

    Gear Watch: Carvin SB4001 and SB5001 Bass Guitars

    Carvin has released a new spin on their SB series basses, featuring chambered-bodies. The SB4001 and SB5001 (4 and 5-string respectively), were designed cooperatively between the California based guitar manufacturer and bassist Sekou Bunch with weight in mind. Like the SB4000/SB5000 the body is Alder, but with the fully chambered-body style they weigh nearly a... »

  • Gear Watch: Fuchs Audio Bruiser Bass Amplifier

    Fuchs Audio has announced a new line of bass amplifiers dubbed the “Bruiser”. The amp features a 6-stage, 3-tube preamp with bright, ultra-low, hi and low gain switches and high, parametric midrange, with bass EQ controls for tonal tweaking. Also included in the tube stage is a custom designed phase correct 36 db per octave... »

  • Gear Watch: Digitech Unveils BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal

    Gear Watch: Digitech Unveils BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal

    Digitech has unveiled their latest bass multi-effects pedal, the BP355. Featuring the same AudioDNA 2 processor as its relatives, the BP355 dishes out modeling of 20 amps, 17 speaker cabs, and more than 70 effects, ranging from distortion to envelope filters with nearly everything in between. It also includes 70 factory and 70 user presets,... »

  • Gear Watch: New Models From Overwater Basses

    Gear Watch: New Models From Overwater Basses

    Overwater Basses has unveiled three new basses: the J-Series 4 Classic, Perception Std Deluxe 4, and their first ever 6-string Singlecut. The J-Series 4 Classic features a 34″ scale and sports a Swamp Ash body, 1-piece Maple neck, and Rosewood bound fretboard. The electronics are all custom Overwater, including OW Hum Cancelling Pickups and an... »

  • Luthman Introduces Jazzette Bass

    Luthman Introduces Jazzette Bass

    Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Fender Jazz bass, Luthman has released the Jazzette bass. Available in 4, 5, and 6-string models, the Jazzette is not merely a copy of the icon, but a new design created with a “Luthman’s eye.” The body is your choice between alder or ash, with a custom upgrade... »

  • Albion Musical Instruments Unveils ABH Series of Amplification

    Albion Musical Instruments Unveils ABH Series of Amplification

    Albion Musical Instruments has just released details of their upcoming ABH line of bass amplification products, including 2 heads, 2 combos, and 4 new cabinets. Albion is the brainchild of Steve Grinrod, who besides being a musician, held chief engineer and chief designer positions at Marshall Amplification and VOX. At the forefront of the series... »

  • Gear Watch: Hoyer Guitars Reissue Eagle Bass Prestige

    Gear Watch: Hoyer Guitars Reissue Eagle Bass Prestige

    Hoyer Guitars has released a reissue of their classic Hoyer Eagle Prestige Bass, featuring many of the same characteristics of the original 1970’s model including a neck-through-body construction, Eagle-typical headstock, Eagle-shaped inlays, and a burr walnut top. The bass has a 33.5” scale, with an ebony fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo frets. The bass’s pickups... »