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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... »

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  • 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... »

  • Gear Watch: Sheptone P-Bass Pickups

    Gear Watch: Sheptone P-Bass Pickups

    Sheptone is stepping into the world of electric bass pickups, beginning with a new line of P-Bass pickups. The new models are made for Fender Precision basses and similar models, and are made to vintage specifications, utilizing alnico 5 magnets and #42 plain enamel wire while measuring out to 10.3k. All the pickups are made... »

  • Gear Watch: Tech 21 VT Bass 300 Amp

    Gear Watch: Tech 21 VT Bass 300 Amp

    Tech 21 has unveiled their new VT Bass 300 amp, based on their SansAmp Character Series VT Bass pedal. The box, which is rated at 300 analog watts, features two channels that can be dialed in from clean to completely overdriven. You can choose between the two or combine them using the included footswitch. The... »