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CruzTOOLS Introduces Groovetech Truss Rod Drivers for Vintage Style Truss Rod Nuts
Accessories & Strings

CruzTOOLS Introduces Groovetech Truss Rod Drivers for Vintage Style Truss Rod Nuts

CruzTOOLS has announced their new Groovetech Truss Rod Drivers, designed specifically for vintage-style truss rod nuts on basses and guitars. As the company explains, early Fender instruments and subsequent modern reproductions use a “cross screw” nut, which has two slots in a cross pattern. Though the innovation was popular in years past, they often cause problems as they’re made of...

Weekly Gear Round Up: Veillette Acoustic, AC Guitar Short Scale, Barefaced Cabs and Bass of the Week
Gear Roundup

Weekly Gear Round Up: Veillette Acoustic, AC Guitar Short Scale, Barefaced Cabs and Bass of the Week

For all you gear junkies and GAS sufferers, here’s the latest and greatest gear and gear features for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! 1. Bass of the Week: Spalt Instruments vViper This week we look at the Spalt Instruments vViper, a custom built bass with a unique pickup design that pivots. The idea for the “wiper” arm pickup is the brainchild...

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Providence Introduces Provolt 9 Power Supply
Accessories & Strings

Providence Introduces Provolt 9 Power Supply

Providence has introduced the Provolt 9, a compact power supply with six 9 volt outputs, each output giving up to 100mA. The box features an auto voltage controller, which supplies the ideal output for each device you connect to it. Providence says even a brand new battery can vary from 9.4 to 9.8 volts, causing noticeable, albeit small change in...

Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass
Basses

Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass

Veillette has introduced a cutaway version of their acoustic bass, which itself is designed after their acoustic guitar line. Available in 4 or 5-string models, the Veillette Cutaway Acoustic Bass has a 34” scale, with a body that measures 17” wide and 5.5” deep. The instrument is described as “clear, big and strong-sounding.” Each Veillette is handmade in Woodstock, New...

Bass of the Week: Spalt Instruments vViper
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Spalt Instruments vViper

This week we look at the Spalt Instruments vViper, a custom built bass with a unique pickup design that pivots. The idea for the “wiper” arm pickup is the brainchild of proprietor Michael Spalt, a luthier who started building after studying film, photography and painting in San Francisco. After consulting on it with Bill Bartolini, the end result allows infinite...

Fender Introduces New Gig Stand
Accessories & Strings

Fender Introduces New Gig Stand

Fender has introduced a new instrument stand designed to end the bulkiness of traditional instrument stands. The compact stand was created to be as unobtrusive as possible by folding up in two steps and weighing just a little more than the average instrument cable. The stand’s slim design fits most basses and guitars, while rubber contact points provide a strong...

AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass
Basses

AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass

AC Guitars has introduced the ACG Tefano SS, a new short scale bass with a single-cut design. The new model has a 31.5” scale with features modified to suit to the smaller size. As with other models in the ACG line, the bass is handcrafted by Scottish luthier Alan Cringean with a variety of options including woods and electronics. The...

Barefaced Ltd Introduces Big Twin Bass Cab
Amps

Barefaced Ltd Introduces Big Twin Bass Cab

Barefaced Ltd has released the Big Twin, a 1500-watt bass cabinet containing two 12″ woofers, a high-output midrange driver, and huge ports for maximum low end while keeping an “unusually” flat frequency response. The cab also boasts a full 2-way crossover with steep slopes, similar to that found in studio monitors, resulting in higher efficiency. Weighing in at 55 pounds,...

Bass of the Week: Ritter Royal Flora Aurum
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ritter Royal Flora Aurum

Based out of Deidesheim, Germany, Jens Ritter is an electric bass luthier known for his artistic flair and luxurious basses. In addition to his exceptional line of basses is the Ritter Royal collection, which are set apart due to a “unique feature or an exceptional design history aspect of Jens Ritter’s career as a luthier.” In 2006 he outdid himself...

Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces K-A-E-D-E-N Drive
Pedals & Effects

Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces K-A-E-D-E-N Drive

Fuzzrocious Pedals have introduced a new stompbox: the K-A-E-D-E-N Drive, a versatile pedal with three stages to the circuit. Described as “not just a booster” and “not just an overdrive,” the K-A-E-D-E-N has pre-gain, gain, and tone knobs to dial in the right amount of drive. The pedal is built with your choice of tone stack, either a mid-hump, mid-scoop,...