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  • 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,... »

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  • Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal

    Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal

    FEA Labs has announced their latest creation, the FEA Dual Band Distortion pedal, which utilizes a variable crossover, two distortions, an overdrive, and a final mixer all in one package. First, the variable crossover to split your bass signal into two frequency bands: high and low. From there, the low frequency band is sent to... »

  • Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder

    Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder

    Tascam has updated their trainer series again with the unveiling of the new GB-10 Trainer/Recorder. The practice station allows you to load MP3s onto the 2GB SD card and then manipulate the track to suit your needs by looping, slowing down, and pitch shifting. The 1/4” input accepts both bass and guitar, and onboard effects... »

  • Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II

    Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II

    EBS Sweden is now shipping the sequel to their Fafner bass amp, appropriately named the Fafner II. Featuring a two-channel preamp, the amp allows you to switch between them or blend both channels together to widen your tonal possibilities. A footswitch (EBM RM-4) allows you to quickly switch between them, as well as control bypass... »

  • Gear Watch: Boss PS-6 Harmonist

    Gear Watch: Boss PS-6 Harmonist

    Boss has announced the newest Harmonist pedal – the PS-6 – a compact pedal featuring pitch shifting effects and three-voice harmony. The new Harmonist has four effect modes, including Harmony, Pitch Shifter, Detune, and the new Super-Bend, which creates three- and four-octave pitch sweeps and pedal-bending effects. Super-Bend is controlled through the Shift, Rise Time,... »

  • Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case

    Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case

    Guardian has introduced their new Vintage Hardshell line, available for basses as well as guitars. The case is made with a 7-ply, cross-grained wood construction, covered with black tolex with a leather handle for comfort. The interior features emerald crushed velvet interior with multiple thicknesses of padding for safety and fit. The Guardian Vintage Hardshell... »