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  • Gear Watch: Manson’s John Paul Jones Signature Bass

    Gear Watch: Manson’s John Paul Jones Signature Bass

    Manson Guitar Shop has released the John Paul Jones E-Bass model, a replica of the bass Hugh Manson made for John in the early 90’s. The 4-string bass features a maple through-neck, figured maple top, aged cherry sunburst finish, ebony fingerboard, EMG pickups and active circuit, Hipshot D-tuner, Schaller machine heads and Badass bridge. The... »

  • Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape

    Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape

    Godlyke, Inc. has released a new pedal mounting tape, called Power-All Power-Grip. As opposed to most fasteners that use a “hook and loop” style, Power-Grip uses rows of small, mushroom-shaped stems that lock into one another. The mounting surface doesn’t collect debris and helps to give it a longer lifespan. The adhesive used to bond... »

  • Gear Watch: Ibanez Introduces Three New Series of Basses

    Gear Watch: Ibanez Introduces Three New Series of Basses

    Ibanez introduced a number of new basses at Summer NAMM 2010, including new GSR, SR370 and SRT900 series. GSR Series All three of the GSR series basses are available as 4-string only, and come with a P/J pickup configuration. Two left-handed models are offered, including a short-scale version (28.6″). The new GSR series offers a... »

  • Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal

    Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal

    Effectrode is now shipping their new PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor pedal, which boasts a pure analog signal path. The pedal is built around a hand-selected photo-cell, polyester coupling capacitors, precision metal film resistors, and an NOS tube. NOS stands for “new old stock,” or tubes that were manufactured years ago, but were never used. The PC-2A... »

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  • Gear Watch: Dunlop DVP1 Volume Pedal

    Dunlop has released the DVP1 Volume pedal, featuring a Steel Band Drive that greatly reduces friction for smooth volume swells. The pedal is built ergonomically, with a durable high friction tread to prevent slipping. Made of a lightweight aluminum, the pedal also features high-quality low-noise components to keep your signal path as clean as possible.... »

  • Gear Watch: DDyna Music BASS10 Compressor Pedal

    Gear Watch: DDyna Music BASS10 Compressor Pedal

    DDyna Music has announced the release of the BASS10 Compressor pedal. It’s the first in their new “GainShaper Series” of effects pedals, and features 4 Bandpass Filters for dialing entire bands of frequencies in or out. The EQ drives a Relaxed Squeeze Compressor with an auto-return to 0dB, giving a musically soothing response. It also... »

  • Gear Watch: AweSome B-35 Bass Guitar

    Gear Watch: AweSome B-35 Bass Guitar

    AweSome Musical Instruments has unveiled their line of B-35 bass guitars. Available as a 4 or 5-string, the bass features three J-style pickups with six switches as part of their TW-35 Patented Pickup Switching System. After a little math, it adds up to 35 different pickup tones. The passive pickups are switched between on and... »

  • Ernie Ball Debuts Music Man Reflex Bass

    Ernie Ball Debuts Music Man Reflex Bass

    Ernie Ball has released the Music Man Reflex, which they were showing off at their booth during this summer’s NAMM show in Nashville. The bass is an evolution of the 25th Anniversary Bass, and features multiple pickup options. Choose from a standard single humbucker, dual humbuckers, or a humbucker plus two single-coils to suit your... »

  • Gear Watch: Aguilar Amplification Announces Filter Twin

    Gear Watch: Aguilar Amplification Announces Filter Twin

    Aguilar Amplification is introducing a new dual envelop filter to their line of pedals. The Filter Twin uses two identical filters sweeping in opposite directions, one up and one down to deliver 70’s-inspired funk sounds as well as new filter tones. The Filter Twin uses a four-knob layout, including blend, threshold, velocity (up and down).... »

  • Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Boulder Creek’s display at NAMM this summer featured a nice array of acoustic bass guitars, including their new Koa model. One of the unique things about these basses, as well as their other basses, is the Boulder Creek Suspended Bracing System. The system utilizes tone bars with a brace instead of traditional bracing to support... »