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Gear Watch: Boss PS-6 Harmonist
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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, and Fall Time controls, but...

Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case
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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 Case is available now for...

Gear Watch: Aguilar AG 5J-60 Pickup Set
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Gear Watch: Aguilar AG 5J-60 Pickup Set

Aguilar Amplification has unveiled their newest pickup set: the AG 5J-60. The pickups are made to bring the tone of a 60’s era Fender Jazz to modern 5-string basses using all period correct components, including Heavy Formvar wire and Anico V magnets. The AG 5J-60 set is made to be a direct replacement in the Fender Jazz V as well...

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Gear Review: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser
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Gear Review: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser

The EP2 Envelope Phaser is a rework of the Pigtronix’s flagship EP1, which they released six years ago. Though similar in concept, the new model really expands on its sonic capabilities and controls. The pedal, which features true bypass, is a phase shifter that is controlled by an Envelope (EF) or a LFO, giving you either that funky filter based...

Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks
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Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks

Music Man is now offering roasted maple necks as an option for their instruments. Besides looking great, the thermally treated necks have other benefits, including resistance to temperature and warping, increased resonance, and clearer tone. The heating process also gives a microstructure similar to naturally aged woods with lower moisture content. The new roasted maple necks are available on all...

Gear Watch: A Closer Look at the Ibanez Ashula Fretted/Fretless Hybrid
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Gear Watch: A Closer Look at the Ibanez Ashula Fretted/Fretless Hybrid

The concept of a hybrid fretted/fretless bass has been attempted before, and Ibanez might just have the best version yet with their Ashula model. The six-string fretted/fretless hybrid bass offers this unique configuration: four fretted bass strings and two fretless. This offers a more fluid approach to playing than other hybrids, where the fretless option is placed in the upper...

Gear Watch: SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass
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Gear Watch: SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass

SoloEtte has released the Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass, a new portable sidekick bass that weighs only 3.5 lbs. Featuring thick Nylon strings, the Little Thumper is constructed of a single piece of Hard Rock Maple with an aluminum rod frame that can be disassembled to fit into a compact soft case. Polyurethane tubing covers the frame for comfort. The...

Gear Watch: T-Rex Tonebug Phaser and Chorus/Flanger
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Gear Watch: T-Rex Tonebug Phaser and Chorus/Flanger

T-Rex Engineering has added a Phaser and Chorus/Flanger to their Tonebug line of effects pedals. The Tonebug Phaser features a mode switch to go between a Modern and Vintage sound, as well Rate and Depth controls. The Chorus/Flanger also has a mode switch, but chooses between the chorus and flanging effects. It also has both a Rate and Depth knob...

Gear Watch: MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga Basses
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Gear Watch: MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga Basses

MTD Kingston has released their new CRB and Saratoga basses, which will be shipping within the next month. The new models are Mike Tobias’ take on classic P and J-style basses, with his own twist. Both Models are available in 4 and 5-string versions, have 34″ scale necks, and have carved Basswood bodies. They also mimic classic elders by utilizing...

Flea Giving Away Signed Bass Through Charity Sweepstakes
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Flea Giving Away Signed Bass Through Charity Sweepstakes

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has started a fundraising page on Crowdrise.com to raise money for his Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Silverlake is a non-profit that grants scholarships to low-income students, as well as gives them instruments and lessons. “A few years back, I had the opportunity to visit my old high school and noticed how many of the...