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  • NAMM Bass buzz from across the web

    Here’s a nice roundup of stories we missed during the NAMM show. The new Ashbory Upright is the “the tiny bass that thinks it is a giant upright. It does deliver that URB acoustic bass sound, but in a most unusual way.” MarkBass pedals give you foot-switched control over a single effect. These new boxes... »

  • Peavey introduces three new bass amps

    Peavey has announced three new amplifiers, two solid-state combo models available now and a tube unit available by mid-year. The redesigned TNT amp boasts 600 watts, and its sibling, the TKO powers at 400 watts. Both have the same 7-band EQ, an XLR direct interface, and most other controls. Special to the TNT are foot... »

  • Marshall introduces new MB Series bass amps

    Marshall Amplification’s MB series now includes eight featured models: four combo amps, one head and three cabinets. The new amps join the existing MB15 and MB30 models. Each amp features two independent, foot-switchable channels: Classic and Modern (a footswitch is supplied with each model). The Modern channel offers a crispness and crystal clarity that is... »

  • Fernandes introduces Tony Campos signature bass

    Tony Campos (Static-X, Asesino) will be showing off his new Fernandes signature five-string bass on Friday at the NAMM show. If you’re lucky enough to know the right people, you can see him (and the bass) today at 1:30, at the Fernandes booth, 5960. »

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  • Fender’s new Road Worn basses

    Fender has announced two bass models in their new Fender Road Worn series. These are replicas of their classic basses from 50s and 60s, scruffed up to look like the real thing. The Fender Road Worn 1950s Precision Bass is made with a one-piece maple neck, an alder body, and traditional split single-coil pickup. The... »

  • Ampeg releases miniature SVT amp

    Ampeg has released a miniature version of the SVT amplifier, known as the Micro-VR Head. It’s perfect for small venues and recording studios where the original version would be overkill. With the classic Ampeg looks in a small case, it’s adorable, but at about $300, it’s no toy. The head has a true Ampeg preamp... »

  • Alvarez introduces Artist Series Bass

    Guitar maker Alvarez is showing off some fantastic stuff at NAMM. Among the highlights, the first ever bass addition to the Artist line. Natural and black finish basses start at $750, and will be available starting in March. Check them out at NAMM, booth 5676. »

  • Aguilar Introduces White Hot DB Series Bass Cabinets

    Aguilar Amplification has expanded their DB series bass cabinets to include a new color, White Hot, debuting at the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim, California. The new cabinets also feature a contrasting burgundy and black grill cloth, silver piping and the famous silver and black Aguilar logo. White Hot joins four other colors in the... »

  • GrooveTech Multi-Tool

    CruzTOOLS has introduced the GrooveTech Multi-Tool, a new tech tool for bass and guitar. The GrooveTech provides all the tools needed to handle basic work on most makes and models, including bridges and truss rods. The tool includes: Seven hex wrenches, both metric and inch-based, with ball-end tips on three truss rod sizes since direct... »

  • Fender Announces Victor Bailey 5-String Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Fender has just announced the release of Victor Bailey’s popular signature acoustic bass in a five-string version. Originally introduced in 2005, the Artist Design Series Victor Bailey Acoustic Bass guitar features an arched back, figured dao body, abalone rosette, tortoise shell binding, a bound 34″-scale neck matching Victor’s signature Fender electric bass, gold Hipshot tuners... »