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Overt?n Introduces New Bass Cabinets
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Overt?n Introduces New Bass Cabinets

In conjunction with the release of the Flyweight 200 at Summer NAMM, Overt?n Amps is expanding their line of cabinets with the OB-110 and the introduction of the OBN series. Designed as the perfect match to the Flyweight 200, the OB-110 features a 10” speaker inside a tuned port design housing. The 250-watt cab is available in 4 or 8...

Heavy Electronics Releases El Oso Bass Distortion
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Heavy Electronics Releases El Oso Bass Distortion

Heavy Electronics has released a new bass distortion pedal named El Oso, which translates to “the bear.” The pedal is built for heavy tone and simplicity with only three intuitive knobs: Level, Mix, and Gain. El Oso’s distortion is blended with your dry signal via the Mix knob, which gives 100% dry or 100% distorted when turned either way to...

Fender Introduces Blacktop Series Basses
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Fender Introduces Blacktop Series Basses

Fender has incorporated some low end into their Blacktop series with the introduction of the Blacktop Precision and Blacktop Jazz Bass guitars. The line of basses are made for a thick, heavy sound and are what Fender describes as “two of the most distinctive iterations of the instruments.” Built on an alder body, the Blacktop Precision has two humbucking pickups...

Luthman Basses Announces Mystic First Custom Bass
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Luthman Basses Announces Mystic First Custom Bass

Custom bass builder Luthman Basses has announced their latest model, the Mystic First. Mystic First is a passive bass with bolt-on construction. Bodies are made with the bassist’s choice of ash, alder, ovangkol or mahogany woods, and the neck is made with either wenge with maple accents or the reverse, maple with wenge accents. Fingerboard wood choices include either rosewood...

Cort Introduces Sandberg Designed Arona Series Bass Guitars
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Cort Introduces Sandberg Designed Arona Series Bass Guitars

Cort has teamed up with the German bass builders at Sandberg to create the Arona series of bass guitars. Available in 4 or 5-string versions, the Arona marries Sandberg’s engineering and designs with Cort’s production. The Arona is available with a swamp ash or alder body depending on the finish, and has a 3-piece bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood...

Le Fay Introduces the Herr Schwarz Grant Stinnett D-Tuner Bass
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Le Fay Introduces the Herr Schwarz Grant Stinnett D-Tuner Bass

Le Fay Basses has unveiled the Herr Schwarz Grant Stinnett D-Tuner Model, a 34” scale bass with a D-Tuner on each string. This allows for alternate tunings on the fly. The bass is handmade at the Le Fay shop in Germany and features an Ash body, 5-piece Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard. The hardware and electronics are also made by...

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Overt?n Announces Flyweight 200 Compact Bass Amp
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Overt?n Announces Flyweight 200 Compact Bass Amp

Overt?n Amps will be debuting their latest offering in the sub-compact bass head world at Summer NAMM this year with the Flyweight 200. The new Class D amp pumps out 200 watts while weighing in at a mere 2.1 pounds. In the way of tonal control, the Flyweight 200 has an auto compressor, a 3-band EQ and Overt?n’s signature Sculpt...

Old School: 1967 Rickenbacker 4005 FG
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Old School: 1967 Rickenbacker 4005 FG

This week, Tom Harper shares the story behind his 1967 Rickenbacker 4005 FG, a bass he bought new in 1967, and one he describes as “a little worn, but still sweet!” The Rickenbacker 4005 was introduced in 1965, and featured a new-style, 360 body in a hollow-body bass. “FG” stands for “Fireglo”, a sunburst finish with a dark red color...

Kaces Releases Razor Series Pedal Board Bag
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Kaces Releases Razor Series Pedal Board Bag

Kaces has introduced a new Pedal Board Bag to their Razor series of instrument carriers. The case doubles as a bag for your effects pedals and performance-ready pedal board with a non-slip bottom. Featuring a reinforced and padded ballistic polyester exterior, the KXPB Razor series pedal board bag’s padded lid reveals the main compartment that the company explains is large...

Tips for Purchasing Vintage Ampeg SVT Gear
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Tips for Purchasing Vintage Ampeg SVT Gear

Esteban St. James of Von Saint Design sent us his third installment of a 4-part series on vintage Ampeg SVT gear. Here, Esteban walks through the things to look for when purchasing the classic equipment, including the tubes, transformers, and tech work performed on it. For info on understanding the vintage SVT sound and dating your gear, check out the...

Gear Review: The Basswitch IQ DI
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Gear Review: The Basswitch IQ DI

Ruppert Musical Instruments dubs their Basswitch IQ DI the “Swiss Army Knife for Bass Players”, and I have to agree. The device is just now available in the U.S. The device indeed is many things in one: A/B box: Allows you to have to instruments plugged in for fast switching on stage Clean Boost: Engage the EQ with a separate...

Traynor Announces New 300-Watt Tube Monster Bass Head
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Traynor Announces New 300-Watt Tube Monster Bass Head

Traynor has released their newest bass head, the YBA300. The YBA300 is an 300-watt, all-tube amp designed for touring bassists. The amp features rear panel tube bias adjustments with an LED display to aid in fine-tuning the power tubes. The LEDs on the rear show proper tube function and status. If a tube fails during a performance, the YBA300 will...