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Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS
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Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

Squier has introduced the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS, a short scale take on the classic Fender model. Featuring a 30” scale, the bass is suitable for anyone who appreciates the comfort of a short-scale instrument, as the company explains it’s more than just a student model. The Jaguar Special SS has an Agathis body and a Maple neck...

TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp
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TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp

TC Electronic has announced their newest compact bass head, the RH750. Sporting several features of TC’s RH450 model (see our review), the RH750 offers a boost in power (750 watts, 1200 watts peak) and a new TweeterTone control. TweeterTone offers what TC dubs as “intelligent HF control”, allowing the player a wider range of sound control, from modern- and vintage-style...

On-Stage Stands Unveils ProGrip II Stand
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On-Stage Stands Unveils ProGrip II Stand

On-Stage Stands has introduced the GS8200 II Hang-It Guitar Stand, a stand that allows instruments to hang from the headstock, rather than sit in a cradle. When a bass is put on the stand, the weight of it closes padded gates to lock the headstock in place. Unique to the GS8200 is the addition of spring-loaded gates, so the system...

Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass
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Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass

After years of having a signature acoustic bass produced by Washburn, Stu Hamm now has a signature electric bass guitar with the company, called the SH B3 Hammer. The new model is a a double cut-away design featuring an alder body and a bolt-on maple neck with a radial neck joint. The fingerboard is rosewood. Made in the USA, the...

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AER Introduces Amp Three Bass Combo
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AER Introduces Amp Three Bass Combo

German amp makers AER has announced a new addition to their Bottom Line series of bass amps, called the Amp Three. The 200-watt combo amp has features two 8” speakers, which the company explains helps to enhance low-mids for clarity and punch for cutting through the mix. For tonal control, the Amp Three has a 3-band EQ with parametric mids,...

Ampeg Introduces BA-108 and BA-110 Combo Amps
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Ampeg Introduces BA-108 and BA-110 Combo Amps

Ampeg is expanding their Bassamp combo series with the introduction of two smaller practice amps, the BA-108 and the BA-110. Designed as miniature versions of their siblings, the new combos have similar features, including a tilt-back design and a ported baffle for low frequency extension. Both models have a 3-band EQ, MP3/CD input with a level control, an effects loop,...

Pigtronix Introduces Tremvelope
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Pigtronix Introduces Tremvelope

Pigtronix has released the Tremvelope, an effects pedal that combines a tremolo pedal with a filter to allow you to control the effects with the dynamics of your playing. With the envelope switch off, the pedal acts as an optical tremolo featuring stereo panning outputs, sine and sawtooth waveforms, and speed and depth controls. There are also a couple of...

FEA Labs Releases Photon Fuzz Pedal
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FEA Labs Releases Photon Fuzz Pedal

FEA Labs has just announced the Photon Fuzz, a dual band distortion pedal named after a circuit component in the unit that uses infrared light to control the fuzz distortion. The unit’s drive and bite controls work on both guitar and bass signals to define the fuzz tone’s character. Drive sets the overall gain, and bite sets the activation point...

Ampeg Launches Portaflex Series Amps
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Ampeg Launches Portaflex Series Amps

Ampeg has unveiled a new line of amps and cabinets inspired by their B-15 called the Portaflex series. The line includes two heads and two cabs that can be matched together to make flip-top combos. The PF-350 is the more compact of the two heads, weighing in at 8 lbs. It features a solid-state preamp combined with a Class D...

Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass
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Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

Gibson has just released a short scale version of their classic Thunderbird bass. The bass has a 30.5″ scale, which the manufacturer explains is favorable for players with shorter arms or smaller hands as well as beginners and students. They also note that these short-scale basses aren’t just for novices, as Jack Bruce and Paul McCartney played them during highlights...