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  • Gear Watch: Enigma Q-Balls

    Electro-Harmonix has announced the release of their first analog filter designed specifically for bass: the Enigma Q-balls. The Enigma has a frequency range of 40 Hz to 3 kHz able to define tight sweeps through the entire harmonic range. The Engima includes analog distrotion with controls to give let you shape the growl any way... »

  • Gear Watch: ToneGear String Cleaner

    ToneGear, winner of “Best in Show” at NAMM 2008, is releasing a new product: The String Cleaner for Bass Guitar. The string cleaner utilizes a patented 360 degree cleansing technique to remove the oils and deposits from your fingers while playing. Untreated these deposits cause oxidative damage to your strings over time and will affect... »

  • Gear Watch: TC Electronic RS410 Released

    TC Electronic has announced the release of the RS410 Cabinet. The RS410 features 4×10” speakers (plus high frequency driver) running at 8 Ohm 600W. It also boasts an anti-scratch finish and uses a dual-component ‘anti skid’ surface treatment helps the cabinets hold together when stacked. The guts are rigged up with two high-quality Speakon connectors... »

  • Gear Watch: Eden WTB1000 Bass Head

    Eden Electronics has announced the production of a new World Tour Bass head, the WTB1000. The WTB1000 will deliver 2 X 400/600 RMS @ 4 Ω with a peak power of 2400 W and weighs in at 26 pounds. From Eden Electronics: ”…includes the footswitchable Tube control of the Navigator, our famed Enhance control, a... »

  • Kingman Bass SCE: Fender’s new acoustic bass guitar

    Fender has announced the release of a new product: the Kingman Bass SCE. The Kingman is a new spin on the acoustic bass guitar, featuring a Fender Jazz Bass neck and headstock (slimmer by design to facilitate faster playing). The Kingman also includes: a single cutaway that allows easy access to the upper frets special... »

  • Ernie Ball to release a new Coated Bass String line

    Ernie Ball is unveiling Ernie Ball Coated Slinkys, their newest addition of Slinky line strings, at this years summer NAMM show in Nashville. A micro-thin layer of enamel coating is applied to the strings to prevent decay and corrosion, according to a company press release. The strings will be available in all of the Slinky... »

  • New Gear: Bugera BTX 3600 Amplifier

    Burgera has released what they claim is “the most powerful bass amplifier in the world.” The 3600 Watt (no, that’s not a typo) bi-amping stereo bass amp has been named The Nuke and boasts the following features: Extremely powerful 3,600-Watt true bi-amping stereo bass amplifier Ultra-flexible 2×1,800-Watt stereo or 3,600-Watt bridged mode Integrated Crossover with... »

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  • Gear Watch: Markbass Pedals

    Markbass, an Italian bass amp manufacturer, has announced the launch of seven brand new effects pedals. These pedals have been designed solely with bass in mind and includes the Compressore (valve compressor), Distosore (distortion pedal), Super Booster (EQ), Octaver (doubles playing one to two octaves), Riverbero (reverb), Chous Flanger, Super Pro (DI box), and Super... »

  • Orange Amps announces new Crush PiX line upgrade

    The Orange Crush PiX line of amplifiers are getting an upgrade and will debut at the upcoming Nashville NAMM show next month. Eight models will be available, with the traditional Orange grill cloth, miniature Orange crest finish, signature Orange picture frame edging, exterior beading and the hieroglyph symbols. The CR10 and CR12L get two extra... »

  • LMMS: Free Music Production Software

    Are you a fan of drum and bass techno music? Have you ever caught yourself thinking you could do something like that? Do you need a programmed drum-beat to practice your new slap riffs or to use in a one-man-band performance? LMMS – the Linux Multimedia Studio – provides the platform to do all this... »