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Gretsch Revamps Electromatic Junior Jet Basses
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Gretsch Revamps Electromatic Junior Jet Basses

Gretsch will launch revamped versions of their Electromatic range of instruments this month, including the Jet Junior and Jet Junior II basses. Updates to the series include improved pickups, inlays, and more. Both the Junior Jet and Junior Jet II basses feature bolt-on construction with a short 30.3″ scale, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo frets. Hardware on...

Reverend Guitars’ Thundergun Bass Now Available in Three Colors
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Reverend Guitars’ Thundergun Bass Now Available in Three Colors

Reverend Guitars has announced their Thundergun model is now available in three colors: Wine Red, Vintage Clear, and Black. Besides a striking body design and reverse headstock, the set-neck bass features a raised center ridge for added sustain. Reverend designed the bass for “old school tone, but with modern punch,” explaining that their Thick Brick bridge pickup brings out cutting...

Peavey Releases Updated TNT 115 and TKO 115 Bass Combos
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Peavey Releases Updated TNT 115 and TKO 115 Bass Combos

Peavey has released updated versions of their TKO and TNT 115 bass combos. Rated at 400 watts and 600 watts respectively, the amps are fresher takes on the models which debuted over 30 years ago. There are several factors the TKO and TNT share – a 15″ loudspeaker, a tilt-back design, a seven-band graphic EQ with high and low shelving...

Bass of the Week: Rickenbacker Limited Edition Lemmy Kilmister Signature 4004LK
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Bass of the Week: Rickenbacker Limited Edition Lemmy Kilmister Signature 4004LK

Rickenbacker paid tribute to metal icon and Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister with the introduction of the 4004LK, a signature bass limited to 60 pieces that was first spotted in 1995, though production started around 2000. The bass is half instrument, half art, as each piece’s walnut body features a hand-carved relief of oak leaves and white checked binding. Since they...

Jackson Introduces JS Series Basses
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Jackson Introduces JS Series Basses

Jackson Guitars has released the JS-series of Concert basses, consisting of three models: the JS2, JS3, and JS3V. The entry-level basses each feature 35″ scales, Indian cedro bodies, maple necks and Indian rosewood fingerboards that have 12″- 16″ compound radiuses for smooth playability. The three basses are tiered in features – the JS2 is a 4-string passive bass, while the...

Vanderkley Amplification Unveils 212MNT NeoLite Cabinet
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Vanderkley Amplification Unveils 212MNT NeoLite Cabinet

Vanderkley Amplification has announced a new addition to their NeoLite series of bass cabinets: The 212MNT. Loaded with two 12″ Neodymium drivers and 1″ compression tweeter, the cab pumps out 600W RMS at 4 ohms. As with the other NeoLite enclosures, the 212MNT is built with void free birch and poplar plywood with dowelled joint construction and internal bracing. The...

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Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass
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Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass

Squier has grown their Vintage Modified line with the introduction of a new take on Fender’s mid-60s Mustang bass. Staying true to the original, the Vintage Modified Mustang features a 30″ scale, 19 frets and comes in black or three-color sunburst finishes. The bolt-on constructed bass has a basswood body with a maple neck and fingerboard, while the pickup has...

Bass of the Week: Little Guitar Works Torzal Standard
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Bass of the Week: Little Guitar Works Torzal Standard

With time comes innovation, and for bass players it means lighter rigs, improved effects pedals and ergonomic basses. The Little Guitar Works Torzal Bass is a prime example of that progressive ideology. The customizable bass features your choice of woods and pickups, but the real “Twist” is in the neck. Literally. Developed in the mid-90s as a response to players...

Fender Releases T-Bucket Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Fender Releases T-Bucket Acoustic Bass Guitar

Fender has released the T-Bucket Bass, the first four-stringer in their Hot Rod Design series. The acoustic bass guitar includes a Fishman Isys III pickup system for amplification, complete with a three-band EQ, onboard preamp and tuner. Finished in a classic three-color sunburst, the T-Bucket features a flame maple top with scalloped X bracing and mahogany back, sides and neck....

3Leaf Audio Releases PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal
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3Leaf Audio Releases PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal

3Leaf Audio has released the PWNZOR Optical Compressor, a new high-fidelity design that also nods to classic compressors with a Vintage switch. The pedal’s internal charge pump circuitry turns power from a standard 9-volt supply into 18-volts to provide more clean headroom. 3Leaf also included their new relay bypass system for clickless switching, which automatically switches to bypass mode if...