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Gear Review: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K
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Gear Review: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K

Finland-based Darkglass Electronics, a company focused on bass effects and boasts handmade pedals, is the brainchild of Chilean-born Douglas Castro. Castro started the venture to create effects and tones that he heard in his head but couldn’t get with other pedals. The company’s flagship is their Microtubes B3K Bass Overdrive, a compact pedal featuring hybrid JFET and CMOS gain stages....

BOSS Releases Micro BR BR-80 Digital Recorder
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BOSS Releases Micro BR BR-80 Digital Recorder

BOSS has released the Micro BR BR-80 digital recorder, a portable audio station that combines an 8-track multi-track recorder, an eBand for practice, and a live recording mode. In addition to a 1/4” input and 1/8” line-in, the device features a built-in stereo condenser microphone for live to 2-track recording. All recorded material is tracked directly to the SD/SDHC memory...

Understanding the Vintage Ampeg SVT Sound and Dating Your Gear
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Understanding the Vintage Ampeg SVT Sound and Dating Your Gear

Esteban St. James of Von Saint Design is a bass lover like the rest of us, but even deeper his passion lies in vintage Ampeg SVT gear. He sent us Parts 1 and 2 of a 4-part YouTube series he made about the classic equipment. Part 1 deals with what “the sound” is and how to get it, while Part...

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Bud LeCompte Unveils V-Groove Basses
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Bud LeCompte Unveils V-Groove Basses

Bass builder Bud LeCompte has just unveiled a new line of vintage style basses under the moniker V-Groove Basses. The new models include the Nola and Provision basses, available in 4 and 5 string versions. Though custom options are available, the basses come standard with alder bodies and three piece 1/4 sawn maple necks. The fingerboards are either maple or...

Gear Review: ToneGear Bass String Cleaner
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Gear Review: ToneGear Bass String Cleaner

If there’s one thing about playing I’ve always had trouble with, it’s going through strings. My hands sweat. A lot. And sweat really breaks down strings, especially in places where the humidity can be really bad (such as the Midwest, where I live). I’ve played every brand and type of string: coated, uncoated, steel, nickel… the whole spectrum, and I’ve...

Old School: 1967 Epiphone EB-232 Bass
Old School

Old School: 1967 Epiphone EB-232 Bass

In our first installment of “Old School”, bassist Matt Shively shares the story of his 1967 Epiphone EB-232 bass. Make/Model/Year My bass is a 1967 Epiphone Rivoli EB-232, made in Kalamazoo, MI. How long have you owned it? Going on 3 years now. How did you come across it? Well, I have a cousin named Larry Holcomb who played in...

Carvin Releases Brian Bromberg Signature Bass
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Carvin Releases Brian Bromberg Signature Bass

After showing the prototype at NAMM, Carvin has released the Brian Bromberg Signature Bass series, available in 4 and 5-string versions. The new Bromberg B24 and B25 models feature neck through construction with alder bodies and maple necks. AAAA flamed maple tops come standard, though you can get a solid color finish. The fingerboard is ebony and has Bromberg’s logo...

Phil Jones Pure Sound Releases D-600 Dual Channel Digital Bass Amp
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Phil Jones Pure Sound Releases D-600 Dual Channel Digital Bass Amp

Phil Jones Pure Sound has a new bass amp on the market, the D-600 Digital Amplifier. Taking after their D-200, the new model is rated at 600 watts while weighing in at merely 7 pounds. The dual channel setup give each path it’s own 5-band EQ and mute switch. Other features include an optical limiter and front-facing aux-in with separate...

Warwick Announces WA Bass Amps and WCA Cabinets
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Warwick Announces WA Bass Amps and WCA Cabinets

Warwick has unveiled the WA bass amp series, a line based on their Hellborg series but at a lower price point. Available as rack mountable or in sleeves, the WA300 and WA600 amp heads pump out 300 and 600 watts respectively and feature 10-band EQs with additional Bass and Treble controls. A one-knob adjustable compressor is built-in for dynamic control....

DigiTech Debuts New Line of Amps
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DigiTech Debuts New Line of Amps

HARMAN DigiTech is moving into new territory, with their announcement of their new amplifiers at Musikmesse 2011. The company has focused mostly on a line of guitar amps (five of them), but is introducing a bass amp in the mix, the Classic-15B. The Classic-15B is a 15 watt combo bass amp and a new addition to the world of lightweight...