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ESP Unveils LTD J-Series Basses at Summer NAMM 2011
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ESP Unveils LTD J-Series Basses at Summer NAMM 2011

For Summer NAMM 2011, ESP Guitars has unveiled the LTD J series basses, including the J-204 and J-205 models. Built for quality while “remaining within a budget,” the basses are designed with a classic style. The J-204 and J-205 (4- and 5-string, respectively) feature alder bodies, maple necks, and rosewood fingerboards. The old school look is rounded out with retro...

Old School: 1966 Fender Precision Bass
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Old School: 1966 Fender Precision Bass

Chuck Hoffman shares his 1966 Fender Precision bass, one he bought about seven years ago, and credits as the source of his love for bass today. The 1966 Fender Precision was the first of the CBS-era of Fender basses, with 1965 being considered a transition year after Leo Fender sold his company to CBS. 1966 also brought in the new,...

AKAI Announces EIE Pro USB Audio Interface
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AKAI Announces EIE Pro USB Audio Interface

Akai has announced the EIE Pro, a USB audio interface capable of recording up 24-bit resolution and 96kHz sampling. The EIE Pro has four ins and four outs, MIDI I/O, and is compatible with virtually any DAW on Mac or PC. The inputs are XLR-1/4″ combo jacks, which lead to four discrete preamplifiers with true phantom power to enable use...

TecAmp Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Raptor Head and Cabinet
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TecAmp Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Raptor Head and Cabinet

German bass amp manufacturer TecAmp is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with the release of the Raptor Head and Cabinet, limited to 25 pieces. The 300-watt all-tube head features a preamp consisting of four ECC83 tubes and a ECC81, while the power amp section has six 6550 power tubes. For tone control, TecAmp included a tube-buffered, active 4-band EQ. The head...

RapcoHorizon Releases the iJam 3-n-1
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RapcoHorizon Releases the iJam 3-n-1

Audio/visual company RapcoHorizon is now shipping the iJam 3-n-1, a new iPhone instrument interface designed for all electric instruments. The iJam also acts as a practice amp and MP3 play-along device. The iPhone portion of the iJam connects your bass to your apps, including amplifier modelers, recording software apps, and instructional apps. It allows for continuous monitoring for any applications...

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Acoustic USA Launches With Revamped 360/361 Bass Rig
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Acoustic USA Launches With Revamped 360/361 Bass Rig

A new branch of the Acoustic brand, called Acoustic USA, has launched with the unveiling of an updated version of the classic 360/361 rig. The vintage head/cab combo was originally made famous by players like Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. Acoustic USA employed the help of former Acoustic President and bass amp guru Russ Alee...

Source Audio Introduces the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter
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Source Audio Introduces the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter

Source Audio has expanded upon their Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter with a new Pro version of the pedal. Similar to its sibling, the Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter has 22 envelope filter effects ranging from 2 Pole and 4 pole Low Pass variations, Single Peak, Triple Peak, Peak/Notch variations and Phaser settings. Options go even further as you can tweak...

Pigtronix Releases Class A Boost Pedal
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Pigtronix Releases Class A Boost Pedal

Pigtronix has released the Class A Boost, designed to fatten any signal, from instruments to line level devices. The pedal includes discreet transistor topology to boost signals up to 20db without clipping. A flat frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz ensures your bass’s sound is preserved. The company explains that the pedal’s design allows for noise free performance, and has...

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...