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Gear Watch: Digitech Unveils BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal
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Gear Watch: Digitech Unveils BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal

Digitech has unveiled their latest bass multi-effects pedal, the BP355. Featuring the same AudioDNA 2 processor as its relatives, the BP355 dishes out modeling of 20 amps, 17 speaker cabs, and more than 70 effects, ranging from distortion to envelope filters with nearly everything in between. It also includes 70 factory and 70 user presets, a Tone Library of 30...

Gear Watch: New Models From Overwater Basses
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Gear Watch: New Models From Overwater Basses

Overwater Basses has unveiled three new basses: the J-Series 4 Classic, Perception Std Deluxe 4, and their first ever 6-string Singlecut. The J-Series 4 Classic features a 34″ scale and sports a Swamp Ash body, 1-piece Maple neck, and Rosewood bound fretboard. The electronics are all custom Overwater, including OW Hum Cancelling Pickups and an OW 2-band passive/active system. The...

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Luthman Introduces Jazzette Bass
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Luthman Introduces Jazzette Bass

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Fender Jazz bass, Luthman has released the Jazzette bass. Available in 4, 5, and 6-string models, the Jazzette is not merely a copy of the icon, but a new design created with a “Luthman’s eye.” The body is your choice between alder or ash, with a custom upgrade option for more exotic tops....

Albion Musical Instruments Unveils ABH Series of Amplification
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Albion Musical Instruments Unveils ABH Series of Amplification

Albion Musical Instruments has just released details of their upcoming ABH line of bass amplification products, including 2 heads, 2 combos, and 4 new cabinets. Albion is the brainchild of Steve Grinrod, who besides being a musician, held chief engineer and chief designer positions at Marshall Amplification and VOX. At the forefront of the series is the ABH300H, a 300...

Gear Watch: Hoyer Guitars Reissue Eagle Bass Prestige
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Gear Watch: Hoyer Guitars Reissue Eagle Bass Prestige

Hoyer Guitars has released a reissue of their classic Hoyer Eagle Prestige Bass, featuring many of the same characteristics of the original 1970’s model including a neck-through-body construction, Eagle-typical headstock, Eagle-shaped inlays, and a burr walnut top. The bass has a 33.5” scale, with an ebony fingerboard and 20 medium jumbo frets. The bass’s pickups are Hoyer custom HHB-106 humbuckers....

Gear Watch: Sheptone P-Bass Pickups
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Gear Watch: Sheptone P-Bass Pickups

Sheptone is stepping into the world of electric bass pickups, beginning with a new line of P-Bass pickups. The new models are made for Fender Precision basses and similar models, and are made to vintage specifications, utilizing alnico 5 magnets and #42 plain enamel wire while measuring out to 10.3k. All the pickups are made in the U.S. at Sheptone’s...

Gear Watch: Tech 21 VT Bass 300 Amp
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Gear Watch: Tech 21 VT Bass 300 Amp

Tech 21 has unveiled their new VT Bass 300 amp, based on their SansAmp Character Series VT Bass pedal. The box, which is rated at 300 analog watts, features two channels that can be dialed in from clean to completely overdriven. You can choose between the two or combine them using the included footswitch. The footswitch also allows for silent...

Gear Watch: Gadotti Guitars King Bass
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Gear Watch: Gadotti Guitars King Bass

Gadotti Guitars has introduced their newest model, the King Bass, available with 4, 5 and 6-string configurations, and fretted or fretless. Manufactured in Brazil, the bass is a neck thru body design featuring Honduras Mahogany and Maple for sustain and brightness, with a Cocobolo fretboard. The electronics include Kent Armstrong H4BE active pickups as well as Kent Armstrong active circuitry....

Gear Watch: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Overdrive Pedal
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Gear Watch: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Overdrive Pedal

Darkglass Electronics is now shipping their Microtubes B3K bass distortion pedal. The pedal features hybrid JFET and CMOS gain stages for a natural dynamic response, with Level, Drive, and Blend knobs as well as Attack and Grunt switches to dial up your sound. The Attack switch replicates the “Ultra Hi” option from many tube amps, and gives a treble boost...

Gear Watch: Aguilar SL 112 Bass Cabinet
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Gear Watch: Aguilar SL 112 Bass Cabinet

Aguilar Amplification has added their first lightweight cabinet to their line. The SL 112 weighs in at 25 pounds and features a Neodymium driver with a custom-designed crossover, a phenolic tweeter with variable level control and a frequency response ranging from 37Hz–16kHz. “We spent a lot of time working on the crossover design to arrive at the smoothest possible frequency...