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Overt?n Announces Flyweight 200 Compact Bass Amp
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Overt?n Announces Flyweight 200 Compact Bass Amp

Overt?n Amps will be debuting their latest offering in the sub-compact bass head world at Summer NAMM this year with the Flyweight 200. The new Class D amp pumps out 200 watts while weighing in at a mere 2.1 pounds. In the way of tonal control, the Flyweight 200 has an auto compressor, a 3-band EQ and Overt?n’s signature Sculpt...

Old School: 1967 Rickenbacker 4005 FG
Old School

Old School: 1967 Rickenbacker 4005 FG

This week, Tom Harper shares the story behind his 1967 Rickenbacker 4005 FG, a bass he bought new in 1967, and one he describes as “a little worn, but still sweet!” The Rickenbacker 4005 was introduced in 1965, and featured a new-style, 360 body in a hollow-body bass. “FG” stands for “Fireglo”, a sunburst finish with a dark red color...

Kaces Releases Razor Series Pedal Board Bag
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Kaces Releases Razor Series Pedal Board Bag

Kaces has introduced a new Pedal Board Bag to their Razor series of instrument carriers. The case doubles as a bag for your effects pedals and performance-ready pedal board with a non-slip bottom. Featuring a reinforced and padded ballistic polyester exterior, the KXPB Razor series pedal board bag’s padded lid reveals the main compartment that the company explains is large...

Tips for Purchasing Vintage Ampeg SVT Gear
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Tips for Purchasing Vintage Ampeg SVT Gear

Esteban St. James of Von Saint Design sent us his third installment of a 4-part series on vintage Ampeg SVT gear. Here, Esteban walks through the things to look for when purchasing the classic equipment, including the tubes, transformers, and tech work performed on it. For info on understanding the vintage SVT sound and dating your gear, check out the...

Gear Review: The Basswitch IQ DI
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: The Basswitch IQ DI

Ruppert Musical Instruments dubs their Basswitch IQ DI the “Swiss Army Knife for Bass Players”, and I have to agree. The device is just now available in the U.S. The device indeed is many things in one: A/B box: Allows you to have to instruments plugged in for fast switching on stage Clean Boost: Engage the EQ with a separate...

Traynor Announces New 300-Watt Tube Monster Bass Head
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Traynor Announces New 300-Watt Tube Monster Bass Head

Traynor has released their newest bass head, the YBA300. The YBA300 is an 300-watt, all-tube amp designed for touring bassists. The amp features rear panel tube bias adjustments with an LED display to aid in fine-tuning the power tubes. The LEDs on the rear show proper tube function and status. If a tube fails during a performance, the YBA300 will...

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Ernie Ball Offers Test Run of Music Man Stingray 5-String Bass with 19mm Spacing
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Ernie Ball Offers Test Run of Music Man Stingray 5-String Bass with 19mm Spacing

Based on popular demand, Ernie Ball is offering a limited test run of the SLO Special 5, a Music Man Stingray 5-string bass with 19-mm string spacing. The company says it must receive 125 pre-orders between now and July 12, 2011 to put the instruments into production. If the orders are met, it will become a regular product. The Stingrays...

Monolith Loudspeakers Releases MAGMA 1.0 Bass Preamp
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Monolith Loudspeakers Releases MAGMA 1.0 Bass Preamp

Monolith Loudspeakers and Effects has released the MAGMA 1.0, a dual channel bass preamp built on solid state CMOS technology. Each channel is identical and has it’s own input, as well as an A/B input for blending. The back of the unit has effects loops for both channels, as well as two master line outs, a direct output, and footswitch...

Luminlay Unveils SGT Series Fluorescent Position Markers
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Luminlay Unveils SGT Series Fluorescent Position Markers

Luminlay has introduced the SGT series of luminescent inlay markers to their product line, including the SGT-40 and SGT-50. The new fluorescent markers are designed for the top of fingerboards, where previous incarnations were built as side dots. Available in green, the SGT-40 and -50 are dot inlays made of a highly luminous material that is charged in seconds by...

Samson Releases CT20 Clip-On Tuner
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Samson Releases CT20 Clip-On Tuner

Samson has a new clip on tuner called the CT20, featuring a dual 360 degree ball jointed clip for viewing at almost any angle. It clips on to your headstock (bridge if you play upright), and has a full color LCD display for ease of visibility. The tuner detects pitch with either the built-in mic or the piezo sensor, and...