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Kala Announces Solid Body U-Bass
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Kala Announces Solid Body U-Bass

Kala Brand Music Co. has released a solid body version of their U-Bass. Though the original model was a bass-version of a ukulele, the Solid Body U-Bass takes a step to more closely resemble a bass guitar. Featuring a 21” scale, the bass is available in 4 and 5-string versions and fretted or fretless. It utilizes Kala’s proprietary polyurethane strings,...

Squier Releases Matt Freeman Precision Bass
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Squier Releases Matt Freeman Precision Bass

Rancid bassist Matt Freeman now has his own Squier signature Precision Bass, modeled after his favorite personal bass. Freeman explains that “[it] is a ’77 P Bass that I picked up in 1987 for, like, $400 when I was in Operation Ivy. I went all over the world with that bass. And I still have it and I actually play...

VOX Announces AC1 RhythmVOX Mini Bass Amp
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VOX Announces AC1 RhythmVOX Mini Bass Amp

The amp makers at Vox have translated their mini guitar amp to the bass world with the introduction of the AC1 RhythmVOX Bass, a portable practice combo that weighs in at only 19.4 ounces. Similar to its predecessor, the new model includes 66 built-in rhythm/song patterns including 8-beat, blues, funk, reggae, irregular patterns, and more. The tempo and level for...

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Korg Introduces Pitchclip Tuner
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Korg Introduces Pitchclip Tuner

Korg has a new tuner on the market, dubbed the Pitchclip. As the name suggests, the device works by clipping it to the headstock. The Pitchclip uses a built in piezo sensor to detect vibrations and determine the pitch in the meter. Korg says the accuracy of the device is +/-1 cent. The device includes an LED display and is...

Warwick Introduces BC Combo Series
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Warwick Introduces BC Combo Series

Warwick has introduced the BC Combo series, a 5-model line ranging in strength from 20 to 300 watts. The company explains the new combos are good for when you need to be heard, but not “bend people’s eardrums.” The pinnacle of the series is the BC300, a 300-watt amp combined with a 15” driver and 4” HF horn. The combo...

Ashdown Engineering Debuts MiBass Amp Head
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Ashdown Engineering Debuts MiBass Amp Head

Ashdown Engineering has unveiled their new entry in the compact bass amp space with the new MiBass amp heads. Ashdown says the head, measuring 8.2″ wide, 2.6″ tall and 6.3″ deep with an internal power supply and weighing in at 3.1 pounds, can fit in most standard gig bag pockets. The unit is about half the size of the Ashdown...

Dark Matter Audio Unveils DMA1 Smart Audio Hub
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Dark Matter Audio Unveils DMA1 Smart Audio Hub

Dark Matter Audio has unveiled details of their premier product, the DMA1. The DMA1 is an app-enabled smart device tailored for musicians, featuring a color touchscreen, internet capability and tons of connectivity. It’s capable of effects processing, multi-track recording, playing MP3 files and more. Similar to a smartphone, users will be able to wirelessly download apps, including drum machines, loops,...

Warwick Announces Steve Bailey Signature Bass
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Warwick Announces Steve Bailey Signature Bass

Fretless bassist Steve Bailey has joined up with Warwick as an endorsing artist, and the company has just unveiled a new Steve Bailey Signature Bass. The model is a 6-string fretless based on their Streamer, though the design has been modified for better access to the upper register of the neck. The Steve Bailey Signature bass features bolt-on construction and...

Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS
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Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

Squier has introduced the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS, a short scale take on the classic Fender model. Featuring a 30” scale, the bass is suitable for anyone who appreciates the comfort of a short-scale instrument, as the company explains it’s more than just a student model. The Jaguar Special SS has an Agathis body and a Maple neck...

TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp
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TC Electronic Debuts RH750 Bass Amp

TC Electronic has announced their newest compact bass head, the RH750. Sporting several features of TC’s RH450 model (see our review), the RH750 offers a boost in power (750 watts, 1200 watts peak) and a new TweeterTone control. TweeterTone offers what TC dubs as “intelligent HF control”, allowing the player a wider range of sound control, from modern- and vintage-style...