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Gear Watch: Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter
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Gear Watch: Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter

Source Audio has released their newest bass pedal, the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter. The pedal features 21 different filter sounds ranging from “Two Pole Filters, Four Pole Filters, Single Peak Filters, Triple Peak Filters, Peak and Notch Filters, and Phasers.” The filters can then be modulated via positive or negative sweeps, frequency range of the sweeps, and attack/decay speeds. The...

Gear Watch: Tascam TG-7 Tuner
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Gear Watch: Tascam TG-7 Tuner

A new tuner have been introduced to Tascam’s line, featuring widescreen, backlit LCD displays and fast pitch detection. The TG-7, designed for both bass and guitar, fits on pedalboards and includes a 1/4″ in and thru to connect to amps. The tuner also includes a built-in microphone and metronome with an external speaker. Tascam TG-7 Features: Chromatic tuner Metronome with...

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Gear Watch: TC Electronic BH500
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Gear Watch: TC Electronic BH500

TC Electronic has announced the BH500, their newest addition to their Bass Amp 2.0 line up. The BH500 provides two tone-shaping tools, TubeTone and SpectraComp, with three user memory settings. SpectraComp is a conventional compressor taken from TC’s RH450, offering “per-string” multi-band compression to even out compression across all strings. TubeTone, also originally offered in the RH450, is designed to...

Gear Watch: Empress Phaser Pedal
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Gear Watch: Empress Phaser Pedal

Empress Effects has just released a new phaser pedal that features an all-analog signal path that is controlled by a microprocessor, giving analog tone with digital control and adaptability. This allows for the classic sounds you’re used to, but its groundbreaking auto modes (envelope filtering, audio-triggered sweeps, rhythms and direct control) are what make it stand out. The Empress Phaser...

Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings
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Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings

D’Addario has added to their line of bass string products with their new Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings. The strings are wound using a flattened black nylon which is polished to an ultra-smooth finish. Tapewounds can be used on fretted and fretless basses and are designed to produce a vintage tone ranging from “the thump of an upright bass to the...

Gear Watch: David Nordshcow Amplification DNS Series Bass Cabinets
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Gear Watch: David Nordshcow Amplification DNS Series Bass Cabinets

David Nordschow Amplification (DNA) has introduced a new line of bass cabinets to their product mix. The DNS Series Cabinets were created in close collaboration with touring pros and the DNA forum community. The result is a ultra-lightweight cabinet, featuring massive bracing for durability and sound consistenncy, low compression, low distortion tweeters for smooth highs, full 2-way crossovers for enhanced...

Gear Watch: TASCAM TC-1S Solar Powered Tuner
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Gear Watch: TASCAM TC-1S Solar Powered Tuner

TASCAM has unveiled the world’s first solar-powered tuner, the TC-1S. The tuner, which comes in six colors, runs on a battery charged by a bank of solar cells, but a USB input is included to quickly charge up in case you’re in the dark. A strap and clip are built on to the shockproof silicon cover so you can keep...

Gear Watch: Fender Announces Roger Waters Precision Bass
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Gear Watch: Fender Announces Roger Waters Precision Bass

Fender has introduced a new Roger Waters Precision to their line of basses, named after the Pink Floyd bassist. The bass features a black-on-black color scheme (black body and black, single-ply pickguard), and is equipped with Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB-3 Quarter-Pound split-coil Precision Bass pickup, knurled black control knobs (master volume, master tone), brass nut, black bridge and strap buttons,...

Gear Watch: EWS Bass Mid Control Pedal
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Gear Watch: EWS Bass Mid Control Pedal

EWS has released their newest bass pedal, the Bass Mid Control. The aptly titled box controls the mid frequencies with an EQ that is adjustable between 120Hz-3kHz. The EWS BMC lets you cut or boost by +/- 12dB to shape your sound in the ever important mid range. The pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery as well as...

Gear Watch: A/DA Reissue Flanger
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Gear Watch: A/DA Reissue Flanger

A/DA has released their Reissue Flanger, which is a throwback to their original pedal that began shipping in 1980. The pedal retains the same Sweep Range, Speed, Enhance, Manual delay range, Even/Odd harmonics switch, and Threshold controls as the original, but now includes True-Bypass switching. The chassis, featuring heavy-duty casting and a cold-rolled steel bottom cover plate, was even created...