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Gear Watch: New DR Strings K3 Coated Technology
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Gear Watch: New DR Strings K3 Coated Technology

DR Strings has just announced their latest string coating technology, K3. The patent pending string technology is now available on DR’s line of coated bass strings. DR says the K3 coating will last “at least 9 times longer (by documented factory tests) than previous DR coatings. The new, durable K3 coating will not strip away, peel or come off under...

Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal
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Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal

FEA Labs has announced their latest creation, the FEA Dual Band Distortion pedal, which utilizes a variable crossover, two distortions, an overdrive, and a final mixer all in one package. First, the variable crossover to split your bass signal into two frequency bands: high and low. From there, the low frequency band is sent to an octave-up distortion circuit, which...

Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder
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Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder

Tascam has updated their trainer series again with the unveiling of the new GB-10 Trainer/Recorder. The practice station allows you to load MP3s onto the 2GB SD card and then manipulate the track to suit your needs by looping, slowing down, and pitch shifting. The 1/4” input accepts both bass and guitar, and onboard effects like amp modeling and reverb...

Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II
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Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II

EBS Sweden is now shipping the sequel to their Fafner bass amp, appropriately named the Fafner II. Featuring a two-channel preamp, the amp allows you to switch between them or blend both channels together to widen your tonal possibilities. A footswitch (EBM RM-4) allows you to quickly switch between them, as well as control bypass filters, character filters, and muting....

Gear Watch: Boss PS-6 Harmonist
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Gear Watch: Boss PS-6 Harmonist

Boss has announced the newest Harmonist pedal – the PS-6 – a compact pedal featuring pitch shifting effects and three-voice harmony. The new Harmonist has four effect modes, including Harmony, Pitch Shifter, Detune, and the new Super-Bend, which creates three- and four-octave pitch sweeps and pedal-bending effects. Super-Bend is controlled through the Shift, Rise Time, and Fall Time controls, but...

Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case
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Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case

Guardian has introduced their new Vintage Hardshell line, available for basses as well as guitars. The case is made with a 7-ply, cross-grained wood construction, covered with black tolex with a leather handle for comfort. The interior features emerald crushed velvet interior with multiple thicknesses of padding for safety and fit. The Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case is available now for...

Gear Watch: Aguilar AG 5J-60 Pickup Set
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Gear Watch: Aguilar AG 5J-60 Pickup Set

Aguilar Amplification has unveiled their newest pickup set: the AG 5J-60. The pickups are made to bring the tone of a 60’s era Fender Jazz to modern 5-string basses using all period correct components, including Heavy Formvar wire and Anico V magnets. The AG 5J-60 set is made to be a direct replacement in the Fender Jazz V as well...

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Gear Review: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser
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Gear Review: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser

The EP2 Envelope Phaser is a rework of the Pigtronix’s flagship EP1, which they released six years ago. Though similar in concept, the new model really expands on its sonic capabilities and controls. The pedal, which features true bypass, is a phase shifter that is controlled by an Envelope (EF) or a LFO, giving you either that funky filter based...

Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks
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Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks

Music Man is now offering roasted maple necks as an option for their instruments. Besides looking great, the thermally treated necks have other benefits, including resistance to temperature and warping, increased resonance, and clearer tone. The heating process also gives a microstructure similar to naturally aged woods with lower moisture content. The new roasted maple necks are available on all...

Gear Watch: A Closer Look at the Ibanez Ashula Fretted/Fretless Hybrid
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Gear Watch: A Closer Look at the Ibanez Ashula Fretted/Fretless Hybrid

The concept of a hybrid fretted/fretless bass has been attempted before, and Ibanez might just have the best version yet with their Ashula model. The six-string fretted/fretless hybrid bass offers this unique configuration: four fretted bass strings and two fretless. This offers a more fluid approach to playing than other hybrids, where the fretless option is placed in the upper...