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Gear Watch: LeCompte Chewy Linton Signature Bass
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Gear Watch: LeCompte Chewy Linton Signature Bass

LeCompte Basses has introduced their first signature model bass, the “Chewy Linton.” Chewy Linton is the bassist for the Austin, Texas-based band, Ember, who released their major label debut earlier this year. Linton describes the bass as somewhat of a mix of a Spector NS and the Warwick Thumb, explaining there were features of each he loved but when combined...

Gear Watch: M Basses Mj-4 and Mj-5
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Gear Watch: M Basses Mj-4 and Mj-5

M Basses has officially released their Mj-4 and Mj-5 models, which are 4 and 5-string versions of a “vintage-inspired” bass with customizable features. The M bass body comes standard with a choice of either a swamp ash or alder body, maple neck and an Indian rosewood fingerboard. The Mj-4 carries 20 frets while the 5-string has 21, though both have...

Gear Watch: Carl Martin Pro Power
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Gear Watch: Carl Martin Pro Power

Carl Martin has released their Pro Power power supply, designed for versatile power distribution for pedals. Starting with an input that is switchable between 110V and 230V for international adaptability, the power is split into 8 individual isolated and regulated outputs. Output levels can then be set to 9V at 150mA or 12V at 110mA, with the 7th and 8th...

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Gear Watch: Plush Jersey Thunder Pedal Sneak Preview
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Gear Watch: Plush Jersey Thunder Pedal Sneak Preview

Fuchs Audio has announced a new pedal is joining their Plush FX line. The Jersey Thunder is a gain boost and EQ pedal, designed for bass. The pedal features just two knobs: a gain control and a variable EQ control. A three-position switch provides a straight gain boost and two unique bass EQ curves, which are adjustable by the EQ...

Gear Watch: Nordstrand Releases NM4 Mustang Bass Replacement Pickup
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Gear Watch: Nordstrand Releases NM4 Mustang Bass Replacement Pickup

Nordstrand Pickups has released the NM4, a replacement pickup for the Fender Mustang Bass. The pickup is a direct replacement size for the original and utilizes Nordstrand’s angled pole piece technology. The company claims that this “tiny pickup” is designed to produce a fat full tone from a Mustang, which is a short scale bass. The package does not include...

Gear Watch: Pigtronix Keymaster Impedance Matching Effects DI
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Gear Watch: Pigtronix Keymaster Impedance Matching Effects DI

Originally introduced at Summer NAMM, Pigtronix has officially introduced a new impedance matching, effects mixing direct box. The Keymaster is designed to route any sound source, including XLR mic, line level or instruments into effects via two bypass loops. The device optimizes the mixed effects signal of the amplifier, mixing console or DAW. The loops can be switched between series...

Gear Watch: Overton’s New Bass Amp Series Preview
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Gear Watch: Overton’s New Bass Amp Series Preview

Overton Amps will be making their debut at the 2011 NAMM Show, with the introduction of their new product line of bass amplifiers. Included in the line is company’s new Featherweight bass amp series, OB series bass cabinets and Tremor compact bass combos. Housed in red anodized, single rackspace head units, the Featherweight series features a studio quality compressor, semi-parametric...

Gear Watch: Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless Pickup Change System
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Gear Watch: Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless Pickup Change System

Seymour Duncan has introduced the Liberator, a new, universal solderless pickup change system for bass and guitar. The unit is a bare-wire lockdown system with a volume pot, and works with virtually all passive pickups. With the Liberator installed, changing pickups only requires a mini screwdriver. The process of installing new pickups with Liberator is simple. The bare-wire ends of...

Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal
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Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal

Eden Electronics has released the WTDI pedal, a beefed up direct box/preamp fit into a 4.75”x 2”x3.5” package. The pedal features true bypass and both 1/4” and XLR outputs that allow you to go into a PA as well as directly into the power amp section of a rig. The design also lets you use it as a 2nd, 3rd,...

Stanley Clarke Signs With Ampeg
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Stanley Clarke Signs With Ampeg

Bass pioneer Stanley Clarke has become the newest Ampeg endorsing artist, the bass amp company states on their website. During most of his touring through 2010, Clarke used a Pro Neo rig as well as an SVT rig consisting of a SVT-2 Pro with a SVT 410HLF cab. According to the gear page on his website, he had previous played...