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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...

Gear Watch: SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass
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Gear Watch: SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass

SoloEtte has released the Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass, a new portable sidekick bass that weighs only 3.5 lbs. Featuring thick Nylon strings, the Little Thumper is constructed of a single piece of Hard Rock Maple with an aluminum rod frame that can be disassembled to fit into a compact soft case. Polyurethane tubing covers the frame for comfort. The...

Gear Watch: T-Rex Tonebug Phaser and Chorus/Flanger
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Gear Watch: T-Rex Tonebug Phaser and Chorus/Flanger

T-Rex Engineering has added a Phaser and Chorus/Flanger to their Tonebug line of effects pedals. The Tonebug Phaser features a mode switch to go between a Modern and Vintage sound, as well Rate and Depth controls. The Chorus/Flanger also has a mode switch, but chooses between the chorus and flanging effects. It also has both a Rate and Depth knob...

Gear Watch: MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga Basses
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Gear Watch: MTD Kingston CRB and Saratoga Basses

MTD Kingston has released their new CRB and Saratoga basses, which will be shipping within the next month. The new models are Mike Tobias’ take on classic P and J-style basses, with his own twist. Both Models are available in 4 and 5-string versions, have 34″ scale necks, and have carved Basswood bodies. They also mimic classic elders by utilizing...

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Flea Giving Away Signed Bass Through Charity Sweepstakes
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Flea Giving Away Signed Bass Through Charity Sweepstakes

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has started a fundraising page on Crowdrise.com to raise money for his Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Silverlake is a non-profit that grants scholarships to low-income students, as well as gives them instruments and lessons. “A few years back, I had the opportunity to visit my old high school and noticed how many of the...

Gear Watch: Peterson StroboClip Tuner
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Gear Watch: Peterson StroboClip Tuner

Peterson is now shipping their latest addition to their Virtual Strobe series, the StroboClip. Designed with acoustic instruments in mind, the StroboClip is the world’s first clip-on strobe tuner and features a large strobe display housed in a brushed aluminum shell. The StroboClip also offers up a load of other features including Sweetened Tuning presets for varied instruments and Sustain...

Gear Review: TC Electronic RH450
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Gear Review: TC Electronic RH450

Technology is a beautiful thing, and TC Electronic’s RH450 head unit is just another reminder of how sweet it can be. The amp is a solid-state head with a built in multi-band compressor, semi parametric EQ, and tube simulator. It features 450 Watts with a switchmode power supply and Class D power amp. With a handful of cool studio-quality features...

Gear Watch: Kaces Double Instrument Bags
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Gear Watch: Kaces Double Instrument Bags

Kaces is introducing a new gig bag line for bassists and guitarists. Each bag holds two instruments, and features a 600D polyester exterior and overstuffed with 20mm foam padding. The two instrument compartments are separated by a 20mm padded divider. The bags include multiple front panel pockets for holding strings, tuners, picks, cables and other gear. Two ergonomic handles are...

Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet
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Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet

Bass cab company Bergantino has just added a new enclosure to their AE series, the AE212. Weighing in at 55 pounds, the cab is an offshoot of the company’s AE112, but features 2- 12 inch neodymium woofers and a tweeter. It handles 600 watts rms, with a frequency response of 40Hz to 15kHz. Bergantino AE Series Cabinet Specs: 2 x...