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Gear Watch: The Guitar Grip
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Gear Watch: The Guitar Grip

Grip Studios has added to their line of Custom Guitar Hangers, featuring wall hangers in the shape of hands. Made in Detroit, the hangers come in standard or made to order custom designs with high gloss finishes, and support basses and guitars. Two new designs will be released in July 2010, called Bella Rose and Woody. You can also get...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: The Uni-Stand

Bassist Reginald Means has created a product to help alleviate amp-tilting woes: the uni-stand. Means wanted to develop a device to let bassists easily position their amplifiers to best monitor their sound. He is a machine tool technology instructor and brought his vision to life. After years of prototyping it is now available. “I got tired of bending over and...

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Gear Watch: Pigtronix EP2 Envelope Phaser

Pigtronix has introduced their latest analog effects pedal: the EP2 Envelope Phaser. The EP2 is a redesign of the company’s original Envelope Phaser, but still features the option of both envelope and LFO modulation. Among the new features is a “Staccato” function which accommodates tight funk bass by “listening” to your playing and discharging the envelope between your notes. This...

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Gear Watch: Eastwood Left-Handed Airline Map Bass

Eastwood Guitars has introduced the Left-Handed Airline Map Bass, which is now shipping. The bass, which is available in sea foam green or black, is a throwback to the 1962 National Newport. The Airline Map features a tone-chambered mahogany body with a bolt-on, bound maple neck. The fingerboard is rosewood with block-markers. The pickups on this retro bass are two...

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Gear Watch: DMB Bumble Bass Overdrive

DMB Pedals is releasing The Bumble, a new bass overdrive pedal to their line. The pedal will be available on June 15th. The Bumble’s clipping section is designed specifically for bass frequencies and uses DMB’s “Class A” mixer technology for tone control. The Bumble is true bypass and runs from a standard 9v power supply or battery, with the following...

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Gear Watch: Roland R-05 Wave/MP3 Recorder

Roland has announced that their new R-05 Wave/MP3 Recorder is now shipping. The pocket recorder boasts clear audio quality, tons of features, and a battery that lasts over 16 hours of continuous recording time. It records directly to SD cards with a maximum of 24-bit/96kHz resolution with its built-in stereo microphone, or you can plug in your own external microphones....

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Gear Watch: Heads Up Strap

Designer Joe Naylor has introduced the “Heads Up Strap”, a new guitar/bass strap made to keep heavy instrument necks from sinking down into an unplayable position, even with hands off. It works by adding three lead weights in a Velcro pocket to the body end of the strap. The weight is adjustable simply by adding or removing the weights to...

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Gear Watch: FEA Labs Opti-FET Compressor Pedal

FEA Labs has unveiled the newest pedal in their product line: the Opti-FET Compressor. The pedal uses a combination of optical elements for compression as well as 100% “class A” FET-discrete amplification for the signal path. The Opti-FET has a side-chain control circuit with a 3-band equalizer and a loop to give you tons of control over your compression. The...

Gear Watch: Aguilar AGRO Bass Overdrive Pedal
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Gear Watch: Aguilar AGRO Bass Overdrive Pedal

Aguilar Amplification is announcing a new addition to their new line of effects, the AGRO bass overdrive pedal. The AGRO is based on the saturation channel of Aguilar’s AG 500 bass head to bring warm, tube-like overdrive to full distortion. The pedal consists of a 4-knob layout, allowing control over saturation, contour, presence and output level. Features: Separate Saturation and...

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Gear Watch: Pro Tone Pedals Blasko Bass Overdrive Pedal

Pro Tone Pedals has teamed up with metal bassist Blasko to produce the Blasko Bass Overdrive Pedal. The pedal is designed to be tonally versatile, which is “something Blasko needs as he rips through rock anthems as well as ballads onstage with Ozzy Osbourne.” The Blasko pedal, which is hand made in the USA, has a Baxandall EQ, and features...