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New SICA bass speakers announced

CE Distribution has released Sica Speakers, a new line of bass speakers produced in the same factory as Jensen speakers. These replacement speakers are offered in three configurations: Premium Lite, Standard Lite and Classic. Premium Lite is the top of the line, made using neodymium magnets in 10, 12 and 15 inch aluminum frames. The Standard Lite also uses neodymium...

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Aguilar Introduces DB 751 Bass Amp

Aguilar Amplification has just announced the new DB 751 bass amp, the follow up to the DB 750. The new DB 751 features a new hybrid preamp and delivers 975 watts at 2 ohms and 750 watts at 5 ohms. Specs: Power Output: 975 watts @ 2 ohms, 750 watts @ 4 ohms Preamp Section: Three 12AX7s EQ Section: hybrid...

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Acoustic Image announces new products

For the last 12 months, Acoustic Image has been doing a lot of design work on their new line of products. The company has just announced their 2009 offerings, including the new 800W Coda+ and Corus+ combos and Ten2 combo/cabinet. The Ten2 will be available mid-year and pricing is not yet available. The Coda+ and Corus+ models will be available...

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Obbligato debuts first Turnstyle analog bass modeling system

Obbligato, Inc. has released their first custom shop Turnstyle system, an analog bass modeling device for Fender Jazz and other similar basses. The system utilizes the bass’s existing magnetic pickups and a rotary switch to switch between six tones. The Turnstyle product is designed as a low cost alternative to digital processors and can be installed with basic soldering skills...

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Marshall Amps shipping newest MB Series bass amplifiers

Marshall Amplification’s newest additions to their MB Series bass amps are now shipping. Eight new models were added, including four combos, one head and three extension cabinets, in addition to the existing MB15 and MB30 models. Specific models: MB60 60-Watt, hybrid 1×12″ combo MB150 150-Watt, hybrid 1×15″ combo MB450H 450-Watt, hybrid head MB4210 450-Watt, hybrid 2×10″ combo MB4410 450-Watt, hybrid...

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The latest in bass fashion?

Blankets are okay, but they can slip and slide. So now there’s something called a Drapester for your axe, aka “the bass cover with sleeves!” According to their press release, Drapesters are essential to protect against dust, sunlight and “curious fingers” (because a towel just won’t do). They come in several sizes, from bass to parlor guitar, and you won’t...

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Rotosound announces new Nexus Bass strings

A new line of Rotosound Nexus Bass (Black Polymer Coated) strings will hit the shelves in March, 2009. The strings will be available in two popular guages: The NXB40 package will include 40, 60, 80 and 100 The NXB45 package will include 40, 65, 85, 105 Plus a single low B (130 guage). The strings are wrapped in a smooth...

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TC Looking for “Test-Pilots” of New RebelHead450 Bass Head

After decades of producing revolutionary music electronics, TC Electronic debuted its entry into the bass amp market at the 2009 NAMM show in Los Angeles. Says Uffe Kjems Hansen, head of TC Electronics’ instrument amp section, and bass player since the early 80s: “I’ve always loved bass so much, so when opportunity knocked and we got a chance to do...

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Citron’s new J Bass

Citron unveiled their new 4-String J Bass at NAMM this year. The 2″ thick Jazz has a Maple top over a honeycombed Ash body, a three-piece laminated Maple neck and a pau ferro fingerboard. Electronics include a volume control for each pickup, a passive tone, and treble and OPB1 bass boost by Aguilar. The company reports that it’s “the most...

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Guitar Storage introduces Session Guitar Rack

You can only lean so many basses up against a wall before they start falling. The new Session Guitar Rack by GuitarStorage.com solves that problem nicely. About 3 1/2 feet long and 2 feet deep, it cradles your basses (and the odd banjo or guitar) in felt-lined, cushioned comfort. It’s made with hardwood rails and melamine sides, and costs less...