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Gear Watch: Cooperstand

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to throw your bass stand into your gig bag or backpack (without breaking the zipper)? Cooperstand has developed a new type of guitar/bass stand that is compact, versatile and can be operated with one hand. The Cooperstand is manufactured in Nashville Tennessee from assorted American hardwoods, designed to let your instrument stand securely...

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Gear Watch: CruzTOOLS GrooveTech

CruzTOOLS has introduced the GrooveTech, a new tool in their line of musician tools for bass and guitar. GrooveTech’s hex key set is matched to virtually all bass makes. The complete feature list for the GrooveTech includes: 6-in-1 screwdriver which includes two Phillips tips (#1 and #2), two slotted tips (1/4” and 3mm tip for vintage-style bridge saddles), and two...

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Mark Griffiths and Ryder team up for new retro-guitars, and to help a good cause

Bassist Mark Griffiths, who currently plays in the legendary UK group The Shadows, has developed a series of retro-guitars to be sold by Sue Ryder Care Charity. The name of the new instrument line is The Ryder. The Ryder has ten different models available: four solid bodied electric guitars, one semi-acoustic, two acoustic, two classical guitars and an electric bass...

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Gear Watch: Profile PT-2800

Profile has expanded their tuner/metronome line to include the new PT-2800, a mini clip-on tuner. The PT-2800 features a gigantic bright multi-colored LCD that should be visible from the headstock in any lighting condition. The best part is that it changes from red to green once you’re in tune. You can get your strings in shape at a glance! The...

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Gear Watch: Faber Paddlebass

There’s a new bass design out by Dutch luthier Arnoud Faber: The Faber PaddleBass. Faber designed the PaddleBass to fit his standards in functionality ergonomics and tone quality. Faber shares, “I wondered why most basses were so big and uneasy to play. So I started to draw a new body.The result was a very light bass with a multiplex body,...

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Gear Watch: Fuzzhugger Great Wall V2

Fuzzhugger(fx) has released the second version of their Great Wall fuzz pedal. The Great Wall V2 delivers a huge wall of fuzz-pumping bass sound features a smaller enclosure with multiple hand-painted varieties. The Great Wall features three controls giving you the flexibility to dial in any combination of fuzz with a consistently strong bass response and matching balance qualities. The...

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Gear Watch: ESP MusicCord Pro

Essential Sound Products has built a better power cord and named it the MusicCord Pro. ESP’s approach stems from the idea that any bass amplifier needs a solid power connection to get the best tone. Under-powered amps yield “flat dynamics, thin harmonics, and gutless sound without a satisfyingly full and extended bass.” They’ve developed a complex cord that gives you...

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Gear Watch: Line 6 POD X3 Pro

If you do any recording you will definitely want to check out the latest product from Line 6: the POD X3 Pro. This dual tone processor comes packed with effects for recording bass, guitar and vocals. You can even record two instruments simultaneously! You are able to blend tones to create a hybrid sound or process instruments separately. It also...

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Gear Watch: New basses from Gadow Guitars

After stopping production in 2006, Gadow Guitars has announced they are re-introducing their line of bass guitars. The basses are being built in their workshop in Durham, NC and are offered in two configurations: the Custom and Classic. Each model has a great set of features: The Custom comes standard with swamp ash body, figured maple top, and active Bartolini...

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Gear Watch: Kasha 4 Channel Overdrive

Kasha has developed a 4 Channel Overdrive pedal built to the standards of their boutique amplifiers. Kasha applied their extensive amplifier knowledge to this pedal, the first thing you will notice is that there is no tone control! This is on purpose, Kasha explains that “A big problem that most pedals have is the addition of a tone control or...