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Kingman Bass SCE: Fender’s new acoustic bass guitar

Fender has announced the release of a new product: the Kingman Bass SCE. The Kingman is a new spin on the acoustic bass guitar, featuring a Fender Jazz Bass neck and headstock (slimmer by design to facilitate faster playing). The Kingman also includes: a single cutaway that allows easy access to the upper frets special “X” bracing, solid spruce top...

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Ernie Ball to release a new Coated Bass String line

Ernie Ball is unveiling Ernie Ball Coated Slinkys, their newest addition of Slinky line strings, at this years summer NAMM show in Nashville. A micro-thin layer of enamel coating is applied to the strings to prevent decay and corrosion, according to a company press release. The strings will be available in all of the Slinky line bass set gauges. For...

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New Gear: Bugera BTX 3600 Amplifier

Burgera has released what they claim is “the most powerful bass amplifier in the world.” The 3600 Watt (no, that’s not a typo) bi-amping stereo bass amp has been named The Nuke and boasts the following features: Extremely powerful 3,600-Watt true bi-amping stereo bass amplifier Ultra-flexible 2×1,800-Watt stereo or 3,600-Watt bridged mode Integrated Crossover with dedicated Frequency and Balance controls...

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Gear Watch: Markbass Pedals

Markbass, an Italian bass amp manufacturer, has announced the launch of seven brand new effects pedals. These pedals have been designed solely with bass in mind and includes the Compressore (valve compressor), Distosore (distortion pedal), Super Booster (EQ), Octaver (doubles playing one to two octaves), Riverbero (reverb), Chous Flanger, Super Pro (DI box), and Super Synth (sound manipulation) pedals. For...

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Orange Amps announces new Crush PiX line upgrade

The Orange Crush PiX line of amplifiers are getting an upgrade and will debut at the upcoming Nashville NAMM show next month. Eight models will be available, with the traditional Orange grill cloth, miniature Orange crest finish, signature Orange picture frame edging, exterior beading and the hieroglyph symbols. The CR10 and CR12L get two extra watts of power, in the...

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LMMS: Free Music Production Software

Are you a fan of drum and bass techno music? Have you ever caught yourself thinking you could do something like that? Do you need a programmed drum-beat to practice your new slap riffs or to use in a one-man-band performance? LMMS – the Linux Multimedia Studio – provides the platform to do all this and more, and is now...

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BOSS ships new TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner

BOSS’s TU-12 tuners have been around for over twenty years, starting with the TU-12 and TU-12H. BOSS has just announced the newest in the TU-12 line, the TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for bass and guitar. The TU-12EX features BOSS’s needle-type meter and LED tuning guide, and is packaged in a compact, thin-line unit. New features in the TU-12EX include a flat...

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Marten Andersson announces new signature 8-string ESP bass

Bassist Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden, Starwood, George Lynch), has released photos of his new 8-string ESP bass. Marten is a long-time endorsee of ESP, and had a hand in creating the prototype for this new custom bass. “Working together with ESP, and based on my ideas and specs we have created a prototype of my first custom bass,” Marten shared...

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Obbligato releases Turnstyle amp modeler for P-Bass

As a follow up to Obbligato’s bass modeling system for Jazz basses, the company is releasing the P-Bass version of their passive analog modeling system, the Turnstyle. The Turnstyle uses the magnetic pickup on the bass and rotary switch so bass players can select from five different tones. No modifications are required. The Turnstyle is stock friendly. The Turnstyle includes...

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Ibanez goes pro with the Promethean Pro bass amp

Ibanez Electronics demoed their new Promethean Pro bass amp line at Winter NAMM 2009 with the help of bassist Rufus Philpot. The new amps will once again be on display for their unveiling at Summer NAMM in Nashville, this July. The P5110 Promethean Combo includes a 10″ woofer and detachable 250 watt head and lists for $933.32. The P500H 250-watt...