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Bass of the Week: Drake Custom Basses Battani Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Drake Custom Basses Battani Bass

Andrew Drake of Drake Custom Basses shared one of his latest builds, a stunning semi-hollow bass with lots of cool features.

Seymour Duncan Announces the Heavy Weather Pickup Set
Pickups

Seymour Duncan Announces the Heavy Weather Pickup Set

Seymour Duncan has unveiled a new set of bass pickups called the Heavy Weather set. The pair of single coils is described as a slightly brighter take on early ’60s jazz bass tone.

Nordstrand Audio Announces CatPups Pickups
Pickups

Nordstrand Audio Announces CatPups Pickups

After launching the Acinonyx (aka Cat Bass) in 2020, Nordstrand Audio is now offering the model’s pickups on their own. The CatPups are vintage-styled in their sound and style.

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Cort Unveils GB-Modern Series Basses
Basses

Cort Unveils GB-Modern Series Basses

Cort has once again expanded their bass lineup with a pair of new models called the GB-Modern 4 and GB-Modern 5. They call the four and five-string basses a blend of “timeless design and modernized features.”

Trace Elliot Announces Pro Series 4×10 and 2×12 Cabinets
Amps

Trace Elliot Announces Pro Series 4×10 and 2×12 Cabinets

Trace Elliot has launched the Pro Series 4×10 and 2×12 cabinets, marking a return to large venue options. The models are a follow-up to their new 1200-watt TE-1200 bass amp head.

Lounsberry Pedals Introduces the Mo Bass Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Lounsberry Pedals Introduces the Mo Bass Pedal

Lounsberry Pedals has expanded its lineup with the Mo Bass, a gain staged preamp/overdrive pedal for bass. Designed for Derek “Mo” Moore of Nektar, the unit is described as offering overdrive and a clean bottom with mild natural compression.

Bass of the Week: Lowe Custom Guitars Ridlersonic
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Lowe Custom Guitars Ridlersonic

This week we’re checking out a cool bass by Lowe Custom Guitars that combines two of luthier Brad Lowe’s designs. Its cool shapes are matched by a shocking greenburst finish over its roasted ash body.

Markbass Unveils MB58R Series Amps, Combos, and Cabinets
Amps

Markbass Unveils MB58R Series Amps, Combos, and Cabinets

Markbass has unveiled a new lineup with the MB58R Bass Amp series, consisting of a whopping 20 new cabinets, eight combo amps, and a new head unit. The series is described as having a “next-level power-to-weight ratio”.

Caveman Audio Launches the BP1 Compact Bass Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Caveman Audio Launches the BP1 Compact Bass Preamp Pedal

Caveman Audio’s BP1 bass preamp has been shrunk down to create the new BP1 Compact. The new pedal offers the same tone as its 1073-inspired predecessor while saving space by paring down on some features.

Carvin Introduces the BX1 Bass Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Carvin Introduces the BX1 Bass Preamp Pedal

Carvin has unveiled a new preamp for bassists called the BX1. The company describes the pedal as offering a natural bass tone with unprecedented control and extended headroom.

Death By Audio Introduces the Space Bender Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Death By Audio Introduces the Space Bender Pedal

Death By Audio has unveiled the Space Bender Chorus Modulator, a new pedal that “replicates and warps your signal into beautiful and organic transmissions from a dimension somewhere beyond linear time.”

Bass of the Week: Baum Guitars Seye Adelekan Signature Pink Thunder Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Baum Guitars Seye Adelekan Signature Pink Thunder Bass

Gorillaz bassist Seye Adelekan recently teamed up with Baum Guitars to unveil the Thunder Bass. While the bass will be available as a model in their lineup, this week, we’re featuring his custom pink axe.