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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2019
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2019

March was another big month of bass gear news, thanks partly to our continued coverage of news from this year’s NAMM show, and a later addition with the news of the Ernie Ball Music Man Joe Dart Signature Bass. Here are your top 10 favorite gear stories for the month.

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Rockboard Announces DUO 2.0 Pedalboard
Pedals & Effects

Rockboard Announces DUO 2.0 Pedalboard

Rockboard by Warwick has updated their lineup of pedalboards with the Rockboard DUO 2.0. The smallest of the series, the unit holds between 3 and 5 effects pedals.

Traveler Guitars Introduces the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass
Basses

Traveler Guitars Introduces the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass

Traveler Guitars has expanded their line of portable hollow-body instruments with the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass. The four-string is 3/4 the size of a standard instrument and has a 23.35-inch scale length.

Mastro Valvola Announces Area MkII Reverb Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Mastro Valvola Announces Area MkII Reverb Pedal

Mastro Valvola has released a new version of their Area multi-reverb called the Area MkII. The new unit has the same features as the original with the addition of a Timed Bypass System, which the company designed to manage the reverb trails.

Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund 100 Bass
Basses

Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund 100 Bass

The Eastwood Custom Shop has collaborated with designer John Backlund once again to create the Backlund 100 Bass. Modeled after the retro-futuristic guitar, the bass is built with an offset and angular mahogany body matched to a mahogany neck.

Duesenberg Guitars Unveils the Dropkick Murphys Alliance Series Bass
Basses

Duesenberg Guitars Unveils the Dropkick Murphys Alliance Series Bass

German manufacturer Duesenberg Guitars has announced a limited edition series instruments with Boston-based punk band the Dropkick Murphys. The Alliance Series is limited to 96 instruments worldwide and includes a bass model for Ken Casey.

Ibanez Celebrates the BTB Bass with 20th Anniversary Models
Basses

Ibanez Celebrates the BTB Bass with 20th Anniversary Models

It’s been 20 years since Ibanez first introduced the BTB. They’re celebrating in 2019 with the BTB 20th Anniversary Bass, available in five and six-string versions.

Songbird FX Introduces Birdcord Voltage Converters
Accessories & Strings

Songbird FX Introduces Birdcord Voltage Converters

Songbird FX has released a new product called the Birdcord Voltage Converter, which allows you to plug them into a USB port to generate an output voltage of either 6, 9, 12, or 18 volts.

Bass of the Week: Ramsay Musical Instruments Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ramsay Musical Instruments Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL

This week we’re checking out the Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL from Ramsay Musical Instruments. The six-string, fretless lefty has a jaw-dropping layered and chambered body with a solid top veneer.

Hughes Guitars Announces the Dave Fowler Signature Bass Mini Thunderbird
Basses

Hughes Guitars Announces the Dave Fowler Signature Bass Mini Thunderbird

Hughes Guitars has announced the Dave Fowler Signature Bass Mini Thunderbird. The Nashville session bassist’s new instrument is already in use with Billy Bob Thornton and The Artimus Pyle Band.