Gert Simso of Tüi Instruments builds instruments out of local woods found on his home island of Muhu, including his Muhu bass. With all the interesting woodwork, it may take a minute to realize this is actually a three-string bass!
Mid Valley FX has expanded their pedal range with the Elevation Fuzz, an original gated fuzz circuit that offers a wide range of tones. The pedal dishes out “huge dirty sounds with octave overtones to sputter velcro tones at lower gain settings.”
R. Low Vaughn Instruments has introduced a new budget model that’s made in the United States. The Panzer series is made by luthier Rob Vaughn in his Boise, Idaho shop with set features to streamline the process and reduce cost.
Form Factor Audio is expanding their line of bass amps with the Bi1000Di, which builds upon their 1,000-watt flagship Bi1000. The new model retains many of the same features with some key differences in the direct output department.
Mattoverse Electronics has once again updated its Drone Tone pedal with the MkIII version. The pedal is a drone synthesizer that delivers “brutal buzzing, blatant beeping, [and] raucous rhythmic pulses.”
This week we have two basses of the week, although they are the mirror reflection of each other. Hayden Lassila of Lassila Guitars calls the model the Antipode. With one right-handed and one left-handed version, the bass lives up to its name.
Joyo has introduced the MA-10 series of dual-channel portable amps. The lineup has three models, including the MA-10B for bass, that each have two channels, a headphone output, and a five-inch off-frequency speaker.
Aclam Guitars has introduced a new overdrive pedal for bass and guitar called Dr. Robert. Named after the famous Beatles song, the pedal features artwork by Klaus Voorman, who designed the band’s “Revolver” cover. It is also based on a vintage amp from the same era.
Dwarfcraft Devices has released a new version of their flagship distortion pedal called the Gold Standard Eau Claire Thunder. The pedal offers a streamlined interface as well as “germanium diodes and NOS Fairchild 2n5133 transistors for a vintage Muff vibe.”
RJM Music has unveiled the PBC/6X, a pedal unit they describe as an “all-in-one loop switching system and MIDI controller for pedalboards.” The new unit borrows features from the company’s flagship Mastermind PBC while housed in a smaller chassis and with programmable loop order.