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Sire Announces the U5 Passive Short Scale Bass
Basses

Sire Announces the U5 Passive Short Scale Bass

After unveiling the prototype at last year’s NAMM Show, Sire is nearing the launch of their new U5 model. The bass is a short-scale instrument using their Marcus Miller Small Jazz Type body and P/J pickups.

Fuzzrocious Launches the Croak Double Filter Fuzz Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Fuzzrocious Launches the Croak Double Filter Fuzz Pedal

After teasing the pedal at NAMM in January, Fuzzrocious Pedals has launched their latest pedal called Croak. The unit is an expressive double filter fuzz.

Cioks 8 Power Supply Coming Soon
Accessories & Strings

Cioks 8 Power Supply Coming Soon

Power supply company Cioks is close to shipping its latest product, called the Cioks 8. Touted as their largest switch-mode power supply, the unit offers eight isolated outlets.

Stone Deaf FX Introduces the Noise Reaper Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Stone Deaf FX Introduces the Noise Reaper Pedal

Stone Deaf FX has introduced the Noise Reaper, a noise gate pedal designed for line-level instruments, guitars, and basses. The pedal evolved from the gate circuits used in their Warp Drive and Fig Fumb pedals.

Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Myra Bass 5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Myra Bass 5

When I saw this Myra Bass 5 by Paul Lairat on my Facebook feed, I stopped in my tracks. The five-string bass has a rich curly redwood top in a special finish to accentuate its deep color.

Chris Seldon Guitars Unveils Ranger 4/34 Bass
Basses

Chris Seldon Guitars Unveils Ranger 4/34 Bass

Chris Seldon Guitars (formerly Owl Bass Guitars) has announced their new flagship model called the Seldon Ranger 4/34. The new instrument features a full 34-inch scale and will be the company’s base model.

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Caroline Guitar Company Releases the Megabyte Delay Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Caroline Guitar Company Releases the Megabyte Delay Pedal

Caroline Guitar Company has announced the Megabyte delay, which builds onto their Kilobyte delay by adding a tap-tempo function via a footswitch. The pedal is a collaboration with John Snyder at Electronic Audio Experiments and Scott McCombs at McCohms Labs.

Gruv Gear Announces LYNK Pedalboard
Accessories & Strings

Gruv Gear Announces LYNK Pedalboard

Musical accessory company Gruv Gear has announced a new product for effects lovers called the LYNK Pedalboard and the accompanying Pedalboard Kapsule Case.

MOD Devices Announces the MOD Dwarf Effects Processor
Pedals & Effects

MOD Devices Announces the MOD Dwarf Effects Processor

MOD Devices has unveiled its latest creation, called the MOD Dwarf. The unit is a powerful and compact effect processor with an open platform for “platform for effects, amp simulations, cabinets, virtual instruments, synthesizers, and MIDI utilities.”

Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVJM5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVJM5

This week we’re checking out the AVJM5 by AV Basses. Built by luthier Aleš Vychodil, this particular build features a swamp ash body topped with a gorgeous poplar burl top with a matching headstock.

ZVEX Effects Announces the Fuzz Factory 7 Raw Pedal
Pedals & Effects

ZVEX Effects Announces the Fuzz Factory 7 Raw Pedal

ZVEX Effects has just released a special run of their Fuzz Factory 7 utilizing two NOS 1960s 2N404 germanium transistors. Created during the COVID-19 pandemic, the new pedal was hand-assembled at home by the ZVEX crew and has a raw aluminum enclosure.

Kala Introduces Bamboo U-Bass
Basses

Kala Introduces Bamboo U-Bass

Kala released a new U-Bass this year that they say is their most sustainable choice. The ukulele-sized acoustic/electric bass guitar is made entirely out of bamboo.