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  • Mattoverse Electronics Introduces the Quadramix Pedal

    Mattoverse Electronics Introduces the Quadramix Pedal

    Mattoverse Electronics has unveiled the Quadramix, a four-input and two-output mixer in a pedalboard-friendly enclosure. It allows for sending multiple sources into your amplifier or it can be used as a headphone amplifier. “Featuring 2 high-impedance inputs designed for guitar/bass and 2 low-impedance inputs designed for keyboards/synths/drum machines along with enough gain to overdrive either... »

  • Beetronics Introduces the Royal Jelly Overdrive/Fuzz Blender

    Beetronics Introduces the Royal Jelly Overdrive/Fuzz Blender

    Beetronics has introduced the Royal Jelly, a handmade overdrive and fuzz blender pedal that sits in their Royal series. The unit allows for running two circuits in parallel so you can blend them together or use them like two separate pedals. Two blend presets called the King and Queen give quick access to different sounds.... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

    Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

    Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the AVNB1FE. The basses, which are fretted and fretless models respectively, feature a 634-millimeter scale with parlor shape body. “Our short-scale parlor basses offer players compact acoustic options which are better suited for small stages, make for easier trips, and do so without... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Oceans 11 Reverb Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Oceans 11 Reverb Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix has unveiled the Oceans 11, a pedal that packs in eleven reverb styles into one stompbox. Its effects are described as ranging from essential to exotic. The reverbs include hall, spring, plate, reverse, echo, tremolo, modulated, dynamic, auto-infinite, shimmer, and polyphonic styles. A mode button allows for switching between three variations of many of... »

  • Bass of the Week: Padalka Guitars Neptune Bass No. 125

    Bass of the Week: Padalka Guitars Neptune Bass No. 125

    Padalka Guitars went for something a little different on this particular build of their Neptune bass. To begin, they made it a four-string with a longer 35-inch scale and 26 frets. As with the standard Neptune model, it features a Hipshot headless tuning system. Padalka crafted the bass with a one-piece Black Limba body topped... »

  • MOD Devices Introduces MOD Footswitch

    MOD Devices Introduces MOD Footswitch

    MOD Devices has expanded their product lineup with the MOD Footswitch, an external controller complete with four footswitches and two LCD screens. The unit is the first device to use the Control Chain open standard developed by the company. “Unlike MIDI, Control Chain assignments and messages contain the full information about the parameter being assigned,... »

  • Chowny Bass Unveils the Bass-Mosphere Chorus/Reverb Pedal

    Chowny Bass Unveils the Bass-Mosphere Chorus/Reverb Pedal

    Chowny Bass has expanded their offering of effects with the Bass-Mosphere, a pedal that combines chorus and reverb into a bass-centric unit. Its controls include chorus rate and depth knobs, a knob for setting the reverb volume, and a level control for blending in your wet signal. The pedal also features true bypass and comes... »

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  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2018

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2018

    We love bass gear. You love bass gear. And each month, we love looking back at the gear stories we’ve covered, and sort them by your responses. Here is the reader favorite top 10 bass gear list for the month of May 2018. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing! 1. ENKI AMG-2 Electric Bass Guitar... »

  • Bass of the Week: Tamariz Basses Pocket Baby Bass

    Bass of the Week: Tamariz Basses Pocket Baby Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Pocket Baby Bass from Mexico City-based Tamariz Basses. The company specializes in the electric-upright “baby bass” style, and this model is a great example why. Built for bassist Jesus Sanchez Puebla, this Pocket Baby Bass is crafted with a claro walnut body matched to a walnut and Caribbean rosewood... »

  • Fret Zealot for Bass Guitar Available for Preorder

    Fret Zealot for Bass Guitar Available for Preorder

    If you or someone you know is learning the bass, then you’ll want to check out the Fret Zealot for bass. The Fret Zealot is a paper-thin LED strip that installs onto a four-string bass and lights up your frets to teach you single notes all the way up to full songs. It can even... »