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MXR Releases the Raijin Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

MXR Releases the Raijin Drive Pedal

MXR has teamed up with renowned amp and pedal designer Shin Suzuki to create the Raijin Drive. The new pedal reinvents two iconic Japanese stompboxes – an overdrive and a distortion – with more tonal range to keep up with modern pedals.

Bass of the Week: Cosmic Woodworking Jupiter Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Cosmic Woodworking Jupiter Bass

Luthier Eric Doucet of Cosmic Woodworking posted some photos of his latest build in the No Treble Facebook group, and people took notice. The Jupiter bass has a lot going for it, but the choice of woods is a knockout.

Fender Announces Limited Edition Lightweight Ash American Professional Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Announces Limited Edition Lightweight Ash American Professional Jazz Bass

Fender has unveiled a new limited edition Lightweight Ash American Professional line of instruments. The series includes a Strat, a Telecaster, and, most importantly, a Jazz Bass. Each model is built with a lightweight ash body while retaining most features from their American Professional counterpart.

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

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2019

Time for the big monthly GAS alert… here comes our top 10 bass gear list of the month – AKA the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month of April 2019.

GR Bass Introduces the Pure Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

GR Bass Introduces the Pure Drive Pedal

GR Bass has expanded its line of bass specific gear with the Pure Drive pedal. The unit features a four-band EQ with four selectable frequencies for the mid-range control. It also has deep and bright filters for more general tonal shaping.

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Maxon Unveils the Limited-Edition 40th Anniversary OD808-40 Overdrive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Maxon Unveils the Limited-Edition 40th Anniversary OD808-40 Overdrive Pedal

Maxon has announced a new limited edition pedal called the OD808-40 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their original OD808 overdrive. It was originally created by former Maxon engineer Susumu Tamura in Japan.

Bass of the Week: Urbaniak Not Pear 003
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Urbaniak Not Pear 003

It’s always refreshing to see bass builders thinking outside the box. This week we’ve got a great example of that with the Not Pear by Wes Urbaniak. The thin-bodied acoustic bass takes on a violin-esque shape, but every single Not Pear is different from the next.

Electro-Harmonix Now Shipping Switchblade Pro Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Now Shipping Switchblade Pro Pedal

Electro-Harmonix is now shipping the Switchblade Pro, a pedal for switching that has features including true mechanical bypass, soft switching, and high quality/low noise buffers. It also has volume controls for all input signals.

Doner Designs Selling Time Machine Bass For Charity
Basses

Doner Designs Selling Time Machine Bass For Charity

Back in January, we featured a unique instrument by Doner Designs as our bass of the week. Now the Time Machine bass is up for sale as part of a charity to benefit Parkinson’s Disease research.

Rocket Surgeon Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI Now Shipping
Pedals & Effects

Rocket Surgeon Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI Now Shipping

After unveiling the pedal at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show, Rocket Surgeon is now shipping the Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI. The box offers a three-band EQ with sweepable mids as well as a voicing contour switch with modern, flat, and vintage settings.