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  • RPS Effects Announces the Bit Reactor Pedal

    RPS Effects Announces the Bit Reactor Pedal

    RPS Effects has introduced the Bit Reactor, a bit crusher and downsampler pedal that digitizes your signal and crunches it up. “In the realm of modern electronics there’s plenty enough processing power to create a crystal-clear digital copy of pretty much any analog signal,” RPS writes. “The Bit Reactor, on the other hand, explores what... »

  • EarthQuaker Devices Introduces the Aqueduct Vibrato Pedal

    EarthQuaker Devices Introduces the Aqueduct Vibrato Pedal

    EarthQuaker Devices has introduced a new vibrato pedal called the Aqueduct that utilizes a short delay line with eight modulation modes for a wide palette of tones. The eight modes include sine, triangle, ramp, square, random, envelope-controlled depth, envelope-controlled rate, and envelope-controlled pitch. “Envelope-Controlled Pitch mode (Env P) is equipped with a wet/dry blend expanding... »

  • Meris Unveils the Enzo Multi-Voice Instrument Synthesizer Pedal

    Meris Unveils the Enzo Multi-Voice Instrument Synthesizer Pedal

    Meris has unveiled the Enzo, a multi-voice instrument synthesizer with four synth modes: mono for single lines, arp for arpeggiated sounds, poly for chords, and dry for disabling the synth. Each of these can be sculpted and dialed in with a deep set of knobs with alternate functions. Pitch changes the pitch of the Synth... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

    Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

    There’s something so raw yet refined about the Ibanez ATK that has always caught my attention. This week we’re checking out the four-string Premium version of the model. “With the ATK, we took the traditional concept of the bass and turned it up to ’11,'” Ibanez writes. “The result is one of the most straightforward,... »

  • Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

    Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

    Fodera has added a five-string version of their Emperor-J to the Standard Classic line. The retro-styled instrument can be ordered in two different layouts to represent the tones of different eras. “The Emperor-J 5 is available in either a 60’s jazz-style configuration of an Alder body/ Rosewood FB with its pickups in 60’s location or... »

  • AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

    AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

    AC Guitars has scaled down their Krell model with the new Micro Krell, a bass featuring a tiny 26.5-inch scale while still being tuned as a normal bass. Luthier Alan Cringean created the model out of a bit of exploration. “It started out as an experiment using a Krell guitar body I had in the... »

  • Dunable Guitars Unveils The SplatterBlaster Pedal

    Dunable Guitars Unveils The SplatterBlaster Pedal

    Dunable Guitars and Chicago Music Exchange have collaborated to offer Dunable’s first ever pedal: the SplatterBlaster. The two-in-one stompbox is an all-analog circuit that brings together a fuzz and a distortion into one pedal. It’s made for flexibility and can be routed as running two independent circuits in parallel or into two outputs. It also... »

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  • Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp

    Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp

    Ashdown has just introduced the Tone Pocket, a compact headphone preamp designed for practice, home studio, and stage applications. It allows for plugging in your bass for access to a 3-band EQ plus a line input for connecting a smartphone and, of course, a headphone output. “The well-equipped rear panel of the Tone Pocket features... »

  • Bass of the Week: Waja Bass Soma NT 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Waja Bass Soma NT 5-String

    This week we’re checking out the Waja Bass Soma NT five-string, which features a striking body shape in an equally striking high gloss blue finish. The neck-through bass is crafted from a three-piece swamp ash body topped with flamed maple and a seven-piece birdseye maple and bubinga neck. Its fingerboard is ebony. Waja fits the... »

  • Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass

    Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass

    Fodera has teamed up with bassist James Genus to release a new signature model of their Emperor 5 Elite bass. Genus, who has worked with the top names in jazz and is currently the house bassist for Saturday Night Live, worked with the company to make the bass comfortable and tonally versatile. “The James Genus... »