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Fodera Guitars Unveils the Monarch 5 Standard Bass
Basses

Fodera Guitars Unveils the Monarch 5 Standard Bass

Fodera has once again expanded their Standard series. The Monarch 5 Standard is described as blending aesthetics, playability, and reliability with a different tonal palette from the line.

Orange Amplification Revamps the O Bass
Basses

Orange Amplification Revamps the O Bass

Orange Amplification has updated their O Bass for 2022. Originally launched in 2015, the bass retains all of its same mojo with improved characteristics.

Free The Tone Introduces the Integrated Gate Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Free The Tone Introduces the Integrated Gate Pedal

Free The Tone has introduced the Integrated Gate, a noise suppressor pedal that has Noise Reduction and Noise Gate modes.

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Walrus Audio Introduces the Mira Optical Compressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Walrus Audio Introduces the Mira Optical Compressor Pedal

Walrus Audio has introduced the Mira Optical Compressor, which they say offers “plenty of sustain, attack, and release that can be blended in to taste.” On top of typical compressor controls, it has a push-button high pass filter in the side chain.

Bass of the Week: Drake Custom Basses Battani Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Drake Custom Basses Battani Bass

Andrew Drake of Drake Custom Basses shared one of his latest builds, a stunning semi-hollow bass with lots of cool features.

Seymour Duncan Announces the Heavy Weather Pickup Set
Pickups

Seymour Duncan Announces the Heavy Weather Pickup Set

Seymour Duncan has unveiled a new set of bass pickups called the Heavy Weather set. The pair of single coils is described as a slightly brighter take on early ’60s jazz bass tone.

Nordstrand Audio Announces CatPups Pickups
Pickups

Nordstrand Audio Announces CatPups Pickups

After launching the Acinonyx (aka Cat Bass) in 2020, Nordstrand Audio is now offering the model’s pickups on their own. The CatPups are vintage-styled in their sound and style.

Cort Unveils GB-Modern Series Basses
Basses

Cort Unveils GB-Modern Series Basses

Cort has once again expanded their bass lineup with a pair of new models called the GB-Modern 4 and GB-Modern 5. They call the four and five-string basses a blend of “timeless design and modernized features.”

Trace Elliot Announces Pro Series 4×10 and 2×12 Cabinets
Amps

Trace Elliot Announces Pro Series 4×10 and 2×12 Cabinets

Trace Elliot has launched the Pro Series 4×10 and 2×12 cabinets, marking a return to large venue options. The models are a follow-up to their new 1200-watt TE-1200 bass amp head.

Lounsberry Pedals Introduces the Mo Bass Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Lounsberry Pedals Introduces the Mo Bass Pedal

Lounsberry Pedals has expanded its lineup with the Mo Bass, a gain staged preamp/overdrive pedal for bass. Designed for Derek “Mo” Moore of Nektar, the unit is described as offering overdrive and a clean bottom with mild natural compression.

Bass of the Week: Lowe Custom Guitars Ridlersonic
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Lowe Custom Guitars Ridlersonic

This week we’re checking out a cool bass by Lowe Custom Guitars that combines two of luthier Brad Lowe’s designs. Its cool shapes are matched by a shocking greenburst finish over its roasted ash body.

Markbass Unveils MB58R Series Amps, Combos, and Cabinets
Amps

Markbass Unveils MB58R Series Amps, Combos, and Cabinets

Markbass has unveiled a new lineup with the MB58R Bass Amp series, consisting of a whopping 20 new cabinets, eight combo amps, and a new head unit. The series is described as having a “next-level power-to-weight ratio”.