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Bass of the Week: Gildaxe Devil Magnum
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Gildaxe Devil Magnum

Geo Kitta of Gildaxe creates unique basses by way of custom art finishes. He also utilizes separate instrument pieces to create interesting hybrid instruments, including this bass he calls the Devil Magnum.

Flower Pedals Introduces the Castilleja Phaser Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Flower Pedals Introduces the Castilleja Phaser Pedal

Flower Pedals has released the Castilleja Phaser pedal. The four-stage analog optical phaser has digital controls for the best of both worlds. It has two different voicings: one similar to a Phase 90 and one similar to a Univibe.

AccuGroove Updates the Tri 112+ and Wedgie+ Bass Cabs
Amps

AccuGroove Updates the Tri 112+ and Wedgie+ Bass Cabs

AccuGroove has announced the first major remodel in over 19 years for their Tri 112+ and Wedgie+ bass cabinets. The FRFR (Full Range Flat Response) cabs have even more power and clarity, the company says.

Alusonic Aluminum Instruments Unveils PentaFleX 5 String Bass Special Edition
Basses

Alusonic Aluminum Instruments Unveils PentaFleX 5 String Bass Special Edition

Alusonic Aluminum Instruments has introduced a new bass model called the PentaFleX 5-string bass special edition, made in collaboration with Alberto Rigoni.

Tech 21 Announces Bass Fly Rig v2 Multi-Effects Floor Unit
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Announces Bass Fly Rig v2 Multi-Effects Floor Unit

Tech 21’s Bass Fly Rig is being updated for 2021 with version 2. The multi-effects floor unit has a built-in 3-band EQ, chorus, octaver, fuzz, compression, and – of course – the company’s SansAmp preamp sounds.

Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Acoustic
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Acoustic

Jens Ritter’s basses always blow me away, and this R8 Acoustic model is no different. The four-string bass is crafted from solid red cedar with a maple neck and ebony fingerboard, which is adorned with oval ring inlays.

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Mile End Effects Unveils the DTYCEYP Fuzz/Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Mile End Effects Unveils the DTYCEYP Fuzz/Preamp Pedal

Mile End Effects has unveiled the DTYCEYP, aka the Don’t Think You Can Escape Your Purpose, fuzz/preamp pedal. The unit is an homage to the Univox Super Fuzz of the 1970s, which was used on Yoo Doo Right’s first LP of the same name.

Matthews Effects Launches The Futurist MIDI Controller Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Matthews Effects Launches The Futurist MIDI Controller Pedal

Matthews Effects has announced a new MIDI controller pedal called The Futurist, which they call a better way of experiencing MIDI. The compact unit features just four switches, though it’s built for flexibility.

Glou-Glou FX Unveils the Loupé Looper/Delay Station Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Glou-Glou FX Unveils the Loupé Looper/Delay Station Pedal

Glou-Glou FX has unveiled the Loupé, a creative stereo looper and delay pedal. The unit, which is the company’s first digital creation, is described as “flexible, musical, and interactive.”

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New Joe Dart Basses
Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New Joe Dart Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man has proven it gets funkier by adding to the Joe Dart Signature Bass collection. First is the original Joe Dart bass in an all-new black velvet finish to complement the original natural velvet. Second is the Joe Dart Jr.

Gruv Gear Announces Bubby Lewis Signature “Otaku” FretWraps
Accessories & Strings

Gruv Gear Announces Bubby Lewis Signature “Otaku” FretWraps

Gruv Gear’s FretWraps have a new option with the Bubby Lewis Signature “Otaku” model. They come in four sizes to accommodate different instruments.

Bass of the Week: Andre Instruments Maya 3
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Andre Instruments Maya 3

We’ve got another rare bird for you this week with the Andre Instruments Maya 3. The acoustic/electric bass guitar has a unique design with stunning craftsmanship.