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  • Boss Introduces WL Series Wireless Systems

    Boss Introduces WL Series Wireless Systems

    Boss has announced the WL Series of wireless systems for bass, guitar, and other electronic instruments. The line has three models – the WL-20, WL-20L, and WL-50 – that the company says offer “ultra-low latency and rock-solid stability.” Each unit has a built-in rechargeable battery in the transmitter that allows for up to 12 hours... »

  • Bass of the Week: Devon Bass J5 Classic Fretless

    Bass of the Week: Devon Bass J5 Classic Fretless

    This week we’re checking out a gorgeous J5 Classic Fretless from Devon Bass. It features a stunning chambered and scorched swamp ash body that has an almost caramel color in the grain. The warm color is accented with black hardware and an ebony fingerboard. Devon fitted the bass with a pair of Nordstrand Audio Big... »

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  • Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

    Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

    Earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man announced they were revamping their flagship Stingray bass. Now the Stingray Special is shipping. The model, which was originally released in 1976, has been reimagined with a host of new features while retaining its identity. The body has been contoured and the neck joint has been sculpted for... »

  • Maurizio Ūber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only MūB-F Model

    Maurizio Ūber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only MūB-F Model

    Maurizio Ūber Basses, aka MūB, has unveiled a new model called the MūB-F, a fretless-only bass they say was designed from the ground up to be “a true fretless bass as opposed to a bass without frets.” “A fretless bass is a different instrument. It is played differently, with more attention to nuances and subtleties,... »

  • Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

    Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

    Fender used the Summer NAMM Show to unveil a host of new instruments, including a new signature bass with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. It’s his second bass with the company after they released a Jazz model two years ago. “Our artist signature active bass with Flea was designed to complement the Shell Pink... »

  • Westminster Effects Announces the Wittenberg Bass Preamp/DI Pedal

    Westminster Effects Announces the Wittenberg Bass Preamp/DI Pedal

    Westminster Effects has unveiled three new preamp/DI pedals for Summer NAMM, including the bass-specific Wittenberg Bass preamp. The three-knob pedal has a volume control, a Frequency control for setting the center frequency, and an EQ control for setting how steep the EQ’s curvature is. It has a standard 1/4-inch input and output as well as... »

  • Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

    Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

    Squier’s Contemporary Series got a little bigger at the Summer NAMM Show this year with the introduction of three new Jazz Basses: the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH, the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH V, and the Contemporary Jazz Bass. Notably, the four and five-string active models offer a more modern take on the Jazz... »

  • Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

    Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

    We featured two basses by Frederiek de Vette last year, and now she’s shared her third ever build with us. This time she took a bit more straight ahead approach, although it’s no less beautiful. “This build is loosely inspired on the Precision bass,” she explains. “I aimed to capture the simplicity, tonal and aesthetical... »

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

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2018

    Some new bass gear makes its way to our pages each June, thanks to the Summer NAMM Show. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing. 1. Ibanez Compact Acoustic Electric Basses Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the... »

  • Massive Unity Unveils the Dirty Boy Preamp Pedal

    Massive Unity Unveils the Dirty Boy Preamp Pedal

    Massive Unity attended the Summer NAMM Show this year and introduced the Dirty Boy preamp. Designed for guitar and bass, the unit is powered by T.A.E. technology, which is a proprietary tube amp emulation developed by engineer Danny Gomez. “Based on the classic amplifier, the Dirty Boy is a full analog amplifier simulator for line... »