11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
For its 2012 Special Collection series of basses,
G&L has gotten nekkid—or Nearly Naked, as they
call it—with a new ultra-thin Honey Ale fi nish.
11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
AS A WEE BASS PLAYER, I REMEMBER GETTING HIP TO DEAN
Markley’s Blue Steel bass strings courtesy of my trusty local music store salesman.
8/8/2012 12:00:00 AM
This two-channel, 280-watt combo amp, dedicated
to legendary upright bassist Scott LaFaro,
boasts an 8" woofer, a 1" tweeter, inputs for
pickups or microphones, three DI outputs—one
for each channel and one master output—as well
as an effects loop and an auxiliary output.
7/31/2012 12:00:00 AM
Ashdown’s latest offerings include four new MiBass amps: three 220-watt combos (a 1x10,
a 2x8, and a 1x12) and the 550-watt MiBass 550 115 1x15.
6/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
Rotosound’s string cleaner, designed to
fit all 4- and 5-strings, uses microfiber
pads to remove sweat and debris from
the strings and fingerboard.
6/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
In just the last few years, MXR’s
Bass Innovations division has launched a
slew of new pedals for bass, ranging from
octave and overdrive to filter and compressor.
5/14/2012 12:00:00 AM
SOAKING SETS IN ALCOHOL, BOILING
the buggers, scrubbing ’em after every session—
tone tweakers can get carried away
making sure our beloved bass strings stay
bright as the day we first plucked, picked,
pounded, or popped them.
5/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
Stompbox upstart Daring Audio has updated
its buzz-worthy harmonic exciter with the Edge
Activator HD, which boasts new midrange and
brightness toggle switches, and expanded
RANGE, GAIN, and BLEND controls.
3/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
Note: In recent months, we’ve run other New Gear listings for products that
officially debuted at this year’s NAMM Show.
3/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
Peavey’s 10-pound, 600-
watt head makes news
with a 7-band graphic
EQ, headphone output,
and optical compressor,
speaker protection, and
combination twist-lock and
¼" external speaker jack.
2/16/2012 12:00:00 AM
Although it’s not specifically designed for
bass, the MXR Analog Chorus manages
to leave the bottom end untouched—set
the low frequency control flat, in fact, for
a touch more booty.
7/6/2011 1:00:00 AM
For more of the sweet gear we spotted at
Musikmesse, check out our Flickr feed at
6/1/2011 1:00:00 AM
Germany’s AER (Audio Electric
Research, for those keeping track)
has come out with a 200-watt, 2x10
combo with 3-band semi-parametric
EQ and a built-in compressor.
5/1/2011 1:00:00 AM
Studio Devil’s new bass amp plugin for VST,
Audio Units, and Pro Tools RTAS compatible
hosts features dual-channel architecture—
allowing players to blend two independent
tones together—five cabinet emulation
modes, 12 bands of graphic EQ, chorus and
reverb effects, and a built-in chromatic tuner.
4/15/2011 1:00:00 AM
SPIRITS WERE HIGH AT THIS YEAR’S
NAMM Show, as last year’s spark of economic
optimism seems to have encouraged some
new innovation in the bass world.