Michael Kelly Guitars Teams with Iconic Luthier Rick Turner

Michael Kelly Guitars Teams with Iconic Luthier Rick TurnerMichael Kelly Guitars has been selected by industry veteran Rick Turner to debut a licensed line of his Renaissance guitars and basses. The new line will debut at the Summer NAMM trade show and begin shipping worldwide in September.  The collaboration is exemplary of the “Boutique Within Reach” motto of Michael Kelly Guitars and Turner’s […]

Seymour Duncan Releases The NYC Bass Pickups

Seymour Duncan Releases The NYC Bass PickupsSeymour Duncan Releases The NYC Bass Pickups… Like the soapbar pickups found in some of the world’s finest handcrafted basses, the NYC uses the same dual coil J-type pickup design with a double row of exposed Alnico pole pieces. The four conductor cable allows for three wiring modes which provide a wide variety of tonal […]

Framus & Warwick Have Gone Green

Framus & Warwick Have Gone GreenFramus & Warwick instruments went the electric way a long time ago. Since some time the Markneukirchen, Germany based manufacturer has been highly active in the field of environmental protection. Now, everything becomes even greener. Recently, the two long-awaited E-Smarts from Mercedes-Benz arrived. Both are completely electric and completely green. Staying truthful to the Framus […]

Nordstrand Pickups Releases BigMan Bass Pickup

Nordstrand Pickups Releases BigMan Bass PickupThe result of a questionable hair brained idea, and named after the fellow that had this idea (and it’s very imposing nature) the Nordstrand Pickups, BigMan Bass Pickup is not a subtle animal in the least. Take a music man style cover and jam 2 Big Single pickups into that cover. Don’t bother using shorter […]

Positive Grid BIAS 1.5 Update with 3 New Expansion Packs

Positive Grid BIAS 1.5 Update with 3 New Expansion PacksPositive Grid BIAS expands the popular custom amp modeler with three new dedicated expansion packs: Glassy, Crunch and Insane. Guitarists and bassists will now be able to add further customization to their BIAS preamp, power amp and cabinet modules by tone styles: from glassy clean tone, to classic British crunch, to insanely saturated distortion.  BIAS includes […]

KK Baby Bass – Affordable Custom Electric Upright Basses

KK Baby Bass Banner-v2KK Baby Bass – The affordable electric upright basses made with passion! The KK Baby Bass delivers a high standard, customized EUB at an affordable price. This is reflected from the choice of raw materials, right through to the best finishes, sound, hassle free delivery and personal customer service. KK Baby Bass is a UK […]

Dean Markley Blue Steels Nickel Plated Bass Strings – Vault Opened

Dean Markley Opens Secret Vault of Blue Steels Nickel Plated Bass StringsThe Dean Markley Blue Steels Nickel Plated bass strings are the string of choice for today’s hottest bass players… Tully Kennedy of the Jason Aldean band, Tyson Ritter of The All American Rejects, NYC session ace Malcom Gold, Colt Ford’s Paul Chapman, and Lee Hendricks of the Eric Church Band. For decades, the Dean Markley […]

PRS Guitars Introduces First SE Bass Models – SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel

PRS Guitars Introduces First SE Bass Models - the SE Kingfisher and SE KestrelPRS Guitars Introduces First SE Bass Models: the SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel… PRS Guitars is now offering its first two basses through the popular SE line: the SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel. Designed in PRS’s Maryland shop, the Kingfisher and Kestrel both feature neck through construction for sustain and evenly balanced tone, but are […]

Ibanez Bass Workshop – Portamento SRF705 5 String Electric Fretless Bass

Ibanez Bass Workshop - Portamento SRF705 5 String Electric Fretless BassBass Review of the Ibanez Bass Workshop – Portamento SRF705 5 String Electric Fretless Bass… Our third review in the Ibanez Bass Workshop Series is the SRF705 5 String Electric Fretless Bass. (View Reviews: Ibanez Bass Workshop SRC6 Crossover and Ibanez Workshop Bass BTB686SC) Words cannot describe how great his bass looks, plays, and feels. The SRF705, which […]

Greenboy fEARful 12/6/1 Cube – A D.I.Y. Bass Cab Adventure

Greenboy fEARful -3A D.I.Y. bass cab adventure in building my own Greenboy fEARful 12/6/1 Cube… Background I needed a compact, light weight, good sounding bass cabinet for some cool gigs where my 8×10 Fridge wasn’t welcome. After a good deal of research, I came across some discussions on Talkbass about a guy called “Greenboy” who lives in […]