Ampeg is a well-known and respected name when it comes to bass, and the company just launched a series of new pedals -- including the Ampeg Scrambler.
With DOD having been recreated last year, many have been waiting for them to release more of their pedals. They recently announced the re-release their classic Envelope Filter 440 pedal. The 2014 version of the Envelope Filter 440 includes level and range controls, as well as a voice control switch. The UP setting of the voice control will deliver a classic envelope quack, and the DOWN setting wil...[Read More]
Electro-Harmonix has had a couple Big Muff related announcements in the past couple days, including the new Deluxe Big Muff Pi. Just yesterday, Electro-Harmonix announced the new Nano Bass Big Muff. The pedal is designed to be the same size as the other pedals in the Electro-Harmonix Nano line, but to not sacrifice any of the tonal characteristics in doing so. The Nano Bass Big Muff has the same 3...[Read More]
While Hofner is releasing their new Contemporary Series Verythin Bass with its classic Hofner tone, Fender is releasing a bass on the other side of the spectrum. A bass to appeal to the modern player. The new Fender Modern Player Jaguar Bass is really supposed to appeal to today’s bassist. With that instantly recognizable Jaguar shape, this bass really catches the eye. Fender has gotten rid ...[Read More]
Hofner used to lead the way in basses, especially in the UK. This was long before the rise in popularity of the violin bass. Since then, however, basses like the Fender Jazz and Precision basses have taken over in popularity and classic double cutaway hollowbody basses have somewhat been forgotten. Until now. The new Hofner Verythin bass certainly has a distinct sound, and it excels in giving thos...[Read More]
Another huge release from NAMM is Peaveys new Vypyr VIP series of amps. But here’s the catch. These amps can handle electric guitar, acoustic guitar AND bass. All in one amp. Now, is this just a gimmick and it’s really a low quality amp? Maybe. We will find out. Peavey certainly has its fair share of quality products, such as the Peavey Triple XXX II and the Peavey 6505+. Obviously the...[Read More]