First Look: Epiphone Newport Bass
Varied, blendable pickups help a super-affordable, vintage-style looker perform with modern panache.
The Epiphone Newport Bass is an all-original design that debuted in 1961. The modern Newport Bass pays tribute to that rare vintage model while offering refinements to meet the needs of today’s bassists. The 30.5” scale length and comfortable Medium C profile make it suitable for players with a wide range of hand sizes, while the symmetrical double-cutaway body ensures excellent access to every fret. The Bass Sidewinder neck pickup provides rich, deep tones, while the TB PRO in the bridge position delivers brighter timbres. The two pickups are paired with master volume and tone controls and a blend knob so you can get precisely the tonal balance you desire. Available with a classic Cherry finish and three custom colors - California Coral, Sunset Yellow, and Pacific Blue.
Dunlop Releases the Justin Chancellor Cry Baby Wah
Dunlop continues its well-established tradition of artist collaborations with the Justin Chancellor Cry Baby Wah, a multi-tool of sonic craftsmanship.
The product of close collaboration between Justin and the Cry Baby design team, the pedal is as multi-dimensional as the player, combining the fluid expressiveness of a custom midrange filter, the bright aggression of a custom wah circuit, and the chainsaw grind of a vintage fuzz.
The midrange filter, based on the tone circuit in Justin's own bass, and the wah circuit, based on a modified Cry Baby Wah, are switchable and operated via the pedal's rocker, which ensures low-end integrity by blending your clean bass signal into the beginning of the sweep. The fuzz mode can be used by itself or with either of the rocker modes to create everything from smooth, synth-like tones to wild electric fire.
With so many different sonic configurations on offer, the Justin Chancellor Cry Baby Wah is a must-have for tonecrafting bass players.
- Combines three of Justin Chancellor's epic effects into a single pedal
- U.K. Filter mode, inspired by his bass' tone circuit, sounds thick and voice-like
- Modified Cry Baby Wah mode sounds lush and aggressive
- Vintage U.K.-style fuzz that can be paired with either mode or operated independently
- Customize the two rocker modes with Volume and Q controls
- Customize intensity, level, and EQ of fuzz mode
- Includes optional Pedal Topper for simultaneous engagement of rocker and fuzz modes
The Justin Chancellor Cry Baby Wah ships November 19, 2021 and is now available for pre-order at $299.99 from retailers worldwide.
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Genzler Amplification Unveils the re/Q EQ Pedal
GENZLER AMPLIFICATION proudly announces the addition of a second bass effect pedal, the re/Q pedal, born from the "redux collaboration" that brings Jeff Genzler and engineer Andy Field back together again -- developing a new line of bass effect pedals under the GENZLER AMPLIFICATION brand.
The GENZLER AMPLIFICATION pedal line will explore a variety of pedal concepts based on Jeff and Andy's decades of collaboration together, looking back into hundreds of pages of their old design ideas, and to explore interesting circuits that were started but never used, blending them with new innovations. A retrospective of sorts, this is a chance to dig into their collective pasts to develop what they feel players would use and appreciate, going forward.
And now, the introduction of the companies second model in the line ---- the re/Q -- DUAL FUNCTION EQ PEDAL.
This pedal is a low noise, ALL ANALOG multi-function HIGH PASS FILTER – LOW PASS FILTER and 5 BAND EQ pedal that gives the player complete tonal control over the cut-off of the extreme low and high frequencies, plus 5 bands of peak-dip equalization. The filter section is foot switched independently from the EQ section, and there is additional make-up gain or cut of 9dB after the EQ for balancing of levels or to act as an additional boost/cut function when the EQ is switched into the signal path. This is essentially 2 pedals in one.
Genzler Amplification re/Q Dual Function Equalization Pedal - Nate Navarro
The re/Q is an important tool for any player's gear requirements, a "Swiss Army Knife" for tonal needs. As well, it is a great companion to the companies first pedal the 4 ON THE FLOOR Classic Overdrive. It can be used to tailor your instrument's tone for various overdrive settings, or increased boost levels for any of the overdrive's 4 gears.
The re-Q-PEDAL is also an excellent compliment to the companies MAGELLAN 350 and MAGELLAN 800 Bass amps.
The re/Q-PEDAL will start shipping mid November 2021, and USA MAP is $244.99.
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