April 2020

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Form Factor Bi1000Di: The Premier Guitar Review

January 20, 2020
Many class-D bass amps promise "tube warmth," but this sleek contender unabashedly proffers a meticulously clean take on your instrument's innate voice.
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Quilter

Quilter Labs Announces the Phantom Block

January 19, 2020
A phantom-powered guitar interface that comes in at under $100.
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Nu-X Melvin Lee Davis Bass Preamp + DI Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The Lee Ritenour and Chaka Khan bass guru gets a signature DI optimized for extreme low end.
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Two Notes Audio Torpedo Captor X Demo | NAMM 2020

January 16, 2020
A tech-packed reactive load box that offers a ton of I/O options and a pile of mic and cab simulations.
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Markbass Little Mark Vintage Review

December 4, 2019
This black and yellow tube-based machine delivers plenty of vintage-bass warmth, with modern flavors to boot.
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Fender Downtown Express Review

September 22, 2019
Three of the most useful tone tools for bassists in a tidy, variable-XLR-equipped box.
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Rocket Surgeon StarLifter Review

July 10, 2019
A combination preamp/DI with a host of goodies takes bass tone-sculpting to celestial heights.
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Victory V4 The Kraken Review

June 18, 2019
Packaging the Kraken amp’s preamp in a stompbox yields a flexible, malleable, and monstrous high-gain machine.
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On-Stage Debuts Compact DB200 Mini DI Box

May 31, 2019
The box transfers any high-impedance 1/4" source into a low-impedance (XLR) signal.
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Tritonlab

Tritonlab Unveils the Equinox

May 29, 2019
A tube preamp emulator that uses JFET technology and a massive amount of headroom that's designed for bassists.
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Friedman

Friedman Amplification Unveils the Mic-No-Mo DI Box

May 13, 2019
An analog cab simulator that might simplify your rig.
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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Swiss Things Review

April 25, 2019
Simplifying switching for switcher haters.
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Trickfish Trilobite Review

February 8, 2019
The name may suggest something aquatic, but there’s nothing watered down about this DI.
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Taurus

Taurus Amp Announces the Vandall-500

December 27, 2018
The Polish-made hybrid bass amp rocks out 500W and includes both solid-state and tube preamps.
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DSM Noisemakers

DSM Noisemaker Unveils the OmniCabSim Mini

November 2, 2018
A mini power amp/cab sim pedal that features a wealth of features.
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Milkman Sound The Amp Review

September 11, 2018
This handwired hybrid amp is a powerhouse in a pedal enclosure.
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The 411 on Acoustic Guitar DIs

August 14, 2018
Crawl under the hood of the magic boxes that make you sound awesome through club PAs, venue mixing boards, and studio consoles.
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TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

August 10, 2018
A true multi-tool for bassists that packs all the essentials for performance and practice.
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Radial Announces the AC-Driver

April 19, 2018
The AC-Driver is a compact acoustic-instrument preamp that features an adjustable low-cut filter and tools for fighting feedback.
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Universal Audio OX Review

March 26, 2018
A direct-recording tool that’s 50 percent load box, 50 percent modeler, and 100 percent awesome.
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