Bass guitar

This double bass breaks apart for travel

​String pickers on the road often can't take their guitars of choice of their travels – due to size or safety concerns – so might carry or more portable flavor to help keep calluses from going soft. But what if you played a double bass? That's where the TravelBass comes into its own.​

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Rockin the best music gear of 2018

The last year has seen iconic brand Gibson collapse and be reborn, Fender experiment with hybrid guitar forms, and Moog release its first analog polysynth in decades. It's been a rollercoaster of highs and lows, but we're focusing on the positive for a look back at music gear highlights in 2018.

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FM Synth Bass lights up the low end

​A few years back, Dean Miller created the Tele Servo Bender, a modified guitar that used servos to sound like a lap steel. His latest project moves to the low end, with a self-contained, battery powered FM Synth Bass with four voices and six operators. And lots of LEDs.​

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Fret Zealot lights up the bottom end

​Following LEDs on a guitar's neck is a great way to learn playing basics fast. Late last year Fret Zealot started shipping an LED learning sleeve out to Kickstarter backers, one that positioned lights right up to the 15th fret. Now a bass version has launched on the popular crowdfunding platform.​

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