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Top 10: Top Bass Gear from the 2011 NAMM Show

Our coverage of the 2011 NAMM show showcased a ton of exciting new bass gear – hopefully a sign that 2011 will be a great year for the world of bass.

Here is the top 10, most read, most shared bass gear features for the 2011 NAMM show on No Treble:

Fodera Yin Yang Standard Bass

1. Fodera Yin Yang Standard Bass

Fodera has introduced the new Yin Yang Standard bass, based on their Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe. The company consulted Wooten on the creation, as he has “long wanted a Yin Yang that could be more widely available.” The bass utilizes all the same materials and specifications from their Brooklyn-made instrument with a lower price…

Fender Releases American Special Basses and Mark Hoppus Update

2. Fender Releases American Special Basses and Mark Hoppus Update

Fender has rolled out a few new bass products this year, including the introduction of their bass models into the American Special series and an update to the Mark Hoppus Signature Jazz Bass. The American Special Precision and Jazz basses are built in the U.S. and feature a slim neck profile, high-gloss finish, and the…

Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses

3. Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses

Ibanez has unveiled a new take on their SR series with four new models. The SR Premium basses are built at Ibanez’s premium factory and all feature USA Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups, a first for any of the company’s basses. Each model also includes their EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ that has a Mid frequency switch and…

Gallien-Krueger Introduces New MB Series Amps for 2011

4. Gallien-Krueger Introduces New MB Series Amps for 2011

Gallien-Krueger Amplification has expanded their MB series by adding a new more powerful head unit, a new combo, and powered enclosures to the line up. The MB800 is an 800-watt amp that weighs in at 4.9 pounds and features a discreet FET driven preamp and power amp. The unit includes a 10dB pad, tuning mute…

F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass

5. F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass

F-Bass has released a new Alain Caron signature model, dubbed the AC-Classic. Built to attain an “upright” tone from an electric bass, the instrument features a redwood top, additional chambering, and a floating bridge. Another new development for the series is a natural sounding RMC piezo pickup system that is controlled by master volume, bass…

Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

6. Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

Dean Guitars has unveiled two new John Entwistle signature basses at NAMM, named the Spider and the Hybrid. The Spider is a limited edition, where the Hybrid will be a standard model available in a USA model and one presumably built overseas. The John Entwistle Spider is an extremely limited run with only 25 produced…

Ernie Ball Announces Game Changer Pickup Switching System

7. Ernie Ball Announces Game Changer Pickup Switching System

Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled a new patent-pending pickup switching system called the Game Changer that will be available on their Reflex HH bass. By choosing the coils in any order, whether they are in series or parallel, and whether they are in or out of phase, the system allows for 250,000 pickup combinations without…

BOSS RC-3 and RC-30 Loop Stations

8. BOSS RC-3 and RC-30 Loop Stations

To celebrate 10 years since the release of their Loop Station, BOSS has unveiled the RC-3 and RC-30 loopers, each featuring three hours of stereo looping, 99 on-board memory locations, and USB 2.0 connectivity for importing and exporting audio to your computer. A step up from previous loop stations, the new models have multiple inputs,…

Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

9. Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

Among a slew of new instruments, Ibanez has released a tribute bass to the late Slipknot bassist, Paul Gray. The new bass was designed in conjunction with Gray’s family and the Slipknot management. Proceeds from sales of the bass will go towards a special trust for Paul’s daughter and family. The PGB2T features a mahogany…

Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal

10. Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal

Fishman unveiled their new Fission Bass effects pedal at NAMM; a box that adds harmonies to your bass lines, including octave up, 4th and octave up, octave and 5th up, and an octave, 5th, and second octave up combined. The stompbox utilizes 32-bit signal processing and 24-bit audio conversion. Harmonies selected are visually displayed via…