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Top 10: The Best New Bass Gear (October 2011)

We love covering bass gear, and we covered a lot of it in October. Here are the top 10 most popular gear stories on No Treble for October, 2011.

Fender Introduces Modern Player Series Bass Guitars

1. Fender Introduces Modern Player Series Bass Guitars

Fender has unveiled the Modern Player Series, including three new basses. The Modern Player versions of the company’s Telecaster, Jaguar and Jazz basses are entry-level instruments with modern features and “unconventional” takes on their predecessors. The new Telecaster Bass features an alder body, “C” shape maple neck and a maple fretboard. The vintage-styled bass, originally…

Fender Reintroduces Jaguar Bass

2. Fender Reintroduces Jaguar Bass

Fender is once again shipping the Jaguar Bass, which was discontinued last year. Originally introduced in 2006, the Fender Deluxe Jaguar Bass now comes in three finishes: 3-Color Sunburst, Candy Apple Red, and Cobalt Blue. The Jaguar bass features an alder body, a C-shaped maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets….

Epiphone Announces New Tobias Toby Models

3. Epiphone Announces New Tobias Toby Models

Epiphone has reintroduced the Tobias Toby, now in a Standard IV and Deluxe IV models. The entry level instruments are built around master luthier Michael Tobias’ original designs from 20 years ago. Both basses feature bolt-on construction with a basswood body and hard maple neck. The neck is shaped using Tobias’ Asymmetrical Neck Profile, which…

Fodera Unveils Emperor 5 Standard

4. Fodera Unveils Emperor 5 Standard

Fodera has introduced a new bass to their Standard series: the Emperor 5 Standard (E5S). As with their Yin Yang Standard, the E5S is a version of their existing model offered at a more competitive price point by offering one configuration with no options. The basses are still made in their Brooklyn, New York workshop…

EBS Unveils Reidmar 250 Bass Amp and Session 120 Combo

5. EBS Unveils Reidmar 250 Bass Amp and Session 120 Combo

EBS has unveiled two new products to their lineup: the Reidmar 250 bass amp and the Classic Session 120 Combo. Both are scheduled to hit the market in Sweden in November, with a worldwide release set closer to the Winter NAMM show, in January, 2012. The Reidmar 250 is EBS’s first foray into the world…

Bergantino Audio Systems Unveils HD Series Bass Cabinets

6. Bergantino Audio Systems Unveils HD Series Bass Cabinets

Bergantino Audio Systems has announced a new line of bass cabs called the HD Series. The new models all feature 100% Baltic birch construction, newly designed woofers, tweeters, phase-coherent crossovers with a tweeter control, tolex covering, and metal corners. The HD112 Most compact of the new line is the HD112, which features a 12″ woofer…

Source Audio Releases Compact Programmable EQ Pedal

7. Source Audio Releases Compact Programmable EQ Pedal

Source Audio has added to their line of bass pedals with the release of the Programmable EQ Pedal, a compact, cast aluminum stompbox offering hands-free access to four unique and user-programmed EQ settings. The Programmable EQ offers +/-18db of range across seven frequency bands with an additional frequency band at 62Hz, which is accessible with…

Pocket Labworks Now Shipping iRiffPort

8. Pocket Labworks Now Shipping iRiffPort

Pocket Labworks is now shipping the iRiffPort, a new interface for connecting your bass or guitar to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. The port is a six foot cable with an 1/4″ instrument plug on one end and a dock connector on the other, allowing you to plug directly into your mobile device to…

Line 6 Releases Mobile POD Software and Mobile In Hardware for iOS Devices

9. Line 6 Releases Mobile POD Software and Mobile In Hardware for iOS Devices

Line 6 has expanded their line of amp modeling devices to include a new iOS adaptor and corresponding software. Mobile In is a digital input adaptor allowing bassists and guitarists to plug their instruments into their iPhone or iPad. Adding the company’s new Mobile POD software to the mix transforms the pair into a multi-effects…

Baer Amplification Now Shipping ML112 Bass Cabinets

10. Baer Amplification Now Shipping ML112 Bass Cabinets

Baer Amplification is now shipping their ML112, a 1×12 cabinet that delivers 400 watts at 8 ohms. The release is the first production line available from the manufacturer, who caught attention at the 2010 Winter NAMM show. The ML series cabinets are loaded with neodymium woofers and extended range midrange drivers, which Baer says add…

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