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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories for October

Here’s a top 10 list of our most popular bass coverage in the month of October, 2012. As always, this is based on reader views.

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Gibson Unveils New EB Bass

1. Gibson Unveils New EB Bass

In 1953, Gibson took its first step into the electric bass market with the EB-1, eventually releasing several models to follow musical trends. Now, the company has unveiled the EB Bass, a brand new model that they say blends tradition and innovation to create a versatile voice for the modern bassist…

Fender Unveils Nate Mendel Signature P-Bass

2. Fender Unveils Nate Mendel Signature P-Bass

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel now has a signature bass from Fender. Modeled after the ’71 Precision that carried him through over half of his career, the Nate Mendel Fender P Bass features special body contours, extra-slim neck and nut width, and a lightly worn Candy Apple Red finish…

Gibson Introduces Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass

3. Gibson Introduces Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass

Gibson is reviving another model from their past catalog with the new Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass. First introduced in 1965, the Non-Reverse flips the body shape of the original Thunderbird for a more traditional, albeit asymmetrical body style. Gibson kept the design identical while fitting the new version with upgraded hardware and pickups…

Squier Introduces Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass

4. Squier Introduces Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass

Squier has introduced the Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass, which the Strung Out bassist helped design. Finished in white, the bass has a mirrored acrylic pickguard and white binding and pearloid block inlays in the 20-fret maple fingerboard…

Manne Guitars Introduces VibraBass

5. Manne Guitars Introduces VibraBass

Italian boutique builder Manne Guitars has expanded their bass offerings with the VibraBass. Inspired by the AcoustiVibe guitar, the new bass features a fully chambered body made of Korina with an Italian poplar burl top, a maple/beech laminate neck, and a thin, hard resin fingerboard…

G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

6. G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

G&L has unveiled a new line of instruments labeled the “Black Ice Collection”. The new basses and guitars feature a “Black Ice” finish, which incorporates the company’s Nearly Naked (NENA) finish with a sleek matte black base and silver highlights in the body’s wood grain…

Ibanez Introduces Promethean P3110 1×10˝ Combo Amp

7. Ibanez Introduces Promethean P3110 1×10˝ Combo Amp

Ibanez has expanded their Promethean combo range to include the P3110. The 1×10˝ combo amp features a Class-D power amplifier and pumps out 300 watts. It’s also stocked with a high frequency tweeter with a passive crossover and on/off switch…

Sandberg Introduces Electra TT4 Bass Guitar

8. Sandberg Introduces Electra TT4 Bass Guitar

Sandberg has unveiled the latest in their Electra series of basses, the TT4. The new bass takes cues from classic designs with a pair of single coil pickups and a tobacco sunburst matte finish. Similar to the Electra VS4, the TT4 is built with a basswood body, a Canadian hard rock maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard…

Mission Engineering Introduces Expressionator Pedal

9. Mission Engineering Introduces Expressionator Pedal

Mission Engineering has announced the availability of the Expressionator, a multi-expression controller originally designed in part by extended range bassist Jean Baudin. The new pedal allows for users to connect one expression pedal to control three expression enabled effects, each of which can be controlled individually or simultaneously…

Correct Sound Custom Introduces BETA Bass Preamp Pedal

10. Correct Sound Custom Introduces BETA Bass Preamp Pedal

Russian pedal company Correct Sound Custom has introduced the BETA bass preamp. Based on the SUNN Beta Bass amp, the pedal has dual channels with separate EQ controls for each. The two channels can also be combined for enhanced tweakability. Controls include Drive, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Volume with a Master Volume…