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Bass Gear Round-Up: The Most Read Gear Stories for November

Of all our bass gear coverage in November, here is your complete list of top 10 gear stories for the month. As always, we base these lists on readers.

And as always, these lists come with a warning: may cause GAS.

La Bella Strings Launches First Bass Guitar: The Olinto

1. La Bella Strings Launches First Bass Guitar: The Olinto

With nearly 100 years in the string manufacturing business, La Bella Strings is getting into producing instruments starting with the Olinto Bass Guitar. Taking its name from one of the company’s founding brothers, the Olinto is handcrafted in New York City’s Lower East Side by renowned luthier Mas Hino…

Bootleg Guitars Introduces Dawg Pounder Bass

2. Bootleg Guitars Introduces Dawg Pounder Bass

Jon Hill of Bootleg Guitars decided to get back to basics with his new Dawg Pounder model. “I’ve been preaching simplicity lately: 1 humbucker 1 knob,” the luthier explained. “I feel guitars kinda went through a ‘Big Hair’ phase and I’m back in the garage with the garage bands!”…

Electro-Harmonix Announces Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi

3. Electro-Harmonix Announces Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi

Electro-Harmonix has unveiled their latest bass specific pedal with the Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi. Building on its predecessor, the Deluxe has the same Volume, Tone, and Sustain controls, but adds a -10dB input pad, a Blend knob and a noise gate. Another new feature is a foot-switchable crossover section that’s split into two parts…

Ibanez Introduces 5-String Mikro Bass

4. Ibanez Introduces 5-String Mikro Bass

Ibanez is now offering a 5-string version of their GSR Mikro bass. Sporting a 28.6˝ scale, the company explains the GSRM25 is perfectly suited for young students as well as adult players who prefer a short scale…

Pigtronix Infinity Looper Pedal Now Shipping

5. Pigtronix Infinity Looper Pedal Now Shipping

Pigtronix’s first foray into the looping world has happened with the release of the Infinity Looper pedal. The Infinity allows for record, playback, dub, undo and redo functions on two stereo loop pairs that can be configured in several ways. Among the pedals innovations is the SYNC MULTI mode…

Acoustic Image Introduces Series 4 Contra Combo Amp

6. Acoustic Image Introduces Series 4 Contra Combo Amp

Acoustic Image has unveiled the Series 4 Contra, a 300-watt combo amp that the company explains is its most affordable combo. Similar to the Series 4 Coda combo, the new Contra features a 10-inch down-firing woofer and a forward-firing 5-inch midrange driver. It also has Automatic Voltage Switching, which protects the amplifier from damage…

Dwarfcraft Introduces The PitchGrinder

7. Dwarfcraft Introduces The PitchGrinder

Dwarfcraft has unveiled the PitchGrinder, a new sequenced pitch shifter that will interest fans of exotic effects. The PitchGrinder, which is their first digital pedal, “smashes” your signal down to 8 bits before shifting it anywhere from an octave down to two octaves up. The onboard sequencer has 8 steps with corresponding knobs…

Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Sledge Basses, Including Sabre Reissue

8. Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Sledge Basses, Including Sabre Reissue

Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled the Sledge basses, a new special offering available through their Premier Dealer Network. Designed in conjunction with Tony Levin, the Music Man Sledge has a custom metallic flake finish that shifts colors depending on your viewing angle…

Ibanez Introduces IJXB150B Jumpstart Electric Bass Package

9. Ibanez Introduces IJXB150B Jumpstart Electric Bass Package

Ibanez has everything covered for a beginner in their new IJXB150B Jumpstart Bass Package. The package centers around a GSR190 bass, but also includes a bass amp, a gig bag, a tuner, a stand, a cable, an accessories pouch, and a card good for online lessons. The bass, which comes in five colors…

PocketLabworks Introduces NeoBuds Noise-Isolating Earbud Headphones

10. PocketLabworks Introduces NeoBuds Noise-Isolating Earbud Headphones

PocketLabworks is now offering NeoBuds, a set of noise-isolating in-ear headphones aimed at musicians. The new earbuds feature nedodymium drivers, which the company says offers pro audio sound and super bass performance. NeoBuds offer a 4-foot cable ended with a standard 3.5mm stereo plug for connecting to smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, and more…

Aguilar Introduces AG 4P/J-HC Hum-Canceling Pickup Set

11. Aguilar Introduces AG 4P/J-HC Hum-Canceling Pickup Set

Aguilar has followed up their hum-canceling J-pickups with the AG 4P/J-HC Precision/Jazz Bass Pickup Set, which combines their 4P-60 and 4J-HC pickups. Wound in Aguilar’s New York City factory, the set is a direct replacement for 4-string Fender P-Bass and Jazz bridge pickups….