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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April

Another month ends, but that means good news around here: it is time for another top 10 gear list! Our usual disclaimer applies: may cause G.A.S.

Here are the top ten most read, commented and shared bass gear stories on No Treble for the month of April 2013.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Fender Unveils Cabronita Precision Bass

1. Fender Unveils Cabronita Precision Bass

Fender has announced the Cabronita Precision bass, a take on their original bass model with a flair from their Cabronita series. The bass sports an alder body that comes in 2-color sunburst, black, or Candy Apple Red. The Cabronita Precision Bass is fitted with a single FideliTron humbucking bass pickup with classic Volume and Tone…

Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

2. Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

Fender has expanded their bass lineup with the Classic Series ’60s Jazz Bass Lacquer and Classic Series ’50s Precision Bass Lacquer. In following with the series, the basses pay homage to their vintage counterparts and distinguish themselves with period-correct gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes…

Höfner Debuts “Cavern” Versions of Contemporary and Ignition Violin Basses

3. Höfner Debuts “Cavern” Versions of Contemporary and Ignition Violin Basses

Höfner has introduced new “Cavern” versions of their Contemporary and Ignition Series Violin basses at the 2013 Musikmesse in Frankfurt last week. The pickups on the new models are positioned closely together and towards the neck in the Cavern style, similar to Paul McCartney’s original 1961 bass…

Phil Jones Bass Introduces Double Four Micro Combo Bass Amps

4. Phil Jones Bass Introduces Double Four Micro Combo Bass Amps

Phil Jones Bass has introduced the Double Four, a new 70-watt combo micro-amp that is roughly the size of a shoebox. Sporting a pair of Neo Power 4-inch drivers, the Double Four features a new driver design, acoustic loading, and separate PWM amplifiers for each speaker…

Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3

5. Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3

Epiphone is paying tribute to the old school with a limited edition of six of their models in TV Pelham Blue, a color finish that was first introduced in the ’60s. The color was offered as a custom option in its heyday and as such is rare to find on vintage instruments…

Ibanez Adds 6-String to Grooveline Bass Series

6. Ibanez Adds 6-String to Grooveline Bass Series

Ibanez has extended their Grooveline series with the introduction of the G106, a six-string version of the ergonomically-minded model. Made in Ibanez’s Japanese factory, the bass is designed for optimized balance in sitting and standing positions. The G106’s body features an alder center and ash for the top and back, all in a natural finish…

Waterstone Honors Jackson Pollock with Studio Bass

7. Waterstone Honors Jackson Pollock with Studio Bass

Waterstone Musical Instruments is honoring the work of Jackson Pollock with a new line of guitars and basses named after the influential abstract artist. The instruments feature an abstract finish inspired by the floors of Jackson Pollock’s studio…

D&A Introduces IceStand Collapsable Bass and Guitar Stand

8. D&A Introduces IceStand Collapsable Bass and Guitar Stand

D&A has announced the IceStand, a foldable stand for basses and guitars. Available in Acoustic and Electric versions, the IceStand is a take on the company’s flagship GigStand that features a clear material to unveil its structure. The IceStand opens in two steps to offer a cradle with a three-point base and non-slip polymer materials…

Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series

9. Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series

Squier is adding to their Affinity Series this year with a new Precision Bass PJ model. Building on a traditional P-bass style, the new bass includes a single-coil Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position for further tonal variety. Other new features include a two-color headstock logo and a three-ply black/white/black pickguard…

Ashdown Introduces Dr. Green Series Bass Effects Pedals

10. Ashdown Introduces Dr. Green Series Bass Effects Pedals

Ashdown has introduced the Dr. Green series to their lineup of bass effects pedals. The lineup includes five effects: the Octa Dose (Octaver), the Bearded Lady (Fuzz), the Doctor’s Note (Envelope Filter), Bass Verb (Reverb), and the Aspirin (Compressor). Handmade in the UK, the pedals are housed in steel stompboxes and feature true bypass…