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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August

August saw a decent amount of new bass gear released, but only 10 make the list of reader’s favorites here.

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Misa Introduces Tri-Bass MIDI Controller

1. Misa Introduces Tri-Bass MIDI Controller

Australian company Misa is all about enabling live bands to play electronic music, and their new Tri-Bass is a great example of that. The Misa Tri-Bass is a MIDI controller built for use with synthesizers or computers while fundamentally feeling like a bass…

Ampeg Reintroduces V-4B All-Tube Bass Amplifier

2. Ampeg Reintroduces V-4B All-Tube Bass Amplifier

Ampeg has reintroduce the V-4B, a 100-watt all-tube bass amp. Based on the company’s classic amp from the ’70s, the new head is described as offering the tone of an SVT while weighing half as much…

Squier Adds Cabronita Precision and Bass VI Models to Vintage Modified Line

3. Squier Adds Cabronita Precision and Bass VI Models to Vintage Modified Line

Squier’s Vintage Modified line of basses is getting two new additions with the announcement of the Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass and the Vintage Modified Bass VI. The Cabronita comes in one finish – black, with a single play white pickguard…

Squier Adds New Precision Bass Models to Vintage Modified Series

4. Squier Adds New Precision Bass Models to Vintage Modified Series

Rounding out the summer’s new models for Squiers Vintage Modified Series are a trio of P-basses: The Vintage Modified Precision Bass V, Precision Bass Fretless, and Precision Bass PJ. Similar to the rest of the series, the new basses are designed to add new twists to familiar designs…

AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Bass

5. AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Bass

AC Guitars has introduced a new bass model named The Krell, inspired by the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet. The bass takes its name from an extinct race of advanced beings from the movie that built a machine that could “turn thoughts into reality and project that reality anywhere on the planet”…

Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special

6. Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special

Squier’s Vintage Modified series has gotten a little bigger with the introduction of the Jaguar Bass V Special. The new model takes all the features of the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass and adds a low B string. Similar to its predecessor, the bass features a Jaguar-style body fitted with a Fender-Designed P/J pickup configuration…

Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Pedal Now Shipping

7. Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Pedal Now Shipping

Tech 21 is now shipping the VT Bass DI Pedal. First introduced at this year’s Winter NAMM show, the VT Bass DI puts the company’s VT Bass preamp into a direct box format with three outputs: 1/4 Inch, XLR, and Parallel…

TC Electronic Announces Polytune 2

8. TC Electronic Announces Polytune 2

TC Electronic has upgraded its flagship tuner with the Polytune 2. The polyphonic tuner, which displays the pitches of all your strings when you strum them simultaneously, now offers a bigger, brighter display as well as chromatic strobe tuner…

Le Fay Updates ROB 344-66/IIIa Bass Guitar

9. Le Fay Updates ROB 344-66/IIIa Bass Guitar

Le Fay has updated the ROB 344-66/IIIa with a new pickup system that brings together four single coils under three covers. The coils are selectable with a 6-way rotary knob and offer a variety of sounds…

Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

10. Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt’s Signature basses have gotten a boost with the introduction of the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass and an updated version of the Squier Mike Dirnt Precision Bass…