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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February

News from the 2014 Winter NAMM Show continued throughout February (and I think we still have more coming). And that always makes for an exciting time in the world of bass.

Here are the top 10 most popular gear stories on No Treble in February, based on readership.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing!

Rickenbacker Announces 4003W Bass

1. Rickenbacker 4003W Bass

Rickenbacker has introduced the W Series of guitars and basses for 2014. The lineup is a spin on their classic models, including the 4003 bass, but are made with walnut bodies…

Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass

2. Zon Mosaic Mojo Bass Models

Zon is going old school with their new Mosaic Mojo model. The new bass carries a classic style and are fitted with a set of Aguilar 60 series pickups to get a vintage sound…

Warwick Unveils 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass

3. Warwick 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass

Each year, Warwick releases the latest in their Limited Edition series of basses, and this year the company has announced the 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass. The model, which comes in 4- and 5-string versions, is limited to only 100 instruments in the world…

Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

4. Ibanez Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

The members of Korn are getting new signature instruments from Ibanez this year including bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu’s K5 Signature Limited Edition bass. The updated K5 takes an opposite aesthetic approach of Fieldy’s black signature bass and features a flat white finish as well as a white painted maple fretboard…

Yamaha Now Shipping TRBX Basses

5. Yamaha TRBX Basses

Yamaha was showing off their new TRBX series of basses at this year’s Winter NAMM show. Combining elements of their former TRB and RBX lines, the new basses come in 300 and 500 levels with differing controls and pickups…

Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass

6. Warwick RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass

Two years ago, Warwick presented Bootsy Collins with a one-of-a-kind “Space Bass” made in the company’s custom shop. The star-shaped instrument garnered so much attention that Warwick has now introduced a similar model to their more affordable RockBass Artist Line…

Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

7. Carvin Xccelerator Series X54 5-String Bass

Carvin unveiled the Xccelerator Series of basses at NAMM this year with its introductory model, the X54 5-string bass. The X54 sports several new features for the company including a fast-playing, thinner maple neck that’s reinforced with graphite…

Radial Announces Bassbone OD Pedal

8. Radial Bassbone OD Pedal

Radial Engineering has updated their ToneBone series of pedals with the Bassbone OD, a bass preamp with two input channels and a built-in overdrive. The new pedal builds on the original Bassbone with several new features in addition to the overdrive such as a mute footswitch and the option to keep the effects loop active…

TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X2 Looper

9. TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper

TC Electronic has followed up on last year’s compact Ditto looper pedal with the Ditto X2. The pedal builds on its predecessor with a dedicated start/stop button, looper effects, and a loop import/export feature for loading premade loops…

Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier

10. Orange Amplification OB-1K Bass Amplifier

Orange Amplification introduced the new OB-1K bass amplifier at the NAMM Show this year. The 1000-watt solid-state amplifier is inspired by bi-amping and splits the signal into two separate paths. The first side offers a tight, clean bass sound while the second features two stages of controllable gain and is rich in upper harmonics…