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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2014

If you don’t like how fast the 2014 calendar is flying by, maybe this will help: the top 10 most popular bass gear stories on No Treble for the month of June.

As always, it comes with a warning: may cause G.A.S. Your mileage may vary. Use only as directed.

Fender Introduces American Standard Jaguar Bass

1. Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass

Fender is adding a Jaguar model to their American Standard bass lineup, which will be the first U.S.-made Jaguar bass. Built in their Corona, California plant, the American Standard Jaguar Bass will be built with an alder body finished in 3-color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black, or Mystic Red…

G&L Launches Detroit Muscle Series: SS Collection LB-100 Basses

2. G&L Detroit Muscle Series: SS Collection LB-100 Basses

If you love cars and basses, you’re in for a treat. G&L has revealed the Detroit Muscle Series SS Collection, which brings their instruments together with four historic color finishes from ’60s-era GM Motors muscle cars…

JHS Pedals Now Shipping Colour Box Preamp Pedal

3. JHS Pedals Colour Box Preamp Pedal

Tons of classic albums got their guitar and bass tones by simply plugging directly into vintage recording consoles, and one of the most popular consoles made by Neve is the inspiration for a new stompbox by JHS Pedals called The Colour Box. The pedal is a 100% analog studio-grade preamp…

Carvin Introduces JB4 and JB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses

4. Carvin JB4 and JB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses

Following up on their recent PB series, Carvin has announced the JB4 four-string and JB5 five-string Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses. The new models blend classic styling with the company’s more contemporary features including a locking bass bridge, a smooth contoured neck heel with a 5-bolt neck plate, and a 22-fret neck…

JamHub Shipping “Tracker MT16″ Multitrack Recorder

5. JamHub “Tracker MT16″ Multitrack Recorder

JamHub has released the Tracker MT16, a portable multi-track recorder capable of capturing up to 16 channels of audio simultaneously. The tracks, which are recorded in 24-bit, 96kHz resolution, can be transferred to a computer via SD card or USB as well as be uploaded wirelessly to the cloud…

DigiTech Announces DOD Envelope Filter 440 and Drop Pedals

6. DigiTech DOD Envelope Filter 440 and Drop Pedals

Digitech has announced two new stompbox effects for bass and guitar to their lineup including the The Drop and a reissue of the DOD Envelope 440. Both pedals feature true bypass and 9-volt operation…

CruzTOOLS Introduces Stagehand Compact Tech Kit

7. CruzTOOLS Stagehand Compact Tech Kit

CruzTOOLS has announced a new tool set for bassists and guitarists called the Stagehand Compact Tech Kit. Adding to their line instrument maintenance tools, the kit centers around a screwdriver-style bit holder and a 19-piece magnetic bit set that comes complete with hex wrenches, screwdrivers, and sockets in imperial and metric sizes…

Lingsma Introduces Electric Upright Bass

8. Lingsma Electric Upright Bass

Netherlands-based luthier Lingsma has announced the availability of their new Electric Upright Bass model, or EUB for short. The bass’s design centers around a compact wooden resonator block, which the company says is designed to vibrate at the same resonances as the body of an acoustic upright bass and create a warm, rich sound…

PRS Announces SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Basses

9. PRS SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel Basses

PRS Guitars has introduced the first bass models of their SE line: the SE Kingfisher and the SE Kestrel. The basses, which are designed in Maryland and built overseas, are both described as traditional character with modern upgrades…

DR Strings Now Shipping USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue Color Coated Strings

10. DR Strings USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue Color Coated Strings

In preparation for the 4th of July, DR Strings has announced the USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue color coated string sets. Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter helped coordinate the new strings in order to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation…