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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in October 2014

Half of the top 10 No Treble reader favorite gear stories for the month featured new basses. That, plus a few pedals, amps and accessories make up the top bass gear stories for October, 2014.

As always, this list comes with a warning: may cause G.A.S.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing… and enjoy!

Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass

1. Fender Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass

U2 bassist Adam Clayton has teamed up with Fender to create a new signature bass. The veteran rocker’s new axe is take on his 1965 Sherwood Green Jazz with a few tweaks and without the beat up look of his original…

Jackson Steel Guitar Company Introduces SlideKing Bass

2. Jackson Steel Guitar Company SlideKing Bass

Here’s something you’ve probably never seen. The Jackson Steel Guitar Company has introduced the SlideKing Bass, an instrument that blends a bass guitar with a pedal steel guitar…

Gibson Updates Thunderbird and SG Standard Basses for 2015

3. Gibson 2015 Thunderbird and SG Standard Basses

Next year will see the revamp of two classic Gibson basses including the SG Standard and Thunderbird bass models. Each of the basses will retain many of their features with improvements…

Laurus Introduces Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass

4. Laurus Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass

Federico Malaman has been impressing us with his playing for years. Now he’s teamed up with Laurus to create the new Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass…

Vox Unveils amPlug G2 Bass Headphone Amplifier

5. Vox amPlug G2 Bass Headphone Amplifier

Vox has upgraded their amPlug line of headphone amplifiers including a bass-specific version. The amPlug G2 Bass plugs into your bass’s output jack and allows you to plug in headphones for silent practicing…

Alusonic Introduces ALU112 Aluminum Bass Cabinets

6. Alusonic ALU112 Aluminum Bass Cabinets

The aluminum specialists at Alusonic are getting into the bass cabinet world with the ALU112, a cabinet housed in an aircraft grade aluminum hardshell…

TC Electronic Releases BH550 and BH800 Bass Amps

7. TC Electronic BH550 and BH800 Bass Amps

TC Electronic has expanded their line of micro bass amplifier heads with the BH550 and BH800. In addition to increased power, the new amps step things up a notch with an expanded EQ section and dual switchable Toneprint effect locations…

Höfner Unveils Limited Edition Eco Violin Basses

8. Höfner Limited Edition Eco Violin Basses

A classic bass is getting a limited edition contemporary makeover. Höfner has announced two new versions of their German-built Violin Bass featuring composite material in place of their typically rosewood fingerboards…

Keeley Electronics Releasing Bassist Compressor Pedal

9. Keeley Electronics Bassist Compressor Pedal

After introducing it at the NAMM show this year, Keeley Electronics is now readying to ship the Bassist Compressor. The pedal is described as an affordable studio-grade dbx compressor in stompbox format…

Creation Audio Labs Introduces Grizzly Bass Pedal

10. Creation Audio Labs Grizzly Bass Pedal

Creation Audio Labs has unleashed the Grizzly Bass pedal, which combines boost, overdrive/distortion, and tone shaping effects. The company says it is like a tube preamp without the tubes…