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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2014

By December, our excitement is at full throttle as we think ahead to the Winter NAMM Show in January.

Thankfully, we had plenty of gear news to cover in December. Among all of that coverage, these stories were tops with No Treble readers.

Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

1. Fender Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar

Punk bass icon Dee Dee Ramone had his legacy honored with a new signature Precision bass from Fender. The new model, which is based on the bass he used with Ramones, debuted at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition” in New York City’s Chelsea Hotel which opened December 10th…

Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition Buckeye Burl SR Premium Bass

2. Ibanez Limited Edition Buckeye Burl SR Premium Bass

Ibanez has unveiled a new limited edition version of their SR Premium bass. Built in their Premium facility, the SR Premium LTD SR5BBLTD is set from its apart with a Buckeye Burl top with a matching headstock and pickup covers…

Phil Jones Bass Releases BigHead Bass Headphone Amplifier

3. Phil Jones Bass BigHead Bass Headphone Amplifier

Phil Jones Bass is now shipping the BigHead, a compact mobile headphone amp designed for bass players. While its primary function is as a bass headphone amplifier, the BigHead has an analog to digital converter and USB connectivity for use as a recording interface…

Megatar Relaunches with Redesigned 12-string Extended Range Bass

4. Megatar Redesigned 12-string Extended Range Bass

Megatar Touchstyle Basses has been reborn with a change in ownership and the launch of redesigned instruments, including the Megatar 12-string extended-range bass. Optimized for two-handing tapping, the Megatar’s strings are divided into two sets with space in between to eliminate crosstalk…

Aguilar Unveils Limited Edition SL112 in Bass “Cabernet”

5. Aguilar Limited Edition SL112 in Bass “Cabernet”

Aguilar Amplification has announced a limited edition of their SL 112 bass cabinet for 2015. Limited to 250 units, the cab will have a “Bass Cabernet” color finish as well as a limited edition label for the crossover…

Bergantino Unveils CN210 Bass Cabinet

6. Bergantino CN210 Bass Cabinet

After introducing the lightweight CN Series last year, Bergantino Audio Systems has added a 2×10 cabinet configuration to the lineup. The CN210 is rated at 400 watts RMS while weighing in at only 34 pounds…

Korg Introduces PitchHawk G-2 Clip-On Tuner

7. Korg PitchHawk G-2 Clip-On Tuner

Korg has updated their PitchHawk clip-on tuner series with the PitchHawk G-2 for bass and guitar. The tuner now has a high-contrast color LCD display for better visibility while its frame has been slimmed down…

AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass

8. AC Guitars Krell E Type Single Cut Bass

Scottish bass company AC Guitars has unveiled the Krell E Type singlecut model, a riff on company’s Krell bass. Designed with Ewan Beck, the bass is denoted by a swamp ash body topped with a flame maple top and a Faded Black finish…

Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

9. Seymour Duncan Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

If anyone has a signature sound, it’s Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, and now he’s got a signature line of Custom Shop pickups from Seymour Duncan. Designed for use with Rickenbacker basses, the pickups were modeled after the ones on the bassist’s signature instrument and tweaked for more attack and punch…

MTD Kingston Announces Saratoga Deluxe Jazz Bass

10. MTD Kingston Saratoga Deluxe Jazz Bass

MTD Kingston is introducing the Saratoga Deluxe Jazz bass at Winter NAMM 2015. A riff on their Saratoga bass, the Deluxe model includes active/passive operation with a bypassable 3-band EQ. The Saratoga Deluxe comes in three finishes: limited edition satin honey burst, satin dark cherry burst, or gloss transparent black…