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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in January 2015

January is always a good month for new bass gear stories, thanks to the NAMM show.

Here are the 10 most popular bass gear stories in January, based on No Treble readers.

Thanks for reading, and sorry for all the GAS.

Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses

1. Marcus Miller Teams with Sire Guitars for New Signature Basses

Marcus Miller has a new line of signature instruments with Sire Guitars. The series is based on two models – the J-bass inspired V7 and the modern-styled M3 – and aims to create quality instruments at low prices…

Schecter Adds Model-T Bass to Session Series

2. Schecter Adds Model-T Bass to Session Series

After introducing the series last year, Schecter has announced they’re adding the Model-T bass model to the Session Series. The bass features a classic aesthetic and follows the lineup’s description of “no frills looks with high end electronics”…

Orange Amplification Announces OB1 Bass Amp Series

3. Orange Amplification Announces OB1 Bass Amp Series

Orange Amplifiers has announced the OB1 Series of class A/B rack mountable bass amplifiers. The amps are based on recent bi-amping trends, the company says…

Electro-Harmonix Introduces Bass Soul Food Pedal

4. Electro-Harmonix Introduces Bass Soul Food Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has announced a bass-specific version of their Soul Food natural overdrive and clean boost pedal. The company describes the pedal as designed to enhance the original sound of your instrument while retaining its essential character…

Ampeg Unveils SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal at NAMM

5. Ampeg Unveils SCR-DI Bass DI Pedal at NAMM

Ampeg’s booth at NAMM this year featured their new revamped BA combo series, but it centered around the unveiling of their brand new SCR-DI. The bass-friendly direct box is their first new pedal in years and brings together an Ampeg preamp, EQ section, and their Scrambler Overdrive…

TC Electronic Unveils K-Series Bass Cabinets

6. TC Electronic Unveils K-Series Bass Cabinets

TC Electronic took the opportunity at the Winter NAMM Show to unveil the new K-Series of bass cabinets. Following in the footsteps of the company’s RS and BC cabinets, the K-Series models are designed to be lightweight with vertical stacking ability. The lineup includes the K210, the K212, and the K410…

Fender Updates Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

7. Fender Updates Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris are having their Fender signature models spruced up for 2015. Each of the signature models have been around for years but will be getting new specs and features. The USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is getting more of an update between the two…

CStands Launches with Bass-Specific Guitar Stands

8. CStands Launches with Bass-Specific Guitar Stands

CStands is a new company out of the Netherlands specializing in bass and guitar stands with a unique twist. Each model incorporates an iconic headstock for extra flair and personality. The company’s product lineup includes two bass models…

AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass

9. AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass

AC Guitars is introducing a new compact model called the Border Reiver Travel Bass. Hand-built in Scotland, the headless bass takes its name from a piece of local history. “Border Reivers were bands of raiders that operated on both sides of the English/Scottish border from the 13th to 17th century,” luthier Alan Cringean explains…

Alter Ego Tunable Tailpiece for Double Bass

10. Alter Ego Tunable Tailpiece for Double Bass

Italian string instrument maker Alter Ego has introduced a tunable tailpiece for the double bass. Rather than tuning the strings themselves, the tailpiece allows for tuning the afterlength portion of each string…