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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2016

Happy June. Now that May is in the books, it is time to celebrate the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories for the month.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. And sorry for the GAS.

Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

1. Fodera Imperial Mini-MG Bass

Fodera and Matthew Garrison have teamed up once again to introduce the Imperial Mini-MG. The headless and compact design was created with portability and playability in mind…

Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

2. Eastwood Guitars Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

Devo was known for outlandish instruments, and Eastwood Guitars has a knack for bringing retro oddities back to life. That’s why they’re planning on remaking Jerry Casale’s “Be Stiff” bass from the Freedom of Choice tour in 1979 and 1980…

TC Electronic Introduces Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Pedal

3. TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver Pedal

TC Electronic has introduced the Sub ‘N’ Up, an octaver pedal that features their next-generation octave engine. The unit has one octave up control and two sub-octaves with a dry control to dial in your direct signal…

Noggin Rockers Practice Amp Now Available

4. Noggin Rockers Practice Amp

Bassists looking for a quiet practice session have a new option with Noggin Rockers. The new “stethoscope-style” amplifier requires no power to get you jamming…

Fender Introduces Pro In-Ear Monitors

5. Fender Pro In-Ear Monitors

Fender has introduced their first line of Pro In-Ear Monitors. The new in-ears are designed and hand-assembled in Nashville, Tennessee and come in five models: the DXA1, the FXA2, the FXA5, the FXA6 and the FXA7…

Barefaced Audio Introduces Four10 Bass Cabinet

6. Barefaced Audio Four10 Bass Cabinet

Barefaced Audio has added a 4×10″ bass cabinet to their lineup, aptly named the Four10. Rated at up to 1000 watts, the company says their take on the classic speaker configuration ups the game with their custom drivers and Hybrid Resonator enclosure design…

Radial Engineering Announces Headlight Pro Direct Box

7. Radial Engineering Headlight Pro Direct Box

Radial Engineering has introduced the Headlight Pro, a direct box designed for use with multiple instruments on stage. The device has a standard 1/4″ input for bass, guitar, mandolin, or fiddle and multiple, switch-able outputs for PA sends…

Nordstrand Pickups Introduces Big Blades Soapbar Bass Pickups

8. Nordstrand Pickups Big Blades Soapbar Bass Pickups

Nordstrand Pickups has once again expanded their signature pickup offerings with the new Big Blade soapbar. The pickup, which is available in standard soapbar shapes and sizes, was built for a “striking and aggressive sound”…

Peterson Tuners Now Shipping BodyBeat Pulse Solo

9. Peterson Tuners BodyBeat Pulse Solo

Peterson Tuners has introduced the BodyBeat Pulse Solo, a clip-on device that allows players to feel the beat from a metronome through vibration. The Pulse Solo uses the output of any metronome that has a standard 3.5mm headphone output jack, including metronome apps on mobile devices…

Sonic Nuance Electronics Introduces the TDI Mk2

10. Sonic Nuance Electronics TDI Mk2

Sonic Nuance has introduced the TDI Mk2, a direct box that combines tuner and DI functions. The new pedal retains the signal path from the Mk1 version but has a more accurate and stable tuning section, the company says…