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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2016

It’s the beginning of the month, which means it is time for us to look back at the popular gear stories we ran last month.

Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite stories from June, 2016.

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

Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

1. Fender Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

Fender’s Magnificent Seven series has gotten a little more magnificent with its first four-stringer called the Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass. As part of the series, they are handcrafted in the U.S.A. and limited to 500 basses worldwide…

Fender Introduces The Mod Shop

2. Fender Mod Shop

If you’ve been wanting to get a customized Fender, the company has got you covered with the Mod Shop. The online “immersive digital studio experience” allows you to pick an instrument model and make it your own with options for its orientation, body color, pickguard, fingerboard, pickups, and hardware…

Claus Freudenstein Introduces US Made Minibass

3. Claus Freudenstein US Made Minibass

Claus Freudenstein has unveiled the US version of his Freudenstein Minibass, a miniature contrabass designed for teaching children as young as five years old. It has a 70cm string length and comes in multiple colors…

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Starry Night Package to Premier Dealer Network

4. Ernie Ball Music Man Premier Dealer Network Starry Night Package

Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the latest package to their Premier Dealer Network. The Starry Night offering, which can be ordered on nearly all of the company’s basses, features a limited edition sparkle burst finish…

Ernie Ball Introduces Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Effects Pedals

5. Ernie Ball Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Effects Pedals

Ernie Ball introduced a pair of expression pedals for bassists and guitarists at the Summer NAMM show this year. The Expression Overdrive and Ambient Delay pedals, which will be available later this year, offer dynamic foot control for on-the-fly tweaking. The Expression Overdrive is described as tonally versatile…

Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Ultra Pedal

6. Darkglass Electronics Vintage Ultra Pedal

After unveiling the Microtubes B7K Ultra at NAMM this year, Finland’s Darkglass Electronics has given the Ultra treatment to the Vintage Microtubes. The new Vintage Ultra is described as “super portable preamp which enables on one side a massive clean sound, and from the other side, a tasty saturated sound…”

Wounded Paw Effects Launches the Bass701 Amplifier

7. Wounded Paw Effects Bass701 Amplifier

Wounded Paw Effects is now shipping the Bass701, a head unit they describe as a “compact but powerful bass amp with a ton of of overdrive.” The 700-watt amp boasts a 6-band overdrive that splits the signal into six frequency bands, each with its own overdrive channel complete with separate drive and level controls…

Genzler Amplification Expands Bass Array Cabinet Series with 2×10

8. Genzler Amplification 2×10 Bass Array Cabinet

Genzler Amplification’s Bass Array cabinet series has gotten a little bigger. Building on the 12-3 design, the BA210-3 features two 10-inch neodymium drivers in a vented bass reflex enclosure and four 3-inch neodymium drivers in a line array element…

TC Electronic Unveils the WireTap Riff Recorder Pedal

9. TC Electronic WireTap Riff Recorder Pedal

TC Electronic has introduced the WireTap Riff Recorder, a compact pedal that can record 8 hours of recording time stored in CD audio quality. Similar to the Ditto, the new pedal has pared down controls for “plug and play” capabilities…

Dr. No Effects Announces MotherBrain Analog Delay

10. Dr. No Effects MotherBrain Analog Delay

Dr. No Effects has released the MotherBrain Analog Delay for guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals. The limited-edition, hand-crafted pedal is described as a “high-end delay that produces classic tones.” It features three controls: Present, Insanity, and Memory…