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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2016

Time for a reader (and one of our) favorite lists of the month… the top 10 list of bass gear.

As always, this is based on reader views. Here’s what everyone enjoyed during the month of July.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing.

Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

1. Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

Fender has teamed up with bass legend Flea to release the Flea Signature Jazz Bass. The new model is a recreation of the bassist’s Shell Pink 1961 Jazz Bass he received from a fan and used to record the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway

Stonefield Musical Instruments Introduces Freekbass Signature Model

2. Stonefield Musical Instruments Introduces Freekbass Signature Model

New Zealand’s Stonefield Musical Instruments has teamed up with Freekbass to produce a signature model. Based on the company’s Model 1-4C, the bass has special tweaks to fit the funk bassist’s style…

Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses

3. Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses

Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and Gretsch teamed up to announce a pair of signature basses at this year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tennessee. The models include the USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and the G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass…

Elrick Introduces Satin Matte Black for Expat e-volution Basses

4. Elrick Introduces Satin Matte Black for Expat e-volution Basses

Elrick Bass Guitars has expanded their Expat Series with satin black matte finishes. The sleek, blacked-out aesthetic will be available on their e-volution four and five-string basses. Made in the Czech Republic, the handmade basses are inspected and setup by Elrick…

Orange Amplification Introduces The Crush Bass Combo Series

5. Orange Amplification Introduces The Crush Bass Combo Series

Orange redesigned their entry-level bass combo range with the Orange Crush Bass series. The line – consisting of 25, 50, and 100-watt combos – upgrades their most accessible bass amps with a parametric EQ circuit inspired by their new 4 Stroke bass amp…

Spector Adds Walnut Stain Model to Legend Neck-Thru Series

6. Spector Adds Walnut Stain Model to Legend Neck-Thru Series

Spector has expanded their Legend series of instruments with the Legend Neck-Thru Walnut Stain bass. Available in four- and five-string versions, the model features the company’s flagship NS body design built with a figured maple top and carved maple body finished in a rich walnut stain…

Fuzzrocious and Electro-Faustus Team Up for Greyfly Pedal

7. Fuzzrocious and Electro-Faustus Team Up for Greyfly Pedal

Fuzzrocious Effects has teamed up with Electro-Faustus to create a unique “noisemaker” called the Greyfly. The pedal combines the Fuzzrocious Grey Stache fuzz with the Electro-Faustus Blackfly spring-activated noise generator for a whole new pedal experience…

Levy’s Leathers Introduces Ryder Strap

8. Levy’s Leathers Introduces Ryder Strap

Levy’s Leathers had introduced the Ryder Strap, which they call an old classic reborn. The design is known for its use by rockabilly artists…

LedBelli Bass Guitars Unveils Majestic Model

9. LedBelli Bass Guitars Unveils Majestic Model

Luthier Cleve Johnson of LeBelli Basses has unveiled a new flagship model called the Majestic. The bass, which is the company’s seventh model, sets itself apart in shape as well as construction…

Greer Amps Introduces the Super Hornet Octave Fuzz Pedal

10. Greer Amps Introduces the Super Hornet Octave Fuzz Pedal

Greer Amps has released a new octave fuzz pedal called the Super Hornet, which they say works great on guitar and bass. Based on a Foxx Tone Machine, the pedal tweaks the vintage-style circuit by using NOS BC-107B transistors and adding a feature to the octave section…