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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in October 2016

Time to get our fix of some great bass gear stories – specifically the reader favorite gear stories on No Treble.

Here are the top 10 most read stories for the month of October, 2016.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Fender Unveils New Mustang Bass Model

1. Fender Offset Mustang Bass PJ

Fender has reimagined some of their classic models to create the new Offset lineup of instruments. “We took timeless designs with an asymmetrically offset waist, added new pickups for heavyweight tone, updated the neck profile and splashed bold colors on these scrappy flyweights,” the company shared…

G&L Introduces the Kiloton Bass

2. G&L Kiloton Bass

G&L has combined one of their flagship models with one of their flagship pickups to create the Kiloton bass. The Kiloton features the body of their SB-2 fitted with a Magnetic Field Design bass humbucker for an instrument they say has “explosive power…”

Iron Ether Introduces Divaricator Bass Pedal

3. Iron Ether Divaricator Bass Pedal

Effects pedal company Iron Ether Electronics has announced the Divaricator, a crossover and exciter pedal for bass that they call a “tone toolbox” for bassists. The pedal, which also includes an effects loop, splits your signal up to process it…

Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

4. Spector Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

Spector Basses has announced their first ever acoustic bass line called the Timbre Series. Available in Black, Natural and Walnut Stain finishes, the bass is crafted with a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard…

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

5. Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has made a bass version of their Small Clone chorus pedal called the Bass Clone. While the core circuitry is nearly identical to the original, the new pedal has been tweaked to add special features for bassists. Most notably it allows for more control over the affected parts of the signal…

Mesa Engineering Introduces the Subway D-800+ Bass Amp

6. Mesa Engineering Subway D-800+ Bass Amp

A year after introducing their first Class D amplifier, Mesa Engineering has expanded the Subway series with the Subway D-800+ bass amp. The new amp expands on its predecessor with a more comprehensive preamp featuring extra EQ controls, a series effects loop, a tuner output, and a 1/4-inch mute footswitch jack…

Eve Guitars Introduces the Lunna Bass

7. Eve Guitars Lunna Bass

Eve Guitars has unveiled the Lunna Bass, a single-cut model that’s made in the UK. Available in four-, five-, or six-string versions, the bass is described as sitting at the top of the Eve range and “fully customisable to meet your own preference and playing style”…

Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

8. Tensor Bass Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

Tensor Inc. has expanded their bass guitar offerings with the Ultralight Jazz Bass series. The custom made basses come in four- or five-string versions and are fitted with a pair of Aguilar J-HOT pickups, which feature an over-wound design for a hotter output…

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

9. Fodera Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

Fodera has unveiled the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III, a new take on the bass guru’s signature instrument. The bass, which is his third signature fretted Yin Yang, is designed to have a broader and unique range of tones with different woods and electronics…

IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD 2

10. IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

IK Multimedia has updated their mobile interface with the iRig HD 2. The device, which allows you to hook your bass up to iOS devices or a computer, has a host of new features on top of its predecessor’s capabilities. It now offers 96kHz digital audio with 24-bit A/D conversion…