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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2017

We covered plenty of gear in February, following the Winter NAMM show in late January. No Treble readers dug it (like we do).

Here are the top 10 favorite gear stories for the month of February, 2017.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing.

Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

1. Ibanez Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

Ibanez shocked many bassists again this year by introducing a new Ashula bass. The SRAS7 is a seven-string model that has a unique hybrid fretted/fretless design with three strings over a fretless purpleheart fingerboard and four strings over a fretted rosewood fretboard…

Tech 21 Introduces the Q/Strip

2. Tech 21 Q/Strip

Tech 21 unveiled the Q/Strip as part of their display at the 2017 NAMM Show. Developed in a DI format, the device acts as a preamp and direct box with the features of a recording console strip from the ’60s and ’70s…

Zoom Introduces B3n Multi-Effects Processor

3. Zoom B3n Multi-Effects Processor

Zoom revealed their latest bass product at the Winter NAMM Show with the B3n, a multi-effects processor that can model individual effects or chains of effects plus amps and cabs…

Wing Instruments Introduces Two New Models

4. Wing Instruments Wing Bass NT and Wing Bass 30

Wing Instruments expanded their product lineup at the NAMM show this year with the Wing Bass NT and Wing Bass 30. The company describes the new models as representing an evolution in their philosophy that “life is short scale”…

Ashdown Reveals Origin Bass Head and Tube Preamp/DI

5. Ashdown Origin Bass Head and Tube Preamp/DI

Ashdown debuted the Origin series at NAMM this year, including a 300-watt bass amplifier and a tube preamp and DI pedal. Both units are designed to be “lightweight, portable and stripped back” for a strong yet streamlined bass signal…

Ashdown Introduces Stuart Zender Funk Face Twin Dynamic Filter Pedal

6. Ashdown Stuart Zender Funk Face Twin Dynamic Filter Pedal

Ashdown Engineering has teamed up with bassist Stuart Zender to introduce the SZ Funk Face Twin Dynamic Filter Pedal. The pedal is designed for simplicity in getting a funky sound that Zender, who was the original bassist for Jamiroquai, is known for…

ESP Introduces AP Basses to LTD Line

7. ESP AP LTD Basses

ESP Guitars added the AP-4 and AP-5 basses to their LTD Series at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. The four and five-string models are traditionally-based designs with ESP’s own twist…

Spector Celebrates 40 Years with Euro4LE 1977 Limited Edition Bass

8. Spector Euro4LE 1977 Limited Edition Bass

Spector is celebrating 40 years of bass building with the Euro4LE 1977 Limited Edition bass. Based on the company’s original bass from 1977, it’s built with neck-through construction with a fully carved body with solid American walnut body wings and a 3-piece maple neck…

Electro Harmonix Unveils SYNTH9 Pedal

9. Electro Harmonix Unveils SYNTH9 Pedal

Electro Harmonix has expanded their line of synthesizer pedals with the SYNTH9. Suited for bass and guitar, the stompbox emulates classic electronic synthesizers with nine settings: OBX, Profit V, Vibe Synth, Mini Mood, EHX Mini, Solo Synth, Mood Bass, String Synth, and Poly VI…

Warwick Unveils Rockbass Corvette Basic 8 Bass

10. Warwick Rockbass Corvette Basic 8 Bass

Warwick expanded their Rockbass Corvette series with an eight-string version of the Corvette Basic. The eight strings are set in four courses tuned E-A-D-G against a wenge fretted fingerboard…

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