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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2017

We all love the new gear stories. For the ones we published in June, 2017, here are the top 10 reader favorites.

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Fender Unveils CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar

1. Fender CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar

Fender has introduced the Classic Design series that they say is aimed at the company’s acoustic tone and aesthetic at an affordable price. The lineup includes the CB-60SCE, an acoustic bass guitar featuring a slim-taper neck profile and rolled fingerboard edges for playability…

Cort Introduces the GB74JJ Bass

2. Cort GB74JJ Bass

Cort has expanded their GB7 series of guitars and basses with the GB74JJ, a jazz-style bass that they describe as integrating both modern and classic aspects. That blend is centered in its pair of VTB-ST pickups that are fitted into a swamp ash body…

Vox Announces the Adio Air BS Portable Bluetooth Bass Amp

3. Vox Adio Air BS Portable Bluetooth Bass Amp

Vox has introduced the Adio Air BS, a compact and portable bass amp that is equipped with Bluetooth technology. It weighs in at just under seven pounds and is powered by an adapter or AA batteries…

Ibanez Announces Six-String Fretless Portamento Bass

4. Ibanez Six-String Fretless Portamento Bass

Ibanez announced the expansion of their Portamento Fretless bass series with a six-string version. The SRF706 will retain the features of its four and five-string predecessors while adding a high C string…

GHS Announces BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers

5. GHS BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers

If you like things nice and low, GHS has you covered with their latest set of Bass Boomers. The new four-string sets are designed for BEAD tuning and described as having “deep low end with a midrange crunch that cuts through a band mix”…

Sandberg Announces Steamed Oak Fingerboards

6. Sandberg Steamed Oak Fingerboards

To keep up with the new CITES regulations on rosewood, Sandberg Guitars has turned to a new fingerboard option: steamed oak. The innovation was first shown at NAMM this year as a prototype…

Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Battalion Bass Preamp

7. Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp

Electro-Harmonix is sending reinforcements for bassists with the new Battalion bass preamp and DI. The comprehensive unit features a four-band EQ, fully-featured MOSFET distortion section, a compressor, a noise gate, and flexible connectivity…

Bassics BPA-1 Preamp Now Shipping

8. Bassics BPA-1 Preamp

Diffusion Audio is now shipping the Bassics BPA-1 analog bass preamp. Designed by studio equipment designer Malcolm Toft, the BPA-1 packs a preamp, tone controls, and compression into a floor unit with footswitches for each section…

Mu-FX Introduces the Phasor 2X Pedal

9. Mu-FX Phasor 2X Pedal

Mu-FX has expanded their line of effects with the Phasor 2X. The pedal is an enhanced reissue of the Musitronics Mu-Tron Phasor II from the 1970’s and was designed by Musitronics co-founder Mike Beigel…

Rockboard Introduces New Pedal Connectors

10. Rockboard Pedal Connectors

Warwick’s Rockboard brand has released a new set of pedal connectors aimed at keeping the connection between your pedals as short as possible. The new compact connectors come in three versions…

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