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Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2017

July is the month for Summer NAMM, and with it, some new bass gear to check out.

Here are the top 10 most read gear stories for the month of July on No Treble.

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Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

1. Ibanez 2017 BTB Bass Models

Ibanez has further expanded their BTB model range with several incarnations. This summer they expanded the BTB700 series with four and seven-string models, plus their BTB Premium line will now have options for figured maple tops…

Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior Bass

2. Guild Jumbo Junior Bass

Bassists looking for a super short scale bass have a new option with the Guild Jumbo Junior Bass, a four-string acoustic/electric. It has just a 23¾-inch scale. Part of Guild’s Westerly Collection, the Jumbo Junior bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top with arched flamed maple for the back and sides…

Yamaha Revamps BB Series Basses for 2017

3. Yamaha 2017 BB Series Basses

Yamaha’s BB Bass series is growing this summer with nine new models that debuted at the Summer NAMM Show. The reworked basses, which range from entry-level to professional, will feature a smaller body among other upgrades…

Modulus Graphite Unveils the Funk Unlimited RevOLite Bass

4. Modulus Graphite Funk Unlimited RevOLite Bass

Modulus Graphite has expanded on their Funk Unlimited model with the RevOLite version. Designed by master builder Joe Perman, the Funk Unlimited RevOLite carries the same shape with advanced carbon fiber reinforced construction that increases rigidity and reducing weight…

Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

5. Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

Fender debuted five new signature models at the Summer NAMM show this year including one bass: the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. The session ace, who has worked with artists ranging from Beck to Nine Inch Nails, teamed up with the company to create an instrument based on his personal ’66 Daphne Blue Mustang Bass…

Serek Updates the Midwestern Bass

6. Serek Midwestern Bass

Serek Basses announced a new model at the Summer NAMM Show this year. The Midwestern 2 is a new version of the company’s flagship model with a few new refinements. It still retains many of the same features – a light-weight mahogany body, short scale, vintage profiled neck, and Hipshot hardware…

NS Design Announces the NS WAV Omni Bass

7. NS Design NS WAV Omni Bass

NS Design’s WAV series got a little bigger this year with the addition of the NS WAV Omni bass, which debuted at the 2017 Summer NAMM show. The new model brings the Omni design, which has an upright bass design with the 34-inch scale of an electric bass, to the company’s most affordable WAV series….

Hartke Gets Back On The Attack With the New Bass Attack 2 Preamp/DI with OD

8. Hartke Bass Attack 2 Preamp/DI with OD

Hartke has introduced the new Bass Attack 2 pedal, which combines Hartke’s classic preamp circuitry with thick overdrive tones and a low-noise direct box into a rugged zinc die cast stompbox design. It’s the ultimate tool for both live bass performance and studio recording…

Electro-Harmonix Introduces The Platform

9. Electro-Harmonix’s The Platform

Electro-Harmonix has released The Platform, a stereo compressor/limiter that includes an overdrive section as well as a volume swell function. Suited for guitar or bass, the stereo pedal has a full compressor control set including Volume, Attack, Release, Sustain, and Hard or Soft Knee buttons…

Ibanez Updates BTB Premium Basses

10. Ibanez 2017 BTB Premium Basses

After revamping their standard BTB line earlier this year, Ibanez has now announced an updated version of their BTB Premium basses for 2017. The new 1805E and 1806E BTB Premium basses feature the combination of a rosewood and ash body with a nine-piece wenge/bubinga/maple neck-through design…

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