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  • Gittler Instruments Unveils Bass Models at NAMM 2016

    Gittler Instruments Unveils Bass Models at NAMM 2016

    First introduced in the 1980s, the minimalist Gittler Guitar was reborn in 2013 thanks to musician and titanium expert Russ Rubman. This year Gittler Instruments has unveiled three new bass models, including four-string, five-string, and fretless versions. “Similar to the six string Gittler Guitar, these basses are manufactured of aircraft grade titanium with an optional... »

  • Sadowsky Introduces Satin Series Bass Guitars

    Sadowsky Introduces Satin Series Bass Guitars

    Sadowsky has unveiled the Satin Series, a lineup that brings their chambered, NYC-made basses to nearly half the cost of a built-to-order custom instrument. The instruments include their 21 fret Vintage Style J Bass and 24 fret Modern Bass models built in batch with limited options. “We’re committed to serving the working musician, so we... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2016

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in February 2016

    February is always a big month for gear news, following the late-January Winter NAMM show. We’ve covered a lot, and we have more coming. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories on No Treble for the month. Thanks, and sorry for the GAS. 1. Orange Amplification O Bass Guitar Orange Amplification took to... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Duesenberg Guitars Fullerton Bass

    Bass of the Week: Duesenberg Guitars Fullerton Bass

    This week we’re checking out a sultry hollowbody called the Duesenberg Fullerton Bass. Built after they introduced the Eagles Signature Bass, the company calls the bass a “dynamic brother to the Fullerton Series.” Its body features a laminated spruce top with flamed maple top and sides with cream binding to add a touch of elegance... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Introduces Session 77 Bass Combo

    Phil Jones Bass Introduces Session 77 Bass Combo

    Phil Jones had a handful of new bass goodies at the NAMM Show this year including the Session 77 combo. The 100-watt bass amp, which is PJB’s most affordable offering to date, features a pair of seven-inch drivers tweeter and a three-inch tweeter. The combo’s controls begin with a three-way switch at the input that... »

  • Fender Unveils American Elite Series Basses

    Fender Unveils American Elite Series Basses

    Fender’s new bass offerings at the NAMM Show this year revolved around their new American Elite series of instruments. The lineup includes each of the company’s main models with the American Elite Precision Bass, Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass, and Dimension Bass. Common features for the series are Fender’s fourth generation Noiseless pickups, compound neck shapes,... »

  • Bartolini Unveils B-Axis Pickups

    Bartolini Unveils B-Axis Pickups

    Bartolini unveiled the b-axis series of bass pickups at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. Based on the company’s original HI-A design from the ’70s, the b-axis pickups feature a fully encapsulated Alnico V exposed pole piece design that fits as a replacement set for J-style basses. “The main design principle was to provide a highly... »

  • TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X4 Looper

    TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X4 Looper

    TC Electronic’s Ditto series of loopers got a little bigger at the NAMM Show this year. The Ditto X4 Looper builds on the simplicity of the original Ditto by adding two loop tracks, two loop modes, seven loop effects, loop decay, MIDI sync, loop import/export, and stereo inputs and outputs. The list of options and... »

  • Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series

    Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series

    Ashdown took to the Winter NAMM show this year to introduce the Rootmaster EVO Range. Building on the Rootmaster series, the EVO range has been streamlined with improved features and a reduction in weight. The Rootmaster preamp now has active and passive inputs to get optimal levels for your bass. Other common features in the... »

  • D’Addario Adapts NYXL Strings For Bass

    D’Addario Adapts NYXL Strings For Bass

    D’Addario has adapted their NYXL strings to their line of bass products. The new NYXL Bass sets feature the company’s NY Steel core and reformulated nickel-plated wrap wire, which they say offer a more powerful low end, accentuated harmonics, and focused punch. The NY Steel core also adds to the string’s durability and stability, while... »