Top 10: The Best Bass Gear (October 2010)
No Treble readers have spoken. Here is the Top 10 bass gear list for October 2010.
A new 70’s-style Fender P bass is out, bearing the name of Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters.
The newest “Bass Amp 2.0” from TC Electronic is the BH500, with two tone-shaping tools, TubeTone and SpectraComp and three user memory settings.
Empress Effects’ new phaser pedal sports an all-analog signal path, controlled by a microprocessor. The result is an analog tone with digital control and adaptability.
The Tascam TG-7 Tuner, designed for bass and guitar, features a widescreen, backlist LCD display and fast pitch detection.
A/DA’s original pedal was first shipped in 1980. Thirty years later, they’ve made a throwback pedal, the Reissue Flanger.
Two new basses from MTD are Mike Tobias’ take on classic P and J-style basses, with his own twist. Check out the new CRB and Saratoga basses.
A replica of John Paul Jones’s 1990’s E-Bass model is now available from Manson’s Guitar Shop.
Announced in February, this bass still registers plenty of looks. The Thumb SC single cutaway bass is a German-made bass, tailored towards jazz, funk, and R&B settings.
Ibanez announced three new basses at Summer NAMM 2010: The 4-string GSR series, the 4- and 5-string SR370’s and the upscale 4- and 5-string SRT900 series basses.
Peterson’s latest tuner, designed for acoustic instruments, is the world’s first clip-on strobe tuner.