Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2015

July is the month for Summer NAMM, and with it, some new gear news from the world of bass. Here are the top 10 most read gear stories for the month of July.

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The Wing Bass Now Available

1. Wing Bass

Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have a new option. Measuring in at just 21 inches, the Wing Bass is an instrument that feels and plays like the top range of a bass guitar…

ObsidianWire Introduces J and P Bass Wiring Upgrades

2. ObsidianWire J and P Bass Wiring Upgrades

Attention mod junkies: ObsidianWire has just unveiled a J and P-bass upgrade wiring harnesses. Utilizing solder-less connectors, the sets are designed to be drop-in replacements for American and Mexican series Fender basses. Both harnesses are built with hand selected and matched CTS pots that ObsidianWire says offers greater clarity and consistent response…

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

3. Tech 21 VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

Tech 21 has unveiled the VT Bass 500, a bass amp head that marries their all-analog SansAmp preamp with a 500-watt Class D power amplifier. The amp, which is adapted from the SansAmp Character Series, weighs in at 6.5 pounds…

Eden Announces The Glow Plug Pedal

4. Eden Glow Plug Pedal

Eden has expanded their pedal lineup with the Glow Plug, a pedal that contains a 12AX7 to add organic tube warmth to your bass sound. The pedal, which is specifically designed for bass, has adjustable warmth control to change the gain level of the tube…

MJC Ironworks Launches New Bass Strings

5. MJC Ironworks Bass Strings

Michael Connolly has launched a new string company called MJC Ironworks, which the industry veteran describes as a company with â??geek-like intensity to detail.â? Its first products are a line of strings for bass players. The lineup includes stainless steel and nickel-plated versions in a variety of gauges…

DigiTech Reissues DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer

6. DigiTech DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer Reissue

Another legendary pedal is getting reissued as Digitech has announced the DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer is being put back on the market. The pedal, often championed by Juan Alderete, has been updated with several new features including true bypass, a TRS output, a 9-volt power supply input, and a blue indicator LED…

Guild Unveils Chris Hillman Byrd Bass and Starfire Bass II

7. Guild Chris Hillman Byrd Bass and Starfire Bass II

Guild Guitars is introducing two new basses this summer with the Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass and the Starfire Bass II. The company revealed the instruments at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show…

Tensor Bass Introduces 4-String Model

8. Tensor Bass 4-String Model

After introducing the 5-string Tensor Bass at the Winter NAMM show this year, Tensor Inc. will be unveiling the 4-string version of their bass at the Summer NAMM Show. The bass’s design centers around the company’s Force Balance system that replaces a conventional truss rod…

Warwick Introduces 5-String Streamer CV Bass

9. Warwick 5-String Streamer CV Bass

Warwick’s Streamer CV bass is getting a little bigger with the introduction of a five-string model to the lineup. The model, which was originally debuted in 2013, combines the company’s Streamer model with a vintage aesthetic…

Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

10. Warwick Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

After introducing the custom shop version in May, Warwick has made good on their promise to bring the Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature bass to their mid-priced Rockbass Artist Line. The bass, which Warwick describes as the “little brother” of the custom shop model, carries many of the same features…

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