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Best of 2016: The Top 10 Reader Favorite Basses

We covered a ton of gear this year, including many, many new basses.

Here are the top 10 most read and most shared stories in 2016 on No Treble featuring new basses. Enjoy!

Orange Amplification Launches O Bass Guitar

1. Orange Amplification O Bass Guitar

Orange Amplification launched the O Bass at the 2016 NAMM show. The bass is a vintage-styled one that comes in Teardrop Sunburst, Off-Black and Orange finishes. The bass first made an appearance at the 2014 Winter NAMM show as a demonstrator piece, but came to production after videos of the instrument spread online…

Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

2. Sire Guitars Marcus Miller M7 Series

Sire Guitars teamed up with Marcus Miller once again in 2016 to introduce the Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series. The dual humbucker design, which has been in the works for some time, is now open for pre-order started shipping on April 30th…

Fender Unveils American Elite Series Basses

3. Fender American Elite Series Basses

Fender’s new bass offerings at the NAMM Show in 2016 revolved around their new American Elite series of instruments. The lineup included each of the company’s main models with the American Elite Precision Bass, Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass, and Dimension Bass…

Ernie Ball Music Man Previews Cutlass and Caprice Basses

4. Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass and Caprice Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled their first fully passive basses with the Caprice and Cutlass models. The basses, which were debuted at the NAMM Show this year, feature brand new body styles that are influenced by old school design with modern playability…

Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

5. Fender Flea Signature Jazz Bass

Fender teamed up with bass legend Flea to release the Flea Signature Jazz Bass. The new model is a recreation of the bassist’s Shell Pink 1961 Jazz Bass he received from a fan and used to record the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway

Fodera Unveils the Monarch-P Bass

6. Fodera Monarch-P Bass

Fodera presented the new Monarch-P model at the NAMM Show. Based on their Monarch four-string bass, the Monarch-P is a Standard model that aims to couple a vintage split-coil sound with Fodera’s playability…

Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

7. Fender Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

Fender’s Magnificent Seven series got a little more magnificent with its first four-stringer called the Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass. As part of the series, they are handcrafted in the U.S.A. and limited to 500 basses worldwide…

Ibanez Introduces Artcore Vintage Basses at NAMM 2016

8. Ibanez Artcore Vintage Basses

Ibanez gave their Artcore line of basses a rustic turn this year with the Artcore Vintage Series. The semi-hollowbody, short-scale basses come in distressed finishes to give the vibe of an old workhorse instrument, right down to the antiqued pickup covers…

Gibson Unveils 2017 EB Bass T Model

9. Gibson 2017 EB Bass T Model Preview

Gibson unveiled their 2017 instrument lineup, including the new Gibson 2017 EB Bass T. The new version revamps the EB Bass design with a new body shape among other features. As part of the “T” series, the bass is created with tonewoods and pickups chosen for vintage Gibson sounds…

Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

10. Eastwood Guitars Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

Devo was known for outlandish instruments, and Eastwood Guitars has a knack for bringing retro oddities back to life. That’s why they remade Jerry Casale’s “Be Stiff” bass from the Freedom of Choice tour in 1979 and 1980…

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