Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2017

Time to celebrate some new and popular gear. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month of March, 2017.

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Ashdown Engineering Announce the B-Social Lite Desktop Bass Amp

1. Ashdown Engineering B-Social Lite Desktop Bass Amp

One of the biggest hits of NAMM 2015 was Ashdown Engineering’s B-Social desktop bass amp. This year Ashdown expanded the range with the B-Social Lite, which they describe as the best aspects of the original in a smaller package…

Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

2. Ibanez SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

Besides celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR this year, Ibanez also introduced a new semi-hollow body model called the SRH. The bass comes in four and five-string versions with the option of fretted or fretless fingerboards, all of which all built with a mahogany semi-hollow body and a spruce top…

Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

3. Warwick Leland Sklar Signature Bass

After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body…

Ibanez Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SR Bass with Limited Edition Models

4. Ibanez 30th Anniversary SR Bass Limited Edition Models

Three decades ago, Ibanez first introduced the SR bass. This year they’re celebrating their flagship bass model with four new instruments. “Throughout the past 30 years, Ibanez has been improving and developing the SR series by closely following market requirements and opinions from various artists and valued customers,” they write…

Trace Elliot Announces the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal

5. Trace Elliot Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal

Along with the launch of their micro ELF bass amp at the NAMM Show this year, Trace Elliot returned with the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal. The versatile preamp offers a host of controls with a pre-shape to dial in the classic Trace Elliot EQ curve and more…

Schecter Introduces Stiletto Stage Basses

6. Schecter Stiletto Stage Basses

Schecter introduced the Stiletto Stage four- and five-string models at the Winter NAMM Show. The basses are designed to be a stripped-down, performance-ready bass at an affordable price point. Available in white and black gloss finishes, the neck-through basses are built with a mahogany body, a carbon-fiber reinforced maple neck, and ebony fretboard…

AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass

7. AC Guitars RetroB Bass

AC Guitars has unveiled the latest in their bass lineup with the RetroB. The retro-styled bass is a departure from luthier Alan Cringean’s typical designs…

Eden Unveils Limited Edition P-Series Bass Cabinets

8. Eden Limited Edition P-Series Bass Cabinets

Eden Amplification has unveiled a special pair of models to their P-series cabinets. The Limited Edition P1515X and P1510X will be handmade in England and limited to 40 units of each…

Warwick Unveils 2017 Limited Edition Thumb NT Models

9. Warwick 2017 Limited Edition Thumb NT Models

Warwick unveiled their annual limited edition bass this year and this year is a landmark. The Thumb NT 2017, which comes in four and five-string versions, also marks the company’s 35th anniversary. The master-built instruments are built in Germany and limited to fifty units of each the four and five-string versions…

Laney Amps Introduces the R500 Head and Combo Amp

10. Laney Amps R500 Head and Combo Amp

Laney Amplification spruced up their Richter Series of bass amps with a new look plus two new models. “For this show we’ve taken our original Richter range and we’ve given them a facelift,” a Laney rep told us at the NAMM Show…

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