Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2017

September was a great month for new bass gear stories, as evident by all the reader interest in what we covered during the month.

Here are the top 10 reader favorites for September. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Chowny Bass Announces the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature

1. Chowny Bass Retrovibe EVO Davie 504 Signature

Chowny Bass has introduced another artist signature model by teaming up with YouTube sensation Davie504. The new release is called the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature…

Swope Guitars Unveils the Dakota Bass

2. Swope Guitars Dakota Bass

Swope Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the Dakota. The retro-styled bass features a slickly contoured lightweight alder body in Candy Apple Red. Its neck is flat or rift-sawn hard rock maple that is topped with a quarter-sawn rosewood slab fingerboard…

Vox Amps Announces the VX50 BA Tube Bass Combo Amp

3. Vox Amps VX50 BA Tube Bass Combo Amp

Vox Amps has unveiled the VX50 series of amps including the VX50 BA, a compact vacuum tube bass amp. The 50-watt amp is fitted with a new tube called the NuTube…

Epiphone Adds Vintage Styled Basses to Pro Series

4. Epiphone Vintage Styled Pro Series Basses

Epiphone has unveiled two new Pro design basses: the Embassy Pro Bass and the Thunderbird Vintage Pro Bass. The new instruments are inspired by models from the 1960s with modern updates…

Siegmund Amplifiers Unveils the Big Boy 300 Watt Bass Amp

5. Siegmund Amplifiers Big Boy 300 Watt Bass Amp

Tube amp fans have a new option to check out with the Siegmund Amplifiers Big Boy 300. The 300-watt bass amp is hand wired point-point and described as being simple in design and function to create “the purest and most musical bass tones…”

Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass

6. Elrick Guitars Daric Bennett Signature Bass

Elrick Guitars has teamed up with bassist Daric Bennett to introduce the Platinum Series e-volution DBS (Daric Bennett Signature). The new model, which is part of their U.S. hand-carved basses, is designed to fit the bassist’s wide style…

Jericho Guitars Introduces the Alpha Bass

7. Jericho Guitars Alpha Bass

Jericho Guitars has introduced the Alpha Bass, a 35-inch scale bass that comes in two colors: Black and Blacker. The Alpha Black sports a maple fretboard and a chrome hardware while the Blacker model has a Macassar ebony fretboard, black hardware, and a matching headstock…

Cort Guitars Unveils the GB75JH Bass Guitar

8. Cort Guitars GB75JH Bass Guitar

After introducing a JJ model earlier this year, Cort has once again added to their GB7 series with the GB75JH bass. The new bass takes a “proven body and bridge design” and adds a new pickup configuration – in this case a single coil pickup with a humbucker in the bridge position…

Nordstrand Audio Unveils the Big SplitMan Pickup

9. Nordstrand Audio Big SplitMan Pickup

Nordstrand Audio has expanded their pickup line once again with a new creation called the Big SplitMan. It takes two of their Big Splits and puts them into the MM-style BigMan cover…

Hartke Now Shipping the HD500 Bass Combo Amp

10. Hartke HD500 Bass Combo Amp

Introduced earlier this year, Hartke’s new HD500 Bass Combo is now shipping. The 35-pound combo is loaded with a pair of their HyDrive 10-inch drivers for 500 watts of power…

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