The No Treble Crew attended the 2019 Winter NAMM Show to get the scoop on all the new bass gear coming this year. Be sure to check back often for all the latest bass news and more from the event. (We still have a lot to cover!)
For complete and on-going coverage, visit our 2019 NAMM archive. Here are some highlights so far:
Darkglass Electronics took to the Winter NAMM Show to unveil two new products in their line of bass amplifiers: The Alpha-Omega 900 and the Microtubes 900 v2. While the latter upgrades an existing model, the Alpha-Omega 900 is a brand new amp that pairs elements of their Alpha-Omega distortion preamplifier with a 900-watt power section.
Warwick showed off their annual limited edition bass at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. This year the company unveiled the Corvette $$ LTD 2019 in a neckthrough version in their Masterbuilt Custom Shop line and a bolt-on version in their Teambuilt Pro Series.
Ashdown Engineering introduced a new practice device at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. The Phone Box allows you to plug into any solid state amplifier and listen to its output through headphones.
Fender announced a new line of limited edition Made in Japan instruments including a handful of new basses at the 2019 NAMM Show. The new lineup includes models with traditional specs as well two with “hybrid” models.
Adam Nitti’s six-string Ibanez bass was first introduced in 2015 with the ANB1006 and followed the next year with the ANB306. Now the bassist has teamed up with the company once again to create a five-string signature bass.
Tech 21 has expanded their product lineup with the Power Engine Deuce Deluxe for guitar and bass. The new unit is a “pumped up” version of their former Power Engine 60.
Ampeg is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the SVT bass amp, and they’re doing it by turning it up to 11. The company will be displaying a custom-built, one-of-a-kind 11-foot tall SVT bass amp at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show.
Ibanez has expanded their flagship SR series of basses with the SRMD200 “Mezzo”. The entry-level model comes in a variety of finishes but sets itself apart with a medium 32-inch scale.
Back in 2017, one of the biggest stories from the NAMM Show was the release of the Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 preamp. Tech 21 is turning heads again this year with the introduction of the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp YYZ Pedal.
It’s been 20 years since Ibanez introduced a signature model from bass guru Gary Willis, and they’re celebrating with an anniversary edition.
Rocket Surgeon has unveiled their latest creation for bass with the Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI. Built in a pedal format, the box offers a three-band EQ with sweepable mids as well as a three-way contour switch that offers flat, vintage, and modern settings.
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