Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2019
Time for the big monthly GAS alert… here comes our top 10 bass gear list of the month – AKA the top 10 reader favorite gear stories.
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Gallien-Krueger is set to start shipping a new line of amps next month called the Legacy Series. The range coincides with fifty years of bass amp designs from Bob Gallien.
After releasing a signature model in 2016, Schecter and Michael Anthony teamed up again to release a new version of the bass. The 2019 USA Signature edition of the instrument features a koa top with a natural finish to show off the grain.
Adding to their Artisan series of basses, Cort has unveiled the B4 Plus AS RM bass, a four-string that incorporates four tonal woods and three finishes: Open Pore Aqua Blue, Open Pore Trans Black, and Open Pore Burgundy Red.
LEH Guitars has launched their new flagship bass called the Offset 4-String. Built by luthier Lisa Ellis Hahn, the instrument features an offset alder body with a maple burl top and “strategic chambering in the body to reduce weight and prevent neck dive.”
Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the April 2019 offering of their Ball Family Reserve series, which allows for creating rare pieces with figured tone woods and finer finishes.
Gruv Gear has unveiled the next product in its line of gig bags and cases. The Kapsule will come in single and double case options that will fit most basses and guitars.
Dingwall has just released a new limited edition bass they call “the bass from Hell.” The company partnered with Darkglass Electronics, Dark Horse Comics, and Rob van der Loo from Epica to create the D-Roc Rob van der Loo “Hellboy” 5-string bass.
Just in time for the blooming trees, Fodera has revealed the latest in their Masterbuilt series with an instrument called the Cherry Blossom. The one-of-a-kind bass is built using their Monarch design with a multi-piece fanned Flame Maple top with gorgeous inlay work.
Eastwood Guitars is now shipping the Newport Bass, which is a tribute to a vintage bass from the ’60s. The EPI bass guitar, or EB-S, was manufactured between 1961 and 1969; and this example comes from the middle year, 1965.
Seymour Duncan has unveiled a new digital delay and reverb pedal called the Dark Sun. Developed with Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb, the unit draws its sound from the Andromeda Dynamic Delay and the Silver Lake Dynamic Reverb pedals.