Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in October 2019
The start of a new month means it’s time to check out what you liked most about our gear coverage from the previous month.
Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass gear stories for the month of October.
Fodera has unveiled the latest in their one-of-a-kind Masterbuilt series with a bass called “Gothic Stained Glass.” The bass gets its name from its design features.
AP International is now shipping a five-string version of the Ray Ross Bass Bridge. Designed by inventor and luthier Aaron Ross, the bridge utilizes a saddle-less design that instead employs a tone pin that keeps the string straight from bridge to nut.
Ernie Ball Music Man revealed the latest in their monthly Ball Family Reserve series, including a Fretless StingRay. The bass comes in a Vintage Sierra Burst, but the most attention-grabbing aspect is its highly figured roasted maple neck and fingerboard.
Tech 21 has added a new pedal to its signature product line with the Steve Harris SH1 Signature SansAmp. The Iron Maiden bassist worked with the company to come up with a solution for touring with his side project, British Lion.
Epifani Amplification is now shipping the DIST2 series of bass cabinets. The series is described as a “group-up redesign” of their DIST line with loads of new features.
Boss has expanded its line of digital delays with two new units: the DD-3T and DD-8. Each of the pedals replaces the company’s previous units by adding new features to their palette.
Trickfish Amplification has added a new preamp pedal to their lineup called the Minnow. The new bass preamp features the company’s Bullhead EQ section from its larger amplifiers.
After launching the Legacy Series Amps earlier this year, Gallien-Krueger has fitted the technology into a new line of combo amplifiers. The GK Legacy Series Combos pack the same preamp with an 800-watt power amp into 1×12, 1×15, 2×10, 2×12, and 4×10 configurations.
Electro-Harmonix has unveiled the Nano Operation Overlord, a distortion/overdrive in a compact chassis. The stompbox is versatile in application thanks to a three-position switch that sets the input level to make it compatible with bass, guitar, and more.
Red Witch Pedals has unveiled the Synthotron II, a pedal featuring dual analog synth oscillators. Each of the oscillators has independent level, decay, and octave switching.