Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2019
We closed out 2019 with some big gear stories. Some of them were previews of the upcoming Winter NAMM Show, which has us pretty pumped.
Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month of December 2019.
Boss has expanded its synth pedal lineup with the SY-1000, which they call an “advanced synthesizer and modeling processor for guitar and bass.” The new unit incorporates a newly developed Dynamic Synth and more.
Guy Pratt has teamed up with The Bass Centre to introduce the Guy Pratt Betsy Bass. A part of their British Bass Masters series, the instrument is based on Pratt’s 1964 Jazz Bass he named “Betsy,” which he originally bought from John Entwistle in 1987.
As they prepare to show off their new models at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, Mayones has unveiled a new signature bass with Hadrien Feraud. The Jabba Hadrien Feraud PJ 4 sports a set of passive Delano P/J pickups matched to a Mayones M-BP3 3-band EQ.
Rotosound is already looking to 2020 with the announcement of a new set of bass strings. The new Ultramag series is made with Type 52 Alloy and is described as a high-end string.
Electro-Harmonix has announced a new pedal to their lineup with the EHX-2020, a compact tuner designed to save space on your pedalboard.
Graph Tech Guitar Labs has unveiled a new set of tuners for bassists. Similar to their guitar counterparts, the new Bass Ratio machine heads feature balanced-gear tuning technology that makes each turn change the same amount of pitch on each string.
Strandberg is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of limited-edition versions of each of their models, including the Boden Bass. Each of the instruments have specially developed finishes and hardware.
Origin Effects have unveiled a special limited-edition reissue of their original Cali76 compressor pedal with the Cali76-TX.
Amptweaker has released a new version of their TightFuzz pedal with bassist Tim Lefebvre. The Limited Edition Lefebvre TightFuzz is voiced to give his favorite settings when the knobs are all set straight up.
Kiesel Guitars has expanded its Vader bass lineup with five and six-string models of their multi-scale version of the bass. The new headless basses, dubbed the VBM5 and VBM6, come with lots of options.