The No Treble crew was in Anaheim for the annual Winter NAMM show to get the scoop on all the latest bass gear.
While it takes some time to cover it all, we’re thrilled to share what we’ve gathered so far. Be sure to stop back regularly for loads more updates over the coming weeks as we sort it all out.
Taylor has expanded its GS Mini line with a new bass model. The GS Mini-e Koa Bass sports the same scaled-down body and string length as its maple predecessor, with some new features.
Gallien-Krueger has expanded its amp offerings with the new Fusion S series of heads. The hybrid amps have a tube preamp matched with a Class D power section. They also include a new first for the company.
EMG has expanded its lineup of signature bass pickups with the Robert Trujillo Signature “Rip Tide” Set. The Metallica bassist’s new pickups are described as a first with “stainless steel, black chrome caps to the world of the jazz bass.”
Genzler Amplification was at NAMM 2020 to unveil a new bass cab in their Bass Array line. The BA15-3 is fitted with a 15-inch driver with a vertical array of four 3-inch drivers, and more.
Sandberg Guitars was on hand at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show to display several new products, including a new short-scale passive bass called the Lionel. Featuring a 30-inch scale, the bass is based on the company’s California VS model.
Ashdown has unveiled a new and impossibly small 200-watt bass amp called The Ant. Weighing in at just two pounds, the unit measures 8 inches wide, 4.6 inches deep, and 2.4 inches tall including its feet and knobs.
After the first version sold out almost immediately, Earthquaker Devices has unveiled the Life Pedal V2. The circuit is in a new, more traditional housing and has all the sounds of the original with a few more features.
Fodera doesn’t have a booth at the Winter NAMM Show this year, though they’ll be on hand. That isn’t stopping them from revealing the new Yin Yang Standard, which will come in two color/wood options: Purple Heart or Mahogany.
Bergantino Audio is expanding its lineup of speaker cabinets with the NXT, or “Neo X-Treme Technology,” series. The line includes four models that are built with new proprietary drivers.
After two years of development, Keeley Electronics has set a release date for its Eccos Delay/Looper pedal. Originally announced at the 2018 NAMM Show, the new pedal will launch on the first day of the upcoming NAMM Show on January 16, 2020.
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.
On-Stage has announced a new series of wall-mounted guitar hangers. The GS8730 Series, which will debut at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, has an EVA foam-padded yolk and a locking mechanism that engages when a bass is hung in it.
Hartke is expanding its range of bass amplifiers with the new LX Series including two models: the LX5500 and the LX8500. The amps, rated 500 watts and 800 watts, combine Class D power sections with a tube-driven preamp and Hartke’s tone stack EQ.
TC Electronic has added two new versions of their time-based effects. The Flashback 2 Mini Delay and Hall of Fame 2 Mini Reverb each feature their TonePrint technology that allows for beaming in different tone types from your smartphone.
After unveiling a limited run of the instrument last year, Ernie Ball Music Man has brought back the Joe Dart Signature Bass. The instrument is based on a Classic Sterling lightweight ash body with a natural finish.
Reverend Guitars will be unveiling a new bass model at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show called the Sentinel. The short-scale bass is described as “thick sounding [and] professional grade.”
Orange Amplification is gearing up for the 2020 Winter NAMM Show by unveiling The Little Bass Thing. The amp, which has a solid-state preamp, weighs in at just 6.5 pounds.
Warwick is unveiling loads of new instruments at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show including the new Rockbass Corvette Multi-Scale five-string bass. It marks their first foray into the fanned fret design.
Every year, Aguilar Amplification creates a limited edition run of their SL cabinets in a special color, and this year the company has unveiled they will be “Royal Purple.”
Darkglass Electronics has unveiled a full line of bass cabinets that will be introduced at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show. The cabs come in four configurations: 2×10, 4×10, 2×12, and 1×12.
Orange Amplification has announced a new device called the Bass Butler, which they call an entire bi-amp bass rig in a pedal.