January is always a big month for bass gear news, thanks to the annual Winter NAMM Show. We covered a ton from the show last month (and we’re still putting together stories).
Here are the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories we covered for the month of January.
One of the most shocking pieces of gear we found at the 2020 NAMM Show was the AeroTech bass cabinet series from GR Bass. The lineup is described as the lightest bass guitar speaker cabinets in the world.
MXR unveiled the Thump bass preamp at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. Based on the Echoplex preamp, the compact green pedal features a three-band EQ with a mid-frequency knob.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orange Amplification has announced a new device called the Bass Butler, which they call an entire bi-amp bass rig in a pedal.
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.
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.
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.”