Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2020
The bass gear news we shared last month generated a ton of views. Here are your top 10 favorite stories for March 2020.
Each year, Warwick presents a special limited edition bass featuring their top specs. This year is a limited version of the Thumb NT, which will come in both Masterbuilt and Teambuilt versions.
TC Electronic’s TonePrint technology allows users flexibility in their pedals by beaming presets and tweaking parameters. So far it’s been available for most of their pedal types, but now they’ve created the Plethora X5 pedal board that centers around the technology.
Anaconda Basses has unveiled its latest model called the Ultra J5 – Essence, which will debut at the UK Bass Guitar Show on March 28th and 29th. The new bass is a five-string model of their Ultra J4 – Essence.
Jackson is expanding its Spectra line of basses this year with three new X Series models: the X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV, the X Series Spectra Bass SBXM IV, and the X Series Spectra Bass SBX V.
Ibanez has expanded its Premium line of SR basses with three new models this year: the SR5BPBLTD, the SR1600B, and the SR1340B. The first is a limited edition five-string, while the 1600 comes in four or five-string versions and the 1340 comes in four, five, and six.
Sonata Marketing has launched a new line of instruments called the Modern Vintage Series, which includes two basses: the MVJ4 and the MVP4.
Alusonic has unveiled a new pickup called the QuadraFleX 4 as well as a new bass model for it. The new instrument revolves around the pickup’s unique mode selection that lets you pick between five pickup modes.
Among Ashdown’s many new products introduced at the Winter NAMM Show was the CTM-200R, a 200-watt all-tube head that complements the CTM range’s 300-watt and 100-watt models.
Source Audio has expanded its highly tweakable line of effects pedals with the EQ2 Programmable Equalizer. Debuted at the Winter NAMM Show, the pedal is the second generation of their popular equalizer pedal.
G&L is continuing its 40th-anniversary celebrations by introducing a limited edition version of their SB-1 bass. Originally launched in 1982, the company describes the SB-1 as “the magic of Leo [Fender’s] own reinterpretation of a classic design.”