Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2020
The start of a new month means it’s time to celebrate some new bass gear in our monthly “Bass Gear Roundup.” Here are the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories for the month of June 2020.
MxPx frontman Mike Herrera has a new signature StingRay bass from Ernie Ball Music Man. The bassist has used a StingRay for over 20 years, and now the company says “Herrera’s secret weapon is available to the public.”
Squier has unveiled the Paranormal series, which brings a handful of vintage Fender models back to life as well as creating some new models. The series includes one bass called the Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54.
Phil Jones Bass has expanded its line of cabinets with the C2. The compact “shoebox-size” cab is rated at 200 watts and is fitted with two of the company’s smallest speakers.
TC Electronic has expanded its line of Ditto looper pedals with the Ditto+. The new generation of looper expands the Ditto’s simple format with new features like 99 loop slots, 60 minutes of record time, and an Extend Loop mode.
MESA/Boogie has unveiled the latest in its lightweight amp series with the Subway TT-800. The 800-watt Class D amp blends their Subway series with aspects of their classic Boogie BASS 400+ amp.
Eastwood Guitars is once again bringing a vintage bass model back to life with their version of the Ovation Magnum I. The Eastwood Magnum Bass recreates the original ’70s axe, which was used in bands like Sonic Youth, Magazine, and Tool.
Fodera has announced they are able to get back to work in their shop, and with that announcement came more news. They’ll now be offering the newly revamped Yin Yang Standard in a five-string version.
B&G Guitars has unveiled a new version of their bass model with the Big Sister Crossroads. The Crossroads edition offers the same look and structure at a more affordable price.
After unveiling their bass cabinet series at the Winter NAMM Show earlier this year, Darkglass Electronics has launched the Elite Series of cabinets with the DG810ES and DG412ES. The two new offerings are the company’s largest cabs.
Source Audio is now shipping the EQ2, a programmable equalizer pedal that was first debuted at the Winter NAMM Show. The unit builds on its first EQ pedal and combines a graphic and parametric equalizer with 10 adjustable frequency bands.