Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2020
Time is flying by. And now that we’ve started a new month, it is time to look back via our monthly bass gear roundup.
Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month of July 2020.
Darkglass Electronics has added a new gadget to its product lineup with the Element. The utility pedal is a headphone amp and cabinet simulator that offers solutions for playing, rehearsing, or studying music.
Squier has shrunk the P-bass to introduce the Mini Precision Bass. The reduced-size includes a 28.6-inch scale, which is even smaller than a regular 30-inch short scale.
Eastwood is bringing back another bass from the past with the SB-1000. Introduced on their crowd-funding platform, the bass is their take on the Japanese instrument popular during the ’80s.
Nordstrand Audio has added a new product to its string dampening line with the NinoMute. The device was developed by bassist Nino Ocampo for the double bass to help accentuate its acoustic nature.
Lightning Boy Audio has announced the 2020 Instrument Transformer, which is described as a utility pedal to bridge the gap between pedals and studio gear.
Gruv Gear has added to their Kapsule line of travel cases with the Kapsule Duo. The design, which fuses aspects of hard and soft cases, can carry two basses in a humidity-controlled case.
Hilbish Design has announced the Sol-Invictus Preamp Pedal. Designed for both guitar and bass, the enclosure combines a two-channel preamp, a bi-amp rig, a drive pedal, and direct box. It also takes its cues from some classic heavy-sounding amps.
Electro-Harmonix has announced the Cntl Knob, a static expression pedal that lets you set two preset values and toggle between them. The unit can be used with any other pedal that has an expression pedal input.
AC Guitars has introduced the SLG bass, which is described as a more traditional style to expand their Retro Series. It comes in a 30.5-inch scale four-string and a 32-inch scale five-string.
Gruv Gear has been in business for ten years, and they’re celebrating with the Dekade Edition of several of their products. The limited-run designs will feature a matte bronze and black color scheme.