Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in December 2020
December was a pretty big month for new bass gear coverage. Recapping the final month of 2020, here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass gear stories we published during the month.
Barefaced Audio is primarily a company that builds bass and guitar cabs, but they’ve just unveiled their first effects pedal. The Machinist was dreamed up after Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford contacted Barefaced to try out a cab.
Adamovic Basses has unveiled the latest in their Concept line of instruments with The Katana bass. The company has been developing it for several years, which advanced thanks to a collaboration with Moto Fukushima.
Yamaha has introduced a new Signature Series model with the Peter Hook Signature BB Bass. The former Joy Division/New Order bassist worked with the company to combine aspects of his BB1200S and the BB734A that he currently plays with The Light.
Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their December lineup for the Ball Family Reserve series, which includes two takes on the Stingray Special. This includes the Stingray Special 5 in a Kinetic Blue finish and the Stingray Special – Passive.
Warwick has expanded its Rockbass Alien Deluxe Hybrid Thinline series of basses to include eight models. Each offers a different aspect of the instrument, which is centered around a thin hollow body fitted with both magnetic and piezo pickups.
Trace Elliot shocked the bass world three years ago with the introduction of the ELF ultra-compact bass amp, which dishes out 200 watts while weighing just 1.6 pounds. Now they’ve grown the ELF into a combo series, as well.
Darkglass Electronics has added a new weapon to their lineup of effects with the Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine, aka ADAM. The new device was created with Adam “Nolly” Getgood and has the multi-instrumentalist’s “entire tonal arsenal...”
Last year, G&L introduced the Launch Edition of a new model called the Fallout bass. Now, it’s an official part of the USA-made Fullerton Deluxe lineup. The short-scale bass comes in four color schemes with differing fingerboards.
Kiesel Guitars has unveiled the new Dustin Davidson Signature DD4 headless bass. Created with the August Burns Red bassist, the new model is based on the company’s Thanos Series TB4 with special custom shop appointments.
Eastwood Guitars has unveiled another new project for 2021 with the Tiger Bass. Modeled after Jerry Garcia’s iconic instrument, the bass version will carry on many of the features as their guitar tribute.