Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2021
Another month is in the books, which means it’s time to take a look back at the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories.
Here are your favorites for March 2021.
Sire Guitars is expanding their line of Marcus Miller basses this year with two new models, the P5 and the D5. Built upon the bass master’s preferences, both designs share some key features.
The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled their 2021 Masterbuilt Prestige Collection, featuring one-of-a-kind instruments crafted by their roster of master builders. This year the series includes two basses.
Phil Jones Bass has beefed up their Bass Cub bass amp with the new BG-120, aka the Bass Cub Pro. The ultra-compact design features a completely new power section that can deliver 120 watts to the internal speakers and up to 240 watts when paired.
Cort has expanded their Artisan Series of basses once again with a new model. The Artisan A5 Beyond is described as the realization of a bold vision for modern bass concepts.
Fodera is celebrating their 38th year in business with a special 2021 Anniversary model, which is a take on their Monarch Elite. The bass features a walnut body with a Zebrawood top to recall some of their earliest designs.
Gruv Gear has expanded their line of instrument cases by simultaneously reducing it. The new Kapsulite Bass Guitar Bag is 33% lighter than the company’s popular Kapsule model while continuing to provide utmost protection.
Dunable Guitars has unveiled a new signature bass with Power Trip’s Chris Whetzel. The thrash bassist has been playing their R2 bass for several years, so the based company constructed the new axe around the model.
Carl Martin has unveiled the next evolution of their Octaswitch with “The Strip,” which they call the smallest and most advanced version yet. The effects loop pedal brings the same features as its predecessors while adding versatility.
Lehle has added to their line of utility pedals with the Dual Expression and the P-ISO. Each unit is made in Germany and utilizes passive isolation with high signal fidelity.
Warwick has expanded their lineup of strings with the Black Label Nickel-Plated Steel Strings series, which includes six different sets. Warwick describes the strings as having a “smooth tight feel and a rich warm sound.”