Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2021
April is in the books, so it is time to look back. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass gear stories of the month.
Squier has announced a few changes to its Affinity lineup for 2021 including three new finishes (Lake Placid Blue, Charcoal Frost Metallic, and Burgundy Mist) as well as a new bass: The Squier Affinity Series Jaguar Bass H.
Sadowsky has added a Masterbuilt version of the 24-fret Single Cut model to their lineup. Handmade to order in Germany, the basses are crafted from the company’s best hardware and finest woods.
Boss has added a new model to their line of clip-on tuners with the TU-05. Designed for guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments, the tuner has a built-in rechargeable battery that offers 10 hours of continuous use.
Genzler Amplification has expanded its product lineup with a brand new series of cabinets called the Nu Classic Series. The models are described as compact, lightweight, and delivering “classic tone and warm full-spectrum response.”
Tsunami Cables has expanded its product lineup by getting into the world of studio preamps. The V-15 is their brand new, all-tube Class A preamp. Designed by Bruce Egnater, the pre is inspired by the iconic B15 bass amp.
Warwick has just unveiled new leather bass straps in both their Teambuilt and Masterbuilt series. All of the padded, genuine leather straps are built in Germany and come in black or brown.
Spector has announced a new line of electric bass strings for four-, five-, and six-string basses. Designed with La Bella Strings, the new sets are round-wound with nickel plating.
Elrick Bass Guitars has announced that they’ve added Sassafras to their line of available body woods. They describe it as an excellent alternative to swamp ash due to its open grain, soft texture, and light brown color.
Fuzzrocious is adding a new pedal to their lineup with a cute name and a monstrous sound. Li’l Fella is a compact and highly versatile overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedal that began as a new version of another of their models.
Eventide has unveiled the Ultratap Pedal, which marks the third model in their dot9 series. The multi-tap delay pedal offers “ rhythmic delays, glitchy reverbs, huge pad-like volume swells, and expressive modulated effects in a compact form.”