Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2021
Time for our monthly roundup of the reader favorite bass gear stories! Here is your top 10 list for the month of May 2021.
Nux has unveiled the Mighty Bass 50BT, a bass amp they say is perfect for practice, rehearsing, and recording. The 50-watt combo features a 6.5-inch speaker and a Class-D power section.
Ernie Ball Music Man has proven it gets funkier by adding to the Joe Dart Signature Bass collection. First is the original Joe Dart bass in an all-new black velvet finish to complement the original natural velvet. Second is the Joe Dart Jr.
Six years after its initial release, Bergantino Amplification has updated the B|Amp with a new version. The B|Amp Mk2 takes the original’s flexibility and adds to it.
Tech 21’s Bass Fly Rig is being updated for 2021 with version 2. The multi-effects floor unit has a built-in 3-band EQ, chorus, octaver, fuzz, compression, and – of course – the company’s SansAmp preamp sounds.
Alusonic Aluminum Instruments has introduced a new bass model called the PentaFleX 5-string bass special edition, made in collaboration with Alberto Rigoni.
Positive Grid has released a special edition of their flagship practice amp with the Spark Pearl. The amp is styled with white Tolex trimmed with gold piping and a contrast-stitched carrying strap.
Aguilar Amplification has added a new model to their ultra-compact line of pedals with the DB 599 Bass Compressor. Housed in a yellow chassis, the mini unit has a simple control layout with a knob for gain and a knob for compression.
Sheptone has unveiled the Miles Bass Pickup, a single-coil design that “goes the distance” for vintage tone. It was created to accurately reproduce the tone of the original Fender 1951 Precision Bass, they shared.
AccuGroove has announced the first major remodel in over 19 years for their Tri 112+ and Wedgie+ bass cabinets. The FRFR (Full Range Flat Response) cabs have even more power and clarity, the company says.
Gruv Gear’s FretWraps have a new option with the Bubby Lewis Signature “Otaku” model. They come in four sizes to accommodate different instruments.