Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2021
Time is flying by, and with the start of a new month, we take a look back.
Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass gear stories for the month of June 2021.
Ernie Ball Music Man has teamed up with Darkglass Electronics to unveil the DarkRay 4-string Bass. Available in Obsidian Black and Granite Stone finishes, the bass takes the StingRay Special model and fits it with new electronics.
Brubaker Guitars has unveiled a new bass to their lineup called the JXB-USA Standard. Built in the U.S. with locally sourced and sustainably harvested woods, the model is a take on the classic J-Bass.
KLOS Guitars is launching the Apollo Series of electric instruments, including the Apollo Electric Bass. The bass, which comes in standard and Pro versions, features composite technology with a carbon fiber neck.
Sandberg Guitars is celebrating its 35th anniversary with four limited-edition Racing Car Design basses. Each model features racing-inspired finishes that recall “legendary Hollywood movies and today’s race tracks.”
Ibanez has brought back the Iron Label series of instruments including three new guitars and two basses. The metal-inspired instruments come with a stripped-down feature set in all-black finishes.
Harley Benton has introduced the Marquess series of basses. The basses are described as delivering a “sound, feel and look that’s fit for kings and queens of the bass guitar” while coming in at under $400.
Spector has expanded their line of Bantam basses with a new five-string model. Similar to the four-string, the Bantam 5 Bass has a medium 32-inch scale length and a chambered body. Spector says this delivers a lightweight and comfortable instrument.
Thomas Eich is celebrating his 35th anniversary in the music industry with the EICH Amplification Limited Black Edition Series. The series includes three amps – the T500, T900, and T1000 – as well as the BC112Pro combo and the 212S cabinet.
Genzler Amplification has announced a new line of bass effect pedals starting with the 4 On the Floor Classic Bass Overdrive. The design brings Jeff Genzler and Andy Field back together and along with Genzler Amp engineer Scott Andres.
G&L Guitars is showing some love for lefty bassists with a new southpaw version of their Tribute Fallout Bass. Originally launched in 2019, the Fallout Bass is a short-scale model loaded with the company’s Magnetic Field Design humbucker.