Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2021
With Summer NAMM last month, bass gear news picked up.
Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass gear stories for the month of July 2021.
Breedlove Guitars has unveiled the ECO Pursuit series, including the Pursuit Exotic S Concerto Amber Bass CE, which comes in fretted and fretless versions. The ECO Series boasts three layers of tonewood that were sustainably harvested.
Squier’s Paranormal Series is back for 2021 and they’ve retained one bass in the lineup. The Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 blends the company’s two flagship bass models into one.
Laney Amplification has unveiled a new line of bass amps and cabinets. The Digbeth series includes the DB-PRE bass preamplifier pedal, two amp heads, four cabs, and one combo.
Eastwood has added to their Valco line of pedals with the KGB Fuzz, which they describe as a multi-function tone-sculpting fuzz machine. It gets its name from being designed to work with Keyboards, Guitar, or Bass.
Gibson unveiled a plethora of new gear at Summer NAMM this year including a new addition to their Original Collection: the new non-reversed Thunderbird bass.
Aluminati Guitar Co. has previously focused on building bass necks out of aluminum, but now they’ve announced their first complete bass.
Rudy Sarzo’s signature Spector bass has been updated for 2021, the company has announced. The iconic rock bassist worked with Spector to spec out his Euro4 LT to be lighter and more comfortable.
Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled a new collection of instruments in their Artist Series in collaboration with Tim Commerford. He’s been a StingRay player for most of his career, and the line includes four variations of EBMM’s flagship bass.
Purple is the new Orange, or should we say the new Orange is Purple. The British amp giant has unveiled a new signature combo amp for Dead Daisies member and former Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes.
Two years after introducing the June-60 chorus, TC Electronic has updated the pedal with loads of upgrades. It still has its all-analog bucket brigade design based on the Roland Juno-60 synth’s chorus circuit, with a complete internal overhaul.