Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2021
Time is flying by, but the good news is that with a start of a new month, we get to take a look back via the Gear Roundup.
Here are the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories for the month of November 2021.
Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Intelligent Harmony Machine, a pitch shifter that can generate single note, diatonic harmonies, intervals, and secondary options.
G&L has added new models to the Tribute Series Kiloton Bass lineup. The series now includes a Candy Apple Red bass with a maple fingerboard and block inlays as well as a Black Frost bass with a rosewood fingerboard and pearloid block inlays.
Dunlop’s popular Cry Baby series just got a new model with the Justin Chancellor Wah. The Tool bassist’s new signature pedal actually has three effects baked in with a custom midrange filter, a custom wah circuit, and a vintage fuzz.
Solar Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the AB2.4 Canibalismo. The four-string bass is built with a sungkai body in a distressed red “Canibalismo” finish with a matching headstock.
Vanderkley Amplification has added a new model to their lineup of bass cabinets with the 110MNT. The company calls it the “perfect cabinet for home use and small gigs.”
Sunnaudio has expanded its pedal lineup with the Stage DI-2 Prestine preamp. The all-analog device is described as “a console-quality preamp with full functionality, effortless dynamic range, and clarity.”
Genzler Amplification has introduced the re/Q dual function EQ Pedal, which marks their second pedal in a line designed by Jeff Genzler and former Genz Benz engineer Andy Field.
As bass players, we love to pile on the low end. However, too much activity in the low register – especially with fuzzes and octavers – can muddy your sound. Zorg Effects released a new pedal called the Küth that will help clean up that mess.
G&L Guitars has added a new JB-5 to their Fullerton Deluxe lineup that will feature a Western Sugar Pine body. The move is in part tribute to founder Leo Fender, whose first instruments were built with pine.
Boss’s Waza Craft family of pedals has gotten another member with the FZ-1W Fuzz. The new pedal has standard Level, Fuzz, and Tone controls as well as a special switch for Vintage or Modern voicings.