This year’s NAMM Show was moved from January to June and wrapped on Sunday.
While it takes us time to publish all the bass gear news from the show, we’re kicking things off with this roundup of what we’ve covered so far. Be sure to stop back regularly for more updates over the coming weeks.
ESP launched sixteen new bass models this year including a new signature bass for Behemoth bassist Tomasz “Orion” Wróblewski. The Orion-4 features the company’s GB body shape built with swamp ash in a sandblasted black finish.
Dingwall Guitars was on hand at NAMM 2022 to show off a few basses including a new addition to their NG3 series. The new bass comes in a limited edition run featuring a Matte Celestial Blue finish for a retro vibe.
TC Electronic has unveiled a new pedal in their Plethora series with the Plethora X3. The pedal carries all the same features of the X5 – including a flexible collection of effects – but pares it down to three slots instead of five.
EBS is on hand at NAMM 2022 to introduce a new bass amp called the Reidmar 752. The lightweight head delivers 750 watts at 2 ohms by way of a class-D amplifier. EBS says the amp offers solid tone with punch and clarity.
Ibanez will be exhibiting at the 2022 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California next week, and they’ve unveiled some of the new instruments they’ll be bringing along. That includes a new acoustic bass guitar model named the AEGB24E.
Mesa/Boogie has added a new stop on the Subway. Their lightweight bass amp series has expanded to include the D-350, which is the smallest and lightest bass amp in Mesa history. The 350-watt, 3.1-pound head is also their most affordable.