Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2022
Time is flying by, and at the start of each month, we look back. Here is your monthly roundup of the top 10 bass gear stories based on reader views.
Fender’s Rumble Series of bass combo amps has expanded with its largest offering yet: the Rumble 800. Loaded with two 10-inch Eminence neodymium speakers and a compression horn, the unit is rated at 800 watts while weighing in at 29 pounds.
Nu-X has introduced an enhanced version of their Mighty Plug with the Mighty Plug Pro. The headphone amp features effects, amp modeling, and Impulse Response (IR) cabinet models for bass and guitar.
Ruokangas made history in 2019 by introducing the first tube-powered active pickup system for guitars. Now they’ve announced the Valvebucker Mk2, which expands the concept to their four and five-string basses.
EBS has unveiled a new bass combo amp called the Magni 502. The lightweight model uses neodymium speakers and lighter materials to keep the weight down. From the previous Magni line, the weight has dropped 13 pounds.
Fender has reissued the Aerodyne Special line of guitars and basses, including a Precision and a Jazz model in the lineup. The Japanese-made instruments introduce new colors for the models.
Darkglass Electronics has unveiled the latest in their pedal lineup with the Microtubes Infinity, which brings all of their Microtubes circuits – the B3K, Vintage, and X – into one unit.
Solar Guitars has expanded its model lineup again, including the AB2.4CAR and AB2.5MBL basses. The basses are built around the company’s Type AB bass with a few specific features.
Nu-X has added a new pedal tuner to their product lineup. The Flow Tune features a large, colored LCD screen that takes up most of its compact size.
Holeyboard Pedalboards has introduced their smallest design yet with the Holeyboard Mini. Designed to be light and compact, the board is built from 5052 series aircraft aluminum with the company’s signature holey design.
The Charvel Custom Shop just unveiled the most recent additions to their 2022 lineup with three guitars and one bass: the Frank Bello Signature So Cal Bass. Built by Charvel’s principal master builder Pasquale Campolattano, the model is built to order and builds upon the Anthrax bassist’s existing PJ IV model.