Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2023
Bass gear news in August generated a lot of views on No Treble. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the month.
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The Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilders are tasked with creating a special set of instruments each year that focus on a central theme. This year, they’ve unveiled the California Streetwood Collection, utilizing wood acquired by Street Tree Revival.
The Cure’s Simon Gallup was seen road-testing some new basses during their recent summer tour, and now Schecter has unveiled the new signature basses to their lineup.
After decades of darkness, the Sunn will rise again. Mission Engineering and Fender have teamed up to announce the return of Sunn Amplifiers, a brand from the ’60s and ’70s.
Marusczyk and Bass Upfront have teamed up to introduce a Bass Upfront signature model. Based on the company’s Frog Omega, the bass was designed with Bass Upfront founder David Sutkin.
Solar Guitars has added a pair of new basses to its lineup with the AB1.4ROP and the AB1.5BOP. The new models are described as the top tier of the Type AB Bass range.
Fender unveiled a new signature model for 2023 with the Limited Edition Mike Kerr Jaguar Bass. Built specially for the Royal Blood frontman, the short-scale bass takes the classic design and fits it with a special set of high-output humbuckers.
Eminence has added a second model to their CannaBass line of speakers for bass guitars. As part of the series, the new speaker utilizes “cutting-edge speaker technology, a hemp dust cap, and a proprietary CBD coating.”
Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the Summer 2023 collection of the Ball Family Reserve, which includes two guitars and one bass. The Ball Family Reserve “Shadow Korina” DarkRay is limited to 100 units worldwide.
California’s Xotic Effects has revamped the Bass BB preamp for 2023 with new functional and aesthetic features. The pedal offers up to 30db+ of boost with Gain, Level, Bass, and Treble controls.
Vola Guitars has teamed up with The Dali Thundering Concept bassist Steve Tréguier to create the Vasti 5 STM J1, which also marks the introduction of the Vola ATR-1 Active 3-band EQ.