Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2023
We saw an uptick in bass gear news in September, which is always a nice development.
Here are the top 10 reader-favorite gear stories on No Treble for September.
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Back in 2019, Fender announced the Vintera Series, which they described as a vintage style for the modern era. Now, they’ve updated the range with the Vintera II lineup. The series pays homage to classic bass designs.
EBG Instruments has introduced a new bass model called the Devon, which they describe as a “skelective, modern and unique design.” Featuring a multi-scale neck, the bass is constructed with mixed materials.
Fuchs Audio has unveiled four new bass amps. The lineup is divided into two models – the FBT-1 and the FBS-1 – each with 300- and 700-watt models. The new bass heads take their cues from iconic bass gear.
Warwick's miniature Gnome bass heads have new companions with the Gnome Pro CAB 300-watt bass cabinets. Just like the amps, the Gnome Cabinet series was designed for a transparent bass sound in an ultra-portable design.
Aguilar Amplification has expanded its Super Lightweight series with the new SL 110 speaker cabinet. Weighing in at 23 pounds, it marks the most compact cabinet in the company’s lineup.
Gibson has launched a bevy of pickups in the Gibson Pickup Shop Collection, and among the 22 offerings is one bass model. The Thunderbird Bass Reissue houses a period-correct T-Bird pickup under a chrome cover.
Gibson has unveiled a new bass collaboration with Gene Simmons through the Gibson Custom Shop. The new Gene Simmons EB-0 marks several firsts for the Gibson Custom Shop as its first 30.5-inch scale bass.
Tech 21 has been rolling out signature gear for rock icons like Steve Harris, Dug Pinnick, and Geddy Lee over the past few years, and now they’ve got another artist on that list. The company has just revealed the Frank Bello Street Driver 48 Signature SansAmp.
Spector has added onto their NS Ethos and NS Dimension lines with the HP, or “High-Performance”, Series. The new models take Spector’s NS neck-through design and fit them with EMG DC pickups, a Darkglass Tone Capsule preamp, and illuminating side dots.
Ampeg has launched a new line of bass amps and cabinets focused on modern style and features. The Venture Series includes three heads and five cabs.