Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in May 2024

Another month comes to a close, so that means it’s time to look back.

Here’s your monthly roundup of the most popular gear stories. This top 10 list is for the bass gear we covered in May 2024.

Sterling By Music Man Unveils Affordable Joe Dart Artist Series Bass

1. Sterling By Music Man Unveils Affordable Joe Dart Artist Series Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man got Joe Dart fans excited when they launched his signature basses, but the limited numbers and price point kept some players from getting one. Now, Sterling by Music Man is picking up where EBMM left off with the Joe Dart Artist Series Bass.
Abasi Concepts Launches the Larada 5 Bass

2. Abasi Concepts Launches the Larada 5 Bass

Animals as Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi launched Abasi Concepts to further his vision of ergonomic instruments. After showing a prototype several years ago, the company has introduced the first commercially available Larada Bass.
Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 2024 DarkRay Collection

3. Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 2024 DarkRay Collection

Music Man has revamped the DarkRay for 2024 with two new finishes for both the four- and five-string models. The bass, crafted in partnership with Darkglass Electronics, will come in Dark Rainbow and Gold Bar colorways.
Eastwood Guitars Teams with Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass

4. Eastwood Guitars Teams with Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass

Eastwood Guitars has teamed up with Gorillaz bassist Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass.
Zoom Announces the MS-60B+ MultiStomp Pedal

5. Zoom Announces the MS-60B+ MultiStomp Pedal

Zoom has updated its MultiStomp lineup with the MS-60B+, a stompbox loaded with 11 amp/cabinet models, 11 preamp emulations, and 75 bass effects.
Aguilar Revamps Tone Hammer and AG Bass Amps for 2024

6. Aguilar Revamps Tone Hammer and AG Bass Amps for 2024

Aguilar has updated its product lineup with a new generation of the Tone Hammer and AG series amplifiers. The revisions include the introduction of the Aguilar Cabinet Suite, dual XLR outputs, expanded connectivity, and power section upgrades.
Origin Effects Introduces the Cali76 Bass Compressor Pedal

7. Origin Effects Introduces the Cali76 Bass Compressor Pedal

Origin Effects has updated its Cali76 line of compressor pedals with the Cali76 FET Compressor and the Cali76 Bass Compressor. The two new units replace the Cali76 Compact Deluxe and Cali76 Compact Bass.
Wee Thunder Amps Introduces Blood Orange Tube-Driven Preamp Pedal

8. Wee Thunder Amps Introduces Blood Orange Tube-Driven Preamp Pedal

Canada’s Wee Thunder Amps has unveiled the Blood Orange, a preamp pedal featuring a 12AX7 tube and a three-band EQ. The circuit is based on a classic Orange bass amp.
Spector Launches Doug Wimbish USA Signature Basses

9. Spector Launches Doug Wimbish USA Signature Basses

At NAMM this year, we got a sneak peek of Doug Wimbish’s signature basses from the Spector USA Custom Shop. Now, the DW-4 and DW-5 have been officially launched.
Great Eastern FX Introduces the XO Variable Crossover Pedal

10. Great Eastern FX Introduces the XO Variable Crossover Pedal

Great Eastern FX has announced the XO Variable Crossover pedal that, although designed for both guitar and bass, will be especially notable for bassists.

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