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NAMM 2014 Archives - Page 2

The No Treble Crew is in Anaheim to cover the 2014 Winter NAMM Show. Be sure to check back often for all the latest bass news and more from the show.

Hartke Unveils HD Bass Combo Series
Amps

Hartke Unveils HD Bass Combo Series

Hartke’s new HD Series of bass combos loads the company’s HyDrive speakers into four models aimed at the beginning or intermediate player. Starting with the 25-watt HD25, each model steps up in speaker size, wattage, and features. Common features to the series include a built-in limiter, an 1/8″ auxiliary input, and a 1/4″ headphone output. The HD25 is built with...

Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass
Basses

Warwick Announces RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass

Two years ago, Warwick presented Bootsy Collins with a one-of-a-kind “Space Bass” made in the company’s custom shop. The star-shaped instrument garnered so much attention that Warwick has now introduced a similar model to their more affordable RockBass Artist Line. The Warwick RockBass Artist Line Bootsy Collins Space Bass is built with a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard....

Reverend Guitars Introduces Mercalli 4 Bass
Basses

Reverend Guitars Introduces Mercalli 4 Bass

Reverend Guitars used the NAMM Show this year as an opportunity to introduce a 4-string version of their Mercalli bass. The bass had previously only been available as a 5-string. The Reverend Mercalli 4 is built with a korina body and a five-piece maple and walnut neck that’s finished in a satin amber. It comes with several options, including a...

Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier
Amps

Orange Amplification Announces OB-1K Bass Amplifier

Orange Amplification introduced the new OB-1K bass amplifier at the NAMM Show this year. The 1000-watt solid-state amplifier is inspired by bi-amping and splits the signal into two separate paths. The first side offers a tight, clean bass sound while the second features two stages of controllable gain and is rich in upper harmonics. Each channel can be toggled or...

Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass
Basses

Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

The members of Korn are getting new signature instruments from Ibanez this year including bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu’s K5 Signature Limited Edition bass. The updated K5 takes an opposite aesthetic approach of Fieldy’s black signature bass and features a flat white finish as well as a white painted maple fretboard. The white theme is accented with a set of blue...

Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass
Basses

Zon Introduces Mosaic Mojo Bass

Zon is going old school with their new Mosaic Mojo model. The new bass carries a classic style and are fitted with a set of Aguilar 60 series pickups to get a vintage sound. The Mosaic Mojo is built with a three-piece maple neck with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Zon offers the bass with either ash or alder...

Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass
Basses

Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

Carvin unveiled the Xccelerator Series of basses at NAMM this year with its introductory model, the X54 5-string bass. The X54 sports several new features for the company including a fast-playing, thinner maple neck that’s reinforced with graphite. Its body also has a new shape with deeply sculpted cutaways for better access to the higher registers. The bass is built...

Spector Announces NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature Bass
Basses

Spector Announces NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature Bass

Spector was showing lots of new instruments at the NAMM show this year, including the NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature bass. It’s modeled after the same NS-2000/5 that Briggs has owned and played since he was 16. The bass features neck-through construction with a 3-piece rock maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, maple body wings, and a quilt maple top. The body’s...

NS Design Adds CR4 to Radius Bass Guitar Lineup
Basses

NS Design Adds CR4 to Radius Bass Guitar Lineup

Following up on the introduction of the NS Radius Bass Guitar last year, NS Design has announced the CR4 Radius bass. The newest addition to the line is a 4-string version of the Czech Republic-made headless model. Similar to the CR5 Radius, the CR4 features bolt-on construction with the company’s Fusion one-piece maple neck, which features an embedded continuous carbon...

TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X2 Looper
Pedals & Effects

TC Electronic Introduces Ditto X2 Looper

TC Electronic has followed up on last year’s compact Ditto looper pedal with the Ditto X2. The pedal builds on its predecessor with a dedicated start/stop button, looper effects, and a loop import/export feature for loading premade loops. The Ditto X2 offers up to five minutes of looping with unlimited overdubs and undo/redo functions. It also stores loops when it...