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NAMM 2014 Archives - Page 3

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.

Traynor Adds SB500H Bass Amp To Small Block Series
Amps

Traynor Adds SB500H Bass Amp To Small Block Series

Traynor has expanded their Small Block series of bass heads with the SB500H. A companion to last year’s SB200H, the new amp delivers 500 watts while weighting a mere four pounds. The SB500H retains many of the same features of its smaller brethren, including active and passive inputs, a 4-band EQ with low and hi mid controls, and the company’s...

Radial Announces Bassbone OD Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Radial Announces Bassbone OD Pedal

Radial Engineering has updated their ToneBone series of pedals with the Bassbone OD, a bass preamp with two input channels and a built-in overdrive. The new pedal builds on the original Bassbone with several new features in addition to the overdrive such as a mute footswitch and the option to keep the effects loop active at all times. Each channel...

Warwick Unveils 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass
Basses

Warwick Unveils 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass

Each year, Warwick releases the latest in their Limited Edition series of basses, and this year the company has announced the 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass. The model, which comes in 4- and 5-string versions, is limited to only 100 instruments in the world. The bass is built around a swamp ash body with a stunning 3/8″ birdseye poplar top...

Yamaha Now Shipping TRBX Basses
Basses

Yamaha Now Shipping TRBX Basses

Yamaha was showing off their new TRBX series of basses at this year’s Winter NAMM show. Combining elements of their former TRB and RBX lines, the new basses come in 300 and 500 levels with differing controls and pickups. All of the instruments sport a mahogany body and a five-piece maple/mahogany neck. The 500-level basses include the TRBX504 and TRBX505,...

Rickenbacker Announces 4003W Bass
Basses

Rickenbacker Announces 4003W Bass

Rickenbacker has introduced the W Series of guitars and basses for 2014. The lineup is a spin on their classic models, including the 4003 bass, but are made with walnut bodies. Though the company states that it’s careful not to change too much from the formulas they use to make instrument, they say the walnut adds strength and natural character....

Source Audio Introduces the Soundblox 2 Manta Bass Filter
Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Introduces the Soundblox 2 Manta Bass Filter

Source Audio debuted the latest in their line of bass envelop filters at the NAMM show this year with the announcement of the Soundblox 2 Manta Bass Filter. The Manta is the next generation, following the company’s Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter. The Manta offers 12 filter effects, plus a new edition for the Soundblox line: distortion. In fact, there...

Electra Updates the Phoenix Bass for 2014
Basses

Electra Updates the Phoenix Bass for 2014

Electra has updated the Phoenix Bass for 2014 with improvements including reshaping the body for a more comfortable playing. The upper horn has been moved out to the 12th fret while the belly of the body has been extended. The bass also marks Electra’s first collaboration with EMG. The Phoenix is fitted with two EMG HZ-P pickups that are matched...

Digitech Reintroduces Bass Whammy Pitch Shifting Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Digitech Reintroduces Bass Whammy Pitch Shifting Pedal

Years after the original was discontinued, Digitech is reintroducing the Bass Whammy pedal. The updated pitch-shifting pedal is optimized for bass guitar tones and retains its classic settings while introducing new true bypass and MIDI operation. Digitech says the Bass Whammy is ideal for 4-, 5-, or 6-string basses and has very accurate pitch detection and polyphonic note tracking. It...

Squier Announces Eva Gardner Precision Bass
Basses

Squier Announces Eva Gardner Precision Bass

Squier has teamed up with Eva Gardner to introduce a new signature Precision bass. Gardner was the original bassist for The Mars Volta and has continued to work with artists ranging from Veruca Salt to Pink. The Squier Eva Gardner Precision Bass is built with a basswood body finished in gloss black, a maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard sporting...

Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Signature Fellowship Bass
Basses

Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Signature Fellowship Bass

Meshell Ndegeocello has a new signature bass from Reverend Guitars, aptly named the Meshell Ndegecello Fellowship Bass. Based on the Reverend Thundergun, the bass features set neck construction with a raised center ridge and reverse headstock. The Fellowship bass is fitted with the company’s new P-Blade pickup, which they say extends low end and clarity. Its controls include a single...