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NAMM 2014 Archives - Page 4

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.

ESP LTD Introduces Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 Bass Guitar
Basses

ESP LTD Introduces Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 Bass Guitar

DragonForce’s Fred Leclercq has a new bass from ESP’s LTD Signature Series. As opposed to his previous ESP signature, the ESP LTD Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 features bolt-on construction with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a mahogany body finished in Snow White Satin with graphics. The bass has a 34″ scale and 24 XJ frets. Its neck has...

EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets
Pickups

EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets

EMG Pickups has unveiled the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets for Black Sabbath 4-stringer Geezer Butler. Designed with Butler, the pickups are made to reproduce the bassist’s tone during his earlier years in the band. The vintage style sets offer old school vibe with a few modern touches. The P set is all solderless and uses Alnico 5...

Caparison Announces C2 Series DEB-E Bass
Basses

Caparison Announces C2 Series DEB-E Bass

Japanese guitar company Caparison has unveiled the 2014 C2 Series of instruments including the DEB-E Bass. Designed and produced in Japan, the bass is built with a solid mahogany body, a slim maple neck, and a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard. Its “Devil’s Tail” shaped headstock is also bound. The Caparison DEB-E is fitted with a pair of EMG humbuckers with...

Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models
Basses

Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

Guild is reviving the M-85 with two new models this year: the Newark St. Collection M-85 bass and the GSR M-85 II bass. Each of the instruments is a take on the vintage bass, which was the companion to the Guild M-75 Aristocrat guitar. Guild Newark St. Collection M-85 Bass The Newark St. M-85 is a singlecutaway, semi-hollow body bass...

ESP To Unveil E-II Series Basses at NAMM
Basses

ESP To Unveil E-II Series Basses at NAMM

ESP will be unveiling the first batch of products from their new US factory at NAMM this year. The instruments will be part of the new E-II series and will be built in North Hollywood, California. Among the new basses will be the ESP E-II AP-4 and AP-5 models. Each of the four and five-sting versions are built with bolt-on...

Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass
Basses

Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass

Jeff Berlin has teamed up with Cort for a new signature bass for 2014. Dubbed the RITHIMIC, the model features an alder body with a striking padouk and spalted maple top with a matching spalted headstock. Its hard rock maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The bass is set up to Berlin’s liking with low action and a...

Carvin Introduces BX700 Bass Amplifier
Amps

Carvin Introduces BX700 Bass Amplifier

Carvin has announced the BX700, an evolved version of their BX500 bass amplifier. The new head unit combines a Class A preamp with a Class D power section rated up to 700 watts at two ohms. Remodeled in a red-faced chassis, the BX700’s controls include three EQ sections. The Contour knob controls an adjustable preset EQ curve that is flat...

Schecter Unveils Session Series Basses
Basses

Schecter Unveils Session Series Basses

Schecter has introduced the Session series of basses, which they describe as combining “no frills looks with high end electronics.” The series includes four and five string basses in the company’s Stiletto and Riot body styles. Each of the models features a contoured swamp ash body and 6-bolt Canadian Maple neck. The 24-fret maple fingerboard is accented with ebony offset...

Aguilar Announces AG 4M and 5M Music Man Style Bass Pickups
Pickups

Aguilar Announces AG 4M and 5M Music Man Style Bass Pickups

Aguilar has expanded their pickup line with the AG 4M and AG 5M Music Man-Style bass pickups. The humbuckers were designed to recreate the classic Stingray tone while enhancing string-to-string balance, consistency, and harmonic content. They fit as a direct replacement for basses with this style pickup. The company says the pickups are wired in parallel to give players “crisp...

Gibson Announces 2014 SG Special Bass
Basses

Gibson Announces 2014 SG Special Bass

This year marks Gibson’s 120th anniversary and they’re celebrating with a plethora of new and upgraded models including the 2014 SG Special Bass. The 30-inch scale bass incorporates features from several of Gibson’s electric basses to create a unique and affordable bass. Starting with a solid mahogany body in the classic SG shape, the bass is built with a glued-in...