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NAMM 2018 Archives

The No Treble Crew was on hand in Anaheim to cover the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. Be sure to check back often for all the latest bass news and more from the show. Our coverage will continue…

Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification
Amps

Markbass Unveils Marcus Miller Signature Amplification

Last year, Markbass announced they would be teaming up with jazz legend Marcus Miller for a series of amps. This year they unveiled the lineup at the Winter NAMM Show, which will include four head units, three combos, and two cabinets. “Marcus has closely partnered with [Markbass founder Marco De Virgillis] to develop his amazing signature amps that not only...

Guild Guitars Announces Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple
Basses

Guild Guitars Announces Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple

Guild’s iconic Starfire Bass II is available in a new Flamed Maple version for 2018. The company debuted the instrument at the Winter NAMM Show. “The Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple (FM) is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that adds additional sonic options to Guild’s iconic Starfire Bass,” Guild writes. “As its name suggests, the Flamed Maple version replaced the...

Ibanez Introduces Soundgear SR670 and SR675 Basses
Basses

Ibanez Introduces Soundgear SR670 and SR675 Basses

Ibanez’s flagship Soundgear bass series is being bolstered even further this year with the addition of the SR670 and the SR675. The four and five-string basses are set apart by a mahogany body topped with ash in a black and silver finish. They also feature Ibanez’s new B500 and B505 bridges. “The Ash top offers superior tonal clarity and attack,...

Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals
Amps, Pedals & Effects

Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

After releasing the BPA-01 floor bass preamp, Bassics took to the Winter NAMM Show this year to unveil a host of new products designed by renowned studio engineer Malcolm Toft. The range includes the A900 power amp, the AH900 bass amp head, and four new pedals: a compressor, a distortion, an EQ, and a preamp. Bassics describes the A900 as...

Warwick Adds Corvette Taranis Model to RockBass Line
Basses

Warwick Adds Corvette Taranis Model to RockBass Line

Warwick introduced the RockBass Corvette Taranis at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. The four-string bass features an extra long 35-inch scale for better use with drop tuning. The bass is built with an ash body, a bolt-on maple neck, and a wenge fingerboard. Warwick fits it with a pair of active EMG DC35 soapbar pickups matched to a two-band EQ....

G&L Guitars Announce the CLF Research L-2000 Bass
Basses

G&L Guitars Announce the CLF Research L-2000 Bass

G&L Guitars have introduced the CLF Research L-2000 Bass, an instrument that harkens back to the Leo Fender’s original innovations with his CLF Research company in the late 1970s. Fender’s creations with CLF went on to be the foundation of G&L’s instruments, including the Magnetic Field Design pickup and saddle lock bridge. “The new CLF Research L-2000 is a fully...

Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series
Amps

Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

A year after launching the head and preamp pedal, Ashdown has expanded their OriginAL range with two kick-back bass combo amps: the OriginAL C112-300 and the OriginAL C210-300. Both units are rated at 300 watts with the main difference being different woofer combinations. “Each OriginAL combo is loaded with Ashdown Whiteline speakers, proven to deliver Ashdown’s signature bass tone, with...

Wilson Effects Updates the Freaker Wah
Pedals & Effects

Wilson Effects Updates the Freaker Wah

Wilson Effects has updated their Freaker Wah with the Freaker Wah V2, which they explain offers more flexibility in addition to some updates to the circuit. Equally useful on bass and guitar, the unit is based on the vintage circuit used by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The dual-filter synth wah offers a wide range of frequency sweeps...

Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet
Amps

Hartke Introduces TX300 Bass Amp and HyDrive 112b Bass Cabinet

Hartke launched a pair of new bass amplification products at NAMM this year: the TX300 bass amplifier and the HyDrive 112b cabinet. Both products are lightweight and a good match for each other, with the TX300 weighing in at just five pounds. The TX300 offers 300 watts with Hartke’s 3-band EQ and Shape circuit for tonal flexibility. “The Shape control...

Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses
Basses

Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

Ibanez has expanded their multi-scale bass lineup by adding the SRMS800, SRMS805, and SRMS806 to their Bass Workshop series. Each bass is built with a five-piece jatoba and walnut neck that has fanned frets for consistent tone across open strings, improved intonation, and comfort. The four-string SRMS800, five-string SRMS805, and the six-string SRMS806 all feature a gloss finish over a...