La Bella’s Olinto line of basses has grown with the introduction of the J5, a five-string Jazz-style bass. Handmade in Brooklyn, the bass is described as maintaining the spirit of a pre-CBS instrument.
Ibanez has revamped Killswitch Engage bassist Mike D’Antonio’s signature bass for 2022 with the MDB5-OXB. The fifth version of his four-string now comes in an Ox Blood finish.
New for 2022, Jackson Guitars has added the Spectra Bass SBX IV to their X-series Basses. The company says the model has a body shape made for gigging musicians.
2022 marks the 25th Anniversary since Ashdown Engineering set up shop, and they’re celebrating with new bass gear. In addition to unveiling the newest evolution of their ABM line, they’ve also announced a limited edition of their ABM-400 head.
One of the most talked-about basses from NAMM 2021 was the Jackson CBXNT DX IV, which seemingly draws on several vintage basses with Jackson’s own spin. For NAMM 2022, they rolled out the five-string version of it.
A piece of history is coming back to life as Silvertone Guitars has announced a reissue of the 1444 Bass. The model was the very first four-string electric bass offered by Sears in 1959 and was produced for seven years before being discontinued.
Ashdown Engineering was on hand at NAMM to celebrate its 25th anniversary with new products including the latest iteration of their ABM series of bass amps. The ABM EVO V 750 is the sixth version of the line and has a few new tricks up its sleeve.
Walrus Audio has expanded its pedal lineup with Lore, a reverse soundscape generator. The pedal has five programs that use different combinations of delay and reverb to create a mystical ambience.
ESP launched sixteen new bass models this year including a new signature bass for Behemoth bassist Tomasz “Orion” Wróblewski. The Orion-4 features the company’s GB body shape built with swamp ash in a sandblasted black finish.
Mesa/Boogie has added a new stop on the Subway. Their lightweight bass amp series has expanded to include the D-350, which is the smallest and lightest bass amp in Mesa history. The 350-watt, 3.1-pound head is also their most affordable.
Dingwall Guitars was on hand at NAMM 2022 to show off a few basses including a new addition to their NG3 series. The new bass comes in a limited edition run featuring a Matte Celestial Blue finish for a retro vibe.
Genzler Amplification’s lineup of bass pedals has grown again with the Crash Box 4, which they call a classic bass distortion. The all-analog is described as picking up where their last release, the 4 On The Floor, left off.