Skip to main content

Bass Gear

Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More

Epiphone Announces Newport and El Capitan Basses
Basses

Epiphone Announces Newport and El Capitan Basses

Epiphone is launching two new bass offerings for 2023 with the Newport Bass and the El Capitan J-200 Studio Bass. Both take their cues from vintage instruments.

Get Bass Gear News in your inbox.

Stay up to date on the latest bass gear news (every Thursday).

Way Huge Smalls Attack Vector Phaser & Envelope Pedal Out Now
Pedals & Effects

Way Huge Smalls Attack Vector Phaser & Envelope Pedal Out Now

Way Huge has added a new pedal to their Smalls lineup that they say is not for those who play it safe. The Way Huge Smalls Attack Vector Phaser & Envelope pedal combines the two into a single unit that delivers “fifty shades of rude.”

Bass of the Week: Lignum Sub Octave Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Lignum Sub Octave Bass

Nate Navarro may be the new champion of every bassist’s favorite game of “How Low Can You Go?” The bassist, who has been on the road with Porcupine Tree, collaborated with Lignum to create a sub octave bass.

Ibanez Introduces Two New Singlecut BTB Models
Basses

Ibanez Introduces Two New Singlecut BTB Models

Ibanez has two new singlecut BTBs this year with the BTB865SC and BTB866SC. The neck-through basses are five and six-string models, respectively, and have a new wood combination.

Genzler Amplification Expands Pedal Line with Magellan Pre
Pedals & Effects

Genzler Amplification Expands Pedal Line with Magellan Pre

Genzler Amplification has expanded its product lineup with the Magellan Pre, an analog bass preamp and direct box. The model brings the preamp and feature set of their Magellan bass amps into an on-the-go pedal format.

Dingwall Unveils Kyle Konkiel Signature Combustion Bass
Basses

Dingwall Unveils Kyle Konkiel Signature Combustion Bass

Dingwall Guitars has unveiled a new model to its signature line with the Kyle Konkiel Signature Combustion. The Bad Wolves bassist’s new 5-string sports a killer purple and green color-shift finish.

Fender Releases Gold Foil Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Releases Gold Foil Jazz Bass

Fender has unveiled the Gold Foil Collection, which was inspired by the garage rock bands of the sixties and the instruments they played. The three-piece set includes one bass called the Gold Foil Jazz Bass.

Bass Of The Week: Nick Lloyd Basses #55
Bass of the Week

Bass Of The Week: Nick Lloyd Basses #55

Edgar Meyer’s double bass, made by Giovanni Battista Gabrielli in 1769, is an amazing instrument. Nick Lloyd spent a lot of time thinking about it, and ultimately Paul Kowert commissioned him to make a copy.

Ibanez Revamps SR1350B Basses for 2023
Basses

Ibanez Revamps SR1350B Basses for 2023

Ibanez has revealed three new SR1350B models to its SR Premium line for 2023. The four, five, and six-string versions of the bass now sport a new top and finish for a refreshed look.

Grez Guitars Introduces the Mendocino Long Scale Bass
Basses

Grez Guitars Introduces the Mendocino Long Scale Bass

After releasing the Mendocino short-scale bass last year, Grez Guitars has unveiled a new long-scale version of the model. The bass has the same design features as its predecessors, including a mahogany body topped with salvaged old-growth Redwood, a mahogany neck, and an ebony fingerboard. “Like all the instruments in the Mendocino line, this bass is inspired by the funky...

Ibanez Introduces First Fretless EHB Model, the EHB1005F
Basses

Ibanez Introduces First Fretless EHB Model, the EHB1005F

Ibanez has added a new model to their headless EHB basses with the EHB1005F, a five-string that marks the first fretless bass of the series.

Bass of the Week: Otto Bass Design Otto 5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Otto Bass Design Otto 5

This week, we’re featuring a gorgeous bass built by Osman Alkan of Otto Bass Design. This Otto 5 caught my eye with its Pacific quilted maple and resin hybrid top, but there are plenty of amazing features beyond that.