Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Solar Guitars has announced their first bass model with the Type AB2 Series. The line includes three variations, and Solar says the AB2 is designed “for the modern metal bass player with high-quality expectations at an affordable price.”
SolidGoldFX has unveiled the NU-33 Vinyl Engine, a new pedal that replicates the lo-fi sound of vintage records.
Jackson’s X Series features versions of their classic designs with modern upgrades in playability in an affordable package. Their Concert bass shape got the treatment several times over, including this X Series Concert Bass CBXNT IV in a cool matte army drab finish.
Darkglass Electronics has announced two new amps to their lineup with the Microtubes 500v2 and the Alpha Omega 500. Each of the amplifiers is based around the company’s respective overdrive circuits and is matched with a new power section.
Fodera has worked with bassist Tony Grey to update his signature model, resulting in the new Tony Grey Signature Monarch 6 Elite Headless bass. The instrument, which is fitted with a set of Fodera/Duncan dual coil pickups and a matching ramp, was revamped over the last year.
Today we’re featuring a gorgeous bass sent in by its owner, Apok Folken. His Wreck Guitars Hope 6 is the second instrument he got from the builder.
Fuzzrocious Pedals is about to light it up again with the 420 Fuzz v2. The new version of the pedal, which was previously built in limited batches, is now a permanent part of the company’s effect lineup.
Sunnaudio has introduced the Nucleus NU-1 Dual Boost Distortion, an analog preamp designed for both bass and guitar. The pedal features a dual boost with high to low gain to go from a clean signal to full distortion.
Snark has unveiled the Silver Snark, which marks the latest in their line of LCD clip-on tuners. The new model has three new improvements as well as new tuning software that the company says can suit all instruments.
After replacing the American Standard Series with the American Professional Series in 2016, Fender has unveiled its next generation of instruments. The American Professional II Series builds upon the range through several years of player input.
Rockboard by Warwick has unveiled a new set of flat XLR cables that comes in varying sizes. While they can be used for several applications, the company says they are designed to optimize pedalboard real estate.
This week we’re looking at a short-scale ROOM 4 bass recently completed by Kristall Basses. Handmade in Germany, the instrument is built entirely from maple and Pau Ferro.