Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Gruv Gear has expanded their line of instrument cases by simultaneously reducing it. The new Kapsulite Bass Guitar Bag is 33% lighter than the company’s popular Kapsule model while continuing to provide utmost protection.
Dunable Guitars has unveiled a new signature bass with Power Trip’s Chris Whetzel. The thrash bassist has been playing their R2 bass for several years, so the based company constructed the new axe around the model.
Andy Rogers of AJRGuitar Mods shared another incredible build with us called the Swift Triple. The short-scale headless design was commissioned by a customer who wanted to blend a traditional look with modern features.
February is always a great month for bass gear, as news from the Winter NAMM show keeps rolling during the month. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite gear stories for the month.
Dunlop is now shipping the Volume (X)8 volume and expression pedal. Designed with Pedaltrain, the unit has an 8-inch housing and front-mounted jacks optimized for the Pedaltrain Metro series and more.
After discontinuing a similar model two years ago, Epiphone has reissued the Embassy bass. The design retains the asymmetrical solid mahogany double-cutaway body design found on the original 1963 version.
Hartke has expanded their Hydrive bass cabinet lineup with the new lightweight HL series. The series includes four models, which are all loaded with the company’s HyDrive speaker with neodymium magnets.
Wisconsin’s Gecko Leather Works has announced the new Classic Series of straps, which they say are designed to provide years of use and comfort.
Double-neck guitarist Felix Martin has been broadened the range of his instrument company, FM Guitars, with a new line of basses. The company now offers 8, 10, and 12-string basses.
Luthier Yuki Nishgaki of Nishgaki Guitars draws his inspiration from nature. That’s clear on this gorgeous semi-hollow Tempesta bass, which summons visions of huge waves of sound.
D’Addario has introduced a new tuning pedal called the Chromatic Pedal Tuner+. The new utility device is described as having the speed and accuracy of the original pedal tuner with two new onboard features.
Ibanez has unveiled their annual limited edition run of SR Premium basses, which they describe as “built to be noticed.” The four-string SR4CMLTD and five-string SR5CMLTD are built with multi-piece bodies of alternating ash and figured maple.