Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Jad Freer Audio has announced the Volta, a new all-tube bass head that the company calls the pinnacle of its sound and philosophy. The amp was developed at the behest of endorsing artist and Gov’t Mule bassist Kevin Scott.
La Bella has teamed up with bass wizard Bubby Lewis to release a signature set of strings. The Bubby Lewis Limited White Nylon Tape Wound Strings come in four-, five-, or six-string sets and are notable for their unique white and blue patterns.
In Kazakhstan, they have a lute-style instrument called the dombyra. There is a very large bass version of the instrument, but it’s often troublesome, so Adil Sabit created a solution with the ASG DB340 Dombyra Bass.
Anka Custom Guitars and Basses has unveiled a new bass model called the Noumeno DX. Although it can be ordered with many options, the first iteration of the bass they’ve shared has a stacked set of features.
Aguilar Amplification has a tradition of releasing limited edition colors each year, and they’ve just unveiled their latest creation. Rather than a single product, though, they’ve added several color options to much of their lineup.
Ernie Ball Music Man is throwing it back to their earliest years by introducing a new model called the Retro ’70s StingRay Bass Guitar. The new model comes in black, white, vintage sunburst, and heritage natural colorways with mostly classic-inspired features.
Pigtronix has introduced a new pedal tuner cleverly called the 2NR Chromatic Tuner. The company calls it a “no-nonsense, high-precision” tuner for guitar and bass.
Another month ends, so it’s time for your monthly roundup of the top bass gear stories from the previous one. Here is your top 10 list of reader-favorite gear stories for the month of October 2023.
TWA is getting in the spirit of Halloween with their latest pedal, the Octoverdrive Overdrive. Suited for bass or guitar, the has a dual channel setup that utilizes “undead” components.
There’s always something exciting about seeing elements from different bass styles coming together. This week we’re checking out a bit of a Frankenstein with the Thunderstang by Island Instruments.
Guild has reintroduced the Starfire Bass II in a bold Black finish for a limited run alongside the Starfire III Black and M-75 Aristocrat Black guitars. Originally introduced in 1967, the Starfire Bass II is fitted with a pair of Guild BS-1 BiSonic pickups.
After introducing their own version of the DarkRay, Sterling by Music Man has introduced a new signature model for Pete Wentz. The Fall Out Boy bassist’s new Artist Series StingRay marks SBMM’s first full-scale passive bass.