Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Nathan Enders shared the latest creation from 96 Art Custom Instruments, which is a neck-through design four-string bass with a killer Buckeye burl top complete with matching pickup covers and knobs.
Joyo has unveiled a new mini hybrid bass amplifier called the BaDass Bantamp, which combines a 12AX7 preamp tube with a solid-state power amp.
Darkglass Electronics is celebrating a decade of their flagship Microtubes B7K pedal with a 10th Anniversary Edition. The limited edition model will have an exclusive minimal design with a black obsidian enclosure and textless icon-only engraving.
Ampeg has introduced a new utility footswitch called the AFS2. The two-button metal latching footswitch can be used with any SVT head or Rocket Bass/BA combo amp.
Sitek Electronics has unveiled the Phasia, a multi-stage phaser pedal that boasts tap tempo, selectable waveforms, and more. The circuit includes an all-analog moving filter section with a modern controllable LFO.
This week we’re checking out an Alpher Instruments Cobia Prime V2 that features an amazing Candy Orange finish over its one-piece roasted sugar pine body. The five-string bass also has a quartersawn roasted maple neck and fingerboard.
Neunaber has added to their pedal lineup with the Illumine Reverb. The highly flexible unit has 17 reverb effects with 50 factory presets and 50 user presets. They call the box a “low-power, pedalboard-friendly package with top jacks.”
Fender has unveiled the Mustang Micro, a super portable amplifier for guitar and bass. The tiny unit plugs into your instrument, then you plug in your headphones to start jamming.
We previously featured a bass by John Sullivan, who built his own bass to be a versatile workhorse. Now he’s shared a killer five-string.
Schecter has unveiled their latest artist model with the Daniel Firth Hellraiser Extreme-5 Signature Bass. The Cradle of Filth bassist’s new axe features a mahogany body with a quilted maple top in a Cthulhu Burst Satin finish.
Valenti Basses shared their latest V24-P5, which is a five-string p-style bass with a full 24 frets. This one, which is built with an alder body, has a rocking pink finish matched to a black pickguard.
Phil Jones Bass is rolling out a new product called the BP-200, which they bill as the “ultimate affordable bass head.” Rated at up to 200 watts, the compact head unit weighs just 2.5 pounds and can fit into a backpack.