Ibanez is introducing several new iterations of their bass models this year including three new multi-scale versions of the BTB. The BTB805MS, BTB806MS, and BTB605MS all have an extended 37-inch scale on the B-string.
One of the most popular categories on No Treble is the Bass Gear one. Specifically, new basses. Of all the new basses we covered in 2021, here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite stories for the year.
EBG Instruments has unveiled a new model to their lineup called the EBG-5 Vicious, which features a new body shape. The company launched the model with the EBG-5 Vicious Orion, which is a limited one-off piece to showcase the new design.
G&L is rounding out 2021 with another new release as they’ve announced a fretless option for the Kiloton Bass. The Tribute Series instrument’s pickup configuration makes it a great fit for fretless playing, the company writes.
Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the Winter 2021 edition of their Ball Family Reserve instruments, including one bass: The BFR Stingray 5 Special Fretless.
G&L Guitars has added a new JB-5 to their Fullerton Deluxe lineup that will feature a Western Sugar Pine body. The move is in part tribute to founder Leo Fender, whose first instruments were built with pine.
Solar Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the AB2.4 Canibalismo. The four-string bass is built with a sungkai body in a distressed red “Canibalismo” finish with a matching headstock.
G&L has added new models to the Tribute Series Kiloton Bass lineup. The series now includes a Candy Apple Red bass with a maple fingerboard and block inlays as well as a Black Frost bass with a rosewood fingerboard and pearloid block inlays.
Leones Custom Bass and bassist Kenney James have teamed up to introduce the KJ5 Signature Bass. Handmade in Indonesia, the five-string bass offers several classic sounds in one package thanks to its three-pickup configuration.
Spector has unveiled a new line of basses with the Euro RST series. The 4- and 5-string basses feature the company’s classic design with updated tonewoods, enhanced electronics, and exclusive stain options.
Cort has revamped their Artisan B4 and B5 Element basses with new features for 2021. The instruments, which are four- and five-string models, have been upgraded with high-mass MetalCraft bridges with a dual-string loading system, and more.
Fender has just announced an update to their Player Series. The “Player Plus” line includes three basses, offers upgraded playability and electronics.