Charvel has expanded its bass lineup by introducing the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJ V. The five-string bass follows in the footsteps of its four-string predecessor, which is also getting two new finishes this year.
Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars has unveiled three new basses to their lineup for 2022 with the AB2.4ON, the AB2.4S, and the AB2.5GN. Each bass is part of the AB series and carries the same body shape, active Solar pickups, and 2-band preamp.
Hoshino U.S.A., the U.S.-based distributor of Ibanez Guitars, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with the creation of limited collection of “extremely special, hand-crafted, custom instruments.”
Ibanez has a lot cooking for this year, including three new SR Premium models. The limited-edition instruments help to mark the 35th anniversary of their flagship SR design.
It’s been forty years since Fender launched the Squier brand and they’re marking the occasion with a line of 40th Anniversary instruments. There are four basses, including versions of the Jazz Bass and Precision Bass in Gold and Vintage editions.
Fodera is kicking off 2022 with the mantra “new year, new model.” They’ve just unveiled a new edition of the Emperor 4 Standard that features a 34-inch scale and 24 frets.
Sandberg Guitars has announced the Greenline Series, an eco-conscious initiative that utilizes “woods of character.” They’re also collaborating with United Kids Foundations Forest to plant a tree for every Greenline bass built.
Bassist Hansford Rowe has teamed up with Tao Guitars to create a new signature bass called The HR Superleggera. The high-end instrument is fully handcrafted in Brussels, Belgium, and takes some cues from Italian luxury sports cars.
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.