Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
MSL Pedals has announced the Night Witch Fuzz and Ramping Phaser Pedal, which the company explains is their take on the vintage Roland AP7 Jet Phaser. The new unit replicates the original characteristics while updating it for modern times.
EBS has collaborated with jazz bass legend Stanley Clarke to unveil the EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Acoustic Preamp. Designed with the double bass in mind, the two-channel preamp operates at a signal level equal to a professional mixing console.
Ampeg has unveiled a new limited edition version of their Micro-VR bass amp. The miniature stack stands out with a custom red Tolex covering and a black grille.
Sander de Gier is often asked for a lightweight bass, especially in his vintage-styled Soulmate model. In order to achieve a lower weight, he explored different body woods and built three basses that are otherwise identical.
The start of a new month means it’s time to take a look back in the form of celebrating the most popular new bass gear we covered in the last month. Here are your top 10 favorite bass gear stories for the month of October.
Eastwood Guitars has unveiled the mandolin-inspired MRG Studio Series, which includes the new MRG Bass. The four-string bass features a short 30.5-inch scale and a mandolin-shaped semi-hollow body.
Music Nomad has expanded its line of utility kits with the 6-piece Precision Setup Gauge set. The kit is used to help set up a bass, electric, acoustic, and even classical guitar.
Solar Guitars has announced their first bass model with the Type AB2 Series. The line includes three variations, and Solar says the AB2 is designed “for the modern metal bass player with high-quality expectations at an affordable price.”
SolidGoldFX has unveiled the NU-33 Vinyl Engine, a new pedal that replicates the lo-fi sound of vintage records.
Jackson’s X Series features versions of their classic designs with modern upgrades in playability in an affordable package. Their Concert bass shape got the treatment several times over, including this X Series Concert Bass CBXNT IV in a cool matte army drab finish.
Darkglass Electronics has announced two new amps to their lineup with the Microtubes 500v2 and the Alpha Omega 500. Each of the amplifiers is based around the company’s respective overdrive circuits and is matched with a new power section.
Fodera has worked with bassist Tony Grey to update his signature model, resulting in the new Tony Grey Signature Monarch 6 Elite Headless bass. The instrument, which is fitted with a set of Fodera/Duncan dual coil pickups and a matching ramp, was revamped over the last year.