Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Source Audio is gearing up for the big launch of their Ultrawave Multiband Processor, and to warm things up, they’ll be releasing a limited edition beta unit.
Sometimes you look at a bass and can just imagine how it sounds. This one, I think, sounds like chocolate. The Manne Guitars Acoustibass Satin Special 4 is a fretless built with a sycamore body and poplar burl top in a satin finish.
Ibanez has expanded their SR line of basses with the SR600E Series, which includes four-string, five-string, and six-string versions. The new models are crafted with an ash body, jatoba and walnut neck, and a rosewood fingerboard.
Every year at the NAMM Show, Warwick reveals their annual limited edition masterbuilt and team-built basses. This year’s NAMM Show was virtual, but that didn’t stop them from going all out. This year they focused on the Streamer design.
Bergantino has unveiled a new line of bass cabinets with the NXV (NEO-X-Treme Vintage) Series. The lineup includes four lightweight configurations that are loaded with the company’s proprietary drivers first introduced with the NXT Series.
While no new basses have been revealed so far, Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled a plethora of dazzling new finishes for their basses. That includes the Music Man line as well as the entry-level Sterling by Music Man line.
Guild has unveiled their new offerings for 2021 and it includes a modern adaptation of the Starfire I Bass. With an attainable price point of $599, the bass looks to be a great option for fans of hollowbody designs.
Fodera has refreshed their Standard line of basses for 2021 with revamped versions of Yin Yang Standard as well as the Monarch 4, Emperor 5, and Emperor 6 Standards.
January has always been the start of a great run of gear stories, thanks to the Winter NAMM Show. While the show was a virtual one this year, the stories are coming as fast as always. Here are the top 10 reader favorite stories we shared in January.
MG Bass Guitars has a special talent for combining woods and shapes to create functional works of art. This New Extreman is a prime example of that.
VOX has unveiled a new series of headphones crafted for playing instruments. The VGH Series of guitar amplifier headphones comes in three models, including the bass-specific VGH-Bass, that expand on VOX’s amPlug series.
Jackson Guitars has expanded their bass lineup with the Pro Series Spectra series, which includes four and five-string basses. Each model sports the Spectra body shape with enhanced features.