Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Dusky Electronics has announced a new pedal called Toasted, which is an update to their Toasted Drive Pedal. The new stompbox has an expanded control range and a more pleasing distortion, the company states.
Pigtronix has unveiled the third iteration of their popular delay unit, the Echolution. Version three is a multi-tap stereo modulation delay that the company says offers a myriad of sound design options.
Warwick’s compact Gnome bass amplifier now has a matching set of cabinets. The new Gnome Cabinet series includes five models that are ultra-portable and can be used with the Gnome or any other manufacturer’s amp.
This week we’re checking out The Legendary Acoustic Bass by Stoll Guitars, which they say offers the sound of a double bass in a bass guitar format. That big sound comes in part from a big body.
Carl Martin has announced a new optical envelope filter called the Ottawa, which they say mimics the sound of a wah pedal without needing to actually step on a wah.
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.
Peter Hook has recently put up a load of his gear and memorabilia from his New Order days up for auction. This week we’re checking out a custom bass built for him by Chris Eccleshall.
Fender has just announced an update to their Player Series. The “Player Plus” line includes three basses, offers upgraded playability and electronics.
RightOn! Straps have introduced their first signature strap with the Paul Turner model. The Jamiroquai bassist’s new strap comes in black with white contrast details or white with black details.
Sander De Gier shared this custom version of his Bebop model on Facebook and it stopped me in my tracks. The luthier wrote a great explanation of the bass, so we’ll let him tell it.
G&L has unveiled the L-2500 Series 750 bass, which marks their first five-string model to have a 19mm string spacing at the bridge.