Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Anka Custom Guitars & Basses shared this five-string version of their Jarius model on Facebook, and it’s too good not to feature. Its alder body comes in a matte blue and black burst.
FM Guitars has expanded their dual-fretboard line of basses with the Classic models, which put their innovative tapping-centric design into a more traditional format. The Classic Basses come in 8- and 10-string versions.
Last year, Gibson and Gene Simmons announced a partnership for the G² line of instruments across the Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer. Now the fruits of their labor are being realized in the first product from the line with the G² Thunderbird Bass.
Harley Benton has unveiled a new set of basses with the JJ Series. The four-string JJ-450P and five-string JJ-550P each come in four finishes: blue, natural, white, and sunburst.
This week we’re checking out the “Priscilla” bass by Offbeat Guitars, which comes in an Evening Tide Teal finish over its distressed pine body. The cool factor is pumped up even more with a solid brass pickguard and dome knobs.
Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled a signature bass for Dream Theater’s John Myung back in 2020, and now they’re updating it with a new finish. The John Myung Bongo 6 HH now comes in a Platinum Silver color palette to complement the original black finish.
Walrus Audio has introduced the Canvas, a combination direct box and line isolator that comes in either mono or stereo versions.
Jeff Genzler of Genzler Amplification has expanded their Nu Classic series of bass cabinets with the NC-115T. The new lightweight enclosure continues its boutique take on a vintage design.
Mas Effects has introduced the Sona Fuzz, which they describe as an extreme, high gain fuzz pedal with a touch of class.
Popular YouTuber Davie504 recently passed 10 million subscribers on his channel, earning him a Diamond Play Button from the company. The creative bassist knew just what to do with it: turn it into a bass.
Taurus Amps has unveiled a new amp aimed at upright bassists. Although The Qube-350 Acoustic was made with upright in mind, it works great for bass guitars, making it a good option for doublers.
Ernie Ball unveiled a new set of their Slinky Bass Strings back in 2020, and now they’re available. The Hyper Slinky Bass strings offer a new gauge set of .040, .060, .080, and .100.