Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Eastwood Guitars is once again bringing a vintage bass model back to life with their version of the Ovation Magnum I. The Eastwood Magnum Bass recreates the original ’70s axe, which was used in bands like Sonic Youth, Magazine, and Tool.
B&G Guitars has unveiled a new version of their bass model with the Big Sister Crossroads. The Crossroads edition offers the same look and structure at a more affordable price.
This week we’re checking out the SBC Guitars SH1B Falcon, which is a custom headless bass designed with bassist Calvert Stephens. The six-string bass also has a multi-scale neck.
Squier has unveiled the Paranormal series, which brings a handful of vintage Fender models back to life as well as creating some new models. The series includes one bass called the Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54.
After unveiling their bass cabinet series at the Winter NAMM Show earlier this year, Darkglass Electronics has launched the Elite Series of cabinets with the DG810ES and DG412ES. The two new offerings are the company’s largest cabs.
Warwick’s Rockboard has expanded its lineup with the MOD 4, an all-in-one wireless system receiver and patchbay for pedalboards. Its wireless portion works in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and has a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency range at just 5 ms of latency.
Gabba Gabba Hey! Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone’s personal Fender Precision bass is currently up for sale via RR Auction. The cream-colored P-Bass is described as the Ramone’s main axe from 1979 to 1985.
This week we’re taking a look at an amazing steampunk bass from EBG-Instruments built for endorser Jimmy Johannson. Luthier Marc Locher implemented tons of features to the instrument, including a band logo and a volume control that goes to 11.
Fodera has announced they are able to get back to work in their shop, and with that announcement came more news. They’ll now be offering the newly revamped Yin Yang Standard in a five-string version.
MESA/Boogie has unveiled the latest in its lightweight amp series with the Subway TT-800. The 800-watt Class D amp blends their Subway series with aspects of their classic Boogie BASS 400+ amp.
MxPx frontman Mike Herrera has a new signature StingRay bass from Ernie Ball Music Man. The bassist has used a StingRay for over 20 years, and now the company says “Herrera’s secret weapon is available to the public.”
This week we’re checking out a real beauty by Ulrich BassDesign. This weathered blue five-string is built with a thermo-modified alder body and a six-piece maple and mahogany neck. While its unique body shape and color stand out, there are plenty of other details to catch.