Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
You can never be too safe these days. So for your consideration is a bass by Beardly Customs called “The Beast,” which they say doubles as a bass and a deadly weapon for slaying zombies.
Genzler Amplification has expanded its product lineup with a brand new series of cabinets called the Nu Classic Series. The models are described as compact, lightweight, and delivering “classic tone and warm full-spectrum response.”
Squier has announced a few changes to its Affinity lineup for 2021 including three new finishes (Lake Placid Blue, Charcoal Frost Metallic, and Burgundy Mist) as well as a new bass: The Squier Affinity Series Jaguar Bass H.
Luthier Chris Seldon has shared one of his latest creations with us, and it’s absolutely stunning. This five-string Alchemist 534 is crafted with an African Mahogany body and a maple burl top that has us drooling.
Boss has added a new model to their line of clip-on tuners with the TU-05. Designed for guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments, the tuner has a built-in rechargeable battery that offers 10 hours of continuous use.
Fuzzrocious is adding a new pedal to their lineup with a cute name and a monstrous sound. Li’l Fella is a compact and highly versatile overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedal that began as a new version of another of their models.
Another month is in the books, which means it’s time to take a look back at the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories. Here are your favorites for March 2021.
Ampeg has launched a new line of amps with the Rocket Bass Series, which includes five new combos ranging from 30 to 500 watts of power. Each model marries the company’s vintage styling with more modern features.
Damnation Audio has unveiled a new distortion pedal for bass players. The company describes the Curmudgeon 2 as a “solid-state power amp distortion that takes your incoming signal, multiplies it by 1000, and slams it into a simulated power amp.”
This week we’re checking out a slick five-string from RG Custom Basses out of Nashville. The bass is set up to be a slapper with a Brubaker Musicman humbucker matched to a Seymour Duncan three-band EQ with a push/pull “slap switch.”
Michael Kelly has expanded its electric bass lineup with the Pinnacle 4-string and 5-string basses. Each of the models are built with a swamp ash body topped with burled poplar in a natural finish.
Carl Martin has unveiled the next evolution of their Octaswitch with “The Strip,” which they call the smallest and most advanced version yet. The effects loop pedal brings the same features as its predecessors while adding versatility.