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Veillette Introduces the Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Veillette Introduces the Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass

Veillette Guitars has unveiled their new Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass, being the company’s “most acoustic” bass yet. Designed to mimic vintage and classic semi-hollowbody basses, the body is 14” wide and heavily chambered with dual soundholes and a radiused spruce top. The curved face gives the body more depth in the center while keeping the edges thinner for comfort. Veillette added...

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Gear Watch: Von Saint Guitar Grips
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Von Saint Guitar Grips

While making the rounds at NAMM, we came upon the Von Saint booth, where the company was displaying its innovative bass guitar grips. The concept is that bass stands are awkward and take up floor space, which is important, especially on stage. The Crewsader Grip, Rogue Grip, and Renegade Grips are designed to hook onto your cab or combo, either...

Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic

For NAMM 2011, Peterson released the StroboStomp Classic, a retro stomp box tuner modeled after their Conn ST-11 Strobotuner from the ‘70s. The new pedal boasts .1 cent note detection and the company’s “Sweetened Tunings,” which are presets for specific instruments. A USB input allows for you to drop in your own presets and update firmware. The display is a...

Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses

Ibanez has unveiled a new take on their SR series with four new models. The SR Premium basses are built at Ibanez’s premium factory and all feature USA Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups, a first for any of the company’s basses. Each model also includes their EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ that has a Mid frequency switch and an EQ bypass switch for...

Ernie Ball Announces Game Changer Pickup Switching System
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Ernie Ball Announces Game Changer Pickup Switching System

Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled a new patent-pending pickup switching system called the Game Changer that will be available on their Reflex HH bass. By choosing the coils in any order, whether they are in series or parallel, and whether they are in or out of phase, the system allows for 250,000 pickup combinations without rewiring, digitizing, or remodeling. A...

Genz-Benz Unveils New Amps at NAMM 2011
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Genz-Benz Unveils New Amps at NAMM 2011

Genz-Benz unveiled three new amps at the NAMM show, including two in the new Streamliner series and an update to the ShuttleMax line. Sporting a retro look and feel, the Streamliner 900 and 600 amps have straight-ahead controls, allowing players to “focus more on their playing and less on adjusting knobs.” The models feature Class A Six Stage All Tube...

Gear Watch: Fender Releases American Special Basses and Mark Hoppus Update
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Fender Releases American Special Basses and Mark Hoppus Update

Fender has rolled out a few new bass products this year, including the introduction of their bass models into the American Special series and an update to the Mark Hoppus Signature Jazz Bass. The American Special Precision and Jazz basses are built in the U.S. and feature a slim neck profile, high-gloss finish, and the Fender “Greasebucket” circuit. The circuit...

Gear Watch: F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass

F-Bass has released a new Alain Caron signature model, dubbed the AC-Classic. Built to attain an “upright” tone from an electric bass, the instrument features a redwood top, additional chambering, and a floating bridge. Another new development for the series is a natural sounding RMC piezo pickup system that is controlled by master volume, bass cut/boost, and treble cut/boost knobs....

Gear Watch: Ampeg Heritage B-15
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Ampeg Heritage B-15

Among a slew of new gear Ampeg released at NAMM this year is the Heritage B-15, a combo that pays homage to former Ampeg VP Jess Oliver’s original flip-top design. Limited to 50 units, the B-15 is hand-built and hand-wired in the U.S. by George Metropolous and his team at Metroamps. The classic design includes an all-tube head and a...

Gear Watch: Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal

Fishman unveiled their new Fission Bass effects pedal at NAMM; a box that adds harmonies to your bass lines, including octave up, 4th and octave up, octave and 5th up, and an octave, 5th, and second octave up combined. The stompbox utilizes 32-bit signal processing and 24-bit audio conversion. Harmonies selected are visually displayed via four footswitch LEDs. There are...