Skip to main content

Bass Gear - Page 256

Gear Watch: BOSS RC-3 and RC-30 Loop Stations
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: BOSS RC-3 and RC-30 Loop Stations

To celebrate 10 years since the release of their Loop Station, BOSS has unveiled the RC-3 and RC-30 loopers, each featuring three hours of stereo looping, 99 on-board memory locations, and USB 2.0 connectivity for importing and exporting audio to your computer. A step up from previous loop stations, the new models have multiple inputs, including 1/4” A and B...

Get Bass Gear News in your inbox.

Stay up to date on the latest bass gear news (every Thursday).

Gear Watch: Aguilar SL 410 Cabinet
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Aguilar SL 410 Cabinet

Aguilar Amplification has unveiled their second super light bass cab, the SL 410, designed as a blend of “modern technology with a classic vibe.” Weighing in at 69 pounds, the SL 410 features 4 custom-voiced 10” woofers with 11 oz. Neodymium magnets and a phenolic tweeter with a variable level control. The cab is rated at 1200 watts RMS and...

Gruv Gear FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gruv Gear FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite

The guys from Gruv Gear were showing off a few new products at their NAMM booth this year, including the new FretWraps and V-Cart Solo Lite. Designed with bass in mind, the Gruv Gear FretWraps are a string-muting accessory made to replace the hair ties that most bassists keep above the nut. Available in three sizes, FretWraps fit around up...

Gear Watch: Roland CUBE-XL Bass Combo Amplifiers
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Roland CUBE-XL Bass Combo Amplifiers

Roland has expanded their line of Cube Bass combo amps with three new models: the 120XL, 60XL, and 20XL. Delivering 120, 60, and 20 watts respectively, the amps are built for portability. The 120XL and 60XL have more in common than the 20XL, as they share dual custom-designed Air Flow Ports, eight COSM amp models, seven effects (including new Drive...

Gear Watch: Basswitch IQ DI
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Basswitch IQ DI

Ruppert Musical Instruments has introduced the Basswitch IQ DI, a pedal that the company calls “the bass player’s Swiss knife”. Built in Germany, it serves as an A/B input switcher, a preamp, a clean booster, a parametric EQ, an FX loop switcher, and a D.I. box. The Basswitch has two inputs, which lead to channels A and B respectively. If...

Gear Watch: Fodera Yin Yang Standard Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Fodera Yin Yang Standard Bass

Fodera has introduced the new Yin Yang Standard bass, based on their Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe. The company consulted Wooten on the creation, as he has “long wanted a Yin Yang that could be more widely available.” The bass utilizes all the same materials and specifications from their Brooklyn-made instrument with a lower price point. The Yin Yang Standard...

Gear Watch: Gallien-Krueger Introduces New MB Series Amps for 2011
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Gallien-Krueger Introduces New MB Series Amps for 2011

Gallien-Krueger Amplification has expanded their MB series by adding a new more powerful head unit, a new combo, and powered enclosures to the line up. The MB800 is an 800-watt amp that weighs in at 4.9 pounds and features a discreet FET driven preamp and power amp. The unit includes a 10dB pad, tuning mute switch, two gains, a four...

Gear Watch: TC Electronic Blacksmith Bass Amp
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: TC Electronic Blacksmith Bass Amp

TC Electronic’s bass amp 2.0 line has just gotten a little bigger and a lot louder with the introduction of the Blacksmith. The amp shares many of the same features as its siblings, including an integrated chromatic tuner, four-band EQ, SpectraComp ‘per-string’ compression, TubeTone tube amp recreation, and TweeterTone high frequency control. Three user presets are also available for versatility....

Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

Among a slew of new instruments, Ibanez has released a tribute bass to the late Slipknot bassist, Paul Gray. The new bass was designed in conjunction with Gray’s family and the Slipknot management. Proceeds from sales of the bass will go towards a special trust for Paul’s daughter and family. The PGB2T features a mahogany body and maple neck with...

Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

Dean Guitars has unveiled two new John Entwistle signature basses at NAMM, named the Spider and the Hybrid. The Spider is a limited edition, where the Hybrid will be a standard model available in a USA model and one presumably built overseas. The John Entwistle Spider is an extremely limited run with only 25 produced worldwide. With it’s angular design...