Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Andrew Drake of Drake Custom Basses shared one of his latest builds, a stunning semi-hollow bass with lots of cool features.
Seymour Duncan has unveiled a new set of bass pickups called the Heavy Weather set. The pair of single coils is described as a slightly brighter take on early ’60s jazz bass tone.
After launching the Acinonyx (aka Cat Bass) in 2020, Nordstrand Audio is now offering the model’s pickups on their own. The CatPups are vintage-styled in their sound and style.
Cort has once again expanded their bass lineup with a pair of new models called the GB-Modern 4 and GB-Modern 5. They call the four and five-string basses a blend of “timeless design and modernized features.”
Trace Elliot has launched the Pro Series 4×10 and 2×12 cabinets, marking a return to large venue options. The models are a follow-up to their new 1200-watt TE-1200 bass amp head.
Lounsberry Pedals has expanded its lineup with the Mo Bass, a gain staged preamp/overdrive pedal for bass. Designed for Derek “Mo” Moore of Nektar, the unit is described as offering overdrive and a clean bottom with mild natural compression.
This week we’re checking out a cool bass by Lowe Custom Guitars that combines two of luthier Brad Lowe’s designs. Its cool shapes are matched by a shocking greenburst finish over its roasted ash body.
Markbass has unveiled a new lineup with the MB58R Bass Amp series, consisting of a whopping 20 new cabinets, eight combo amps, and a new head unit. The series is described as having a “next-level power-to-weight ratio”.
Caveman Audio’s BP1 bass preamp has been shrunk down to create the new BP1 Compact. The new pedal offers the same tone as its 1073-inspired predecessor while saving space by paring down on some features.
Carvin has unveiled a new preamp for bassists called the BX1. The company describes the pedal as offering a natural bass tone with unprecedented control and extended headroom.
Death By Audio has unveiled the Space Bender Chorus Modulator, a new pedal that “replicates and warps your signal into beautiful and organic transmissions from a dimension somewhere beyond linear time.”
Gorillaz bassist Seye Adelekan recently teamed up with Baum Guitars to unveil the Thunder Bass. While the bass will be available as a model in their lineup, this week, we’re featuring his custom pink axe.