Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Warwick has expanded its Rockbass Alien Deluxe Hybrid Thinline series of basses to include eight models. Each offers a different aspect of the instrument, which is centered around a thin hollow body fitted with both magnetic and piezo pickups.
Our final Gear Roundup of 2020 is here. In this one, we take a look back at the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories from the month of November.
Stradi is known for their beautiful blend of modern and classical elements in their designs, but this week we’re taking a look at a more traditional electric bass called the Reformer - our bass of the week.
Aguilar Amplification has unveiled a second limited edition color run of their SL cabinets for 2020. The new Poseidon Green Special Edition SL Cabinets carry the same features as their standard versions with the special cover.
GrooveTech has expanded its line of multi-tools with the Mini-Multi, a compact device loaded with tools for bass and guitar. Sizes are made in both metric and inch to support most makes and models.
Ulrich BassDesign has unveiled a new line of basses called the Retro 57 Series. Handcrafted in their workshop in Germany, the basses are inspired by the instruments, cars, and lifestyle of the 1950s.
After previewing it at the NAMM Show earlier this year, Markbass has revealed the full details of the Mark Vintage Pre. A big part of the pedal’s creation came from a suggestion by Marcus Miller, who was looking for a compact recording unit.
Thundercat’s bass is as unique as his playing, so this week we’re taking a look at his signature model from Ibanez. The massive six-string hollow body is made in the company’s Japanese custom shop with curly maple for the back and sides and quilted maple for its top.
Bergantino Amplification has once again expanded their Forté line of bass amps with a new model. The 800-watt Forté D builds upon the original version with the company’s Big Fat Tube (BFT) technology.
AC/DC is back with a new album, complete with the classic lineup anchored by bassist Cliff Williams. Now, Ernie Ball Music Man is helping Williams celebrate with a limited-edition bass bearing his name.
Calton Cases has teamed up with Gibson to create a Gibson Signature Series of guitar cases. The lineup includes custom cases made in Austin, Texas for all of Gibson’s basses through history.
Empress Effects has expanded its lineup of compressors with two new models. While their flagship model has been revamped to include a “tilt” tone EQ control and selectable side chain, the new bass model has been retooled for us low-enders.