Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Alusonic Aluminum Instruments has introduced a new bass model called the PentaFleX 5-string bass special edition, made in collaboration with Alberto Rigoni.
Tech 21’s Bass Fly Rig is being updated for 2021 with version 2. The multi-effects floor unit has a built-in 3-band EQ, chorus, octaver, fuzz, compression, and – of course – the company’s SansAmp preamp sounds.
Jens Ritter’s basses always blow me away, and this R8 Acoustic model is no different. The four-string bass is crafted from solid red cedar with a maple neck and ebony fingerboard, which is adorned with oval ring inlays.
Mile End Effects has unveiled the DTYCEYP, aka the Don’t Think You Can Escape Your Purpose, fuzz/preamp pedal. The unit is an homage to the Univox Super Fuzz of the 1970s, which was used on Yoo Doo Right’s first LP of the same name.
Matthews Effects has announced a new MIDI controller pedal called The Futurist, which they call a better way of experiencing MIDI. The compact unit features just four switches, though it’s built for flexibility.
Glou-Glou FX has unveiled the Loupé, a creative stereo looper and delay pedal. The unit, which is the company’s first digital creation, is described as “flexible, musical, and interactive.”
Ernie Ball Music Man has proven it gets funkier by adding to the Joe Dart Signature Bass collection. First is the original Joe Dart bass in an all-new black velvet finish to complement the original natural velvet. Second is the Joe Dart Jr.
Gruv Gear’s FretWraps have a new option with the Bubby Lewis Signature “Otaku” model. They come in four sizes to accommodate different instruments.
We’ve got another rare bird for you this week with the Andre Instruments Maya 3. The acoustic/electric bass guitar has a unique design with stunning craftsmanship.
Sheptone has unveiled the Miles Bass Pickup, a single-coil design that “goes the distance” for vintage tone. It was created to accurately reproduce the tone of the original Fender 1951 Precision Bass, they shared.
Nux has unveiled the Mighty Bass 50BT, a bass amp they say is perfect for practice, rehearsing, and recording. The 50-watt combo features a 6.5-inch speaker and a Class-D power section.
Aguilar Amplification has added a new model to their ultra-compact line of pedals with the DB 599 Bass Compressor. Housed in a yellow chassis, the mini unit has a simple control layout with a knob for gain and a knob for compression.