Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
After unveiling the prototype at last year’s NAMM Show, Sire is nearing the launch of their new U5 model. The bass is a short-scale instrument using their Marcus Miller Small Jazz Type body and P/J pickups.
After teasing the pedal at NAMM in January, Fuzzrocious Pedals has launched their latest pedal called Croak. The unit is an expressive double filter fuzz.
Power supply company Cioks is close to shipping its latest product, called the Cioks 8. Touted as their largest switch-mode power supply, the unit offers eight isolated outlets.
Stone Deaf FX has introduced the Noise Reaper, a noise gate pedal designed for line-level instruments, guitars, and basses. The pedal evolved from the gate circuits used in their Warp Drive and Fig Fumb pedals.
When I saw this Myra Bass 5 by Paul Lairat on my Facebook feed, I stopped in my tracks. The five-string bass has a rich curly redwood top in a special finish to accentuate its deep color.
Chris Seldon Guitars (formerly Owl Bass Guitars) has announced their new flagship model called the Seldon Ranger 4/34. The new instrument features a full 34-inch scale and will be the company’s base model.
Caroline Guitar Company has announced the Megabyte delay, which builds onto their Kilobyte delay by adding a tap-tempo function via a footswitch. The pedal is a collaboration with John Snyder at Electronic Audio Experiments and Scott McCombs at McCohms Labs.
Musical accessory company Gruv Gear has announced a new product for effects lovers called the LYNK Pedalboard and the accompanying Pedalboard Kapsule Case.
MOD Devices has unveiled its latest creation, called the MOD Dwarf. The unit is a powerful and compact effect processor with an open platform for “platform for effects, amp simulations, cabinets, virtual instruments, synthesizers, and MIDI utilities.”
This week we’re checking out the AVJM5 by AV Basses. Built by luthier Aleš Vychodil, this particular build features a swamp ash body topped with a gorgeous poplar burl top with a matching headstock.
ZVEX Effects has just released a special run of their Fuzz Factory 7 utilizing two NOS 1960s 2N404 germanium transistors. Created during the COVID-19 pandemic, the new pedal was hand-assembled at home by the ZVEX crew and has a raw aluminum enclosure.
Kala released a new U-Bass this year that they say is their most sustainable choice. The ukulele-sized acoustic/electric bass guitar is made entirely out of bamboo.