Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Fuzzrocious Pedals has released the latest version of their annual Cicada Fuzz. As an homage to its namesake, the 17 Year Periodical Cicada, the company only produces 17 of the pedals per year.
Sandberg Guitars has updated its Electra series of basses for 2020 with a hardware upgrade and a new color option. The line includes the VS and TT models, each of which is four-string basses.
Last year marked the first-ever bass-specific pedal from Fender, and now they’ve revealed another for later this year. The Trapper Bass Distortion is a modified version of their Trapper that features two distortion circuits.
Harry Fleishman has been building instruments for over fifty years. Although he spent time working for large companies like Fender, he’s always kept designing on his own. This week we’re taking a look at an amazing acoustic fretless bass he built.
Warwick has stepped into the world of micro amps with the Gnome series of pocket-sized bass amplifiers. The lineup includes three models – the Gnome, Gnome i, and Gnome i Pro – that step up features.
Darkglass Electronics once again collaborated with artist Ignacio Bazán Lazcano to create a new limited-edition pedal. The Microtubes B7K Ultra V2 “The Squid” features the company’s all-time best-seller with an auxiliary input in a special enclosure.
Luna Guitars will be keeping the summer going this year with a new acoustic-electric bass. The Tribal Tobacco Sunburst acoustic-electric bass guitar is built with a mahogany body and a spruce top with a tribal motif around the soundhole.
KHE Audio has introduced the ACS Series, which is a line of amplifier and cabinet selectors. Consisting of seven models, the ACS series lets you switch between your amps, cabinets, and load boxes with the push of a button.
Fender introduced the vintage-styled Vintera series last year to pay homage to the instruments from their first three decades as a company. Now they’re offering roasted necks from the series as a separate component.
Rick Link of Beardly Customs shared his latest fretless build with us, and it’s a killer. The 35-inch scale bass features neck-through construction with a three-piece maple and purpleheart neck topped by a cocobolo fingerboard with maple fret lines.
It’s been six decades since Fender first introduced the Jazz Bass, and now they’re celebrating with a special 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass model. The limited-edition bass replicates the original design of the Jazz.
Ibanez has added a new set of basses to their Soundgear line with the SR1100B and SR1105B. The instruments are four- and five-string versions of the same design and come in Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Matte finishes.