Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Rotosound is already looking to 2020 with the announcement of a new set of bass strings. The new Ultramag series is made with Type 52 Alloy and is described as a high-end string.
Guy Pratt has teamed up with The Bass Centre to introduce the Guy Pratt Betsy Bass. A part of their British Bass Masters series, the instrument is based on Pratt’s 1964 Jazz Bass he named “Betsy,” which he originally bought from John Entwistle in 1987.
Wampler Pedals has expanded its effects lineup with the Terraform, a modulation stompbox that offers multiple routing options, true stereo, presets, MIDI control, and eleven custom-designed modulation effects.
When you look at this bass, you might suspect it was built in the Southwest due to its design and turquoise coloring. However, the NB5 Dream Catcher 33 is a custom bass made by Japan’s Sugi Guitars.
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Xotic has updated part of their pedal lineup with the Bass RC Booster V2. The unit is described as “a super transparent boost pedal designed to add clarity and definition to your bass tone.”
JHS Pedals has revamped one of their preamp pedals with the Colour Box V2. The unit is designed to replicate the “direct-in” sound of recording into a Neve studio console. Building on the original pedal, version two has some upgrades.
Sinasoid has released a new signature cable with bassist Norm Stockton. The 12-foot boutique instrument cable’s profits will be used to help Stockton finish his latest project, Sushi & Grooves.
This week we’re taking a look at the insanely intricate bass luthier Ivan Mulia calls the “TTT Bass” Misery 3030. The bass features finely detailed, acid-etched aluminum plates for the body top and back, as well as the fretless fingerboard.
Continuing their recent run of insect-themed pedals, Fuzzrocious Pedals has collaborated once again with Electro-Faustus for a pedal called Maggotor. The pedal combines the Fuzzrocious Baby Furnace and the Electro-Faustus Blackfly for a unique unit.
Darkglass Electronics has expanded its limited-edition line of amps with the Alpha·Omega 900 “Centurion”. The new model houses their Alpha·Omega 900 in a red chassis with laser-etched artwork by Ignacio Bazán.
Dan Lakin has launched a new line of basses with his company, D. Lakin Basses. Lakin, who founded Lakland Basses, offers one-on-one consultation for every bass that’s made.