Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
Lehle has added to their line of utility pedals with the Dual Expression and the P-ISO. Each unit is made in Germany and utilizes passive isolation with high signal fidelity.
Wampler Pedals has unveiled their take on a classic distortion pedal from the ’80s with the Ratsbane. It pays homage to the “rodent-based” circuit by recreating its full dynamic range and filter control with a few extra tricks.
Phil Jones Bass has beefed up their Bass Cub bass amp with the new BG-120, aka the Bass Cub Pro. The ultra-compact design features a completely new power section that can deliver 120 watts to the internal speakers and up to 240 watts when paired.
Cort has expanded their Artisan Series of basses once again with a new model. The Artisan A5 Beyond is described as the realization of a bold vision for modern bass concepts.
Warwick has expanded their lineup of strings with the Black Label Nickel-Plated Steel Strings series, which includes six different sets. Warwick describes the strings as having a “smooth tight feel and a rich warm sound.”
This week we’re checking out a cool and affordable bass by Retrovibe called the T32 “Telenbacker”. The medium-scale bass is a mashup of Telecaster and Rickenbacker basses that weighs in at 8.2 pounds.
SolidGoldFX is throwing things back with their latest pedal called the Imperial MkII. Inspired by the JEN Jumbo fuzz, the pedal has four sliders for controlling your volume, tone, contour, and fuzz.
Cicognani Engineering has released the SexyBoost2, a dual channel tube booster they say is perfect for “pushing the front-end of a tube amp or as a level booster in a loop.”
The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled their 2021 Masterbuilt Prestige Collection, featuring one-of-a-kind instruments crafted by their roster of master builders. This year the series includes two basses.
Gruv Gear has expanded their line of instrument cases by simultaneously reducing it. The new Kapsulite Bass Guitar Bag is 33% lighter than the company’s popular Kapsule model while continuing to provide utmost protection.
Dunable Guitars has unveiled a new signature bass with Power Trip’s Chris Whetzel. The thrash bassist has been playing their R2 bass for several years, so the based company constructed the new axe around the model.
Andy Rogers of AJRGuitar Mods shared another incredible build with us called the Swift Triple. The short-scale headless design was commissioned by a customer who wanted to blend a traditional look with modern features.