Skip to main content

Bass Gear - Page 5

Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More

Ernie Ball Music Man and Darkglass Team Up For DarkRay Bass
Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man and Darkglass Team Up For DarkRay Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man has teamed up with Darkglass Electronics to unveil the DarkRay 4-string Bass. Available in Obsidian Black and Granite Stone finishes, the bass takes the StingRay Special model and fits it with new electronics.

Genzler Amplification Launches Pedal Series with 4 On The Floor Bass Overdrive
Pedals & Effects

Genzler Amplification Launches Pedal Series with 4 On The Floor Bass Overdrive

Genzler Amplification has announced a new line of bass effect pedals starting with the 4 On the Floor Classic Bass Overdrive. The design brings Jeff Genzler and Andy Field back together and along with Genzler Amp engineer Scott Andres.

Get Bass Gear News in your inbox.

Stay up to date on the latest bass gear news (every Thursday).

Bass of the Week: Endres Guitars 8-String
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Endres Guitars 8-String

Scott Hayes dropped us a line saying his pal Eli Endres has some serious bass-building skills. To prove his point, he shared this eight-string bass that the luthier just completed.

EICH Amplification Unveils Limited Black Edition Series Bass Amps
Amps

EICH Amplification Unveils Limited Black Edition Series Bass Amps

Thomas Eich is celebrating his 35th anniversary in the music industry with the EICH Amplification Limited Black Edition Series. The series includes three amps – the T500, T900, and T1000 – as well as the BC112Pro combo and the 212S cabinet.

Spector Introduces Bantam 5 Bass
Basses

Spector Introduces Bantam 5 Bass

Spector has expanded their line of Bantam basses with a new five-string model. Similar to the four-string, the Bantam 5 Bass has a medium 32-inch scale length and a chambered body. Spector says this delivers a lightweight and comfortable instrument.

Hamstead Soundworks Introduces the Comet Interstellar Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Hamstead Soundworks Introduces the Comet Interstellar Drive Pedal

Hamstead Soundworks has unveiled the Comet, a four-knob drive pedal that has both transparent and character drive voices. The company says the pedal can be “molded from boutique sounding overdrive with a vocal midrange to a rich and creamy fuzz.”

Bass of the Week: Nichols Guitar Co. Spruce Dylan
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Nichols Guitar Co. Spruce Dylan

This week we’re checking out the Dylan model by Nichols Guitar Company. While the bass comes with several options, this particular version is a four-string featuring a swamp ash body topped with Engelmann Spruce and Rosewood laminates.

G&L Introduces Left-Handed Tribute Fallout Bass
Basses

G&L Introduces Left-Handed Tribute Fallout Bass

G&L Guitars is showing some love for lefty bassists with a new southpaw version of their Tribute Fallout Bass. Originally launched in 2019, the Fallout Bass is a short-scale model loaded with the company’s Magnetic Field Design humbucker.

Spaceman Effects Unveils the Aurora Analog Flanger Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Spaceman Effects Unveils the Aurora Analog Flanger Pedal

Spaceman Effects has launched the Aurora, an analog BBD-style flanger packed with features. That includes two LFO types, two tape emulations, and a static comb filtering option.

D’Addario Unveils Sustainable “Eco-Comfort” Guitar Straps
Accessories & Strings

D’Addario Unveils Sustainable “Eco-Comfort” Guitar Straps

D’Addario has launched a new line of straps called the Eco-Comfort line, which features models made from sustainable materials. The company says that 90 percent of each strap is made from recycled materials.

Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Guitars Skjoldslayer 4/34
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Guitars Skjoldslayer 4/34

I’ve been lucky to see quite a few Skjold Design Basses in my day, but the Skjoldslayer model is one that always grabs my attention. That’s why when someone emailed us luthier Pete Skjold’s latest creation, I was hooked.

KLOS Guitars Unveils the Apollo Electric Bass
Basses

KLOS Guitars Unveils the Apollo Electric Bass

KLOS Guitars is launching the Apollo Series of electric instruments, including the Apollo Electric Bass. The bass, which comes in standard and Pro versions, features composite technology with a carbon fiber neck.