Bass Gear: The Latest Basses, Amps, Effects & More
G&L has launched a new L-1000 model with the Series 750 version. The new instrument is a five-string with 19 millimeter (aka .750 inches) string spacing at the bridge.
Atelier Kraken has such a cool style, and they overlay that on to more traditional designs. Their Thunder model is inspired by the Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Bass.
Earthquaker Devices has introduced the Special Cranker, an overdrive pedal that boasts an all-discrete analog circuit. The company calls it a sibling of the Speaker Cranker, with “extra grit and boost without drastically altering tone.”
Trickfish Amplification has expanded its Bullhead series of bass amps with the Bullhead Mini 500. Rated at 500 watts, the unit matches the Mike Pope-designed preamp with a Class D power amp.
Fodera has unveiled a new bass that they call a “futuristic new model” with cutting-edge innovations. The Mini MB Presentation Bass is a collaborative effort between Mike Bendy, Vinny Fodera, Joey Lauricella, and the whole Fodera Team.
Vulfpeck fans with keen eyes may have noticed that Joe Dart was sporting a new bass in the latest Fearless Flyers videos. Now Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the instrument to be the Joe Dart II, which adds to the company’s line of artist basses.
Anka Custom Guitars & Basses shared this five-string version of their Jarius model on Facebook, and it’s too good not to feature. Its alder body comes in a matte blue and black burst.
FM Guitars has expanded their dual-fretboard line of basses with the Classic models, which put their innovative tapping-centric design into a more traditional format. The Classic Basses come in 8- and 10-string versions.
Last year, Gibson and Gene Simmons announced a partnership for the G² line of instruments across the Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer. Now the fruits of their labor are being realized in the first product from the line with the G² Thunderbird Bass.
Harley Benton has unveiled a new set of basses with the JJ Series. The four-string JJ-450P and five-string JJ-550P each come in four finishes: blue, natural, white, and sunburst.
This week we’re checking out the “Priscilla” bass by Offbeat Guitars, which comes in an Evening Tide Teal finish over its distressed pine body. The cool factor is pumped up even more with a solid brass pickguard and dome knobs.
Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled a signature bass for Dream Theater’s John Myung back in 2020, and now they’re updating it with a new finish. The John Myung Bongo 6 HH now comes in a Platinum Silver color palette to complement the original black finish.