New Gear from NAMM 2010

THE VIBE OF THIS YEAR’S NAMM SHOW WAS UPBEAT, PERHAPS INFLUENCED BY THE ECONOMIC improvements of the past year. Manufacturers, retailers, and artists were excited by the variety of new products, and getting to check them out in person was an absolute delight. What follows is in no way a comprehensive list of new items from NAMM, but rather a small selection from the many products that caught our eye. Please note: A few manufacturers big NAMM releases were covered in our April issue, and we’ll continue to cover new releases in future issues. Check out the manufacturers’ websites for more details on products that grab your attention, and for our photos, videos, and blogs from the show floor, go to the Community page at bassplayer.com.
By BassPlayer ,

The vibe of this year's NAMM Show was upbeat, perhaps influenced by the economic improvements of the past year. Manufacturers, retailers, and artists were excited by the variety of new products, and getting to check them out in person was an absolute delight. What follows is in no way a comprehensive list of new items from NAMM, but rather a small selection from the many products that caught our eye. Please note: A few manufacturers big NAMM releases were covered in our April issue, and we’ll continue to cover new releases in future issues. Check out the manufacturers’ websites for more details on products that grab your attention, and for our photos, videos, and blogs from the show floor, go to the Community page at bassplayer.com. —Rod Taylor

BASSES

Fodera NYC Empire Bass 4
Price $2,599
www.fodera.com

Alleva-Coppolo Yo-Shotee Shorts-cale Bass
Price N/A
www.allevacoppolo.com

Spector Coda
Price $2,399
www.spector.com

Norstrand Nordy VP5
Price $2,600
www.nordstandguitars.com

Veillette Acoustic Bass
Price $3,740
www.veilletteguitars.com

AMPS

Baer Amplification Valkerie
Price N/A
www.baeramplification.com

Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.0
Price $879
www.genzbenz.com

Hartke LH1000 & HyDrive 112
Price $499, $349
www.hartke.com

Eden EGRW264 Gig Rig
Price $974
www.eden-electronics.com

Michael Pope Design MPP-1 Bass
Preamplifier
Price $1,499
www.michaelpopedesign.com

Mark Bass Alain Caron Signature
Model Stereo Preamp and
Powered Cabinet
Price N/A
www.markbass.it

EFFECTS & ACCESSORIES

MXR Bass Envelope Filter
Price $149
www.jimdunlop.com

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
Price $99
www.bossus.com

DigiTech JamMan Stereo Looper/Phraser
Price $299
www.digitech.com

Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe
Price $269
www.tech21nyc.com

G Lab Tidy Chorus Foot Controller
Price $339
www.glab.com.pl

EFFECTS & ACCESSORIES

Aguilar AGGRO Overdrive
Price $179
www.aguilaramp.com

Aguilar Filter Twin Envelope Filter
Price $199
www.aguilaramp.com

Aguilar AG-4 J Pickups
Price $159
www.aguilaramp.com

iGig Tweed G515
Price $179
www.flyigig.com

Line 6 Relay G30
Price $299
www.line6.com

Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making
Music in the Internet Age
Price $13.59
www.halleonard.com