Super Double pickups
Available for 4-, 5-, and 6-string basses, Aguilar’s hum-canceling Super Double pickups feature two rows of Alnico 5 polepieces, which boast a thick yet articulate tone.
Street $195 (4-string), $225 (5-string), $255 (6-string)
Adjustable from 43" to 50", this 3"-wide “veg-tan” leather strap is deep-embossed in a basket weave design, decorated with musical note inlays, and fully lined with supple suede. It’s available in nine colors, including (from left) tan, burgundy, black, and brown.
NS-2 CT-B 4-string
This short-scale remix of Spector’s NS-2 features a chambered alder body with redwood top, three-piece maple neck reinforced with graphite rods, pau ferro fingerboard, rosewood tailpiece, ebony headstock veneer, and Dunlop Dual Design strap buttons. An Aguilar OBP-3 preamp with a 3-band EQ and mid-frequency toggle is matched with an EMG 35CS pickup mounted to the CT-B’s alder back; the ebony bridge has a Fishman piezo system.
Stu Hamm Signature bass
Based on Warwick’s Streamer Broadneck, the 34"-scale Stu Hamm 4-string sports a matching headstock, rosewood fingerboard, alder body, EMG X Soapbar MM and EMG X Soapbar J pickups, active EMG preamp, and a birdseye-maple neck with rosewood stripes and 24 jumbo bronze frets. The fretless version comes with a tigerstripe ebony fingerboard.
CN410 4x10 cab
Built with lightweight poplar plywood and a sturdy Baltic birch baffle, Bergantino’s new 800-watt, 49-pound cab is finished in a carbon-fiber Tolex covering with a rigid black metal grille. Highlights include a custom-designed, phase-coherent crossover with a tweeter control, and neodymium woofers for punchy low end and sweet midrange.
MicroTour Mini Bass Amp
Perfect for those late-night solo jams, this 12"-tall, 2.5-pound micro stack makes it easy to rock out at a neighbor-approved two watts. Still too loud? Plug in headphones. The MicroTour runs on eight AA batteries or with an Eden 15-volt power supply.
Round Core & Crossover bass strings
GHS’s Round Core Bass Boomers, which boast generous low mids and clear, soft highs, are available for 4-, 5-, or 6-strings and for basses that require extra-long (37.25") lengths. The 4- and 5-string GHS Crossovers, designed specifically for the NS Design NXT and CR series of electric uprights and ready for bowing, feature a nickel/iron alloy wound over a round core and then microground to give the strings a deep, focused fundamental tone.
Street Round Core: $19 (4-string), $25 (5-string), $40 (6-string); Crossovers: $60 (4-string), $95 (5-string)