Cort’s new GB74JJ has everything you’d ask from a 21-fret, 34"-scale 4-string: two VTB-ST pickups, swamp-ash body, two bands of tone control, master volume and pickup blend controls, active/passive push-pull pot, zinc Omega bridge, maple neck and fingerboard, and Hipshot Ultralite tuners. Get it in amber or aqua blue.
AW-LT100B Clip-on Tuner
This bass-specific tuner, built for that ultra-low range below 100Hz, gets 100 hours from a single AAA battery. It has regular, strobe, and halfstrobe display modes.
BEAD Bass Boomers
If you tune your 4-string down to BEAD, try GHS’ new line of Boomer roundwounds, which come in three gauges: medium light (.060, .080, .100, .126), medium (.065, .085, .105, .130), and heavy (.070, .090, .115, .140).
Battalion Bass Preamp+DI
This box wants to crush competitors with a 4-band EQ, MOSFET distortion circuit, compressor, and noise gate. Try its three settings: pre-EQ (distortion after the compressor and before EQ), post EQ (EQ after the compressor and before distortion), and dry (EQ only affects your dry signal).