Dan Lutz Nordy DL vM5 Bass
The 34"-scale DL vM5, a remix of the company’s Nordy vM5 model that combines its NP5 and Big- Man pickups with standard 2B and 3B preamps, comes with an ash body and maple fingerboard or an alder body with a rosewood fingerboard.
Street $3,800 (passive); $3,950 (active)
Parallel Universe Bass Blender
This colorful pedal has many capabilities—active splitter, active mixer, true-bypass loop, signal muter, line driver—but its one main mission is to help you find the perfect balance between your dry signal and the pedals you put in its effect loop.
Frustrated by big plugs in tight pedalboard spaces? The ¼" shaft of Godlyke’s Pivot-All cable can be rotated 180 degrees, making it much easier to maneuver. Available individually or pre-wired with Mogami cabling and silver solder.
Street $20 for the plug, $40 for the cable
Super Symmetry Compressor pedal
This sleek compressor has everything you’d expect in a comp pedal—ATTACK, RELEASE, an input gain, an output gain, and COMPRESSION, of course—as well as a BLEND control that helps you, uh, blend your clean and compressed signals.
WAYNE JONES AUDIO WJBP
Stereo Valve Bass Preamp
This preamp boasts a built-in tuner with footswitch, optical compressor, individual EQ controls & Q points are designed & tailored to the attack frequencies of each string, pan control for left and right cabinets, DI with level control around back, effects send and return in stereo and mono, two XLR outputs, an AUX input, and a headphone jack with level out.
4- and 5-string basses
Vibrance’s 34"-scale 4-strings and 35"-scale 5s sport neck-through construction, highly chambered American black walnut bodies, wenge tops, Bartolini pickups and preamps, and carbon-fiber-reinforced black walnut/cherry necks with binding.
Street $3,700 (4-string), $3,900 (5-string)
Ampeg SVT-VR & SVT-3 Pro plug-ins
Ready to get that SVT sound inside your DAW? Check out Universal Audio’s new Ampeg Bass Amp plug-ins, made exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.
Street $150 each or $230 for the bundle