It's that time of year again, NAMM's chugging right along and bass gear manufacturers are rolling out all sorts of new tasty treats for the new year. This thread is for the discussion of the new objects of our GAS.

There's already a thread for the new Warwick stuff: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1583970

Just a few new things so far:

Fender Pawn Shop Mustang:

Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI:

Fender Select Active Jazz:

Ibanez BTB1405e and 1406e: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_eb_page13.php?data_id=205&color=CL01&year=2013&cat_id=2&series_id=114 and http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_eb_page13.php?data_id=206&color=CL01&year=2013&cat_id=2&series_id=114

Spector Coda Pro 4 and 5:

EBMM Sabre Classic:

Guild Newark St Collection Starfire:
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Aria Cliff Burton Signature Bass:

Lakland Short Scale Hollowbody

Lakland Decade 6 (bass vi)

G&L MJ-4: http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/USA/basses/MJ-4/index.asp

Tech 21 VT Bass DI

Aguilar Hot P and J pickups and Soapbar Pickups: http://www.aguilaramp.com/pickups_preamps.htm

Markbass Bass Multiamp:

Ampeg PF-800

So discuss! GAS! Post pics of more new gear as the show goes on!
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Last edited by Tostitos at Jan 25, 2013,
MY GAWD! They've re-issued the starfire.....Well, time to prostitute myself to get enough money for one.

Fender American Hand Stained stratocaster
Fender 72' Telecaster Deluxe FSR

Squier Vista Venus

Boss TU-3
Boss OD-3
Pro co Rat 2
EHX Big Muff Nano
EHX Small clone
Boss DD7
Hardwire Supernatural

Vox AC30cc1
Blackheart Little Giant stack
Hey can we get this stickied for a while oh great and powerful mods?

I'm still plowing through the NAMM porn, so I'll comment on specifics later.
^ wow this is the first time I noticed your not a mod anymore, either im slow or just that out of it.

I wanna see some new Source Audio and Tech 21 pedals. All ive been gasing for is pedals, so bad.
There's a new BTB in addition to the new Premiums. I'm having trouble finding pictures to post, but Ibanez has new limited-edition 7 string BTB, the BTB 7. You can find a picture towards the bottom of this page: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/eu/news/show/namm2013/index.html

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I wanna see some new Source Audio and Tech 21 pedals. All ive been gasing for is pedals, so bad.

I'm not super up on pedals so maybe someone else can chime in with any new reports, but:

and for funsies:

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Blend control on a Sansamp VT? Want. I think I'm going to be buying one of these as soon as they're available..
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The billy sheehan sig doesn't look too bad compared to most EBS which ive always thought lacked tone shaping ability. The possible price jack for a sig pedal will probably make me look away from it though.
The Tech 21 DI looks pretty nice upgrade to the Sansamp. Definitely looks good. The others I havent had the time to look at.
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A change of pace. Here's the new Kala rumbler Ubass. It has a piezo pickup matched with an active EQ and built-in tuner. Its strings are Kala Silver Rumbler Strings, which are made with a special Nylgut compound with calcium carbonate to increase density, stability, and resonance at low frequencies.
^ Want. Then I could start a one man uke band.
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It's a serious dilemma, Starbass or Starfire?

Starfire. Seriously, you want the Starfire.
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The LTD Elite Series basses were announced a week or two in advance of NAMM.

Damn it! Disable can't use disable to disable Disable's disable because disable's disable has already been disabled by Disable's disable!
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Anything Janek Gwizdala is endorsing.
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ehh I haven't really seen anything that caught my attention bass-wise at NAMM. I'm not a huge fan of effects for the bass either.
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I wanna see some new Source Audio and Tech 21 pedals. All ive been gasing for is pedals, so bad.

Didn't Tech 21 put out a bunch of stuff in mid-2012? I honestly don't remember if any were even for bass though.

With everything at NAMM, nothing in particular has drawn my attention, though I would love the opportunity to try all of this new stuff out.
Just an update on a few new things. To add to the hollowbody madness this year:

Gibson ES 335 Bass (not a Midtown):
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Fano GF4:

Fujigen also showed their own FGN brand of guitars which included some nice looking Jazz-style basses.
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That Fano looks especially nice. It's about as close to a new Starcaster bass as you'll get, but it's 32" scale with a jazz width neck. Pure awesome.
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