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  • Bass of the Week: Scopel P-Board Bass

    Bass of the Week: Scopel P-Board Bass

    I love it when luthiers think outside the box with the woods they use for their instruments. A recent trend has been to recycle old skateboards to create instant mojo, and Brazilian bass builder Antonio Cesar Scopel nailed it with his P-Board bass. Inspired by the Fender Precisions from 1951 to 1957, the P-Board’s body... »

  • Strictly 7 Guitars Announces Python, Copperhead, and Sidewinder Basses

    Strictly 7 Guitars Announces Python, Copperhead, and Sidewinder Basses

    The extended range specialists at Strictly 7 Guitars have officially launched a new line of bass guitars. The series includes three models: the Copperhead, the Sidewinder, and the Python. “The Copperhead was the original bass model we started in 2013 with Simone Bertozzi of Mnemic,” the company writes. “We needed it to produce a low... »

  • Overload Guitars Introduces the Taurus Bass

    Overload Guitars Introduces the Taurus Bass

    Italian custom instrument company Overload Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the Taurus. The four-stringer is customizable but comes standard with a swamp ash body, flamed bubinga top, and seven-piece maple/bubinga/wenge neck with a resin fingerboard. Its neck has a flat “D”-shape profile with a compound fingerboard radius from 16-inches to 20-inches. It... »

  • Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass

    Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass

    Epiphone has released a line of limited edition instruments featuring korina wood, including the Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass. The bass sports the classic explorer body shape and comes loaded with a set of Epiphone’s XR and XT humbuckers. Both its body and neck are made of korina (also known as African Limba), while the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Höfner Guitars Gold Label Paisley 500/2 Club Bass

    Bass of the Week: Höfner Guitars Gold Label Paisley 500/2 Club Bass

    Höfner’s Gold Label series gives the company a chance to make limited runs of special designs created by their master luthiers in Hagenau, Germany. This week we’re checking out a version of their 500/2 Club bass that’s finished in a retro, 60’s paisley top. “Introduced in 1964 the Club bass has for many years only... »

  • Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

    Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

    Fodera has unveiled the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III, a new take on the bass guru’s signature instrument. The bass, which is his third signature fretted Yin Yang, is designed to have a broader and unique range of tones with different woods and electronics. “Earlier this year Victor visited the shop to demo... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Semi-Hollow Bass

    Bass of the Week: Ploughman Guitars Semi-Hollow Bass

    This week we’re checking out another beautiful instrument by Serbia’s Ploughman Guitars. Their take on a semi-hollow body bass is crafted with a one-piece Sipo body that topped with book-matched, hand-carved, Bosnian maple. Its five-piece maple and mahogany neck is topped with a wenge fingerboard adorned with mother of pearl block inlays. The hardware includes... »

  • Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Spector Basses has announced their first ever acoustic bass line called the Timbre Series. Available in Black, Natural and Walnut Stain finishes, the bass is crafted with a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. “This is much stronger than solid lumber would be and helps to... »

  • Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

    Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

    Tensor Inc. has expanded their bass guitar offerings with the Ultralight Jazz Bass series. The custom made basses come in four- or five-string versions and are fitted with a pair of Aguilar J-HOT pickups, which feature an over-wound design for a hotter output. Each bass is built with a chambered maple body and 3-piece, grain... »

  • Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

    Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

    Cort has introduced the Action DLX AS bass guitar, which they describe as delivering “a deluxe sound and feel along with a simple, yet attractive aesthetic.” The bass expands upon the Cort Action DLX with a new active Markbass MB-1 preamp featuring a 3-band EQ, pickup blend, and master volume controls. A mini-switch allows for... »