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  • Swope Guitars Unveils the Dakota Bass

    Swope Guitars Unveils the Dakota Bass

    Swope Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the Dakota. The retro-styled bass features a slickly contoured lightweight alder body in Candy Apple Red. Its neck is flat or rift-sawn hard rock maple that is topped with a quarter-sawn rosewood slab fingerboard. Luthier Chris Swope gives the bass a nitrocellulose lacquer with something he... »

  • Chowny Bass Announces the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature

    Chowny Bass Announces the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature

    Chowny Bass has introduced another artist signature model by teaming up with YouTube sensation Davie504. The new release is called the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature. “Featuring the Retrovibe Stinger ’77 pre-amp that is designed to the spirit of the original bass pre-amps to give a great unique bass tone, the EVO features... »

  • Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Stega Gold

    Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Stega Gold

    This week we’re checking out a bass fit for Goldfinger himself. French luthier Paul Lairat went all out on the Stega Gold, which is part of his “Outstanding Basses” range and limited to 10 pieces. The bass is a decadent version of his Stega model that is built with maple and fully covered in gold... »

  • Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

    Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

    The popular Marcus Miller line of basses by Sire Guitars is growing this year with two new models: the P7 and the V9. The P7 is the company’s first P-style bass, while the V9 adds a solid maple top and quilted veneer to the V7 model. Available in four and five-string versions, the P7 centers... »

  • Chowny Bass Unveils the SWB Pro

    Chowny Bass Unveils the SWB Pro

    Chowny Bass has expanded their lineup with the SWB Pro, an upgraded version of the bass designed with bassist Scott Whitley. While the short-scale model retains many features, there are a handful of updates. The SWB Pro comes in two finishes – Matt Ash/Walnut or Gloss Ash with Quilt Maple – with other new features... »

  • Willcox Guitars Unveils USA Custom Shop Saber Bass

    Willcox Guitars Unveils USA Custom Shop Saber Bass

    Willcox Guitars has expanded their lineup with a USA Custom Shop series. The full-service shop allows players to pick out their own tonewoods, tops, finishes, and hardware. The first custom shop Willcox instrument is the USA Saber Bass, which is available for order now in four, five, and six-string versions. “Just like the production model... »

  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Psilos Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Psilos Bass

    This week we’re taking a look at another piece by AJR Guitarmods called the Psilos bass. The sleek, modern bass was built by luthier Andy Rogers for a customer who was looking for a minimalist design. “It has been built for one of my long standing customers, Mick T, and, although I’ve done a few... »

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  • Ibanez Unveils 2nd Edition of 30th Anniversary SR Series Basses

    Ibanez Unveils 2nd Edition of 30th Anniversary SR Series Basses

    Ibanez is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their SR Series with some limited edition basses. After announcing Premium and Standard versions earlier this year, they have now announced three new 2nd Edition SR Anniversary basses. The second round of basses includes four- and five-string versions of the SR30TH with Flamed Ash tops as well as... »

  • Supro Unveils the Huntington Bass

    Supro Unveils the Huntington Bass

    Supro has announced the Huntington Bass, a retro model that comes in single, double, or triple pickup configurations. The short-scale bass takes the body shape of an early ’60s Ozark model with the passive electronics and sound design of the equally vintage Supro Pocket Bass. It is built with a choice of mahogany, swamp ash,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Tool’s Justin Chancellor has always been known for his impeccable style and tone. While he is typically associated with a Wal bass, this week we’re taking a look at his new Streamer Stage II from the Warwick Custom Shop. The bass is built with neck through construction with Warwick’s “hidden neck” option, which means the... »