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  • Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

    Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

    Epiphone has added a four-string to their Masterbilt Century series called the Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar. It carries all the features of the Century line including a solid spruce top with traditional longitudinal bracing, an ebony fretboard, and five-piece maple/mahogany neck. Available in Vintage Sunburst and Vintage Natural finishes, the bass is... »

  • Serek Updates the Midwestern Bass

    Serek Updates the Midwestern Bass

    Serek Basses announced a new model at the Summer NAMM Show this year. The Midwestern 2 is a new version of the company’s flagship model with a few new refinements. It still retains many of the same features – a light-weight mahogany body, short scale, vintage profiled neck, and Hipshot hardware – but has a... »

  • NS Design Announces the NS WAV Omni Bass

    NS Design Announces the NS WAV Omni Bass

    NS Design’s WAV series got a little bigger this year with the addition of the NS WAV Omni bass, which debuted at the 2017 Summer NAMM show. The new model brings the Omni design, which has an upright bass design with the 34-inch scale of an electric bass, to the company’s most affordable WAV series.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Guild Starfire II

    Bass of the Week: Guild Starfire II

    This week we’re checking out the Starfire II from Guild. The iconic semi-hollow bass first debuted in 1967 where it was used by artists like Jefferson Airplane’s Jack Casady and the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. It was reintroduced in 2015 to the delight of many a bass player. Central to the Starfire II’s design is... »

  • Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

    Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

    Ibanez has further expanded their BTB model range with several incarnations. This summer they expanded the BTB700 series with four and seven-string models, plus their BTB Premium line will now have options for figured maple tops. The BTB is typically a five or six-string bass, but the BTB740 and BTB747 take things one step further... »

  • Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior Bass

    Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior Bass

    Bassists looking for a super short scale bass have a new option with the Guild Jumbo Junior Bass, a four-string acoustic/electric. It has just a 23¾-inch scale. Part of Guild’s Westerly Collection, the Jumbo Junior bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top with arched flamed maple for the back and sides. “We chose... »

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  • Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender debuted five new signature models at the Summer NAMM show this year including one bass: the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. The session ace, who has worked with artists ranging from Beck to Nine Inch Nails, teamed up with the company to create an instrument based on his personal ’66 Daphne Blue Mustang... »

  • Yamaha Revamps BB Series Basses for 2017

    Yamaha Revamps BB Series Basses for 2017

    Yamaha’s BB Bass series is growing this summer with nine new models that debuted at the Summer NAMM Show. The reworked basses, which range from entry-level to professional, will feature a smaller body among other upgrades. The new line starts with the four-string BB234 and five-string BB235. Each is built a solid alder body fitted... »

  • Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Teambuilt 35th Anniversary Basses

    Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Teambuilt 35th Anniversary Basses

    Each year, Warwick releases a special master-built, limited-edition model. This year they’re celebrating their 35th anniversary with a version of the Thumb NT, but they’ve also just announced a companion model in their Teambuilt series. The Warwick Teambuilt Pro Series Thumb BO LTD 2017 will come in four and five-string models limited to 100 units... »

  • Modulus Graphite Unveils the Funk Unlimited RevOLite Bass

    Modulus Graphite Unveils the Funk Unlimited RevOLite Bass

    Modulus Graphite has expanded on their Funk Unlimited model with the RevOLite version. Designed by master builder Joe Perman, the Funk Unlimited RevOLite carries the same shape with advanced carbon fiber reinforced construction that increases rigidity and reducing weight. The bass weighs in at just 6.5 pounds. The RevOLite’s body is built with carbon fiber-reinforced... »