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  • Spector Unveils ReBop MM Basses

    Spector Unveils ReBop MM Basses

    Spector has expanded its ReBop family for basses with the ReBop4 MM and ReBop5 MM. While keeping many of the same traits as their predecessors, the new models are equipped with an EMG-HZ MM passive dual coil pickup. They also introduce maple fingerboards with black Spector inlays and a trans blue stain matte body finish.... »

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  • Ibanez Introduces New Fretless SR Bass Models

    Ibanez Introduces New Fretless SR Bass Models

    Ibanez is now offering fretless versions of their SR370 and SR375 models. Aimed at providing fretless basses at a cost-effect price point, the company chose to start with the SR370 due to its maple body which they explain lends itself seamlessly to a fretless version. The SR370F and SR375F are 4- and 5-string basses, respectively,... »

  • Fret-King Unveils Black Label Series with Perception Bass Guitar

    Fret-King Unveils Black Label Series with Perception Bass Guitar

    Fret-King has unveiled their new Black Label series of instruments, including the Perception Bass Guitar. Available in 4 and 5-string versions, the Perception sports a passive P/J pickup set made by Wilkinson. The body is made of two pieces of American Alder, while the neck is Canadian Hard Rock Maple topped with a rosewood fingerboard.... »

  • Spector Offering Coda Deluxe Bass Models for 2012

    Spector Offering Coda Deluxe Bass Models for 2012

    Spector has introduced a Deluxe version of their Coda bass series. Built in the U.S. by Stuart Spector and his team, the deluxe version of the vintage inspired bass is set apart by the inclusion of a AAAA quilted maple top and the removal of the pickguard. Many of the features of the Coda Deluxe... »

  • Overture Guitars Introduces Timothy Gaines Signature “TG” Stronghold Bass

    Overture Guitars Introduces Timothy Gaines Signature “TG” Stronghold Bass

    Overture Guitars has made a pretty rad signature bass for Timothy Gaines of Stryper. The “TG” Stronghold sports a poplar body with a Yellow Relic paint scheme hand-painted by artist Tim Beck. As each is done individually, every bass has a little different paint scheme and is unique to itself. The bass’s maple neck is... »

  • Warwick Updates RockBass Corvette Basic Line of Basses

    Warwick Updates RockBass Corvette Basic Line of Basses

    Warwick’s Corvette Basic lines include three new editions this year with the introduction of a short-scale 4-string, a medium-scale 4-string and an active 6-string bass. These basses are part of the company’s low cost instruments and are made in China. The Corvette Basic Short Scale bass is a 30¾˝ scale bass, the medium scale is... »

  • Duesenberg Introduces D-Bass Fretless Bass

    Duesenberg Introduces D-Bass Fretless Bass

    German instrument builder Duesenberg has introduced a fretless version to their D-Bass line of basses. Available in Black and Coral finishes, the D-Bass Fretless carries the same specifications as its predecessors, with the exception of its fretless ebony fingerboard. The D-bass sports an alder body with a hard rock maple neck. Combining vintage-vibe with modern... »

  • Ruokangas Guitars Introduce Fretless Steambass

    Ruokangas Guitars Introduce Fretless Steambass

    Finnish custom shop Ruokangas Guitars is now offering fretless versions of their vintage-inspired Steambass, which they introduced last year. The company included stylish fret markers on the ebony fretboard that don’t cross the whole board but instead correspond in placement to the position of the neck – the lower register has markers under the E-string,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva

    Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva

    Gerald Marleaux’s artistic flair really shines through in his Diva model, a fretless bass with an avant-garde body shape and three-octave rosewood fingerboard. Designed to have an acoustic resonance reminiscent of an upright bass, the neck-through bass is built with a three-piece padauk neck with a custom choice of woods for the body wings and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Chillbass Pantera

    Bass of the Week: Chillbass Pantera

    This week we take a look at Chillbass Guitars’ Pantera, a sleek fretless bass that takes its cues from minimalism. The bass has a medium, 32″ scale, which the French bass builder explains lowers the string tension and ultimately aids upper register tones, playability, and adds to a “fat low end.” The Pantera has a... »