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  • ESP Announces LTD Multi-Scale Basses

    ESP Announces LTD Multi-Scale Basses

    ESP got into the multi-scale game this year with the LTD B-1004SE and B-1005SE basses. Four and five-stringers, respectively, the new models have different scales for each string to optimize tension and ergonomics. The multi-scale effect is created with Hipshot solo bridges and a fanned fret design. Both basses are built with a swamp ash... »

  • Bass of the Week: Gibson SG Standard Bass

    Bass of the Week: Gibson SG Standard Bass

    Today we’re checking out another iconic bass with the Gibson SG Standard. Originally introduced in the 1961 as the EB3, the current incarnation of the bass carries many of the same attributes including the instantly recognizable body shape. Nowadays, the SG Standard is built as a dual pickup model with a vintage-style TB Plus humbucker... »

  • Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

    Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

    Ex-Van Halen and current The Circle bassist Michael Anthony has a brand new signature bass from Schecter Guitars. Available in production and custom shop versions, the bass is a take on their Model T with updates to suit Anthony’s playing style. The Diamond Series Michael Anthony Bass is built in South Korea with an Alder... »

  • Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

    Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

    PRS Guitars began their Private Stock series 20 years ago, and to celebrate they’ve brought back their guitar of the month showcase. They kicked it off with a jaw-dropping Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4, which is our bass of the week. The short scale bass features a solid center block with hollow body wings. The... »

  • Ibanez Introduces SR Cerro Singlecut Bass

    Ibanez Introduces SR Cerro Singlecut Bass

    Ibanez has expanded their Bass Workshop and Soundgear models with the SR Cerro, a singlecut bass available in Natural and Deep Twilight finishes. The Cerro’s body connects to the neck from the 24th fret all the way to 13th fret for increased stability and sustain. Built with neck-through construction, it’s built with a mahogany body,... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” StingRay Bass

    Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” StingRay Bass

    Ernie Ball Music Man kicked off the NAMM Show this year with a press conference to reveal new products, including the 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” StingRay Bass. The bass is modeled after a 1976 prototype featuring a 10 pole piece pickup design that gives it a smooth tone. “Since its introduction in 1976, the Music... »

  • Peavey Reintroduces the Cirrus Bass

    Peavey Reintroduces the Cirrus Bass

    Nineteen years after it debuted, Peavey reintroduced the Cirrus bass to their instrument lineup at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. The neck-thru design will once again be available in four-, five-, and six-string models featuring a 35-inch scale maple and mahogany neck. Its alder body wings will be topped by either red oak or walnut.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ele Custom Basses Puntundo 5

    Bass of the Week: Ele Custom Basses Puntundo 5

    This week we’re checking out the Puntundo 5 by Spain’s Ele Custom Basses. This version of their El Puntundo bass was made for Fabio Lessa and features the headless version of the striking singlecut design. One’s eye is led straight to the buckeye burl top, which is accentuated with matching pickup covers. The set-neck bass... »

  • Washburn Announces Sonamaster SB1 Bass

    Washburn Announces Sonamaster SB1 Bass

    Beginning bassists have a new option with the Washburn Sonamaster SB1 bass. The entry-level instrument, which comes in Black and Tobacco-Sunburst finishes, is inspired by their ’80s models in its body shape, reverse headstock, and offset position markers. It’s built with an alder body, maple neck, and fingerboard. Washburn fits it with a P-style pickup... »

  • Godin Guitars Announces Passion RG-4 Bass

    Godin Guitars Announces Passion RG-4 Bass

    Godin Guitars will be showing the new Passion RG-4 Swamp Ash Bass at the 2016 Winter NAMM show. Following the Passion guitar line, the RG-4 features five tuned, Synchronized Resonance Chambers that are interconnected inside the body for air transfer. Godin says the chambers create “exceptional resonance and a lightweight, vibrant body.” Its body is... »