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  • 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.... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Rikkers Guitars Treeline

    Bass of the Week: Rikkers Guitars Treeline

    This week we’re checking out a unique instrument made by Rikkers Guitars. Made in the Netherlands, the Treeline is a lightweight single-cut design derived from their Powerline model. “The Treeline is a tribute to wood as a natural product. No trees no life – let alone custom basses,” Rikkers writes. “The single-cut construction allows for... »

  • Ibanez Updates BTB Premium Basses

    Ibanez Updates BTB Premium Basses

    After revamping their standard BTB line earlier this year, Ibanez has now announced an updated version of their BTB Premium basses for 2017. The new 1805E and 1806E BTB Premium basses feature the combination of a rosewood and ash body with a nine-piece wenge/bubinga/maple neck-through design. The neck is also reinforced with graphite rods. They’ve... »

  • Bass of the Week: Hernan Gordon Astor Bass

    Bass of the Week: Hernan Gordon Astor Bass

    Our new Facebook group has been great for connecting with bassists. One of the early posts was by Hernan Gordon from Argentina, who shared a pair of basses he built for himself. They are called Astor and Lautaro in dedication to his children. This week we’re checking out the Astor bass, which Gordon created based... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bogart Bass Sport V Headless

    Bass of the Week: Bogart Bass Sport V Headless

    This week we’re checking out a slick headless, five-string version of the Bogart Bass Sport model. Built for Michael Kl√∂ckner, the bass is a modified version of their already lightweight Sport, which features a carbon fiber neck and an interesting body design. It’s a Blackstone synthetic body shell that is injected with a light weight... »

  • Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

    Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

    Something (or maybe everything) about this Century Standard Plus from Roscoe Guitars really caught my attention while sifting through my Facebook feed. Between its slick headless design and dynamic cocobolo top, it stopped me dead in my tracks. The five-string was also built with an alder body and pau ferro fingerboard with 24 frets. I... »

  • G&L Guitars Unveils Kiloton 5 Bass

    G&L Guitars Unveils Kiloton 5 Bass

    After introducing the Kiloton bass late last year, G&L Guitars has now unveiled a five-string version of the model. The Kiloton 5 adds a low B-string while retaining features of the four-string. Its body comes in alder or swamp ash and is based on the company’s SB-2, which was designed by Leo Fender. The neck... »