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  • Ernie Ball Music Man Teases 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

    Ernie Ball Music Man Teases 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

    Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their 2017 Spring Collection, including a 30th Anniversary StingRay5 model. The 5-string version of their flagship bass was first introduced in 1986 and the company is celebrating gorgeous limited edition version. The bass is built with an ash body covered in a transparent buttercream finish that’s accented with a... »

  • Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

    Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

    Roger Sadowsky and crew have introduced a vintage version of their Single Cut model, which was introduced earlier this year. The bass retains the specs of the original bass with two key differences: different pickups and the inclusion of a pickguard and control plate. Sadowsky gave us the scoop on the new pickup set, which... »

  • Strictly 7 Guitars Announces Python, Copperhead, and Sidewinder Basses

    Strictly 7 Guitars Announces Python, Copperhead, and Sidewinder Basses

    The extended range specialists at Strictly 7 Guitars have officially launched a new line of bass guitars. The series includes three models: the Copperhead, the Sidewinder, and the Python. “The Copperhead was the original bass model we started in 2013 with Simone Bertozzi of Mnemic,” the company writes. “We needed it to produce a low... »

  • Bass of the Week: Cunningham Bass & Guitarz RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass

    Bass of the Week: Cunningham Bass & Guitarz RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass

    Jamaica-born, Australia-based luthier Dwight Cunningham creates some stunning basses, including this gorgeous RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass. The semi-hollow bass features a myrtle and alder body loaded with a Nordstrand Bigman pickup in the bridge position with a split coil in the neck position. Its seven-piece neck is crafted from Myrtle, Indian Rosewood, Maple and Mahogany.... »

  • Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass

    Eastwood will be introducing a five-string version of their Classic hollow body bass as part of their crowdfunding platform. The Classic 5 Bass will be built with a bound laminated maple body, maple top, and bound f-holes. Similar to the four-string, the fiver is fitted with a pair of EW-Retro humbuckers controlled with a 3-way... »

  • Bass of the Week: D’ARCO Shakti 5-String Bass

    Bass of the Week: D’ARCO Shakti 5-String Bass

    This week we’re checking out the D’ARCO Shakti 5-string bass by French Luthier ClĂ©ment D’Arco. The striking bass has a host of beautiful, exotic woods to create a rich visual appeal. Its body is crafted from lacewood, purpleheart, wenge, and flamed maple while the 13-piece neck is made of flamed maple, wenge and a bubinga/wenge... »

  • Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

    Tensor Bass Expands With the Ultralight Jazz Bass Series

    Tensor Inc. has expanded their bass guitar offerings with the Ultralight Jazz Bass series. The custom made basses come in four- or five-string versions and are fitted with a pair of Aguilar J-HOT pickups, which feature an over-wound design for a hotter output. Each bass is built with a chambered maple body and 3-piece, grain... »

  • Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

    Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

    Cort has introduced the Action DLX AS bass guitar, which they describe as delivering “a deluxe sound and feel along with a simple, yet attractive aesthetic.” The bass expands upon the Cort Action DLX with a new active Markbass MB-1 preamp featuring a 3-band EQ, pickup blend, and master volume controls. A mini-switch allows for... »

  • Eve Guitars Introduces the Lunna Bass

    Eve Guitars Introduces the Lunna Bass

    Eve Guitars has unveiled the Lunna Bass, a single-cut model that’s made in the UK. Available in four-, five-, or six-string versions, the bass is described as sitting at the top of the Eve range and “fully customisable to meet your own preference and playing style.” It’s crafted with a quartersawn sapele bolt-on neck topped... »

  • Bass of the Week: J Ferro Basses Escalon

    Bass of the Week: J Ferro Basses Escalon

    This week we’re checking out the J Ferro Escalon bass. The model is part of a new series created by industry veteran Jose Ferro, who spent 17 years as Executive Vice President of ESP Guitars. Available in four- and five-string versions, the Escalon features neck-through construction with a five-piece maple and mahogany neck matched to... »