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  • Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

    Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

    Since its introduction in 1960, there have been many bass models inspired by the Fender Jazz. This week we’re checking out an exceptional Italian riff on the classic with the Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon. The bass features an ash body with a charcoal burst color and polyurethane satin finish. Its neck is made from... »

  • Mitchell Electric Guitars Launches Bass Lineup

    Mitchell Electric Guitars Launches Bass Lineup

    Mitchell Electric Guitars has debuted a new line of electric guitars and basses, including four bass models over three series: the FB Series, the TB Series, and the MB Series. The company calls the FB line their flagship model while the TB and MB basses are configured more traditionally. The FB700 is available in four-,... »

  • Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

    Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

    Chris Kollias wrote in to share his new bass from 39 Custom Guitars, and it’s a beauty. The CK Canorous is a 5-string that the bassist wanted to cover a wide tonal palette. “The main purpose of this instrument is to cover a wide variety of sounds according to the demanding needs,” Kollias said. “The... »

  • NS Design Unveils NXTa Active Series Omni Bass and Double Bass Models

    NS Design Unveils NXTa Active Series Omni Bass and Double Bass Models

    NS Design has teamed up with Mi-Si Electronics Design to introduce the NXTa Active series of instruments, including versions of the company’s Omni Bass and Double Bass models. Central to the new series is the introduction of battery-free, high-performance active electronics. The circuitry works is powered by plugging into a wall socket for one minute... »

  • Kala Revamps California Series U-Basses for 2016

    Kala Revamps California Series U-Basses for 2016

    Kala has revamped their California U-Bass series for 2016. The mini-scale, solid-body instruments will have reshaped necks and bodies, plus new placement for the fret markers on the fingerboard. “The California body and neck have been cut and sanded to smoother, more rounded edges so they provide more comfort for the player,” The company writes.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

    Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

    Fodera introduced the Masterbuilt series earlier this year, and this week we’re checking out the second ever bass in the series: The Kestrel. The avian-themed instrument features some of the company’s finest materials to create an astounding visual and sonic experience. “Over the years we have produced a number of special instruments that feature inlays... »

  • Fender Updates Deluxe Series Basses

    Fender Updates Deluxe Series Basses

    Fender has revamped their Deluxe series of instruments into a more cohesive lineup with a shared set of upgrades. The series includes new versions of the Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass, and the Deluxe Active Dimension Bass. Each of the basses now has a 12-inch fingerboard radius, active/passive electronics, a... »

  • Ibanez Adds New Finishes For Summer 2016

    Ibanez Adds New Finishes For Summer 2016

    Ibanez has added new finishes to a host of their electric basses, including the Gio series, the SR300 series, and the Talman TMB310. Each of the entry level basses have a pair of new color options. The Ibanez Gio series will now include the GSR200SDL, a Soda Blue 4-string, and the GSR205DVM Deep Violet Metallic... »

  • Spector Adds Walnut Stain Model to Legend Neck-Thru Series

    Spector Adds Walnut Stain Model to Legend Neck-Thru Series

    Spector has expanded their Legend series of instruments with the Legend Neck-Thru Walnut Stain bass. Available in four- and five-string versions, the model features the company’s flagship NS body design built with a figured maple top and carved maple body finished in a rich walnut stain. The bass is fitted with a pair of passive... »

  • Elrick Introduces Satin Matte Black for Expat e-volution Basses

    Elrick Introduces Satin Matte Black for Expat e-volution Basses

    Elrick Bass Guitars has expanded their Expat Series with satin black matte finishes. The sleek, blacked-out aesthetic will be available on their e-volution four and five-string basses. Made in the Czech Republic, the handmade basses are inspected and setup by Elrick. They feature select swamp ash bodies, three-piece maple necks, and wenge fretboards. Electronics include... »