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  • Laurus Introduces Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass

    Laurus Introduces Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass

    Federico Malaman has been impressing us with his playing for years. Now he’s teamed up with Laurus to create the new Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass. Based on the company’s Quasar, the instrument is a 5-string fretless with its tuning machines at the bridge. One of the most striking features of the model is its... »

  • Jackson Steel Guitar Company Introduces SlideKing Bass

    Jackson Steel Guitar Company Introduces SlideKing Bass

    Here’s something you’ve probably never seen. The Jackson Steel Guitar Company has introduced the SlideKing Bass, an instrument that blends a bass guitar with a pedal steel guitar. Introduced at Summer NAMM this year, the bass is set up horizontally with pedals and comes in 4- or 5-string models. It’s built with a solid hard... »

  • Dingwall Now Shipping Adam “Nolly” Getgood Signature NG-2 Bass

    Dingwall Now Shipping Adam “Nolly” Getgood Signature NG-2 Bass

    After introducing the Adam “Nolly” Getgood signature bass at NAMM this year, Dingwall Guitars has announced the NG-2 has been refined and is now shipping in Laguna Seca Blue and Ferrari Yellow colors. Black, red, and green models will follow in about four weeks. Created with the Periphery bassist, the NG-2 is built around a... »

  • Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

    Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

    French luthier Paul Lairat has unveiled his latest creation called the Travel Bass. The bass features a headless design with a trimmed back body shape. Combined with its reduced 32-inch scale, the bass is ideal for taking on the road. Lairat handcrafts the model in 4-, 5-, or 6-string builds with two versions: a mahogany... »

  • Bass of the Week: Scott Guitar Works SB-2

    Bass of the Week: Scott Guitar Works SB-2

    This week we check out the SB-2 by Scott Guitar Works of Louisville, Kentucky. The bass is built to order and has a plethora of options, but its central point is its unique body shape. Scott shaves down to a minimalist design with a short lower horn and thinner, longer upper horn while keeping it... »

  • Ibanez Adds New Color Finishes to SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez Adds New Color Finishes to SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez stepped up its SR series in 2011 with the SR Premium, which took the company’s flagship model and gave it upgraded features. The series has traditionally kept in the vein of boutique basses with only natural finishes, but Ibanez has announced that the SR Premium 1400E and 1405E will be getting new color options... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Peter Iwers PIB3 5-String Bass

    Ibanez Introduces Peter Iwers PIB3 5-String Bass

    In Flames bassist Peter Iwers has teamed up with Ibanez to release a third signature bass called the PIB3. Featuring a new blood red finish, the company says the new five-string model’s secret weapon is the EQB-IIID 3-band EQ. The mid control is set up to boost at one frequency while cutting at a different... »

  • Aries Basses Introduces the Aman II Bass

    Aries Basses Introduces the Aman II Bass

    Aries Basses has added a new model to their lineup called the Aman II. The design is brings together elements of two of their existing basses with the front pulling from the Aman I and the semi-acoustic body style of their Conis bass. The Aman II is built with a chambered Mahogany body and spruce... »

  • Bass of the Week: Whitt Guitars 5-String Fretless Archtop Acoustic Bass

    Bass of the Week: Whitt Guitars 5-String Fretless Archtop Acoustic Bass

    My friend Gil sent me a heads up for this week’s featured bass, and I’m glad he did. This intriguing instrument is a one-of-a-kind acoustic fretless 5-string bass built by Daniel Whitt of Whitt Guitars. “At Whitt guitars, I build guitars that inspire creativity, capture the imagination and throw everything for a loop,” the bass... »

  • Jackson Introduces David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V Bass

    Jackson Introduces David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V Bass

    Jackson Guitars has announced a 5-string version of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s signature Kelly Bird Bass. Building on the 4-string version, the bass retains many of the same features including a basswood body and a bolt-on bound maple neck with block inlays. The bass is fitted with a pair of EMG HZ40 pickups matched with... »