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  • Ibanez Expands SR Fanned Fret Line With New Finish

    Ibanez Expands SR Fanned Fret Line With New Finish

    After getting into the multi-scale bass market earlier this year, Ibanez is expanding their SR Fanned Fret bass line with a new finish. Available in five- and six-string versions, the bass will come in a Walnut Flat finish as well as its original black stain. The SRFF805 five-string and 806 six-string models are built with... »

  • Fodera Unveils Lacewood Emperor 5 Deluxe Select

    Fodera Unveils Lacewood Emperor 5 Deluxe Select

    Fodera has announced the latest in their Select Series of instruments with the Lacewood Emperor 5 Deluxe Select. Similar to their Standard Series, the Select Series instruments are built in small batches of custom shop instruments with limited options to reduce on wait time and cost. As its name implies, the Lacewood Emperor 5 Deluxe... »

  • Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Updates Icon Series Basses

    Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Updates Icon Series Basses

    Kiesel Guitars, formerly Carvin Guitars, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Icon series of basses with an upgraded version of the instruments. Available in four-, five-, and six-string models, the Icon 2.0 bass now features a deeper body cutaway for improved comfort, a three-piece headstock design, and an option for a chambered body. The... »

  • Nordstrand Guitars Introduces Dan Lutz Nordy DL vM5 Bass

    Nordstrand Guitars Introduces Dan Lutz Nordy DL vM5 Bass

    Nordstrand Guitars has teamed up with bassist Dan Lutz to unveil the Nordy DL vM5. The bass is a take on the company’s Nordy vM5 model that brings together their NP5 and BigMan pickups for a unique configuration. Similar to the vM5, the DL vM5 is built with either an ash body and maple fingerboard... »

  • Ibanez Terra Firma Bass Gets Maple Fretboard

    Ibanez Terra Firma Bass Gets Maple Fretboard

    After introducing the model last year, Ibanez is now offering the Terra Firma model in 5- and 6-string models with maple fretboards. The single-cut BTB model is part of the company’s experimental “Bass Workshop” series and has several features typically found on boutique basses. Its neck-through design includes a five-piece maple and bubinga neck with... »

  • The Wing Bass Now Available

    The Wing Bass Now Available

    Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have a new option. Measuring in at just 21 inches, the Wing Bass is an instrument that feels and plays like the top range of a bass guitar. “The concept is simple,” the company shared. “Place a capo at the twelfth fret of... »

  • Gear Review: Ibanez BTB33 Bass

    Gear Review: Ibanez BTB33 Bass

    Today we’re checking out the Ibanez BTB33. Ibanez has been making great instruments for decades now, and has been a mainstay for musicians in all styles. No news there. This bass is unique for it’s particular purpose, which is for the bassist that likes to solo, comp chords and be on the front line. This... »

  • Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses Home

    Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses Home

    This week we’re checking out the Kristall Basses Home, a bass the German company says makes you feel like coming home at first contact. Kristall writes that each bass is made to order, but they start with “tonewoods, hardware, pickups and electronics [that] are basically ‘traditional’ and [give] direct access to proven sounds and more.”... »

  • Warwick Introduces 5-String Streamer CV Bass

    Warwick Introduces 5-String Streamer CV Bass

    Warwick’s Streamer CV bass is getting a little bigger with the introduction of a five-string model to the lineup. The model, which was originally debuted in 2013, combines the company’s Streamer model with a vintage aesthetic. The Warwick Streamer CV 5 is built with a US swamp ash body matched with a one-piece maple neck... »

  • Bass of the Week: Rob Allen Deep 4/5

    Bass of the Week: Rob Allen Deep 4/5

    Bass builder Rob Allen has a way with creating clean designs that are very playable pieces of art. Our bass of the week is the luthier’s Deep model, a semi-hollow body bass available in four and five-string models that features a classic f-hole. “The body starts out with 3″ thick alder stock and is surfaced... »