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  • Warwick Announces German Pro Series Basses

    Warwick Announces German Pro Series Basses

    Warwick is introducing a new lineup called the German Pro Series, which aims to offers their German-made instruments at an affordable price. All of the basses are produced in Germany by Warwick and a partner company. “The tone woods for the German Pro Series are naturally air dried, hand selected, and glued at Warwick in... »

  • Bass of the Week: Brutal Guitars Egregore 5

    Bass of the Week: Brutal Guitars Egregore 5

    Vitaly Ganya sent us a note suggesting we check out the Brutal Guitars Egregore 5, and I’m glad he did. The instrument is the first bass by Latvian luthier Andrew Schultz and was made in collaboration with Ganya for his band avant-garde band Theatrum. Ganya gave us the whole scoop: “The body of this five... »

  • Artisan Bass Works Announces Fidelity Bass Series

    Artisan Bass Works Announces Fidelity Bass Series

    Artisan Bass Works has introduced the Fidelity Series of basses, which they describe as the pinnacle of five years of development and testing. Featuring their ANSIR angled neck technology, the Fidelity series is available in several configurations with the main version being the Fidelity Maple. The Fidelity Maple comes with a figured maple bookmatched top... »

  • Spector Introduces Legend Neck-Thru Basses for 2015

    Spector Introduces Legend Neck-Thru Basses for 2015

    Spector has expanded their Legend series with a new neck-thru model. Available in four- and five-string versions, the Legend4 and Legend5 Neck-Thru basses feature the company’s NS body shape with maple wings and either a bubinga top with natural matte finish or a figured maple top with a faded blue gloss finish. The 3-piece maple... »

  • Kala Introduces 5-String Solid Body U-Bass

    Kala Introduces 5-String Solid Body U-Bass

    This year marks Kala’s 10th anniversary, and they’re celebrating in part by introducing a 5-string version of their SUB solid body U-Bass. The ukelele-sized bass comes in four finishes – Sunburst, Cherryburst, Red, and Black – with a 2+3 tuner layout. The 5-string SUB bass features many of the same characteristics as the 4-string, including... »

  • Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

    Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

    Dahrendorf Guitars has unveiled a new five-string model called the Daikatana. Named after a Japanese longsword, the bass is built with two matching Sapele halves with Pao Ferro reinforcement in between. Dahrendorf says the combination gives the bass a “sharp attack, a deep resonance and an endless sustain.” The Daikatana has a multi-scale design that... »

  • Warwick Updates Corvette $$ Bass

    Warwick Updates Corvette $$ Bass

    Warwick is updating the Corvette $$ this year with a version topped by a 3/8-inch piece of colored AAA flamed maple. The bass, which is defined by its dual humbucker pickups, is offered through the Warwick Custom shop. The bass’s body is a solid piece of USA swamp ash paired with a wenge neck and... »

  • AC Guitars Announces Standard Series Basses

    AC Guitars Announces Standard Series Basses

    AC Guitars has revamped their offering with the Standard series, which the company says offers “outstanding value for money sitting below [their] custom basses.” The line offers each of the company’s models with reduced options to keep prices and wait times down. Standard basses can be ordered in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions with a... »

  • Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses

    Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses

    Fender had a lot of new gear at NAMM this year including the Deluxe Active Okoume series. The basses, which feature okoume bodies with a natural finish, come in Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass V, and Precision Bass Special versions. Fender explains that okoume is a reddish-brown African hardwood with a straight grain that gives the... »

  • Gear Review: Accuracy Basses Matisse Deluxe 5-String

    Gear Review: Accuracy Basses Matisse Deluxe 5-String

    Like any craft, the art of building basses takes finesse and attention to detail. Each contour is carefully considered and carved into the bass as a painter would add a stroke to his painting, so it’s only fitting that Accuracy Basses named their doublecut model the Matisse Deluxe after the French artist. Accuracy is a... »