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  • LedBelli Bass Guitars Introduces Jonah “Thin Wing” Bass

    LedBelli Bass Guitars Introduces Jonah “Thin Wing” Bass

    Bass luthier Cleve Johnson has introduced a new model to his lineup from LedBelli Bass Guitars called the Jonah “Thin Wing.” The bass is a variation on LedBelli’s flagship Jonah with extra shaping for a slimmer profile. “The ‘wings’ of the bass are heavily contoured and thin, thus the ‘thin-wing’ designation,” Johnson explains. “The thickest... »

  • Schecter Introduces Diamond Plus Basses

    Schecter Introduces Diamond Plus Basses

    New for 2015, Schecter has built upon their Diamond Series of basses with the Diamond Plus Series. The new lineup includes the Diamond-J Plus and Diamond-P Plus in a variety of finishes. Both models are built with a choice of swamp ash or alder for the body, a 6-bolt maple with carbon fiber reinforcements, and... »

  • Bass of the Week: New York Bass Works Cremona 5

    Bass of the Week: New York Bass Works Cremona 5

    This week we check out a custom Cremona 5 by New York Bass Works. Built by luthier David Segal for bassist Sean Joynes, the instrument is based around a rare wood from central Africa called Moabi. Joynes gave us the scoop: “This new Cremona 5 bass is made of Red Alder with a Moabi Pommele... »

  • 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... »