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  • 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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Mayones Prestige Classic

    Bass of the Week: Mayones Prestige Classic

    This week we check out the Mayones Prestige Classic, a bass the company calls “a tempting luxurious instrument for connoisseurs with clear yet rich tone of modern Nordstrand Fat Stack pickups.” The bass, which comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, features neck-thru construction with several layers of wood. The body wings have an ash... »

  • Unicornbass Celebrates With Artist 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Bass

    Unicornbass Celebrates With Artist 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Bass

    Swedish bass building company Unicornbass has announced the Artist 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Bass. Limited to 10 basses, the instrument is based on one of their existing models with several special upgrades. “[It is] based upon the Artist Master bass, however this has a few hidden tricks up its sleeve,” luthier Christian Olsson writes. “[They... »

  • Pedulla Announces Mark Egan Signature Model Limited Anniversary Edition

    Pedulla Announces Mark Egan Signature Model Limited Anniversary Edition

    Pedulla is continuing their 40th anniversary celebration with a reissue of fusion bassist Mark Egan’s Signature model. The Pedulla Mark Egan Signature Model Anniversary Edition is a five-string bass retains the features of the original bass with modern features that weren’t available when it was first released. The bass has a 19mm string spacing and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Amazon Custom Bass Imperial 5

    Bass of the Week: Amazon Custom Bass Imperial 5

    This week we take a look at the Imperial 5 by Brazilian bass shop Amazon Custom Basses. The beautiful singlecut bass is built with a mahogany body topped with piopo. Its five-piece neck is fitted with a maple fingerboard and bound with ivory. Electronics on the bass include a pair of EMG 45DC pickups matched... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Gary Willis Fretted Signature Bass

    Ibanez Introduces Gary Willis Fretted Signature Bass

    Ibanez has added a new fretted model to the Gary Willis Signature series. The GWB35FDBKF is the first fretted Willis signature model and will be available as a limited edition instrument. The five-string bass is built with a three-piece maple neck topped with an ebony fretboard with off-set white dot inlays. The basswood body is... »

  • Bass of the Week: Martin Keith Guitars Elfin Hollowbody

    Bass of the Week: Martin Keith Guitars Elfin Hollowbody

    Martin Keith took on the singlecut body design with his Elfin model, and this week we take a look at its hollowbody version. The five-string bass is built entirely like an acoustic instrument with functionality for electric players. The Elfin’s body, which measures 14 inches wide and 3 inches deep, is built with maple sides... »

  • Dean Zelinsky Introduces the Mule Bass

    Dean Zelinsky Introduces the Mule Bass

    Guitar and bass maker Dean Zelinsky has unveiled the Mule bass. Available in four- and five-string versions, the model is Zelinsky’s first to feature his patented Z-Glide Reduced Friction Neck. The back of the maple neck features a precisely engraved pattern that reduces surface area by putting a little air between your thumb and the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Salzmann Virutero NT

    Bass of the Week: Salzmann Virutero NT

    This week we’re getting a taste of Argentina with the Virutero NT by luthier Leandro Salzmann. Made in Buenos Aires, Salzmann’s Virutero model shows the bass builder has a strong grasp of creating an organic instrument that features exotic species of woods. The Virutero NT is a neck-thru bass that features a five-piece maple and... »