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  • Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

    Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

    Ibanez has further expanded their BTB model range with several incarnations. This summer they expanded the BTB700 series with four and seven-string models, plus their BTB Premium line will now have options for figured maple tops. The BTB is typically a five or six-string bass, but the BTB740 and BTB747 take things one step further... »

  • Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

    Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

    Ibanez shocked many bassists again this year by introducing a new Ashula bass. The SRAS7 is a seven-string model that has a unique hybrid fretted/fretless design with three strings over a fretless purpleheart fingerboard and four strings over a fretted rosewood fretboard. The fretted portion is tuned to a standard E-A-D-G, while the fretless section... »

  • Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Signature Model

    Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Signature Model

    Steve Lawson has teamed up with Elrick Bass Guitars to release a signature model. The Gold Standard Steve Lawson Custom Bolt-on Neck Bass Guitar is a semi-hollow body that features the company’s “heel-less” body design. The bass is built with a maple body topped with marbled walnut. Its quarter-sawn maple neck sports a 33-inch scale... »

  • Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

    Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

    This week we’re checking out a collaboration between Conklin Guitars and Jason Everett called the OM Bass. The bass is a seven-string fretless that is fitted with several interesting features to suit the bassist’s world music style. Its pickups are a pair of custom Bartolinis along with a set of GraphTECH Ghost piezos in individual... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ramos Guitars Gotham

    Bass of the Week: Ramos Guitars Gotham

    This week we’re checking out a sleek black custom bass called the Gotham by Spain’s Ramos Guitars. The seven-string brute is built with a mongoy body and fretless ebony fingerboard for a dark theme and an air of mystery. Featuring neck-through construction, its three-piece maple neck is reinforced with graphite for added strength. Ramos fitted... »

  • Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVB1

    Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVB1

    This week we check out the AVB1 from AV Basses, a versatile custom bass that comes in 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-string versions. Made in the Czech Republic by luthier Aleš Vychodil, the AVB1 comes with tons of options ranging from bolt-on or neck-thru construction to choice of woods to choice of pickups. While the... »

  • Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series

    Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series

    Adding to their extended range bass lineup, Ibanez has introduced the Limited Edition BTB7. The 7-string bass adds a high F-string to the company’s existing 6-string BTB configuration. The BTB7 features neck-through construction with a 7-piece maple, bubinga, and walnut neck sporting maple body wings topped with walnut. Its body shape follows the BTB style... »

  • Bass of the Week: Pavel Musical Instruments Aryel

    Bass of the Week: Pavel Musical Instruments Aryel

    This week we take a look at Pavel Musical Instrument’s flagship singlecut bass, the Aryel. Described as the “Roaring Lion” of basses, the bass’s upper horn section connects to the neck at the 12th fret, which the company says adds more tone transmission to the body. The Aryel is hand-built to order in Texas and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Luthman Natural

    Bass of the Week: Luthman Natural

    Luthman is a company that puts out some pretty intricate work yet also knows simple elegance, the latter of which is evidenced in their Natural model. Handmade in France by luthier Thierry Etienne, the Natural has a unique, fluid body style with customizable options. Available in 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-string configurations, standard features on... »