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  • Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz

    Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz

    Master luthier Gerald Marleaux unveiled a brand new model at the NAMM Show this year called the Tiuz. Named after the mythological German god, the bass is designed to be lightweight, customizable, and flexible. That flexibility is due in part to Marleaux’s new pickups and preamp. “The heart of the TIUZ lies in a brand... »

  • Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

    Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

    Besides celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR this year, Ibanez also introduced a new semi-hollow body model called the SRH. The bass comes in four and five-string versions with the option of fretted or fretless fingerboards, all of which all built with a mahogany semi-hollow body and a spruce top. The body has a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite

    Bass of the Week: Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite

    This week we’re taking a look at a beautiful model by the UK’s Anaconda Basses. This particular Anaconda Tribute J5E Elite was built for Joe Sam, a pro bass player from London, with a special twist. “He’s an avid Prince fan and wanted a bass which had certain design cues to pay tribute to the... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass

    AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass

    AC Guitars has unveiled the latest in their bass lineup with the RetroB. The retro-styled bass is a departure from luthier Alan Cringean’s typical designs. “Over the years I have been asked to build copies and have alway turned down the work because it was not something I was interested in, there are more than... »

  • Bass of the Week: LowDown Bass Guitars Special Custom Series 4F Fretless

    Bass of the Week: LowDown Bass Guitars Special Custom Series 4F Fretless

    Wandering around the halls at the NAMM Show is great for finding unique instruments. While browsing Hall E this year I saw this killer four-string fretless built by Tim Seisser of LowDown Bass Guitars. With all the interesting body work and the stunning fingerboard, I had to find out more. “This bass started as an... »

  • Schecter Introduces Stiletto Stage Basses

    Schecter Introduces Stiletto Stage Basses

    Schecter introduced the Stiletto Stage four- and five-string models at the Winter NAMM Show. The basses are designed to be a stripped-down, performance-ready bass at an affordable price point. Available in white and black gloss finishes, the neck-through basses are built with a mahogany body, a carbon-fiber reinforced maple neck, and ebony fretboard. The frets... »

  • Warwick Unveils 2017 Limited Edition Thumb NT Models

    Warwick Unveils 2017 Limited Edition Thumb NT Models

    Warwick unveiled their annual limited edition bass this year and this year is a landmark. The Thumb NT 2017, which comes in four and five-string versions, also marks the company’s 35th anniversary. The master-built instruments are built in Germany and limited to fifty units of each the four and five-string versions. Taking its cues from... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH

    Bass of the Week: Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH

    This week we’re checking out the Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HH, a bass they describe as “well balanced, comfortable, resonant and expressive with effortless playability.” The Bongo was introduced in 2003 with a modern double cutaway body design that complements the flagship StingRay model. It’s built with a basswood body in six color... »

  • Ibanez Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SR Bass with Limited Edition Models

    Ibanez Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SR Bass with Limited Edition Models

    Three decades ago, Ibanez first introduced the SR bass. This year they’re celebrating their flagship bass model with four new instruments. “Throughout the past 30 years, Ibanez has been improving and developing the SR series by closely following market requirements and opinions from various artists and valued customers,” they write. “SR is now one of... »

  • Bass of the Week: Blasius Guitars Kata 4 Headless

    Bass of the Week: Blasius Guitars Kata 4 Headless

    The Kata 4 Headless from Blasius Guitars features a pretty unique body shape with the tone to match. A take on the company’s flagship Kata model, this headless bass is built with three-layer body wings consisting of a bubinga back, maple core, and flamed maple top. Its five-piece neck is a sandwich of maple, padouk,... »