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  • Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition SR Premium Bass

    Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition SR Premium Bass

    Ibanez is making a special run of heir SR Premium bass for 2016. The SR5SMLTD Premium is a five-string model that will sport a spalted maple top, birdseye maple fingerboard, and birdseye maple pickup covers to exude what the company calls a rare exotic charm. As a member of the Premium line, the bass carries... »

  • Bass of the Week: Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass

    Bass of the Week: Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass

    Les Claypool has always played distinct basses, and this week we’re checking out one of those basses he helped design: The Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass. Claypool worked with luthier and longtime friend Dan Maloney to form the company and create his idea of the ultimate bass. “My idea was to incorporate the traits of the... »

  • Gibson Unveils 2017 EB Bass T Model

    Gibson Unveils 2017 EB Bass T Model

    Gibson has unveiled their 2017 instrument lineup, including the new Gibson 2017 EB Bass T. The new version revamps the EB Bass design with a new body shape among other features. As part of the “T” series, the bass is created with tonewoods and pickups chosen for vintage Gibson sounds. The bass is built with... »

  • 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... »

  • Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Bass for 2016

    Warwick Unveils Limited Edition Bass for 2016

    Warwick has unveiled details on this year’s limited edition bass, which will be a take on their Corvette $$ model. The Warwick Masterbuilt Warwick Corvette $$ Ltd 2016 comes in four and five-string versions with the option for left-handed orientation. Its black korina body is topped with black walnut burl in a tinted natural transparent... »

  • Warwick Introduces Rex Brown Signature Basses

    Warwick Introduces Rex Brown Signature Basses

    Rex Brown has teamed up with Warwick for a new signature bass that will be available in the company’s top shelf custom shop line as well as the more affordable Rockbass Artist line. Both versions are based off the Reverso neck-through model, which features a distinct offset body with an extended upper horn. The Rockbass... »

  • Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

    Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

    Since its introduction in 1960, there have been many bass models inspired by the Fender Jazz. This week we’re checking out an exceptional Italian riff on the classic with the Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon. The bass features an ash body with a charcoal burst color and polyurethane satin finish. Its neck is made from... »

  • Chowny Introduces NT-J and NT-B Basses

    Chowny Introduces NT-J and NT-B Basses

    Chowny Basses have expanded their lineup with the NT-J and NT-B models. The neck-through basses each feature a maple and rosewood neck matched to a chambered Red Cedar body with a Rosewood top. The models are set apart by their pickup configuration, with the NT-J sporting a pair of soapbar jazz pickups and the NT-B... »

  • Mitchell Electric Guitars Launches Bass Lineup

    Mitchell Electric Guitars Launches Bass Lineup

    Mitchell Electric Guitars has debuted a new line of electric guitars and basses, including four bass models over three series: the FB Series, the TB Series, and the MB Series. The company calls the FB line their flagship model while the TB and MB basses are configured more traditionally. The FB700 is available in four-,... »

  • Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

    Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

    Chris Kollias wrote in to share his new bass from 39 Custom Guitars, and it’s a beauty. The CK Canorous is a 5-string that the bassist wanted to cover a wide tonal palette. “The main purpose of this instrument is to cover a wide variety of sounds according to the demanding needs,” Kollias said. “The... »