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  • Bass of the Week: 3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass

    Bass of the Week: 3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass

    This week we’re taking a look at the Sniper bass by 3G Handmade Instruments. Made in Italy, the bass was designed for portability while keeping a full size bass experience. “[The] Sniper Bass was born to solve transport problems due to the electric bass pack size while maintaining the traditional scale and balance of a... »

  • Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

    Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

    After introducing the custom shop version in May, Warwick has made good on their promise to bring the Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature bass to their mid-priced Rockbass Artist Line. The bass, which Warwick describes as the “little brother” of the custom shop model, carries many of the same features while being manufactured in the... »

  • G&L Adds MJ-4 Bass To Tribute Series

    G&L Adds MJ-4 Bass To Tribute Series

    G&L Guitars is expanding their tribute series with a new version of the MJ-4 bass. The Tribute Series MJ-4 Active Bass features many of the same features as its made-in-Fullerton counterpart while coming in at a lower price point. The new model is equipped with a pair of G&L’s Bi-Coil Alnico V pickups that, while... »

  • The Wing Bass Now Available

    The Wing Bass Now Available

    Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have a new option. Measuring in at just 21 inches, the Wing Bass is an instrument that feels and plays like the top range of a bass guitar. “The concept is simple,” the company shared. “Place a capo at the twelfth fret of... »

  • ESP Guitars Announces Two New Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    ESP Guitars Announces Two New Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    After launching the Bunny Brunel Signature Series at the Winter NAMM show, ESP Guitars took to the Summer NAMM show to expand the lineup with a pair of new models: the LTD BB-1005/QM/Black Aqua and the LTD BB-1005 QM/Burnt Orange. Both models are 5-string fretted basses, which fills a gap in the initial Brunel signature... »

  • Bass of the Week: Modified Rickenbacker 4001 Piccolo Sitar Bass

    Bass of the Week: Modified Rickenbacker 4001 Piccolo Sitar Bass

    And now for something completely different. We recently featured a video by Indian music enthusiast and seven-string bassist Jason Everett. While a seven-string may be outlandish to some, he sent me some info on a special bass he modded to fill another role for his style. After being inspired by John McLaughlin’s guitar work with... »

  • Gear Review: Ibanez BTB33 Bass

    Gear Review: Ibanez BTB33 Bass

    Today we’re checking out the Ibanez BTB33. Ibanez has been making great instruments for decades now, and has been a mainstay for musicians in all styles. No news there. This bass is unique for it’s particular purpose, which is for the bassist that likes to solo, comp chords and be on the front line. This... »

  • Tensor Bass Introduces 4-String Model

    Tensor Bass Introduces 4-String Model

    After introducing the 5-string Tensor Bass at the Winter NAMM show this year, Tensor Inc. will be unveiling the 4-string version of their bass at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee. The bass’s design centers around the company’s Force Balance system that replaces a conventional truss rod. “The Force Balance system utilizes the string... »

  • Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses Home

    Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses Home

    This week we’re checking out the Kristall Basses Home, a bass the German company says makes you feel like coming home at first contact. Kristall writes that each bass is made to order, but they start with “tonewoods, hardware, pickups and electronics [that] are basically ‘traditional’ and [give] direct access to proven sounds and more.”... »

  • 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... »