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  • Kiesel Guitars Unveils Vanquish Multiscale Basses

    Kiesel Guitars Unveils Vanquish Multiscale Basses

    Kiesel Guitars has introduced two new multi-scale versions of their Vanquish bass. The VM49K and VM59K are four- and five-string basses, respectively, that are the Kiesel custom shop’s first multiscale bass instruments. The design includes fanned frets and offers some technical improvements. “The advantage of a multiscale bass over a traditional instrument is that the... »

  • ESP Announces LTD Multi-Scale Basses

    ESP Announces LTD Multi-Scale Basses

    ESP got into the multi-scale game this year with the LTD B-1004SE and B-1005SE basses. Four and five-stringers, respectively, the new models have different scales for each string to optimize tension and ergonomics. The multi-scale effect is created with Hipshot solo bridges and a fanned fret design. Both basses are built with a swamp ash... »

  • Ibanez Expands SR Fanned Fret Line With New Finish

    Ibanez Expands SR Fanned Fret Line With New Finish

    After getting into the multi-scale bass market earlier this year, Ibanez is expanding their SR Fanned Fret bass line with a new finish. Available in five- and six-string versions, the bass will come in a Walnut Flat finish as well as its original black stain. The SRFF805 five-string and 806 six-string models are built with... »

  • Bass of the Week: Negrini Guitars Fëanor JSM6

    Bass of the Week: Negrini Guitars Fëanor JSM6

    This week we check out the Fëanor JMS6, a 6-string headless bass created by Italian luthier Giulio Negrini. The modern design also includes a multi-scale string configuration and fanned frets. Negrini built the bass with an alder body topped with flamed maple in a beautiful translucent colored finish. Its neck continues the flamed maple theme... »

  • Brice Introduces Defiant 53437 5-String Multi-Scale Bass

    Brice Introduces Defiant 53437 5-String Multi-Scale Bass

    Brice has introduced a new multi-scale version of their Defiant model. The 5-string Defiant 53437 stands out with a string scale that ranges from 37 inches on the B-string and 34 inches on the G-string with fanned frets to accommodate the adjustment. The Defiant’s design includes slim, dual cutaway mahogany body wings attached to a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Ahab

    Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Ahab

    Any instrument named after the monomaniacal captain from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick needs to have a similar aggressive design, and the Prometeus Guitars Ahab delivers in spades. This week we check out a 6-string, multi-scale version of the bass that left me speechless. While the Ahab can be built with varying woods and materials, this... »

  • Le Fay Updates ROB 344-66/IIIa Bass Guitar

    Le Fay Updates ROB 344-66/IIIa Bass Guitar

    Le Fay has updated the ROB 344-66/IIIa with a new pickup system that brings together four single coils under three covers. The coils are selectable with a 6-way rotary knob and offer a variety of sounds. Position one activates the coil closest to the bridge, the next adds the coil closest to the neck for... »

  • Bastard Basses Announces Little Bastard Bass

    Bastard Basses Announces Little Bastard Bass

    Bastard Basses has launched with an innovative prototype called the Little Bastard. Born out of a final exam project for designer Szabolcs Sinka’s Master’s in Product Design, the prototype bass is based around a 32-inch to 30-inch multi-scale neck. The bass’s concept also incorporates some forward thinking in the design process for ergonomics and visual... »

  • Bass of the Week: KR Guitars Ursa

    Bass of the Week: KR Guitars Ursa

    This week we check out the Ursa from KR Guitars, a striking multi-scale bass that’s handmade by luthier Kevin Robertson in Vallejo, California. While the bass can be built with whatever woods are requested, this particular bass caught our eye with its 5A California Claro Walnut top and 5A flame maple back. The rest of... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces Skelf R Type Bass and ACG EQ03 Preamp

    AC Guitars Introduces Skelf R Type Bass and ACG EQ03 Preamp

    AC Guitars has done it again with the Skelf R Type, a new model designed to be used with a fanned fret board with the scale running from 36˝ to 33˝. Built by luthier Alan Cringean, the custom basses are available in a variety of exotic and domestic woods. The bass also includes the new... »