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  • Spector Introduces Legend Neck-Thru Basses for 2015

    Spector Introduces Legend Neck-Thru Basses for 2015

    Spector has expanded their Legend series with a new neck-thru model. Available in four- and five-string versions, the Legend4 and Legend5 Neck-Thru basses feature the company’s NS body shape with maple wings and either a bubinga top with natural matte finish or a figured maple top with a faded blue gloss finish. The 3-piece maple... »

  • Eden Amplification Introduces MicroTour Mini Bass Amp

    Eden Amplification Introduces MicroTour Mini Bass Amp

    After releasing their World Pro Tour Series, Eden has taken a different approach with the introduction of the MicroTour Mini Bass Amp. The compact amp, which is shaped like the company’s full stack, stands 12 inches high and weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Eden explains that the MicroTour was designed to bring Eden tone to... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup

    Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup

    Every year, Fender announces a new lineup from their Custom Shop that includes at least one bass. The 2015 series includes four basses: the Limited Edition 1955 Precision Bass, the Postmodern Precision Jazz Bass, the 1959 Journeyman Relic Precision Bass, and the 1960 Journeyman Jazz Bass. As part of the Limited Edition series, the Limited... »

  • AC Guitars Announces Standard Series Basses

    AC Guitars Announces Standard Series Basses

    AC Guitars has revamped their offering with the Standard series, which the company says offers “outstanding value for money sitting below [their] custom basses.” The line offers each of the company’s models with reduced options to keep prices and wait times down. Standard basses can be ordered in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions with a... »

  • Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses

    Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses

    Fender had a lot of new gear at NAMM this year including the Deluxe Active Okoume series. The basses, which feature okoume bodies with a natural finish, come in Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass V, and Precision Bass Special versions. Fender explains that okoume is a reddish-brown African hardwood with a straight grain that gives the... »

  • Ashdown Introduces Retroglide 800 Bass Amp

    Ashdown Introduces Retroglide 800 Bass Amp

    One of the many new products Ashdown introduced at NAMM this year was the Retroglide-800, an amp head built in their custom shop. The company describes the amp as a throwback to the ’80s with founder Mark Gooday saying, “[it] takes me back to my roots as a bass player [with] pure, simple tone at... »

  • Spector Introduces NS-2 CT-B Carved Top Bass

    Spector Introduces NS-2 CT-B Carved Top Bass

    Stuart Spector was showing off his latest creation at NAMM this year with the Spector NS-2 CT-B, a carved top take on the company’s flagship NS-2 model. Handbuilt in Spector’s U.S. workshop, the bass features a chambered alder body with a redwood top that’s carved on both the inside and outside surfaces. The top also... »

  • DR Strings Introduces Pure Blues Bass Strings

    DR Strings Introduces Pure Blues Bass Strings

    DR Strings has introduced a new set of bass strings called Pure Blues. The strings utilize a Quantum-Nickel wrap, which the company describes as combining the best characteristics of steel with a nickel feel. “Pure Blues bass strings combine a fat, warm punch with an edge especially designed for the modern bassist,” DR writes. “Pure... »

  • Eden Amplification Launches the World Tour Pro Series

    Eden Amplification Launches the World Tour Pro Series

    Eden has announced the World Tour Pro Series, consisting of the WTP900, the WTP600, and the WTPPRE. Eden calls the series their new flagship line and steps things up from their existing World Tour amps. Each of the models is loaded with the same features but differ in the power sections. The WTP900 is rated... »

  • ESP Guitars Introduces Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    ESP Guitars Introduces Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    Fusion bassist Bunny Brunel teamed up with ESP Guitars to unveil a new signature line at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. The basses comes in two models: the BB-1004/QM, which is a four-string with a See-Thru Black Sunburst, and the BB-1005FL/QM, a fretless five-string with a Burnt Orange finish. Both editions carry many of the... »