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  • Chapman Guitars Announces MLB1 DH Basses

    Chapman Guitars Announces MLB1 DH Basses

    Chapman Guitars has teamed up with Dave Hollingworth to launch a new signature bass. The MLB1 DH was created with the Dorje and Toska bassist to deliver what he considers the perfect bass. A four-string player, Hollingworth’s model doesn’t have a five-string version. Instead, it comes in either regular or fanned fret versions. “I’ve always... »

  • ESP Unveils LTD Orion-5 Bass

    ESP Unveils LTD Orion-5 Bass

    Behemoth bassist Orion has got a new signature bass with ESP. The ESP LTD Orion-5 Signature is a five-string model based on their AP series featuring an alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. Everything is finished in black: the body, the pickguard, the hardware, the neck, and the headstock. Even the Seymour Duncan Quarter... »

  • Dean Unveils the Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass

    Dean Unveils the Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass

    Dean Guitars and Black Stone Cherry bassist Jon Lawhon teamed up this year to release a signature bass. The Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass takes one of the company’s existing models and decks it out for the bassist’s wants and needs, including an old-school seafoam green finish. The bass is constructed with a classic configuration of... »

  • Bass of the Week: Dream Studio Guitars Voodoo Bass

    Bass of the Week: Dream Studio Guitars Voodoo Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Voodoo Bass from Dream Studio Guitars. Created as a signature model for Jorge Casillas of the Voodoo Glow Skulls, the bass brings old-school tone with a more futuristic body. “No Active Pick Ups, no Ebony Neck; this is old school bass here,” Dream Studios writes. “Maple Neck, Maple Fretboard,... »

  • Dunable Guitars Unveils Jeff Matz Signature Bass

    Dunable Guitars Unveils Jeff Matz Signature Bass

    High On Fire’s Jeff Matz has a new signature bass from Dunable Guitars. The JM Bass is the product of several years of custom builds for the bassist, leading to an instrument with his exact specs. “Basically, [Matz wanted] what would be his dream instrument, fit for both tracking a High On Fire record, as... »

  • Fender Now Shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender Now Shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    After previewing it at the Summer NAMM Show, Fender is now shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. Modeled exactly after the Beck bassist’s own 1966 Daphne Blue Mustang, the short-scale bass features a maple neck, a road worn finish, and a custom-spec pickup. “As a player and producer, I feel strongly about the... »

  • Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

    Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

    Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has been turning heads for years, including when he debuted his signature Ibanez hollow-body bass on stage a few years ago. Now Ibanez and the bassist have teamed up to release the bass as a model in the company’s lineup. Made in the company’s Japanese workshop, the TCB1006 is a six-string built... »

  • Fender Unveils Limited Edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz Bass

    Fender Unveils Limited Edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz Bass

    U2’s Adam Clayton is getting a new pair of special basses from Fender this year. The limited edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz basses come with maple fingerboards and a unique purple sparkle finish. Both basses are built with an alder body, carbon-reinforced maple neck, and maple fingerboard that’s adorned with abalone inlays. Fender fits... »

  • Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass

    Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass

    I’m always astounded by the bass work of Dominic “Forest” Lapointe. His refined technique and raw emotion always come through in his bass lines. I’m also stunned by his basses, which is why this week we’re checking out his six-string left-handed signature bass built by luthier Marc Chicoine. Based around Quebec, Chicoine has been building... »

  • Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Custom Fretless Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Custom Fretless Bass

    Steve Lawson and Elrick Bass Guitars have teamed up again to introduce the Gold Standard Steve Lawson Custom Fretless, Bolt-on neck bass guitar. Featuring a 33-inch scale, the bass has a semi-hollow body with a “heel-less” design. A thru-body string option allows for using standard scale strings. “A Macassar ebony fretless fingerboard and custom Aero... »