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  • Spector Introduces the Bantam 4 Short-Scale Bass

    Spector Introduces the Bantam 4 Short-Scale Bass

    Spector was showing off several new models at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show including the new Bantam 4, a short-scale bass with a chambered alder body. The combo of features helps to keep the bass’s weight down to just seven pounds. The basses are built with a carved NS-style body topped with quilted maple in... »

  • Warwick Announces Idolmaker Bass

    Warwick Announces Idolmaker Bass

    Warwick unveiled a bass counterpart to the Framus Idolmaker at the Winter NAMM Show. Produced in the custom shop or as part of their German Pro Series Teambuilt line, the Warwick Idolmaker Bass is built with a carved mahogany body and a bolt-on wenge neck. It comes in four or five-string versions as well as... »

  • Marco Bass Guitars Unveils The N1 Bass Guitar

    Marco Bass Guitars Unveils The N1 Bass Guitar

    One of the booths at the NAMM Show that always has tons of buzz is the Marco Bass Guitars display. This year they introduced the N1 bass, which they describe as a game changer. Although the bass is their entry-level model, it’s still made in the USA in the Marco shop. “Marco Cortes has spent... »

  • NS Design Adds NXTa Radius to Bass Guitar Line

    NS Design Adds NXTa Radius to Bass Guitar Line

    Ned Steinberger and NS Design unveiled the latest in their Radius bass guitar series with the NXTa Radius. The headless bass carries many of the same features of the lineup while adding their NXTa battery-free active electronics. “The new NXTa brings together the brilliant ergonomics of the headless neck and body configuration, the NS self-clamping... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp

    Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp

    Ashdown Engineering’s Classic Tube Magnifier (CTM) series got a little bigger this year – or a little smaller. The all-tube CTM 30 “Little Stubby” was debuted at the NAMM Show, where Dan Gooday described it as “a little bit more of everything in a smaller package.” “Measuring just 400mm wide, 220mm deep and 80mm tall,... »