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  • Laurus Introduces Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass

    Laurus Introduces Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass

    Federico Malaman has been impressing us with his playing for years. Now he’s teamed up with Laurus to create the new Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass. Based on the company’s Quasar, the instrument is a 5-string fretless with its tuning machines at the bridge. One of the most striking features of the model is its... »

  • Jackson Steel Guitar Company Introduces SlideKing Bass

    Jackson Steel Guitar Company Introduces SlideKing Bass

    Here’s something you’ve probably never seen. The Jackson Steel Guitar Company has introduced the SlideKing Bass, an instrument that blends a bass guitar with a pedal steel guitar. Introduced at Summer NAMM this year, the bass is set up horizontally with pedals and comes in 4- or 5-string models. It’s built with a solid hard... »

  • Gibson Updates Thunderbird and SG Standard Basses for 2015

    Gibson Updates Thunderbird and SG Standard Basses for 2015

    Next year will see the revamp of two classic Gibson basses including the SG Standard and Thunderbird bass models. Each of the basses will retain many of their features with improvements including a full contact bridge, thicker and smoother rosewood fingerboards, pearl inlays, comprehensive setups, upgraded output jacks, and more robust cables for improved signal... »

  • Dingwall Now Shipping Adam “Nolly” Getgood Signature NG-2 Bass

    Dingwall Now Shipping Adam “Nolly” Getgood Signature NG-2 Bass

    After introducing the Adam “Nolly” Getgood signature bass at NAMM this year, Dingwall Guitars has announced the NG-2 has been refined and is now shipping in Laguna Seca Blue and Ferrari Yellow colors. Black, red, and green models will follow in about four weeks. Created with the Periphery bassist, the NG-2 is built around a... »

  • Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass

    Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass

    Here’s something different: Ibanez has teamed up with Korg to introduce the SRKP4 Bass. The 4-string model takes the company’s flagship SR model and equips it with a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S, which has 100 effect programs that can be controlled real time with a touchpad interface. Those effects include a looper, vinyl break,... »

  • Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

    Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

    French luthier Paul Lairat has unveiled his latest creation called the Travel Bass. The bass features a headless design with a trimmed back body shape. Combined with its reduced 32-inch scale, the bass is ideal for taking on the road. Lairat handcrafts the model in 4-, 5-, or 6-string builds with two versions: a mahogany... »

  • Fender Introduces Classic Player Rascal Bass

    Fender Introduces Classic Player Rascal Bass

    Back in 2013, Fender Master Builder Jason Smith created the retro styled Rascal Bass to display at the NAMM Show. “I wanted to build a short-scale bass that was reminiscent of some of the Kay and Danelectro basses,” Smith stated. This week Fender announced that the Rascal Bass would be put into full production as... »

  • Eastman Releases VB95 Eastman Pro Bass

    Eastman Releases VB95 Eastman Pro Bass

    Eastman Guitars debuted a pair of new instruments at Summer NAMM this year including the VB95 Eastman Pro Bass. Designed with the touring player or weekend warrior in mind, the new double bass features a fully carved spruce top with gamba corners, a solid laminate back and ribs, and a solid ebony fingerboard. The bass’s... »

  • Tanglewood Introduces Updated TW155-A Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Tanglewood Introduces Updated TW155-A Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Tanglewood Guitars has revamped their Premier series of acoustic instruments including the TW155-A bass. The lineup’s third generation is defined by solid AA Sitka spruce tops, mahogany back and sides, and a natural satin finish. The TW155-A acoustic bass guitar has a rosewood fingerboard and matching bridge. Its body is also bound in rosewood and... »

  • Ibanez Adds New Color Finishes to SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez Adds New Color Finishes to SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez stepped up its SR series in 2011 with the SR Premium, which took the company’s flagship model and gave it upgraded features. The series has traditionally kept in the vein of boutique basses with only natural finishes, but Ibanez has announced that the SR Premium 1400E and 1405E will be getting new color options... »