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  • Fodera Adds New Models to Standard Series

    Fodera Adds New Models to Standard Series

    Fodera is ramping up their Standard series with two new additions, two new combinations of existing models, and the return of two artist standard models. As part of the Standard series, all of the basses are built in small batches with a single configuration with no options to keep wait time and prices down. First... »

  • Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass

    Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass

    U2 bassist Adam Clayton has teamed up with Fender to create a new signature bass. The veteran rocker’s new axe is take on his 1965 Jazz with a few tweaks. “I played (my Sherwood Green 1965 Jazz Bass) a lot on the ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ tour and I really love it,” Clayton... »

  • Höfner Unveils Limited Edition Eco Violin Basses

    Höfner Unveils Limited Edition Eco Violin Basses

    A classic bass is getting a limited edition contemporary makeover. Höfner has announced two new versions of their German-built Violin Bass featuring composite material in place of their typically rosewood fingerboards. “Traditionally most fingerboards have been faced with Rosewood or Ebony, but these are becoming restricted in use in some countries as world wood resources... »

  • 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... »