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  • Yamaha Introduces Flame Maple Models To TRBX Series

    Yamaha Introduces Flame Maple Models To TRBX Series

    Yamaha’s TRBX bass series will get two models this year. The company will be unveiling the TRBX604FM and TRBX605FM at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Four and five-string basses, respectively, the TRBX604FM and TRBX605FM upgrade the bass’s looks with flame maple tops with matching headstocks. They carry many of the same features... »

  • Schecter Unveils The Apocalypse Bass Series

    Schecter Unveils The Apocalypse Bass Series

    Schecter will be rolling out a new line of basses at the Winter NAMM Show called the Apocalypse Bass Series. Designed with “high-end specs and aggressive style,” the company says that the C-4 and C-5 Apocalypse basses pack a punch thanks to their pickups. “[They are] powered by Schecter US Custom Shop Apocalypse Bass Humbucker... »

  • Fender Reveals American Original Series Including Four New Basses

    Fender Reveals American Original Series Including Four New Basses

    Fender will be unveiling the American Original series at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show, including four new basses. The line focuses on recreating instruments from the company’s past while updating them with enhancements. “For more than six decades, Fender’s core models of guitars and basses have developed their own distinct personalities and legions of devoted... »

  • Fano Guitars Announces the JM4-FB Bass

    Fano Guitars Announces the JM4-FB Bass

    Fano Guitars has introduced the JM4-FB bass, and instrument they say is inspired by the classics and redefined by creativity. The model, which will be debuting at the Winter NAMM Show, is based on one of their guitars. “Using the ever-popular JM6 as a springboard, we designed the JM4 Bass to look and feel as... »

  • Ibanez Announces Upswing Electric Upright Bass

    Ibanez Announces Upswing Electric Upright Bass

    Ibanez will be introducing their very first electric upright bass at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. Dubbed the UB804 or “Upswing”, the bass was designed to mimic the tone of an acoustic upright bass. “The special AeroSilk Piezo pickup, along with the Walnut, Maple, and Jatoboa woods, combine to create a tone that is incredibly... »

  • Cort Introduces Artisan B6 Plus AS Six-String Bass

    Cort Introduces Artisan B6 Plus AS Six-String Bass

    Cort’s Artisan Series has expanded with the introduction of the B6 Plus AS electric bass. The six-string, open-pore model features bolt-on construction and a “warm open sound with excellent sonic dispersion,” the company says. Cort builds the instrument with a swamp ash body and a five-piece neck made with panga panga and walnut. The fretboard... »

  • Fodera Unveils 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe Bass

    Fodera Unveils 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe Bass

    Fodera is gearing up for 2018 by announcing the 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe. Celebrating the company’s flagship design, the new bass is described as combining classic Fodera tone and looks with modern electronics and playability. “For this bass, we’ve adopted an early Fodera wood combination of a Mahogany body, Quilted Maple top, and a... »

  • Thin The Herd Guitars and Birdsong Guitars Announce the CBG 30.5 T-Bass

    Thin The Herd Guitars and Birdsong Guitars Announce the CBG 30.5 T-Bass

    Thin The Herd Guitars recently collaborated with Scott Beckwith of Birdsong Guitars to create the CBG 30.5 T-Bass. The bass takes elements from each of the companies’ instruments. “Scott started with our familiar Model T body, then applied his signature ‘recipe’ for quality tone and ease-of-playability into the design. Loaded with EMG-sized, custom-wound PUNCHBUCKER Pickups... »

  • Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

    Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

    Fodera revealed their fourth and final Masterbuilt bass for the year, and it’s incredible. The Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid combines two signature instruments to pay tribute to their respective owners: Victor Wooten and Anthony Jackson. “Not only are these two artists pioneers in their craft, but also in instrument design through our collaborative relationship,” the... »

  • Xotic Unveils the XJPRO-1 5-String ProVintage Series Bass

    Xotic Unveils the XJPRO-1 5-String ProVintage Series Bass

    Xotic has expanded their bass lineup with the XJPRO-1 5-String ProVintage Series Bass. As part of the ProVintage Series, the new bass combines elements of classic and modern features while building on their previous lineup. “The ProVintage Series basses, inspired by the Xotic XJ Series, feature a structurally balanced neck for reliable intonation that is... »