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  • Fender Puts Starcaster Bass Into Production After Nearly 40 Years

    Fender Puts Starcaster Bass Into Production After Nearly 40 Years

    In addition to the recently reintroduced Coronado Bass, Fender has added another classic design to their Modern Player Series with the Starcaster Bass. Based on the Starcaster guitar, the semi-hollow bass was designed in the mid-1970s and was never officially produced. Fender calls it one of their rarest instruments as only a handful of prototypes... »

  • Fender Brings Back the Coronado Bass

    Fender Brings Back the Coronado Bass

    Fender is quite busy these days. The company has just announced they are bringing back their Coronado bass, as the newest addition to their Modern Player series. The Coronado, originally introduced in 1966, was Fender’s first hollow-body instrument line including both basses and guitars. The instruments were designed by Roger Rossmeisl, who previously worked at... »

  • Elrick Introduces Second Generation Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass

    Elrick Introduces Second Generation Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars has introduced the second generation of their Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass. The model has undergone a makeover with updated cosmetics, including pick guards, an Elrick bridge, matching metal knobs, fretboard markers, new colors and matching headstocks. As part of the Expat Series, the bass is assembled Europe with U.S.-made materials... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass

    Rounding out the Fender Custom Shop’s Artist Collection bass additions for the summer is the Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass. Limited to 50 bass worldwide, Fender reports the new model is identical to the one Dusty is currently touring with and differentiates itself from other Precisions with a custom designed Seymour Duncan... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

    Fender’s Custom Shop has taken all of the aspects of Geddy Lee’s famous 1972 Jazz bass and created a Limited Edition Geddy Lee Jazz replica. Every detail was considered, from the neck shape, wiring, pickups – even the wear and tear. Sometime around 1977, Lee purchased the bass from a pawnshop in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass

    The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled the Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass, available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and Charcoal Frost. The model replicates the renowned session bassist’s own vintage Precision bass down to the piece of foam he stuffed under the strings in front of the bridge to deaden the strings. That led... »

  • Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

    Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

    Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt’s Signature basses have gotten a boost with the introduction of the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass and an updated version of the Squier Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass Available in 3-Color Sunburst and White Blonde, the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Bass

    AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Bass

    AC Guitars has introduced a new bass model named The Krell, inspired by the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet. The bass takes its name from an extinct race of advanced beings from the movie that built a machine that could “turn thoughts into reality and project that reality anywhere on the planet.” “I was... »

  • Squier Adds New Precision Bass Models to Vintage Modified Series

    Squier Adds New Precision Bass Models to Vintage Modified Series

    Rounding out the summer’s new models for Squiers Vintage Modified Series are a trio of P-basses: The Vintage Modified Precision Bass V, Precision Bass Fretless, and Precision Bass PJ. Similar to the rest of the series, the new basses are designed to add new twists to familiar designs. Vintage Modified Precision Bass V The Vintage... »

  • Le Fay Updates ROB 344-66/IIIa Bass Guitar

    Le Fay Updates ROB 344-66/IIIa Bass Guitar

    Le Fay has updated the ROB 344-66/IIIa with a new pickup system that brings together four single coils under three covers. The coils are selectable with a 6-way rotary knob and offer a variety of sounds. Position one activates the coil closest to the bridge, the next adds the coil closest to the neck for... »