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  • Gibson Celebrates With 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

    Gibson Celebrates With 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

    Fifty years ago, Gibson stepped out with an edgy line of guitars and basses, respectively named the Firebird and the Thunderbird. The company is now celebrating the design with a 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass. Finished with Gold Bullion in a high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, the bass sports through-neck construction with a mahogany body, a mahogany neck... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Mike D’Antonio MDB3 Signature Bass

    Ibanez Introduces Mike D’Antonio MDB3 Signature Bass

    Killswitch Engage’s Mike D’Antonio and Ibanez have teamed up to release the bassist’s third signature model, the MDB3. Based on the company’s Destroyer model, the bass’s mahogany body features beveled edges to provide right arm comfort while picking. Its three-piece maple neck is topped with a rosewood fretboard inlaid with a MDB logo at the... »

  • DBZ Guitars Releases Barchetta Bass Series

    DBZ Guitars Releases Barchetta Bass Series

    DBZ Guitars has introduced the Barchetta Bass, a model based on DBZ’s flagship guitar. The bass follows the company’s trend of blending modern and traditional styles for unique instruments. The Barchetta Bass comes in three versions based on their tops: Standard (ST), Flame Maple (FM), and Spalt Maple (SM). Common features include a maple neck,... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Introduces Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Introduces Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass

    The Fender Custom Shop has rolled out its Spring 2013 offerings, including the Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass. Mimicking the look of an aged bass, the new model is the Custom Shop’s first to feature a special Black over Three-color Sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The bass is created by Fender’s master builders with a lightweight... »

  • Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

    Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

    Dean Guitars has released a new bass to their Signature Series with the USA Jeff Berlin Basic. Made in the USA, the new model scales things back from the Patchwork bass while keeping the design’s strengths in place. The Jeff Berlin Basic features bolt-on construction with an alder body, a maple neck, and a rosewood... »

  • ESP Introduces Tommy Stinson Signature Basses

    ESP Introduces Tommy Stinson Signature Basses

    Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson has a new line of signature basses from ESP as part of their Artist Series instruments. While the basses share many qualities, the ESP Tommy Stinson Bass is built in the company’s custom shop while the TS-4 runs as part of their LTD lineup. Both basses sport a set... »

  • DBZ Guitars Now Shipping Hailfire Basses

    DBZ Guitars Now Shipping Hailfire Basses

    DBZ Guitars is now shipping the Hailfire bass, available in Standard and Flame Maple versions. The company describes the new model as “classic-meets-modern”, with an old school body shape that’s been reshaped with modern contours and balancing. The Hailfire features neck-thru construction with a 34˝ scale. Its body and neck are mahogany, while the fingerboard... »

  • Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series

    Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series

    Squier is adding to their Affinity Series this year with a new Precision Bass PJ model. Building on a traditional P-bass style, the new bass includes a single-coil Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position for further tonal variety. Other new features include a two-color headstock logo and a three-ply black/white/black pickguard. The Affinity Series... »

  • Jens Ritter Introduces R8-Concept Fretless Bass

    Jens Ritter Introduces R8-Concept Fretless Bass

    Jens Ritter has expanded on the idea of his R8-Singlecut bass with the R8-Concept Fretless Bass. The new models set themselves apart by utilizing the Ritter Backside Tuning System, which puts the tuning machines on the back of the bass’s body while accepting standard single-ball strings. Another distinguishing feature is the R8-Concept’s extended fingerboard, which... »

  • Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

    Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

    Fender has expanded their bass lineup with the Classic Series ’60’s Jazz Bass Lacquer and Classic Series ’50s Precision Bass Lacquer. In following with the series, the basses pay homage to their vintage counterparts and distinguish themselves with period-correct gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes. The Classic Series ’60’s Jazz Bass Lacquer is built with an alder... »