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  • Marleaux Bass Guitars Introduces Votan XS Deluxe Model

    Marleaux Bass Guitars Introduces Votan XS Deluxe Model

    German luthier Gerald Marleaux has introduced a new model for 2013 named the Votan XS Deluxe. Continuing on the traditionally inspired Votan series, the XS Deluxe features a slim birdseye maple neck and a smaller solid African Dibetou hardwood body. The Votan XS Deluxe is fitted with a pair of Delano JSBC custom single coil... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series

    ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series

    ESP’s Frank Bello LTD Signature line of basses has a new addition. The FB-204 is an entry level model with bolt-on construction and a black satin finish to suit the Anthrax bassist’s style. The FB-204 is built with a basswood body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. The P/J pickup configuration consists of the company’s LTD... »

  • Lakland Introduces 44-01 and 55-01 Deluxe Spalt Basses

    Lakland Introduces 44-01 and 55-01 Deluxe Spalt Basses

    Lakland has given their Skyline 44-01 and 55-01 models the Deluxe treatment this year. Sporting four and five strings respectively, the Lakland 44-01 and 55-01 Deluxe Spalt models add to their predecessors with spalted maple tops for visual flair. The models are built with ash bodies, maple necks, and rosewood fingerboards. The 4-string has a... »

  • Ibanez Refreshes Artcore Series Basses

    Ibanez Refreshes Artcore Series Basses

    Ibanez has updated their Artcore series of basses with the AGB205 and the AFB200SRD. As part of the Artcore line, the acoustic/electric basses follow vintage aesthetic and sport 30.3″ scales. The AFB200SRD is built constructed with a 3-piece maple/mahogany neck, a maple body, and a bound rosewood fingerboard. It offers a new Sunset Red finish... »

  • Warwick Releases Limited Edition Thumb BO LTD 2013

    Warwick Releases Limited Edition Thumb BO LTD 2013

    Warwick’s limited edition bass this year is the Thumb BO LTD 2013, an upgraded version of the company’s existing model. Available in 4- and 5-string versions, the new model features bolt-on construction and is crafted from FSC certified woods. The Thumb BO LTD 2013 is built with a US Swamp Ash body topped with Vavona... »

  • Warwick Adds Triumph Lite to RockBass Series

    Warwick Adds Triumph Lite to RockBass Series

    Warwick has added to their RockBass series of instruments with the RockBass Triumph Lite. The electric upright follows in step with its German counterpart and is based on the original Framus designs from the 1950s. The Triumph Lite is built with a maple body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. It’s scale is similar to that... »

  • Blast Cult Enters the Electric Bass Market with the Thirty 2 Bass

    Blast Cult Enters the Electric Bass Market with the Thirty 2 Bass

    Blast Cult announced a new electric bass model late last year, but the details were still being worked out, into 2013. Now we know a whole lot more. The aptly named “Thirty 2″ is a 32˝ inch scale bass, and the first electric made by the company. Blast Cult is offering lots of options for... »

  • Ibanez Introduces BTB Premium Basses

    Ibanez Introduces BTB Premium Basses

    Ibanez has added to their Premium line of basses once again with the BTB Premium. Building on the “boutique-style” of the BTB series, the Premium models take things a step further with upgraded materials and are built in Ibanez’s Premium factory. Available in 5- and 6-string models, the BTB Premium models feature 35˝ scale for... »

  • G&L Introduces MJ-4 Bass Guitar

    G&L Introduces MJ-4 Bass Guitar

    G&L has introduced the MJ-4 Bass, a bass with a familiar feel that the company says is part of an evolution of bass features. The model sports a pair of G&L’s new Bi-Coil Alnico V pickups, which they say looks like a classic single-coil but actually contains two side-by-side coils configured in series-humbucking mode. The... »

  • Rybski Introduces Sean O’Bryan Smith Signature Basses

    Rybski Introduces Sean O’Bryan Smith Signature Basses

    Rybski Custom Bass Guitars has introduced the Sean O’Bryan Smith Signature Bass. Currently available in Deluxe and Standard versions, the Nashville bassist’s new bass brings together classic elements of a traditional P/J bass with modern craftsmanship and a 21-fret J-profile neck. “Sean’s career incorporates a successful solo career and also a highly successful recording career... »