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  • 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... »

  • NS Design Announces CR5 Radius Bass Guitar

    NS Design Announces CR5 Radius Bass Guitar

    NS Design excited the bass community at last year’s NAMM show by unveiling the NS Radius Bass Guitar. This year, the company has introduced a production version of the headless bass. Made in the Czech Republic, the CR5 Model shares all the same dimensions as its U.S. counterpart. The CR5 Radius Model is a 5-string... »

  • Jackson Introduces Quilted Maple Top Concert Basses

    Jackson Introduces Quilted Maple Top Concert Basses

    Jackson’s Concert Bass series has grown this year with the introduction of the JS3QM and JS3VQM models. The new versions take all the features of their brethren and add a quilted maple top. Four and five-string basses, respectively, the JS3QM and JS3VQM Concert Basses feature basswood bodies, bolt-on maple necks, and 24-fret, compound-radius rosewood fingerboards.... »

  • Ernie Ball Introduces Classic Sabre Bass

    Ernie Ball Introduces Classic Sabre Bass

    After a limited release for their Premier Dealer Network, Ernie Ball has reissued the Music Man Sabre as a standard model. The original Sabre, first introduced in 1978, was Music Man’s first dual humbucking bass. The new Classic Sabre is the first production of the instrument in twenty years and brings back the vintage design... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD BB-4 Bass

    ESP Introduces LTD BB-4 Bass

    ESP Guitars unveiled a host of new basses at NAMM this year, including the LTD BB-4. Available in Natural and Black finishes, the new model features neck-thru construction, a P/J pickup configuration, and active/passive electronics. The ESP LTD BB-4 is built with a 5-piece maple and walnut neck with an alder/swamp ash body. The rosewood... »

  • Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

    Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

    David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape. The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass is built with a basswood body, and a bolt-on... »