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  • AC Guitars Unveils Über Graft Spec Bass Series

    AC Guitars Unveils Über Graft Spec Bass Series

    AC Guitars has added a new line of basses with the introduction of the Über Graft Spec Series. The new basses build upon the company’s Graft Series of handmade basses, which are made in batch to keep them in an accessible price range. This line offers five body shapes: Finn, Recurve, Harlot, Gallas, and J-Type.... »

  • Fretlight Introduces FB-525 Bass

    Fretlight Introduces FB-525 Bass

    Educational instrument maker Fretlight has introduced their first bass guitar, the FB-525. The bass is the four-string to feature the company’s built-in LED learning system that teaches you to play by lighting up dots on the fretboard. The FB-525 comes in right and left-hand models and features a P/J pickup configuration with a 3-way toggle... »

  • Kala Announces Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass

    Kala Announces Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass

    Bakithi Kumalo and Kala Brand Music have teamed up to released the Bakithi Kumalo Signature U-Bass. Kumalo, who first made his mark on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, has been a U-Bass endorser for several years and helped to create the new signature model. The B.K. U-Bass is solid-body fretless four-string with a 21″ scale. It’s... »

  • Sandberg Announces 5-String MarloweDK Signature Bass

    Sandberg Announces 5-String MarloweDK Signature Bass

    Two years after issuing MarloweDK’s signature bass, Sandberg has unveiled a five string version of the instrument. The MarloweDK 5-string bass retains most of the features of the four-string with a few adjustments to accommodate for the extra string. Built with an alder body and a bolt-on maple neck, the bass has a longer 35″... »

  • Von Dauer Launches Bass Line with Art Bass M1

    Von Dauer Launches Bass Line with Art Bass M1

    Von Dauer, a newly formed German bass brand, has announced the launch of their first bass called the Art Bass model M1. The instrument is handmade in Germany in small production runs. The M1 riffs on the traditional J shape with a whitewood body accented by an inset stained ash scratchplate that’s sits flush with... »

  • Dingwall Guitars Debuts Alberto Rigoni AR5 Signature Bass Model

    Dingwall Guitars Debuts Alberto Rigoni AR5 Signature Bass Model

    Two years ago, luthier Sheldon Dingwall and bassist Alberto Rigoni began working on a new bass. The goal was to create a versatile bass with a lot of punch and blending Dingwall’s ABZ and Z3 series basses. The duo has just unveiled the creation, the Dingwall AR5. While the bass offers up some of Dingwall’s... »

  • Aries Basses Announces Alpeluti Bass

    Aries Basses Announces Alpeluti Bass

    Croatian custom instrument company Aries Basses has announced a new model named the Alpeluti. Described as their entry-level bass, the simple design is built in batch to keep prices down. The Alpeluti features bolt-on construction that pairs a mahogany body with a 3-piece maple neck and Indian Palisander fingerboard. It has a long 35″ scale... »

  • F Bass Unveils VF-P Bass

    F Bass Unveils VF-P Bass

    F Bass has expanded their Vintage Series of basses with the VF-P. The model, which pays tribute to an industry classic, is a passive P-bass featuring a one-piece maple neck and a two-piece alder body. The VF-P has a standard 34-inch scale and 21 frets with a compound fingerboard radius. Its neck comes with a... »

  • Perri Ink Guitars Unveils the Rocky IV Bass

    Perri Ink Guitars Unveils the Rocky IV Bass

    L.A.’s Perri Ink Guitars has unveiled it’s first custom bass guitar, the Rocky IV. The U.S.-made bass is crafted with a contoured solid alder body and a one-piece maple neck that’s fitted with black block inlays. For more visual flair, the body is embellished with 12K gold leafing by the artist “Sonny Boy.” The Rocky... »

  • Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

    Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

    Fodera is honoring one of their friends with a bass they’re calling the Victor Wooten Fretless; A Tribute to Joe Compito. The bass is a nearly identical replica of the five-string fretless bass that the late Joe Compito built for Victor Wooten, who famously used it on the Grammy-winning Flecktones album Flight of the Cosmic... »