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  • Gibson Introduces Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass

    Gibson Introduces Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass

    Gibson is reviving another model from their past catalog with the new Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass. First introduced in 1965, the Non-Reverse flips the body shape of the original Thunderbird for a more traditional, albeit asymmetrical body style. Gibson kept the design identical while fitting the new version with upgraded hardware and pickups. The Thunderbird... »

  • Gibson Unveils New EB Bass

    Gibson Unveils New EB Bass

    In 1953, Gibson took its first step into the electric bass market with the EB-1, eventually releasing several models to follow musical trends. Now, the company has unveiled the EB Bass, a brand new model that they say blends tradition and innovation to create a versatile voice for the modern bassist. The EB Bass’s body... »

  • Manne Guitars Introduces VibraBass

    Manne Guitars Introduces VibraBass

    Italian boutique builder Manne Guitars has expanded their bass offerings with the VibraBass. Inspired by the AcoustiVibe guitar, the new bass features a fully chambered body made of Korina with an Italian poplar burl top, a maple/beech laminate neck, and a thin, hard resin fingerboard. Besides a magnetic single coil pickup mounted in the bass’s... »

  • Squier Introduces Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass

    Squier Introduces Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass

    Squier has introduced the Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass, which the Strung Out bassist helped design. “I decided to make something that’s really cool, that I like to play,” said Aiken. “But, also something I want to give to the fans of Strung Out and any average bass player that wants to buy a bass... »

  • Fender Unveils Nate Mendel Signature P-Bass

    Fender Unveils Nate Mendel Signature P-Bass

    Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel now has a signature bass from Fender. Modeled after the ’71 Precision that carried him through over half of his career, the Nate Mendel Fender P Bass features special body contours, extra-slim neck and nut width, and a lightly worn Candy Apple Red finish. The bass is built with an... »

  • Höfner Unveils Limited Edition Black Violin Bass

    Höfner Unveils Limited Edition Black Violin Bass

    As part of their 125th anniversary celebrations, Höfner has unveiled a limited edition Black Violin Bass. The new bass shares many of the specs of the company’s ‘61 Cavern bass but utilizes closely spaced single coil “Toaster” pickups that were only used in 1960. Finished in a sleek thin coat gloss black, its dark motif... »

  • Gibson Unveils Midtown Standard Bass

    Gibson Unveils Midtown Standard Bass

    Taking elements of their semi-acoustic EB basses and their Midtown guitar line, Gibson has unveiled the Midtown Standard Bass, a new semi-hollow design with a full 34˝ scale. The chambered body sports a pair of f-holes for a classic look, but the body is actually made of routed solid woods rather than a laminated top,... »

  • Fodera Introduces Monarch 4 Standard Bass Guitar

    Fodera Introduces Monarch 4 Standard Bass Guitar

    Fodera is finishing out their Standard series of basses with the Monarch 4 Standard. Similar to the Matt Garrison, Emperor 5, and Yin Yang Standard basses, the new model is built in batch and offered in a single configuration with no options in order to keep the price and wait time down. The Monarch 4... »

  • Ibanez Introduces ATK Premium Basses

    Ibanez Introduces ATK Premium Basses

    Ibanez has given its Premium treatment to their ATK model, resulting in the ATK800E and the ATK805E. Beyond being built at their Premium Factory to premium quality standards, the company’s bass designers spent a lot of time researching and developing the pickup configuration, which includes a CAP double humbucker in the bridge position and an... »

  • Gibson Announces Grabber 3: ’70s Tribute Bass

    Gibson Announces Grabber 3: ’70s Tribute Bass

    Gibson first introduced the Grabber bass in the 1970′s, with the company completely redesigning their version of the electric bass following their successful run with the EB series. Gibson is going back to the Grabber with the introduction of the Grabber 3, a ’70s tribute bass the company says “recaptures the best qualities of the... »