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  • 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... »

  • Vox Introduces Apache Series Bass Guitars

    Vox Introduces Apache Series Bass Guitars

    Vox has expanded their bass lineup with the Apache series of basses, which pick up where their predecessors from the ’60s left off. The new travel instruments are separated by body shape, as the Apache 1 Bass features Vox’s classic Teardrop shape while the Apache 2 Bass features their Phantom body style. Both models have... »

  • Xotic Introduces 4-String Version of XP-1T Bass

    Xotic Introduces 4-String Version of XP-1T Bass

    Xotic has released a 4-string of the XP-1T model, which thus far had only been available as a 5-string. The P-style bass offers vintage and modern tones by including a toggle for passive or active electronics. The active portion is Xotic’s Tri-Logic bass preamp, which has Bass, Mid, and Treble controls, a Mid switch, a... »