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  • Fender Introduces Vintage Hot Rod ’60s Precision and ’70s Jazz Basses

    Fender Introduces Vintage Hot Rod ’60s Precision and ’70s Jazz Basses

    Fender has rolled out two new basses as part of their Vintage Hot Rod series, an American-made lineup that the company describes as incorporating the best of old and new features. The Fender Vintage Hot Rod ’60s Precision Bass and ’70s Jazz Bass riff on classic designs while adding new features like a 7.25″-12″ compound-radius... »

  • Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

    Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

    Cort has announced a line of 20th Anniversary editions of their Artisan basses, including the Artisan A-Custom 20th and the Artisan B 20th. Each of the models are limited edition and come in four and five-string versions with a 20th Anniversary logo on the electronics cover plate. The Cort Artisan A-Custom 20th bass features neck-thru... »

  • Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

    Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

    After introducing the Dimension Bass as part of their Modern Player Series, Fender has revealed that the bass is now available as part of their Deluxe and American Deluxe instrument lines. Available in 4- and 5-string versions, the Fender Deluxe Dimension Bass is built with an ash body in the model’s new body shape, the... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces Über Spec Basses

    AC Guitars Introduces Über Spec Basses

    AC Guitars has a new line of basses dubbed the Über Spec Series – a line defined by select woods and the company’s new MC Series pickups. Built as a collaboration between Aaron Armstrong, John East, and AC Guitars’ Alan Cringean, the MC Series are Multi-Coil Pickups with two coils per string. On a 4-string... »

  • Fender Puts Starcaster Bass Into Production After Nearly 40 Years

    Fender Puts Starcaster Bass Into Production After Nearly 40 Years

    In addition to the recently reintroduced Coronado Bass, Fender has added another classic design to their Modern Player Series with the Starcaster Bass. Based on the Starcaster guitar, the semi-hollow bass was designed in the mid-1970s and was never officially produced. Fender calls it one of their rarest instruments as only a handful of prototypes... »

  • Fender Brings Back the Coronado Bass

    Fender Brings Back the Coronado Bass

    Fender is quite busy these days. The company has just announced they are bringing back their Coronado bass, as the newest addition to their Modern Player series. The Coronado, originally introduced in 1966, was Fender’s first hollow-body instrument line including both basses and guitars. The instruments were designed by Roger Rossmeisl, who previously worked at... »

  • Elrick Introduces Second Generation Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass

    Elrick Introduces Second Generation Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars has introduced the second generation of their Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass. The model has undergone a makeover with updated cosmetics, including pick guards, an Elrick bridge, matching metal knobs, fretboard markers, new colors and matching headstocks. As part of the Expat Series, the bass is assembled Europe with U.S.-made materials... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass

    Rounding out the Fender Custom Shop’s Artist Collection bass additions for the summer is the Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass. Limited to 50 bass worldwide, Fender reports the new model is identical to the one Dusty is currently touring with and differentiates itself from other Precisions with a custom designed Seymour Duncan... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

    Fender’s Custom Shop has taken all of the aspects of Geddy Lee’s famous 1972 Jazz bass and created a Limited Edition Geddy Lee Jazz replica. Every detail was considered, from the neck shape, wiring, pickups – even the wear and tear. Sometime around 1977, Lee purchased the bass from a pawnshop in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Introduces Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass

    The Fender Custom Shop has unveiled the Sean Hurley Signature 1961 Precision Bass, available in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and Charcoal Frost. The model replicates the renowned session bassist’s own vintage Precision bass down to the piece of foam he stuffed under the strings in front of the bridge to deaden the strings. That led... »