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  • Bootleg Guitars Introduces Dawg Pounder Bass

    Bootleg Guitars Introduces Dawg Pounder Bass

    Jon Hill of Bootleg Guitars decided to get back to basics with his new Dawg Pounder model. “I’ve been preaching simplicity lately: 1 humbucker 1 knob,” the luthier explained. “I feel guitars kinda went through a 'Big Hair' phase and I’m back in the garage with the garage bands!” Delivered in a sleek, black satin… »

  • Pavel Announces Jazz Pro Vintage USA Basses

    Pavel Announces Jazz Pro Vintage USA Basses

    Pavel de la Fuente has announced a new line of basses through his custom shop, Pavel Musical Instruments. The new Jazz Pro Vintage USA bass models include both 4- and 5-string basses, with a choice of Alder or Ash for the body, Rock Maple neck and a choice of Maple or Rosewood fretboard. The basses… »

  • G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

    G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

    G&L has unveiled a new line of instruments labeled the "Black Ice Collection". The new basses and guitars feature a "Black Ice" finish, which incorporates the company’s Nearly Naked (NENA) finish with a sleek matte black base and silver highlights in the body’s wood grain. Introduced last year, NENA is a super thin finish the… »

  • Sandberg Introduces Electra TT4 Bass Guitar

    Sandberg Introduces Electra TT4 Bass Guitar

    Sandberg has unveiled the latest in their Electra series of basses, the TT4. The new bass takes cues from classic designs with a pair of single coil pickups and a tobacco sunburst matte finish. Similar to the Electra VS4, the TT4 is built with a basswood body, a Canadian hard rock maple neck, and a… »

  • 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… »