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  • Dean Announces New Edge Basses with EMG Pickups

    Dean Announces New Edge Basses with EMG Pickups

    Dean has introduced a new variant of their flagship Edge series of basses. The new Edge 4 and Edge 5 basses distinguish themselves from the pack with upgraded electronics including a pair of active EMG pickups. Both of the new models feature bolt-on construction and sport 35˝ scales. They’re built with basswood bodies, maple “C”-shaped... »

  • G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model

    G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model

    Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton has a new signature bass from G&L. Based on their ASAT bass, the Tom Hamilton Signature Model tweaks the design in a few ways including newly designed pickups, woods, and finishes. Core to the new model’s design is a specially wound pair of the company’s MFD pickups that were specced out by... »

  • Guild Reintroduces Starfire Bass

    Guild Reintroduces Starfire Bass

    Guild has reissued the Starfire Bass along with eight other models as part of their Newark St. Collection. Introduced in the ’60s, the original Starfire Bass was made popular by bands including the Byrds and Jefferson Airplane. The new model sports an extra-thin, semi-hollow body made of laminated mahogany finished in Cherry red and accented... »

  • Fender Introduces Four New American Vintage Basses

    Fender Introduces Four New American Vintage Basses

    Fender has expanded its American Vintage series with four new basses including the ’58 Precision Bass, the ’63 Precision Bass, the ’64 Jazz Bass, and the ’74 Jazz Bass. As with the rest of the line, the new basses are reimagined to bring new life to the original designs. Each bass was picked for significant... »

  • D’Angelico Introduces the EX-Bass

    D’Angelico Introduces the EX-Bass

    D’Angelico Guitars has been reborn for 2013. The brand, named for luthier John D’Angelico, has relaunched several instruments including the EX-Bass, which will be part of their Standard Series. With its single-cutaway, semi-hollow body, the 32.25˝ scale bass bears the company’s classic vibe and vintage feel. It also pays homage to D’Angelico’s New York roots... »

  • PRS Guitars Adds Grainger Basses To Core Line

    PRS Guitars Adds Grainger Basses To Core Line

    About a decade after introducing their Private Stock model, Paul Reed Smith Guitars and bassist Gary Grainger have teamed up again to introduce the Grainger 4 and Grainger 5 basses to the company’s Core production line. The new models are modified slightly from their predecessors to add more universal appeal to players. Made in PRS’s... »

  • Dean Unveils John Entwistle Hybrid 5-String Bass

    Dean Unveils John Entwistle Hybrid 5-String Bass

    Dean unveiled several new basses at NAMM this year including a 5-string version of the John Entwistle Hybrid bass. Sharing many of the features of the 4-string Hybrid, The Ox’s new signature model sports bolt-on construction with an alder body and a maple “C”-shaped neck. Other features include a pair of EMG HZ Humbucker pickups,... »

  • ESP Unveils LTD Elite Basses

    ESP Unveils LTD Elite Basses

    ESP has introduced a new line in their products called the LTD Elite series, which splits the difference price and quality between ESP’s high-end instruments and their more affordable LTD line. The new line is built in Japan and are based on the company’s most popular ESP models, including two basses: the J-4 and J-5.... »

  • Schecter Introduces Nikki Sixx Signature Bass

    Schecter Introduces Nikki Sixx Signature Bass

    Schecter and Nikki Sixx have teamed up to release the “Schecter Sixx” Bass, a 4-string signature model for the Motley Crue bassist. Sixx, who also is an accomplished author and radio show host, collaborated with the company to create the instrument. “It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new... »

  • Kala Unveils Rumbler U-Bass

    Kala Unveils Rumbler U-Bass

    Kala is unveiling a new U-Bass at this year’s Winter NAMM show called the Rumbler. The new ukulele-sized bass offers new custom engineered electronics and proprietary strings. The Rumbler’s electronics include a piezo pickup matched with an active EQ and built-in tuner. Its strings are Kala Silver Rumbler Strings, which are made with a special... »