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  • Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

    Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

    Dean Guitars has released a new bass to their Signature Series with the USA Jeff Berlin Basic. Made in the USA, the new model scales things back from the Patchwork bass while keeping the design’s strengths in place. The Jeff Berlin Basic features bolt-on construction with an alder body, a maple neck, and a rosewood... »

  • ESP Introduces Tommy Stinson Signature Basses

    ESP Introduces Tommy Stinson Signature Basses

    Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson has a new line of signature basses from ESP as part of their Artist Series instruments. While the basses share many qualities, the ESP Tommy Stinson Bass is built in the company’s custom shop while the TS-4 runs as part of their LTD lineup. Both basses sport a set... »

  • DBZ Guitars Now Shipping Hailfire Basses

    DBZ Guitars Now Shipping Hailfire Basses

    DBZ Guitars is now shipping the Hailfire bass, available in Standard and Flame Maple versions. The company describes the new model as “classic-meets-modern”, with an old school body shape that’s been reshaped with modern contours and balancing. The Hailfire features neck-thru construction with a 34˝ scale. Its body and neck are mahogany, while the fingerboard... »

  • Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series

    Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series

    Squier is adding to their Affinity Series this year with a new Precision Bass PJ model. Building on a traditional P-bass style, the new bass includes a single-coil Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position for further tonal variety. Other new features include a two-color headstock logo and a three-ply black/white/black pickguard. The Affinity Series... »

  • Jens Ritter Introduces R8-Concept Fretless Bass

    Jens Ritter Introduces R8-Concept Fretless Bass

    Jens Ritter has expanded on the idea of his R8-Singlecut bass with the R8-Concept Fretless Bass. The new models set themselves apart by utilizing the Ritter Backside Tuning System, which puts the tuning machines on the back of the bass’s body while accepting standard single-ball strings. Another distinguishing feature is the R8-Concept’s extended fingerboard, which... »

  • Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

    Fender Introduces Classic Series Precision and Jazz Basses with Lacquer Finishes

    Fender has expanded their bass lineup with the Classic Series ’60’s Jazz Bass Lacquer and Classic Series ’50s Precision Bass Lacquer. In following with the series, the basses pay homage to their vintage counterparts and distinguish themselves with period-correct gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes. The Classic Series ’60’s Jazz Bass Lacquer is built with an alder... »

  • Fret-King Announces STVDIO Country Squire Semitone Bass

    Fret-King Announces STVDIO Country Squire Semitone Bass

    Fret-King will be adding to their high-end, one-off STVDIO series of instruments this fall with the introduction of the Country Squire Semitone Bass. The singlecut, bolt-on bass features a pair of designer Trev Wilkinson’s new JM pickups wired to a 3-way toggle switch. In keeping with a vintage vibe, Wilkinson used traditional woods for its... »

  • Höfner Debuts “Cavern” Versions of Contemporary and Ignition Violin Basses

    Höfner Debuts “Cavern” Versions of Contemporary and Ignition Violin Basses

    Höfner has introduced new “Cavern” versions of their Contemporary and Ignition Series Violin basses at the 2013 Musikmesse in Frankfurt last week. The pickups on the new models are positioned closely together and towards the neck in the Cavern style, similar to Paul McCartney’s original 1961 bass. Each of the entry level basses will be... »

  • Waterstone Honors Jackson Pollock with Studio Bass

    Waterstone Honors Jackson Pollock with Studio Bass

    Waterstone Musical Instruments is honoring the work of Jackson Pollock with a new line of guitars and basses named after the influential abstract artist. The instruments feature an abstract finish inspired by the floors of Jackson Pollock’s studio. “Pollock’s studio was a converted barn, where he spread his canvas out flat and danced around it,... »

  • Fender Unveils Cabronita Precision Bass

    Fender Unveils Cabronita Precision Bass

    Fender has announced the Cabronita Precision bass, a take on their original bass model with a flair from their Cabronita series. The bass sports an alder body that comes in 2-color sunburst, black, or Candy Apple Red. The Cabronita Precision Bass is fitted with a single FideliTron humbucking bass pickup with classic Volume and Tone... »