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  • 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... »

  • Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

    Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

    Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt’s Signature basses have gotten a boost with the introduction of the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass and an updated version of the Squier Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass Available in 3-Color Sunburst and White Blonde, the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Bass

    AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Bass

    AC Guitars has introduced a new bass model named The Krell, inspired by the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet. The bass takes its name from an extinct race of advanced beings from the movie that built a machine that could “turn thoughts into reality and project that reality anywhere on the planet.” “I was... »

  • Squier Adds New Precision Bass Models to Vintage Modified Series

    Squier Adds New Precision Bass Models to Vintage Modified Series

    Rounding out the summer’s new models for Squiers Vintage Modified Series are a trio of P-basses: The Vintage Modified Precision Bass V, Precision Bass Fretless, and Precision Bass PJ. Similar to the rest of the series, the new basses are designed to add new twists to familiar designs. Vintage Modified Precision Bass V The Vintage... »

  • Le Fay Updates ROB 344-66/IIIa Bass Guitar

    Le Fay Updates ROB 344-66/IIIa Bass Guitar

    Le Fay has updated the ROB 344-66/IIIa with a new pickup system that brings together four single coils under three covers. The coils are selectable with a 6-way rotary knob and offer a variety of sounds. Position one activates the coil closest to the bridge, the next adds the coil closest to the neck for... »

  • Squier Adds Cabronita Precision and Bass VI Models to Vintage Modified Line

    Squier Adds Cabronita Precision and Bass VI Models to Vintage Modified Line

    Squier’s Vintage Modified line of basses is getting two new additions with the announcement of the Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass and the Vintage Modified Bass VI. The Cabronita comes in one finish – black, with a single play white pickguard. The bass sports a maple neck with a 9.5″-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium... »

  • Pedulla Announces Rapture NPG Bass

    Pedulla Announces Rapture NPG Bass

    M.V. Pedulla Guitars has introduced the Rapture NPG, a take on their Rapture model that omits the pick guard to reveal more of the body’s figure. The new bass is described as a full featured version of their “modern vintage” model and comes in single soapbar, J/J, or P/J pickup configurations. A low mid boost/cut... »

  • Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special

    Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special

    Squier’s Vintage Modified series has gotten a little bigger with the introduction of the Jaguar Bass V Special. The new model takes all the features of the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass and adds a low B string. Similar to its predecessor, the bass features a Jaguar-style body fitted with a Fender-Designed P/J pickup configuration. Controls... »

  • Ruokangas Expands Steambass Series with 5-String Model

    Ruokangas Expands Steambass Series with 5-String Model

    Finnish manufacturer Ruokangas Guitars has announced the Steambass 5, a new 5-string version of their flagship bass model. Similar to its predecessor, the Steambass 5 comes in Classic and Deluxe models, which differ in body construction. The Classic is built with an alder body, while the Deluxe offers a Spanish Cedar body and Arctic Birch... »