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  • 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... »

  • Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass

    Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass

    Warwick has a new RockBass version of their hollow body Star Bass model. As with the rest of the series, the RockBass Star Bass is built in China and checked by a German Warwick employee for quality inspection. The Star Bass is made with a laminated maple body and a maple neck with Ekanga veneer... »

  • Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

    Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

    Avenged Sevenfold’s Johnny Christ has joined Schecter’s artist roster and has a new signature bass with the company. The Schecter Johnny Christ Signature Bass features a brand new body shape and headstock. Built with an ash body, 3-piece maple neck and ebony fingerboard, the new bass is decked out in black with gold hardware. The... »

  • Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass

    Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass

    Fender’s 2013 additions to their Select Series includes the Fender Select Active Jazz Bass. Described as the company’s “top-of-the-production-line”, the new bass features an alder body with a flame maple top and hand-stained Tobacco Sunburst finish with a gloss-lacquer topcoat. The Select Active Jazz bass sports a neck made of quartersawn maple, with a modern... »

  • Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

    Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

    Status Graphite has introduced the Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass, which the company says retains most of the classic Status design with a few features tailored to the Muse bassist’s tastes. The bass is built around an alder body with a graphite shell on the front and back faces, which is matched with a woven graphite... »

  • Aria Guitars To Unveil Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM

    Aria Guitars To Unveil Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM

    Aria Guitars has announced they’ll be launching the Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM this week. A year in the making, the bass is a replica of the Black ’n Gold I bass Burton played. The bass made with the authorization of the late bassist’s family and bandmates in Metallica, with whom... »

  • Spector Introduces Coda Pro Basses

    Spector Introduces Coda Pro Basses

    Spector will be unveiling their Coda Pro series basses at NAMM this year. The new models offer the company’s classic inspired Coda at a lower price point by building them in their Korean Factory. Available with four or five strings, the Coda Pro basses feature two EMG HZ passive single-coil pickups paired with Spector’s TonePump... »

  • Fender Unveils Pawn Shop Bass VI and Mustang Bass Models

    Fender Unveils Pawn Shop Bass VI and Mustang Bass Models

    Fender has announced four new models in the company’s eccentric Pawn Shop series, one they describe as “guitars that never were but should have been.” The new lineup includes two basses: The Pawn Shop Bass VI and the Pawn Shop Mustang Bass. Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI Originally produced from 1961 to 1975, the Fender... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses

    Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2013 Custom Collection Basses

    Fender Custom Shop has introduced their 2013 Custom Collection, including the 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro and the 1951 Relic Precision Bass. As with all of the line, the basses are built by Fender’s craftsmen in their Corona, California Custom Shop. The 2013 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro combines vintage styling with new customized... »

  • NS Design Announces NXT-Series Omni Bass

    NS Design Announces NXT-Series Omni Bass

    NS Design has introduced an NXT-Series version of their Omni Bass, an electric upright that sports a 34˝ scale like that of a bass guitar. The new instrument is designed for the bass guitarist interested in adding the character and expressiveness of an upright. Available in 4- and 5-string models, the NXT Omni Bass is... »