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  • NS Design Announces CR5 Radius Bass Guitar

    NS Design Announces CR5 Radius Bass Guitar

    NS Design excited the bass community at last year’s NAMM show by unveiling the NS Radius Bass Guitar. This year, the company has introduced a production version of the headless bass. Made in the Czech Republic, the CR5 Model shares all the same dimensions as its U.S. counterpart. The CR5 Radius Model is a 5-string... »

  • Jackson Introduces Quilted Maple Top Concert Basses

    Jackson Introduces Quilted Maple Top Concert Basses

    Jackson’s Concert Bass series has grown this year with the introduction of the JS3QM and JS3VQM models. The new versions take all the features of their brethren and add a quilted maple top. Four and five-string basses, respectively, the JS3QM and JS3VQM Concert Basses feature basswood bodies, bolt-on maple necks, and 24-fret, compound-radius rosewood fingerboards.... »

  • Ernie Ball Introduces Classic Sabre Bass

    Ernie Ball Introduces Classic Sabre Bass

    After a limited release for their Premier Dealer Network, Ernie Ball has reissued the Music Man Sabre as a standard model. The original Sabre, first introduced in 1978, was Music Man’s first dual humbucking bass. The new Classic Sabre is the first production of the instrument in twenty years and brings back the vintage design... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD BB-4 Bass

    ESP Introduces LTD BB-4 Bass

    ESP Guitars unveiled a host of new basses at NAMM this year, including the LTD BB-4. Available in Natural and Black finishes, the new model features neck-thru construction, a P/J pickup configuration, and active/passive electronics. The ESP LTD BB-4 is built with a 5-piece maple and walnut neck with an alder/swamp ash body. The rosewood... »

  • Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

    Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

    David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape. The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass is built with a basswood body, and a bolt-on... »

  • 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... »