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  • 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... »

  • Fodera Announces Monarch 4 Fretless Standard Bass

    Fodera Announces Monarch 4 Fretless Standard Bass

    Fodera has once again added to their Standard line of basses with the Monarch 4 Fretless Standard. Initially limited to 15 pieces, the new model is the first fretless in the series, which offers batches of basses built in a single configuration with no options to keep wait time and prices to a minimum. The... »

  • Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses

    Fender Announces Modern Player 2.0 Basses

    Fender has upgraded its Modern Player series of instruments including updates to the Jazz Basses in the line and the introduction of a new model called the Dimension Bass. The new instruments keep in step with the rest of the series, which offers unique designs at entry-level pricing. The new Modern Player Jazz Bass and... »

  • Gibson Introduces Five-String EB Bass

    Gibson Introduces Five-String EB Bass

    Gibson is building upon their recently relaunched EB Bass series with a 5-string version. As with its 4-string accomplice, the new Five-String EB Bass takes its body shape from the original EB’s SG-inspired body and gives it an offset-double-cutaway design. The bass is built with a Grade-A ash body, a Grade-A maple neck featuring a... »

  • Traveler Guitar Adds Duncan Designed Pickups to TB-4P Bass

    Traveler Guitar Adds Duncan Designed Pickups to TB-4P Bass

    Traveler Guitar has expanded on their original TB-4P bass with the introduction of a new finish and Duncan Designed MM-01 Pickup. The new model sports red finish with a pearloid pickguard. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces, the 32-inch scale travel-sized bass is designed to fit in airline overhead compartments and features a built-in... »

  • Bastard Basses Announces Little Bastard Bass

    Bastard Basses Announces Little Bastard Bass

    Bastard Basses has launched with an innovative prototype called the Little Bastard. Born out of a final exam project for designer Szabolcs Sinka’s Master’s in Product Design, the prototype bass is based around a 32-inch to 30-inch multi-scale neck. The bass’s concept also incorporates some forward thinking in the design process for ergonomics and visual... »

  • Spector Announces Chris Kael CK-4 Signature Bass Guitar

    Spector Announces Chris Kael CK-4 Signature Bass Guitar

    Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael will have a new signature series bass with Spector, which is set to be released this fall. The Spector Chris Kael CK-4 Signature Model Bass Guitar is part of the company’s Korean Professional Series and features neck-thru construction with a Rex body shape. Available in matte black or matte... »

  • Carvin Unveils PB4 and PB5 Basses

    Carvin Unveils PB4 and PB5 Basses

    New for summer 2013, Carvin has added to their bolt-on basses with the PB4 and PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Basses. The new designs take cues from a classic design while adding a few of Carvin’s own touches, like Carvin’s locking bass bridge, a sculpted neck heel, and newly designed pickup. Specifically, the passive SCP split coil... »