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  • 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... »

  • Overwater Introduces Scott Devine Signature SDS Lite Bass

    Overwater Introduces Scott Devine Signature SDS Lite Bass

    Overwater’s Scott Devine Signature series has a new model with the announcement of the SDS Lite. Modeled after Devine’s fretless bass, the Lite version is a slightly lighter weight instrument that the company says has a “smoother, more neutral voicing.” The SDS Lite keeps with Devine’s shorter 33″ scale preference and is available in 4... »

  • Eastwood Announces Limited Edition Classic 4 Bass in Greenburst

    Eastwood Announces Limited Edition Classic 4 Bass in Greenburst

    Eastwood has introduced a run of limited edition instruments, including a version of their Classic 4 bass. The retrofied, 30.5˝ scale 4-stringer is limited to 24 instruments and is finished in a striking Greenburst. The Eastwood Classic 4 features a semi-hollow body with bound laminate maple sides and a flamed maple top as well as... »

  • Bass Centre Introduces Jaco Pastorius Tribute Bass

    Bass Centre Introduces Jaco Pastorius Tribute Bass

    The Bass Centre is paying tribute to the late great Jaco Pastorius with their new Portrait Bass. Based on their Jive Bass, the latest addition to the Bass Collection range features a lined fretless rosewood fingerboard and Solar Flare finish. The Portrait Bass also comes without a pickguard, similar to how Jaco kept his instruments.... »

  • Peerless Guitars Introduces Retromatic B1 and B2 Basses

    Peerless Guitars Introduces Retromatic B1 and B2 Basses

    Peerless Guitars has launched a pair of 4-string versions of their Retromatic guitar with the Retromatic B1 and B2 basses. Sporting a vintage vibe, the basses feature a chambered, semi-hollow body design finished in natural, teal green, honey sunburst, ivory, black, gold or candy apple red colors. The B1 is fitted with a single humbucker... »

  • Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series

    Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series

    Adding to their extended range bass lineup, Ibanez has introduced the Limited Edition BTB7. The 7-string bass adds a high F-string to the company’s existing 6-string BTB configuration. The BTB7 features neck-through construction with a 7-piece maple, bubinga, and walnut neck sporting maple body wings topped with walnut. Its body shape follows the BTB style... »

  • Höfner Introduces Gold Label Series Violin Basses

    Höfner Introduces Gold Label Series Violin Basses

    Höfner has added a new and colorful lineup of basses to their Gold Label Series they say are “intended to appeal to a new generation of bass players who appreciate the qualities of the Höfner bass but would like it in anything except sunburst.” The Gold Label Violin Basses take their classic design and finish... »

  • Deimel Guitarworks Introduces Firestar Bass

    Deimel Guitarworks Introduces Firestar Bass

    German luthier Frank Deimel has mixed elements of several bass styles into his latest creation, the Deimel Guitarworks Firestar Bass. The long-scale bass features a figured hard rock maple neck that is fashioned after a P-Bass’s dimensions and topped with a Pau Ferro fretboard. The body is a single piece of yellow poplar. The bass... »

  • G&L Introduces Limited Edition Savannah Collection ASAT Bass

    G&L Introduces Limited Edition Savannah Collection ASAT Bass

    G&L’s new limited edition Savannah Collection includes a version of the ASAT Bass. As part of the series, it sports a two-piece semi-hollow Okoume body with a Korina top, which the company says complement each other to create an “airy, three-dimensional” tone. Other features on the bass include an Old School Tobacco Sunburst body finish,... »

  • Gibson Celebrates With 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

    Gibson Celebrates With 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass

    Fifty years ago, Gibson stepped out with an edgy line of guitars and basses, respectively named the Firebird and the Thunderbird. The company is now celebrating the design with a 50th Anniversary Thunderbird Bass. Finished with Gold Bullion in a high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, the bass sports through-neck construction with a mahogany body, a mahogany neck... »