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  • Warwick Unveils 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass

    Warwick Unveils 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass

    Each year, Warwick releases the latest in their Limited Edition series of basses, and this year the company has announced the 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass. The model, which comes in 4- and 5-string versions, is limited to only 100 instruments in the world. The bass is built around a swamp ash body with a... »

  • Yamaha Now Shipping TRBX Basses

    Yamaha Now Shipping TRBX Basses

    Yamaha was showing off their new TRBX series of basses at this year’s Winter NAMM show. Combining elements of their former TRB and RBX lines, the new basses come in 300 and 500 levels with differing controls and pickups. All of the instruments sport a mahogany body and a five-piece maple/mahogany neck. The 500-level basses... »

  • Rickenbacker Announces 4003W Bass

    Rickenbacker Announces 4003W Bass

    Rickenbacker has introduced the W Series of guitars and basses for 2014. The lineup is a spin on their classic models, including the 4003 bass, but are made with walnut bodies. Though the company states that it’s careful not to change too much from the formulas they use to make instrument, they say the walnut... »

  • Electra Updates the Phoenix Bass for 2014

    Electra Updates the Phoenix Bass for 2014

    Electra has updated the Phoenix Bass for 2014 with improvements including reshaping the body for a more comfortable playing. The upper horn has been moved out to the 12th fret while the belly of the body has been extended. The bass also marks Electra’s first collaboration with EMG. The Phoenix is fitted with two EMG... »

  • Squier Announces Eva Gardner Precision Bass

    Squier Announces Eva Gardner Precision Bass

    Squier has teamed up with Eva Gardner to introduce a new signature Precision bass. Gardner was the original bassist for The Mars Volta and has continued to work with artists ranging from Veruca Salt to Pink. The Squier Eva Gardner Precision Bass is built with a basswood body finished in gloss black, a maple neck,... »

  • Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Signature Fellowship Bass

    Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Signature Fellowship Bass

    Meshell Ndegeocello has a new signature bass from Reverend Guitars, aptly named the Meshell Ndegecello Fellowship Bass. Based on the Reverend Thundergun, the bass features set neck construction with a raised center ridge and reverse headstock. The Fellowship bass is fitted with the company’s new P-Blade pickup, which they say extends low end and clarity.... »

  • ESP LTD Introduces Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 Bass Guitar

    ESP LTD Introduces Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 Bass Guitar

    DragonForce’s Fred Leclercq has a new bass from ESP’s LTD Signature Series. As opposed to his previous ESP signature, the ESP LTD Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 features bolt-on construction with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a mahogany body finished in Snow White Satin with graphics. The bass has a 34″ scale and 24... »

  • Caparison Announces C2 Series DEB-E Bass

    Caparison Announces C2 Series DEB-E Bass

    Japanese guitar company Caparison has unveiled the 2014 C2 Series of instruments including the DEB-E Bass. Designed and produced in Japan, the bass is built with a solid mahogany body, a slim maple neck, and a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard. Its “Devil’s Tail” shaped headstock is also bound. The Caparison DEB-E is fitted with a... »

  • Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

    Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

    Guild is reviving the M-85 with two new models this year: the Newark St. Collection M-85 bass and the GSR M-85 II bass. Each of the instruments is a take on the vintage bass, which was the companion to the Guild M-75 Aristocrat guitar. Guild Newark St. Collection M-85 Bass The Newark St. M-85 is... »

  • ESP To Unveil E-II Series Basses at NAMM

    ESP To Unveil E-II Series Basses at NAMM

    ESP will be unveiling the first batch of products from their new US factory at NAMM this year. The instruments will be part of the new E-II series and will be built in North Hollywood, California. Among the new basses will be the ESP E-II AP-4 and AP-5 models. Each of the four and five-sting... »