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  • 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... »

  • Veillette Introduces Flyer Acoustic-Electric Bass

    Veillette Introduces Flyer Acoustic-Electric Bass

    Veillette Guitars is now offering the Flyer Bass, a lightweight acoustic-electric bass guitar designed to strike a balance between the acoustic and electric worlds. Designed after the company’s Flyer guitar, the bass features bent sides and a floating top and back to deliver acoustic tone, feel, and response while its 18-volt active piezo system offers... »

  • Spector Adds NS-5 Bass to USA Neck Thru Series

    Spector Adds NS-5 Bass to USA Neck Thru Series

    Spector has reintroduced the NS-5 to their USA Neck-Thru Series of basses. First made between 1987 and 1990 during the company’s Kramer era, the new NS-5 retains the same features while offering current Spector build options. Its neck is a 3-piece laminate of Rock Maple fitted with AAAA figured maple body wings or optional exotic... »

  • Warwick Introduces Corvette $$ NT Special Edition 68 Bass

    Warwick Introduces Corvette $$ NT Special Edition 68 Bass

    Warwick has unveiled the Corvette $$ NT Special Edition 68, a custom shop bass inspired by the General Motors 1968 Model Corvette Stingray. The hot-rodded bass shares the car’s style with a Candy Apple red finish and an airbrushed aluminum center section while the Corvette name is inlaid into the tigerstripe ebony fingerboard. Available in... »

  • Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Sledge Basses, Including Sabre Reissue

    Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Sledge Basses, Including Sabre Reissue

    Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled the Sledge basses, a new special offering available through their Premier Dealer Network. Designed in conjunction with Tony Levin, the Music Man Sledge has a custom metallic flake finish that shifts colors depending on your viewing angle. Offered on Classic Stingray 4 and 5s, the Sledge is also available on... »

  • Ibanez Introduces 5-String Mikro Bass

    Ibanez Introduces 5-String Mikro Bass

    Ibanez is now offering a 5-string version of their GSR Mikro bass. Sporting a 28.6˝ scale, the company explains the GSRM25 is perfectly suited for young students as well as adult players who prefer a short scale. Besides an extra string, the GSRM25 sets itself apart from its 4-string companion with a pair of Ibanez’s... »