the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Italia Guitars Unveils the Maranello Cavo Bass

    Italia Guitars Unveils the Maranello Cavo Bass

    Italia Guitars unveiled a handful of new instruments at Musikmesse this year including the Maranello Cavo Bass. The short-scale, semi-hollow four-stringer is described as “packing an enormous punch in a very comfortable package.” Available in Racing Green and Translucent Cocoa colors, the retro-styled bass is built with a chambered mahogany body complete with the company’s... »

  • Ibanez Adds to SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez Adds to SR Premium Series Basses

    Ibanez freshened up their SR Premium line with two new finishes for 2017. The SR1400-MLG and the SR1405E-GWH are the first in the series to feature gloss finishes and come in Mojito Lime Green and Glacial White, respectively. Each model is built in the company’s premium factory with a mahogany body, figured maple top, five-piece... »

  • Kiesel Guitars Introduces Aries Bass Series

    Kiesel Guitars Introduces Aries Bass Series

    Kiesel Guitars has expanded their bass lineup with the Aries series, which comes in four-, five-, and six-string versions. The made-in-the-USA model is based on their Aries guitar and carries similar aesthetics in a bigger package. As with the rest of Kiesel’s custom shop instruments, the Aries bass is available with a wide range of... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • Reverend Guitars Unveils 20th Anniversary Mercalli Basses

    Reverend Guitars Unveils 20th Anniversary Mercalli Basses

    Reverend Guitars is celebrating 20 years in the business with a special 20th Anniversary Mercalli Bass. Available in four and five-string versions, the bass carries many of the same features as the standard Mercalli with several special features. Most notable is the eye-catching sky blue flame maple top adorned with a brushed aluminum pickguard. It... »

  • ESP Announces John Campbell Signature Bass

    ESP Announces John Campbell Signature Bass

    Lamb of God bassist John Campbell has a new signature bass from ESP called the LTD JC-4FM. Based on the company’s Stream model, the bass is customized to Campbell’s liking, including a flamed maple top with a smooth satin black finish on its swamp ash body’s back and sides. It’s also built with a five-piece... »

  • Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

    Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

    After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body. The German master-built instrument is built with a carved... »

  • Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz

    Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz

    Master luthier Gerald Marleaux unveiled a brand new model at the NAMM Show this year called the Tiuz. Named after the mythological German god, the bass is designed to be lightweight, customizable, and flexible. That flexibility is due in part to Marleaux’s new pickups and preamp. “The heart of the TIUZ lies in a brand... »

  • Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

    Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

    Besides celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR this year, Ibanez also introduced a new semi-hollow body model called the SRH. The bass comes in four and five-string versions with the option of fretted or fretless fingerboards, all of which all built with a mahogany semi-hollow body and a spruce top. The body has a... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass

    AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass

    AC Guitars has unveiled the latest in their bass lineup with the RetroB. The retro-styled bass is a departure from luthier Alan Cringean’s typical designs. “Over the years I have been asked to build copies and have alway turned down the work because it was not something I was interested in, there are more than... »

  • Schecter Introduces Stiletto Stage Basses

    Schecter Introduces Stiletto Stage Basses

    Schecter introduced the Stiletto Stage four- and five-string models at the Winter NAMM Show. The basses are designed to be a stripped-down, performance-ready bass at an affordable price point. Available in white and black gloss finishes, the neck-through basses are built with a mahogany body, a carbon-fiber reinforced maple neck, and ebony fretboard. The frets... »