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  • 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... »

  • Warwick Unveils 2017 Limited Edition Thumb NT Models

    Warwick Unveils 2017 Limited Edition Thumb NT Models

    Warwick unveiled their annual limited edition bass this year and this year is a landmark. The Thumb NT 2017, which comes in four and five-string versions, also marks the company’s 35th anniversary. The master-built instruments are built in Germany and limited to fifty units of each the four and five-string versions. Taking its cues from... »

  • Ibanez Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SR Bass with Limited Edition Models

    Ibanez Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SR Bass with Limited Edition Models

    Three decades ago, Ibanez first introduced the SR bass. This year they’re celebrating their flagship bass model with four new instruments. “Throughout the past 30 years, Ibanez has been improving and developing the SR series by closely following market requirements and opinions from various artists and valued customers,” they write. “SR is now one of... »

  • D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico introduced the Premier version of their Mott acoustic/electric bass at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The affordable bass features a cutaway design with a 16-inch-wide body and solid Sitka spruce top. Its mahogany neck has a slim C-shape, which the company says allows for maximum comfort and playability. Similar to the rest of... »

  • Mike Lull Custom Guitars Introduces Short Scale P430 Bass

    Mike Lull Custom Guitars Introduces Short Scale P430 Bass

    Mike Lull introduced a new short-scale version of his P-style bass called the P430 at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The P430 will carry the same features of the full-size P4 – such as an alder, swamp ash, or mahogany body – but it will have a short 30-inch scale. That’s something Lull was... »

  • Warwick Unveils Rockbass Corvette Basic 8 Bass

    Warwick Unveils Rockbass Corvette Basic 8 Bass

    Warwick expanded their Rockbass Corvette series with an eight-string version of the Corvette Basic. The eight strings are set in four courses tuned E-A-D-G against a wenge fretted fingerboard. Its built with an alder body and three-piece maple neck with ekanga veneer stripes. The body is fitted with a pair of active MEC jazz pickups... »

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  • ESP Introduces AP Basses to LTD Line

    ESP Introduces AP Basses to LTD Line

    ESP Guitars added the AP-4 and AP-5 basses to their LTD Series at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. The four and five-string models are traditionally-based designs with ESP’s own twist. Both models are built with an alder body, bolt-on maple neck, and an ebony fretboard. They are fitted with a set of EMG pickups in... »

  • Kiesel Guitars Introduces Amos Williams Signature Vader Bass

    Kiesel Guitars Introduces Amos Williams Signature Vader Bass

    Kiesel Guitars teamed up with TesseracT bassist Amos Williams to create the Vader AW5 Signature headless bass. The new model is based on the Vader bass with several differences including a 34-inch scale 23-fret fingerboard, and a single high output HB series humbucker. As with all Kiesel and Carvin instruments, the AW5 is available with... »

  • Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

    Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

    Ibanez shocked many bassists again this year by introducing a new Ashula bass. The SRAS7 is a seven-string model that has a unique hybrid fretted/fretless design with three strings over a fretless purpleheart fingerboard and four strings over a fretted rosewood fretboard. The fretted portion is tuned to a standard E-A-D-G, while the fretless section... »