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  • Spector Introduces NS-2 CT-B Carved Top Bass

    Spector Introduces NS-2 CT-B Carved Top Bass

    Stuart Spector was showing off his latest creation at NAMM this year with the Spector NS-2 CT-B, a carved top take on the company’s flagship NS-2 model. Handbuilt in Spector’s U.S. workshop, the bass features a chambered alder body with a redwood top that’s carved on both the inside and outside surfaces. The top also... »

  • ESP Guitars Introduces Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    ESP Guitars Introduces Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    Fusion bassist Bunny Brunel teamed up with ESP Guitars to unveil a new signature line at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. The basses comes in two models: the BB-1004/QM, which is a four-string with a See-Thru Black Sunburst, and the BB-1005FL/QM, a fretless five-string with a Burnt Orange finish. Both editions carry many of the... »

  • G&L Guitars Introduces Detroit Muscle Series R/T Collection LB-100 Bass

    G&L Guitars Introduces Detroit Muscle Series R/T Collection LB-100 Bass

    Continuing on last year’s Detroit Muscle Series, G&L Guitars has unveiled the R/T Collection, including an LB-100 model. The new instruments pay homage to classic muscle cars with four historic Mopar colors: Sublime Green, Go Mango, Plum Crazy, and Panther Pink. Each of the colors, which were honed for the instruments by Mitch Lanzini of... »

  • Zon Introduces Billy Gould Signature BG4 Bass

    Zon Introduces Billy Gould Signature BG4 Bass

    Zon’s booth at NAMM this year was highlighted by the release of the Billy Gould Signature BG4 Bass. The instrument has several unique features, including a tulip wood boy, a black satin finish, and a Hipshot D-tuner, but its electronics push the envelope. The BG4 is fitted with a pair of Bartolini pickups which seemingly... »

  • Ibanez Introduces BTB33 Volo Bass

    Ibanez Introduces BTB33 Volo Bass

    Ibanez has introduced the BTB Volo to their conceptual Bass Workshop Series. The Volo is a fresh take on the company’s BTB model that is aimed at players looking to explore the higher registers. The five-string bass features a shorter 33-inch scale and comes factory tuned from E to C, which Ibanez points out is... »

  • Ibanez Announces Talman Bass Series

    Ibanez Announces Talman Bass Series

    Ibanez is taking a page out of the old school with their new Talman Bass Series, consisting of the TMB300 and TMB100. The basses, which feature a retro aesthetic, share many of the same features with the 300 having an edge in features. Both models are built with a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood... »

  • D’Angelico Guitars Introduces EX-SD Bass

    D’Angelico Guitars Introduces EX-SD Bass

    After introducing the EX-Bass two years ago, D’Angelico announced the solidbody EX-SD Bass at this year’s NAMM Show. The four-string bass features a chambered mahogany body topped with flame maple and a mahogany neck. Its rosewood fingerboard holds 21 frets and is adorned with mother of pearl block inlays as position markers. The EX-SD is... »

  • Warwick Introduces Stu Hamm Signature Bass

    Warwick Introduces Stu Hamm Signature Bass

    Warwick introduced a new signature bass for Stuart Hamm during the NAMM Show this year. The new model is based on the company’s Streamer with extended contouring and a deeper cutaway for improved access to the higher register. The Stu Hamm Signature bass is built with an alder body and five-piece birdseye maple and rosewood... »

  • Ibanez Unveils 40th Anniversary 2609B Black Eagle Bass

    Ibanez Unveils 40th Anniversary 2609B Black Eagle Bass

    Ibanez has announced they will reissue the famed 2609B, also known as the Black Eagle bass. Admitting they are not apt to reissue many instruments, the company says the limited edition run marks the 40th anniversary of the classic model. The bass has several striking features, including its distinctly sculpted mahogany body, its f-hole shaped... »

  • Ibanez Adds Fanned Fret SR Models to Bass Workshop Series

    Ibanez Adds Fanned Fret SR Models to Bass Workshop Series

    One of the many new basses at Ibanez’s booth this year was the SRFF, a fanned-fret version of their flagship SR bass. Available in five and six-string models, the bass features a multi-scale setup to optimize the tonal performance of each string. “The goal of the fanned-fret system is to even the tension of each... »