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  • Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

    Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

    Fender’s Magnificent Seven series has gotten a little more magnificent with its first four-stringer called the Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass. As part of the series, they are handcrafted in the U.S.A. and limited to 500 basses worldwide. The bass blends elements of the company’s two mainstay models with a P Bass body and... »

  • Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

    Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

    Fodera and Matthew Garrison have teamed up once again to introduce the Imperial Mini-MG. The headless and compact design was created with portability and playability in mind. “With the recent change in instrument travel regulations, there has been an increasing need for a bass guitar that combines portability without sacrificing tone or playability,” Fodera shares.... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

    Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

    Devo was known for outlandish instruments, and Eastwood Guitars has a knack for bringing retro oddities back to life. That’s why they’re planning on remaking Jerry Casale’s “Be Stiff” bass from the Freedom of Choice tour in 1979 and 1980. The original bass was concocted around a Gibson EB-3 neck and parts Casale had around.... »

  • Gillett Guitars Launches Contour Bass Range

    Gillett Guitars Launches Contour Bass Range

    Luthier Michael Gillett has launched a new range of basses called the Gillett Contour Electro-Acoustic Bass. Introduced at the London Bass Guitar Show, the aptly-named hollowbody basses feature unique contouring for an ergonomic experience. “Our basses have been a long time in the design and creation phase starting out over ten years ago when I... »

  • Fodera Introduces Masterbuilt Series with “Arts & Crafts” Bass

    Fodera Introduces Masterbuilt Series with “Arts & Crafts” Bass

    Fodera has always been known for their gorgeous boutique instruments, but now they’re stepping things up with the Masterbuilt Series. Limited to four instruments per year, Fodera calls the series the pinnacle of what their shop can produce. “More specifically, these instruments are all theme instruments and draw inspiration from companies, artists, and craftsmen outside... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Previews Cutlass and Caprice Basses

    Ernie Ball Music Man Previews Cutlass and Caprice Basses

    Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their first fully passive basses with the Caprice and Cutlass models. The basses, which were debuted at the NAMM Show this year, feature brand new body styles that are influenced by old school design with modern playability. Even with new body styles, players will be familiar with the necks... »

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  • Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

    Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

    Sire Guitars has teamed up with Marcus Miller once again to introduce the Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series. The dual humbucker design, which has been in the works for some time, is now open for pre-order and will be shipping on April 30th. Available in four and five-string versions, the M7 has a modern body... »

  • Jackson CBXNT IV and V Concert Basses Now Available

    Jackson CBXNT IV and V Concert Basses Now Available

    Jackson Guitars is now shipping the CBXNT IV Concert and CBXNT V Concert basses. Four and five-string models, respectively, the company describes the basses as perfect for metal or other styles that demand low, punchy bass. Jackson says the heart of the bass is in their electronics. “The heart of this beast is a pair... »

  • Cort Upgrades the B5 Plus AS Bass for 2016

    Cort Upgrades the B5 Plus AS Bass for 2016

    Cort has updated their B5 Plus AS bass with a new set of electronics. The model, which is part of the Artisan Series, now comes with the Markbass MB-1 EQ to match its Bartolini MK-1 pickups. The bass’s preamp is described as providing a “very natural and transparent boost” that won’t color the instrument’s natural... »

  • New York Bass Works Introduces Reference Series Basses

    New York Bass Works Introduces Reference Series Basses

    New York Bass Works has announced the Reference Series, a line of basses that bring together luthier David Segal’s custom work with the classic J-bass platform. “The Reference Series Basses are instruments infused with the DNA of nearly 20 years of custom bass projects, complex renovations, and pain-staking repairs of nearly every brand of instrument,”... »