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  • Taylor Adds Bass Model to GS Mini Series

    Taylor Adds Bass Model to GS Mini Series

    Taylor expanded their GS Mini series with a new compact bass model called the GS Mini-e Bass. The instrument has a small 23.5-inch scale, which the company explains is about 10 inches shorter than a standard bass guitar. Even with the reduced scale, the bass’s setup creates deep tones. “Part of the magic is the... »

  • Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass

    Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass

    After introducing the American Professional line in December, Fender has unveiled the Limited Edition Exotic Collection. The series includes the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass FMT, which combines the features of the Professional model with a figured maple top. The bass is built with an alder body, quartersawn maple neck, and rosewood fretboard.... »

  • Reverend Guitars Unveils Mike Watt Signature Wattplower Bass

    Reverend Guitars Unveils Mike Watt Signature Wattplower Bass

    Bass legend Mike Watt has teamed up with Reverend Guitars for a special signature bass called the Wattplower. The short-scale bass also features a smaller body and is reminiscent of vintage basses that Watt gravitated towards. “He was always modifying the vintage basses,” Reverend writes, “so Joe Naylor built the Wattplower with all of his... »

  • Jens Ritter Introduces Two New Bass Models

    Jens Ritter Introduces Two New Bass Models

    German bass building artist Jens Ritter has revealed two new bass models for 2017, which will debut at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. The Princess Isabella Bass and Cora Concept are riffs on previous instruments with a fresh take that have been introduced as part of the Royal Family due to their uniqueness.... »

  • Ibanez Revamps BTB Basses For 2017

    Ibanez Revamps BTB Basses For 2017

    Ibanez’s BTB Standard series is getting a facelift for 2017 with several new features across the line. The BTB845, BTB846, BTB745, and BTB746 all have a new refined body arch, a zero fret, and come standard with D’Addario NYXL strings. Each of the basses are still constructed with a neck-through design featuring a five-piece maple/rosewood... »

  • Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass

    Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass

    Sadowsky Guitars has teamed up with Earth, Wind, & Fire bassist Verdine White to create a special signature model that will be part of their new NYC Satin Series. Based on White’s first Sadowsky bass from the ’90s, the instrument is set apart with an undersized J-style body of chambered alder, PJ pickups, and a... »

  • Fodera Unveils Monarch-P and Emperor-J Standard Classic Basses

    Fodera Unveils Monarch-P and Emperor-J Standard Classic Basses

    Fodera is gearing up for NAMM by introducing two new Standard models with the Fodera Emperor-J Classic and Monarch-P Classic. The retro-styled basses are built in Fodera’s Brooklyn shop alongside their custom instruments but are built in batch with limited options to keep costs and wait time to a minimum. The Monarch-P Classic comes in... »

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  • Sadowsky Guitars Introduces Deluxe Satin Series Basses

    Sadowsky Guitars Introduces Deluxe Satin Series Basses

    After unveiling the Satin Series earlier this year, Sadowsky Guitars has announced the Deluxe Satin line. The basses are made in the company’s New York City shop in batch to keep costs down. The series will be available in their traditional vintage-styled 4-21 and 5-21 models as well as their more modern 4-24 and 5-24... »

  • NS Design Announces WAV5 Radius Bass

    NS Design Announces WAV5 Radius Bass

    NS Design’s WAV Radius electric bass now comes in a five-string version. The WAV5 Radius Bass carries the same features of the WAV4 with the exception of the specs to accommodate the fifth string. Its scale is extended to 35 inches, while the string spacing is reduced to 18 millimeters. As part of the Radius... »

  • Kiesel Guitars Unveils Vanquish Multiscale Basses

    Kiesel Guitars Unveils Vanquish Multiscale Basses

    Kiesel Guitars has introduced two new multi-scale versions of their Vanquish bass. The VM49K and VM59K are four- and five-string basses, respectively, that are the Kiesel custom shop’s first multiscale bass instruments. The design includes fanned frets and offers some technical improvements. “The advantage of a multiscale bass over a traditional instrument is that the... »