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  • Kala Introduces 5-String Solid Body U-Bass

    Kala Introduces 5-String Solid Body U-Bass

    This year marks Kala’s 10th anniversary, and they’re celebrating in part by introducing a 5-string version of their SUB solid body U-Bass. The ukelele-sized bass comes in four finishes – Sunburst, Cherryburst, Red, and Black – with a 2+3 tuner layout. The 5-string SUB bass features many of the same characteristics as the 4-string, including... »

  • Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

    Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

    Dahrendorf Guitars has unveiled a new five-string model called the Daikatana. Named after a Japanese longsword, the bass is built with two matching Sapele halves with Pao Ferro reinforcement in between. Dahrendorf says the combination gives the bass a “sharp attack, a deep resonance and an endless sustain.” The Daikatana has a multi-scale design that... »

  • Warwick Updates Corvette $$ Bass

    Warwick Updates Corvette $$ Bass

    Warwick is updating the Corvette $$ this year with a version topped by a 3/8-inch piece of colored AAA flamed maple. The bass, which is defined by its dual humbucker pickups, is offered through the Warwick Custom shop. The bass’s body is a solid piece of USA swamp ash paired with a wenge neck and... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup

    Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup

    Every year, Fender announces a new lineup from their Custom Shop that includes at least one bass. The 2015 series includes four basses: the Limited Edition 1955 Precision Bass, the Postmodern Precision Jazz Bass, the 1959 Journeyman Relic Precision Bass, and the 1960 Journeyman Jazz Bass. As part of the Limited Edition series, the Limited... »

  • AC Guitars Announces Standard Series Basses

    AC Guitars Announces Standard Series Basses

    AC Guitars has revamped their offering with the Standard series, which the company says offers “outstanding value for money sitting below [their] custom basses.” The line offers each of the company’s models with reduced options to keep prices and wait times down. Standard basses can be ordered in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions with a... »

  • Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses

    Fender Introduces Deluxe Active Okoume Basses

    Fender had a lot of new gear at NAMM this year including the Deluxe Active Okoume series. The basses, which feature okoume bodies with a natural finish, come in Jazz Bass, Jazz Bass V, and Precision Bass Special versions. Fender explains that okoume is a reddish-brown African hardwood with a straight grain that gives the... »

  • 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... »