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  • Spector Unveils Helium Series Basses

    Spector Unveils Helium Series Basses

    Spector introduced their Helium Series of NS and Forte basses at Winter NAMM this year. The series uses a unique combination of reclaimed woods to create basses that weigh in at seven pounds and twelve ounces. “The top of this neck thru body instruments wings are carved from quarter sawn sycamore obtained from salvaged logs... »

  • MTD Releases Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass

    MTD Releases Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass

    After two years of tweaking, MTD has released the Norm Stockton Artist Edition Bass. The bass is based on the company’s Saratoga model while combining features of Stockton’s previous MTD basses, including a more rounded arm contour and a strap button position that’s moved up like a 535. Key to the instrument’s design is its... »

  • Höfner Renames “Beatle Bass” Reissue Line of Basses

    Höfner Renames “Beatle Bass” Reissue Line of Basses

    Höfner has announced that their line of 500/1 Violin “Beatle Basses” are getting new names to more accurately represent their time. The construction and fittings will remain unchanged. “Due to the sequence that re-issue models were released in, more than 10 years ago, the [Paul] McCartney spec bass became the Vintage ’62 Re-issue despite the... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD RB Series Design with Rocco Prestia

    ESP Introduces LTD RB Series Design with Rocco Prestia

    ESP has introduced the RB Series of basses to their LTD line. Designed over the course of a year with Tower of Power’s Rocco Prestia, the bass is built to offer tonal flexibility. The RB comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions in either Natural or Honey Natural finishes. Each bass is fitted with Aguilar... »

  • Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

    Fender Announces Online Configurator with American Design Experience

    Ever wanted to mix and match your favorite parts of a Fender? Now you can with the company’s new American Design Experience. Originally introduced in 2011 at the Fender Visitor Center in Corona, California, the direct-to-consumer program now has an online presence to allow you to customize your own instrument via an online configurator tool.... »

  • Dean Reintroduces Stylist Cabbie Bass

    Dean Reintroduces Stylist Cabbie Bass

    After discontinuing the model in 2007, Dean has reintroduced the Stylist Cabbie Bass. The outlandish semi-hollow bass stands out with a yellow top and a black and white checkerboard design on the back and sides. The 4-string bass features a 32″ scale. Its maple neck sports a “C”-shape profile and is topped with a rosewood... »

  • Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White

    Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White

    Epiphone is celebrating legendary bassist Jack Casady once again with a limited edition version of his signature hollowbody bass. The limited edition 2014 Jack Casady Bass will come in Alpine White with a six-layer white/black body binding further accented by black plastic hardware. Casady, who turns 70 this year, helped design the bass and was... »

  • Adamovic Debuts Concept Series with “The Dark” Bass

    Adamovic Debuts Concept Series with “The Dark” Bass

    Adamovic has unveiled their first in their line of concept basses called “The Dark.” Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, the bass was developed after years of feedback from players and numerous prototypes. “The Dark was designed to be a versatile bass while having its own unique voicing,” Adamovic writes. “For The Dark we... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Introduces Sidejack Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Introduces Sidejack Bass

    Eastwood Guitars has created a tribute to the 1960’s Mosrite bass in a new model they call the Sidejack. The retro-styled bass sports a medium 32″ scale and a Metallic red finish. The Sidejack Bass is built with a basswood body, a maple bolt-on neck, and a rosewood fingerboard inlaid with Mosrite dot markers. Eastwood... »

  • Regenerate Guitars Introduces Bill Clements Signature 4-String Bass

    Regenerate Guitars Introduces Bill Clements Signature 4-String Bass

    Regenerate Guitar Works debuted their first artist signature model at NAMM this year with their Bill Clements Signature 4-string bass. Clements, who is known for his wicked left hand tapping style, worked closely with the company to make the bass’s design the exact type he would use. “Unlike many artist signature models where the artist... »