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  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • Fender Unveils American Professional Series Basses

    Fender Unveils American Professional Series Basses

    Fender has unveiled the American Professional Series, which takes the place of their recently discontinued American Standard line. The new series will, of course, include Precision and Jazz bass models, but each will have new features. Updated specs include a new fret shape, new pickups, new electronics, new hardware, and new colors. Both the American... »

  • Fodera Unveils “Brooklyn” Bass in Masterbuilt Series

    Fodera Unveils “Brooklyn” Bass in Masterbuilt Series

    Fodera unveiled the third bass in their Masterbuilt line this past week with a special version of their Emperor II 5 Elite. The one-of-a-kind instrument is called “Brooklyn” and pays respect to the New York City borough that the company calls home. “Brooklyn, NY has been a part of the heart and soul of Fodera... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Teases 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

    Ernie Ball Music Man Teases 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

    Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their 2017 Spring Collection, including a 30th Anniversary StingRay5 model. The 5-string version of their flagship bass was first introduced in 1986 and the company is celebrating gorgeous limited edition version. The bass is built with an ash body covered in a transparent buttercream finish that’s accented with a... »

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  • Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

    Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

    Roger Sadowsky and crew have introduced a vintage version of their Single Cut model, which was introduced earlier this year. The bass retains the specs of the original bass with two key differences: different pickups and the inclusion of a pickguard and control plate. Sadowsky gave us the scoop on the new pickup set, which... »

  • Strictly 7 Guitars Announces Python, Copperhead, and Sidewinder Basses

    Strictly 7 Guitars Announces Python, Copperhead, and Sidewinder Basses

    The extended range specialists at Strictly 7 Guitars have officially launched a new line of bass guitars. The series includes three models: the Copperhead, the Sidewinder, and the Python. “The Copperhead was the original bass model we started in 2013 with Simone Bertozzi of Mnemic,” the company writes. “We needed it to produce a low... »

  • Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass

    Eastwood will be introducing a five-string version of their Classic hollow body bass as part of their crowdfunding platform. The Classic 5 Bass will be built with a bound laminated maple body, maple top, and bound f-holes. Similar to the four-string, the fiver is fitted with a pair of EW-Retro humbuckers controlled with a 3-way... »