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  • Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

    Guild Unveils New M-85 Bass Models

    Guild is reviving the M-85 with two new models this year: the Newark St. Collection M-85 bass and the GSR M-85 II bass. Each of the instruments is a take on the vintage bass, which was the companion to the Guild M-75 Aristocrat guitar. Guild Newark St. Collection M-85 Bass The Newark St. M-85 is... »

  • ESP To Unveil E-II Series Basses at NAMM

    ESP To Unveil E-II Series Basses at NAMM

    ESP will be unveiling the first batch of products from their new US factory at NAMM this year. The instruments will be part of the new E-II series and will be built in North Hollywood, California. Among the new basses will be the ESP E-II AP-4 and AP-5 models. Each of the four and five-sting... »

  • Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass

    Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass

    Jeff Berlin has teamed up with Cort for a new signature bass for 2014. Dubbed the RITHIMIC, the model features an alder body with a striking padouk and spalted maple top with a matching spalted headstock. Its hard rock maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The bass is set up to Berlin’s liking... »

  • Schecter Unveils Session Series Basses

    Schecter Unveils Session Series Basses

    Schecter has introduced the Session series of basses, which they describe as combining “no frills looks with high end electronics.” The series includes four and five string basses in the company’s Stiletto and Riot body styles. Each of the models features a contoured swamp ash body and 6-bolt Canadian Maple neck. The 24-fret maple fingerboard... »

  • Tino Tedesco Announces The Primal Bass Series

    Tino Tedesco Announces The Primal Bass Series

    Swiss luthier Tino Tedesco has unveiled The Primal series of basses, including the 4/21 and 5/21. The new line aims to reduce the amount of options to be able to offer a professional instrument on a budget. “We have retained a lot of important features also present on our other models like the graphite reinforced... »

  • Gibson Announces 2014 SG Special Bass

    Gibson Announces 2014 SG Special Bass

    This year marks Gibson’s 120th anniversary and they’re celebrating with a plethora of new and upgraded models including the 2014 SG Special Bass. The 30-inch scale bass incorporates features from several of Gibson’s electric basses to create a unique and affordable bass. Starting with a solid mahogany body in the classic SG shape, the bass... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2014 Custom Collection

    Fender Custom Shop Unveils 2014 Custom Collection

    Fender’s Custom Shop has unveiled the 2014 edition instruments of their annual Custom Collection. The lineup includes two basses: the 2014 Proto Precision Bass and the 1964 Heavy Relic Precision Bass. Fender Custom Shop 2014 Proto Precision Bass Formerly named the Pro Series, the Proto Series is the Fender Custom Shop’s “proving-ground” line built with... »

  • Xotic Unveils Chuck Rainey Signature Bass

    Xotic Unveils Chuck Rainey Signature Bass

    Bass legend Chuck Rainey has a new signature model from Xotic called the XPJ-1T, a bass designed with versatility in mind. Rainey collaborated with Xotic on the bass which features a P/J pickup configuration with elements of the company’s XP and XJ models. The XPJ-1T starts with a ash body and a bolt-on maple neck... »

  • Musicvox Announces Limited Edition 12-String MI-5 Bass

    Musicvox Announces Limited Edition 12-String MI-5 Bass

    Musicvox has introduced a new limited edition 12-string version of their MI-5 bass. The Limited Edition 2014 MI-5 bass features four triple courses for a familiar tuning with more strings. It’s built with neck-through construction with a mahogany body and maple neck topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The body and headstock are triple bound while... »

  • AC Guitars Unveils Über Graft Spec Bass Series

    AC Guitars Unveils Über Graft Spec Bass Series

    AC Guitars has added a new line of basses with the introduction of the Über Graft Spec Series. The new basses build upon the company’s Graft Series of handmade basses, which are made in batch to keep them in an accessible price range. This line offers five body shapes: Finn, Recurve, Harlot, Gallas, and J-Type.... »