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  • Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype

    Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype

    Victor Wooten is all about stretching boundaries, but most recently he’s teamed up with Fodera to create a radical new bass design. They’ve just announced the first prototype of their collaboration, which they’re calling the Bow Bass. “No your eyes are not deceiving you and no we have not decided to move our design ethos... »

  • Alusonic Announces the Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature Bass

    Alusonic Announces the Alberto Rigoni Hybrid Signature Bass

    Alusonic Aluminum Instruments has teamed up with Italian bassist Alberto Rigoni to present the Alusonic Alberto Rigoni Hybrid signature bass. The bass is a take on the company’s hybrid blend of aluminum and wood construction and features an alder body topped with aluminum. “As many bass players, I’m affected by GAS but I’m also pretty... »

  • Carvin Introduces Vanquish Series Bass Guitars

    Carvin Introduces Vanquish Series Bass Guitars

    Carvin has unveiled a new line of basses called the Vanquish Series, which the company calls a “radical departure from traditional bass guitars.” Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, the new model is built with a beveled body for comfort and a 5-bolt neck for increased body/neck contact. Standard features on the series include... »

  • Dan Lakin Launches D. Lakin Basses with Two New Models

    Dan Lakin Launches D. Lakin Basses with Two New Models

    Three years after selling Lakland Basses to a private investment group, Dan Lakin is getting back into the bass building business. His new company, D. Lakin Basses, is launching two new models that with his signature artists Joe Osborn and Bob Glaub. The Joe Osborn 4 is defined by a pair of single coil D.... »

  • Rikkers Custom Basses Announces Acoustiline and Acidline Basses

    Rikkers Custom Basses Announces Acoustiline and Acidline Basses

    Dutch luthier Rikkers Custom Basses turns thirty this year, and to celebrate the company has introduced two new bass models: the Acoustiline and the Acidline. As with the rest of their instruments, the basses are hand made in the North of Holland. The Rikkers Acoustiline is a unique hollow body acoustic bass defined by its... »

  • Shredneck Introduces Z-Series Travel Basses

    Shredneck Introduces Z-Series Travel Basses

    Shredneck, a company that specializes in practice and travel instruments, has introduced the Z-Series of travel basses. At a total body length of 36.25″, the Z-Series bass is approximately 5/8ths the size of a standard bass guitar. The instrument’s 2-piece nato body is loaded with a PJ pickup configuration with volume and tone controls. The... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Single Cut Model Bass

    AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Single Cut Model Bass

    Scottish luthier Alan Cringean of AC Guitars has introduced a singlecut version of his Krell bass, which was unveiled last year. The new model features all of the body contours of its predecessor but replaces the upper horn with a continuous slab to connect more of the neck to the body. The new design features... »

  • 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... »