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  • D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico introduced the Premier version of their Mott acoustic/electric bass at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The affordable bass features a cutaway design with a 16-inch-wide body and solid Sitka spruce top. Its mahogany neck has a slim C-shape, which the company says allows for maximum comfort and playability. Similar to the rest of... »

  • Mike Lull Custom Guitars Introduces Short Scale P430 Bass

    Mike Lull Custom Guitars Introduces Short Scale P430 Bass

    Mike Lull introduced a new short-scale version of his P-style bass called the P430 at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The P430 will carry the same features of the full-size P4 – such as an alder, swamp ash, or mahogany body – but it will have a short 30-inch scale. That’s something Lull was... »

  • Warwick Unveils Rockbass Corvette Basic 8 Bass

    Warwick Unveils Rockbass Corvette Basic 8 Bass

    Warwick expanded their Rockbass Corvette series with an eight-string version of the Corvette Basic. The eight strings are set in four courses tuned E-A-D-G against a wenge fretted fingerboard. Its built with an alder body and three-piece maple neck with ekanga veneer stripes. The body is fitted with a pair of active MEC jazz pickups... »

  • ESP Introduces AP Basses to LTD Line

    ESP Introduces AP Basses to LTD Line

    ESP Guitars added the AP-4 and AP-5 basses to their LTD Series at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. The four and five-string models are traditionally-based designs with ESP’s own twist. Both models are built with an alder body, bolt-on maple neck, and an ebony fretboard. They are fitted with a set of EMG pickups in... »

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  • Kiesel Guitars Introduces Amos Williams Signature Vader Bass

    Kiesel Guitars Introduces Amos Williams Signature Vader Bass

    Kiesel Guitars teamed up with TesseracT bassist Amos Williams to create the Vader AW5 Signature headless bass. The new model is based on the Vader bass with several differences including a 34-inch scale 23-fret fingerboard, and a single high output HB series humbucker. As with all Kiesel and Carvin instruments, the AW5 is available with... »

  • Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

    Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

    Ibanez shocked many bassists again this year by introducing a new Ashula bass. The SRAS7 is a seven-string model that has a unique hybrid fretted/fretless design with three strings over a fretless purpleheart fingerboard and four strings over a fretted rosewood fretboard. The fretted portion is tuned to a standard E-A-D-G, while the fretless section... »

  • Spector Celebrates 40 Years with Euro4LE 1977 Limited Edition Bass

    Spector Celebrates 40 Years with Euro4LE 1977 Limited Edition Bass

    Spector is celebrating 40 years of bass building with the Euro4LE 1977 Limited Edition bass. Based on the company’s original bass from 1977, it’s built with neck-through construction with a fully carved body with solid American walnut body wings and a 3-piece maple neck. Spector went so far as to measure the dot inlays that... »

  • Wing Instruments Introduces Two New Models

    Wing Instruments Introduces Two New Models

    Wing Instruments expanded their product lineup at the NAMM show this year with the Wing Bass NT and Wing Bass 30. The company describes the new models as representing an evolution in their philosophy that “life is short scale.” Similar to the original Wing Bass, the NT measures up at just 21 inches and plays... »

  • J Ferro Basses Introduces Kilian Duarte KD-5ES Bass

    J Ferro Basses Introduces Kilian Duarte KD-5ES Bass

    J Ferro Basses was showing their full lineup at the NAMM Show this year including the brand new Kilian Duarte KD-5ES bass. Based on their Escalon model, it features a mahogany body with a solid flame maple top, a five-piece maple and mahogany neck, and a maple fingerboard with black pearl inlays. Electronics include custom... »

  • Schecter Unveils CV Series Basses

    Schecter Unveils CV Series Basses

    Schecter announced the CV Series of basses at the Winter NAMM Show this year. Available in four and five-string versions, the model centers around its electronics with a new set of the company’s Diamond J-Bucker pickups. The pickups, which visually resemble guitar humbuckers, can be switched between series, split, and parallel operation. Instead of a... »