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  • Ibanez Terra Firma Bass Gets Maple Fretboard

    Ibanez Terra Firma Bass Gets Maple Fretboard

    After introducing the model last year, Ibanez is now offering the Terra Firma model in 5- and 6-string models with maple fretboards. The single-cut BTB model is part of the company’s experimental “Bass Workshop” series and has several features typically found on boutique basses. Its neck-through design includes a five-piece maple and bubinga neck with... »

  • Bohemian Guitars Announces Boho Bass

    Bohemian Guitars Announces Boho Bass

    Here’s something different: Bohemian Guitars has introduced the Boho Bass, a hollow body electric bass constructed with an upcycled oil can. Each body has a removable back as well as an internal wood frame for increased amplification and structural integrity. The Boho Bass features a 30-inch scale with easy access to the upper register on... »

  • Vibrance Guitars Introduces Bass Models

    Vibrance Guitars Introduces Bass Models

    Vibrance Guitars has gotten into the deep end with a new line of basses. Available in four and five-string versions, the basses are hand-crafted in the U.S. by luthier Craig Collins. Each bass design includes neck-through construction and a highly chambered body for extra harmonic resonance. The bodies are made with American Black Walnut for... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Announces Surfcaster Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces Surfcaster Bass

    After creating a tribute to the guitar version, Eastwood Customs has announced they will be creating a Surfcaster Bass. Originally introduced by Charvel in 1991, Eastwood describes the Surfcaster as an instrument for country players as well as the “surf” crowd. The Eastwood Surfcaster bass will be available in Cherryburst and Seafoam Green colors. It’s... »

  • Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

    Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

    After introducing the custom shop version in May, Warwick has made good on their promise to bring the Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature bass to their mid-priced Rockbass Artist Line. The bass, which Warwick describes as the “little brother” of the custom shop model, carries many of the same features while being manufactured in the... »

  • G&L Adds MJ-4 Bass To Tribute Series

    G&L Adds MJ-4 Bass To Tribute Series

    G&L Guitars is expanding their tribute series with a new version of the MJ-4 bass. The Tribute Series MJ-4 Active Bass features many of the same features as its made-in-Fullerton counterpart while coming in at a lower price point. The new model is equipped with a pair of G&L’s Bi-Coil Alnico V pickups that, while... »

  • The Wing Bass Now Available

    The Wing Bass Now Available

    Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have a new option. Measuring in at just 21 inches, the Wing Bass is an instrument that feels and plays like the top range of a bass guitar. “The concept is simple,” the company shared. “Place a capo at the twelfth fret of... »

  • ESP Guitars Announces Two New Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    ESP Guitars Announces Two New Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

    After launching the Bunny Brunel Signature Series at the Winter NAMM show, ESP Guitars took to the Summer NAMM show to expand the lineup with a pair of new models: the LTD BB-1005/QM/Black Aqua and the LTD BB-1005 QM/Burnt Orange. Both models are 5-string fretted basses, which fills a gap in the initial Brunel signature... »

  • Guild Unveils Chris Hillman Byrd Bass and Starfire Bass II

    Guild Unveils Chris Hillman Byrd Bass and Starfire Bass II

    Guild Guitars is introducing two new basses this summer with the Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass and the Starfire Bass II. The company revealed the instruments at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee. Chris Hillman anchored the Byrds during the mid-1960’s and used a Guild Starfire to record the songs “Turn, Turn, Turn,”... »

  • Tensor Bass Introduces 4-String Model

    Tensor Bass Introduces 4-String Model

    After introducing the 5-string Tensor Bass at the Winter NAMM show this year, Tensor Inc. will be unveiling the 4-string version of their bass at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee. The bass’s design centers around the company’s Force Balance system that replaces a conventional truss rod. “The Force Balance system utilizes the string... »