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  • NS Design Adds NXTa Radius to Bass Guitar Line

    NS Design Adds NXTa Radius to Bass Guitar Line

    Ned Steinberger and NS Design unveiled the latest in their Radius bass guitar series with the NXTa Radius. The headless bass carries many of the same features of the lineup while adding their NXTa battery-free active electronics. “The new NXTa brings together the brilliant ergonomics of the headless neck and body configuration, the NS self-clamping... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Updates StingRay Bass for 2018

    Ernie Ball Music Man Updates StingRay Bass for 2018

    Ernie Ball Music Man’s StingRay has been a time-tested model for decades, but both the four and five-string versions will be getting an update for 2018. The company made the announcement at the Winter NAMM Show. “For 2018, the StingRay4 and StingRay5 have been reimagined with new features and appointments that provide a new level... »

  • Rickenbacker Unveils the 2018 4003S/5 5-String Bass

    Rickenbacker Unveils the 2018 4003S/5 5-String Bass

    Rickenbacker announced the return of the 4003S/5 bass at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. The five-string bass, which has not been offered for over a decade, has been updated with a slightly wider string spacing, a Schaller 3D-5 bridge, and a new single coil pickup design. The pickup was re-engineered with two blade magnets that... »

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  • Ibanez Announces Soundgear SR870, SR875, and SR876 Basses

    Ibanez Announces Soundgear SR870, SR875, and SR876 Basses

    Ibanez is continuing to grow their Soundgear bass lineup this year with the SR870, SR875, and SR876 models. The new basses, which they describe as some of the most visually striking basses in the series, were unveiled at the Winter NAMM Show. Each of the basses is built with a mahogany body topped with flamed... »

  • Sadowsky Reveals the MetroExpress Bass Series

    Sadowsky Reveals the MetroExpress Bass Series

    Sadowsky Guitars unveiled a new line of basses called the MetroExpress series at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The line will be made in Japan with the company’s own preamp, pickups, strings, and hardware. “The MetroExpress is made in Japan to Roger Sadowsky’s exacting standards under the supervision of Yoshi Kikuchi,” Sadowsky writes. “Roger... »

  • F Bass Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Limited Edition PJ Bass

    F Bass Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Limited Edition PJ Bass

    2018 marks forty years since F Bass owner and founder George Furlanetto started the company. To celebrate, the company has announced a special limited edition 40th Anniversary PJ based off of the first ever fretted F Bass. The model will be limited to four pieces each of which will be crafted, signed, and numbered by... »

  • Yamaha Introduces Flame Maple Models To TRBX Series

    Yamaha Introduces Flame Maple Models To TRBX Series

    Yamaha’s TRBX bass series will get two models this year. The company will be unveiling the TRBX604FM and TRBX605FM at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Four and five-string basses, respectively, the TRBX604FM and TRBX605FM upgrade the bass’s looks with flame maple tops with matching headstocks. They carry many of the same features... »

  • Schecter Unveils The Apocalypse Bass Series

    Schecter Unveils The Apocalypse Bass Series

    Schecter will be rolling out a new line of basses at the Winter NAMM Show called the Apocalypse Bass Series. Designed with “high-end specs and aggressive style,” the company says that the C-4 and C-5 Apocalypse basses pack a punch thanks to their pickups. “[They are] powered by Schecter US Custom Shop Apocalypse Bass Humbucker... »

  • Fender Reveals American Original Series Including Four New Basses

    Fender Reveals American Original Series Including Four New Basses

    Fender will be unveiling the American Original series at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show, including four new basses. The line focuses on recreating instruments from the company’s past while updating them with enhancements. “For more than six decades, Fender’s core models of guitars and basses have developed their own distinct personalities and legions of devoted... »

  • Fano Guitars Announces the JM4-FB Bass

    Fano Guitars Announces the JM4-FB Bass

    Fano Guitars has introduced the JM4-FB bass, and instrument they say is inspired by the classics and redefined by creativity. The model, which will be debuting at the Winter NAMM Show, is based on one of their guitars. “Using the ever-popular JM6 as a springboard, we designed the JM4 Bass to look and feel as... »