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  • Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson unveiled two new Dave Ellefson signature basses at the NAMM show last month. The basses are part of Jackson’s X-Series and are offered in two models: the David Ellefson CB-X 4-string and the David Ellefson CB-XV 5-string. The CB-X is a four-string with dual humbucking EMG pickups with an alder Concert Bass body. The... »

  • Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

    Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

    Kala increased their U-Bass lineup with the addition of five new models of the 21″ scale basses. The new models include Sunburst, Gloss Black, Solid Spruce Top HH (Hutch Hutchinson Model), Spalted Maple, and Exotic Mahogany. The Sunburst, Gloss Black, and Solid Spruce Top HH basses all feature solid spruce tops with mahogany back and... »

  • Schecter Introduces Dale Stewart Avenger Bass

    Schecter Introduces Dale Stewart Avenger Bass

    Seether bassist Dale Stewart’s Signature Avenger Bass was released by Schecter this year at NAMM. Sporting a black finish, the bass features a contoured mahogany body, 3-piece maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a reverse headstock. The bass has creme binding on the neck and headstock while the fingerboard is adorned with tribal bug inlays... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Revamped Sharlee D’Angelo Model at NAMM 2012

    Ibanez Introduces Revamped Sharlee D’Angelo Model at NAMM 2012

    Ibanez rolled out a ton of new basses at NAMM this year, including an updated version of the SDB Sharlee D’Angelo signature bass with a white flat finish and cosmo black hardware. Inspired by the company’s Iceman model, the Arch Enemy bassist’s axe features neck-through construction, a Mono-Rail IV bridge, and comes factory-tuned to drop-C.... »

  • ESP Announces Three New LTD Signature Models at NAMM

    ESP Announces Three New LTD Signature Models at NAMM

    In addition to the new Frank Bello basses announced earlier, ESP has unveiled three more signature models for Whitechapel’s Gabe Crisp, Suicide Silence’s Danny Kenny, and Pancho Tomaseli of War and PHILM. Each of the new models are under the company’s LTD banner. Gabe Crisp’s GC-4 signature bass is a customized Viper with neck-through construction,... »

  • Fernandes Introduces Triturador Deluxe Bass

    Fernandes Introduces Triturador Deluxe Bass

    Fernandes introduced the Triturador Deluxe Bass at NAMM this year. Inspired and co-designed by Carcass bassist Jeff Walker, the 4-string bass comes in black and snow white finishes with a lightning bolt graphic. The Triturador Deluxe features set neck-thru construction with a mahogany body, maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard inlaid with symbols from Carcass’s... »

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  • Dean Guitars Puts John Entwistle Spider Signature Bass Into Production

    Dean Guitars Puts John Entwistle Spider Signature Bass Into Production

    After launching a limited run of last year, Dean Guitars is now making a production model of the John Entwistle Spider. The Ox’s newest signature bass features an angular body and comes in a Classic Black finish with Silver Web graphics. The bass’s body is made of alder, while the set mahogany neck is topped... »

  • Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

    Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

    Warwick introduced a pair of Signature basses at NAMM this year for former Cream bassist Jack Bruce and jazz bassist Jimmy Earl. The new instruments are hand-crafted in Germany and each come with individually issued certificates of authenticity. Based on their previous CRB model, the new Jack Bruce Survivor bass features neck-through construction with a... »

  • B.C. Rich Unveils Two New Basses for 2012

    B.C. Rich Unveils Two New Basses for 2012

    B.C. Rich rolled out a pair of new basses for NAMM 2012: the Widow 4 Bass and the Greg Weeks Signature Bass. The 2012 Widow 4 bass is a 4-string version of their existing WMD Widow. With a radical body shape and red pinstripes, the bass is designed to resemble the killer Black Widow spider.... »

  • ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses

    ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses

    ESP has unveiled a pair of new Frank Bello Signature basses at NAMM this year. The new ESP Frank Bello Bass and ESP LTD FB-4 models are based on the company’s Vintage-4, but customized to the Anthrax bassist’s liking. Both versions share the same specifications, though they are built in different factories and carry different... »