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  • Basone Guitars Unveil 6-String Bass Guitar

    Basone Guitars Unveil 6-String Bass Guitar

    Canadian custom shop Basone Guitars recently unveiled a new 25-fret, 6-string bass guitar. The elegant instrument features a chambered body made of Honduran Mahogany topped with spalted maple as well as walnut and ebony accents. The bolt-on neck is also honduran Mahogany supported with dual truss rods, with a black walnut fingerboard. As an interesting... »

  • Brubaker Introduces Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass

    Brubaker Introduces Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass

    Brubaker is expanding their Brute Bass series this year with the addition of the MJXSC line of basses. The new 5-string models sport a single-cut body design while keeping a low price point. Weighing in a 10 pounds, the MJXSC sports an ash body and a bolt-on maple neck with a slim taper contour. The... »

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  • Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Sidejack VI Bass Guitar

    Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Sidejack VI Bass Guitar

    Taking a cue from Fender’s Bass VI from the ’60s, Eastwood has unveiled the Sidejack VI: a 6-string, 30˝ scale bass guitar. Similar to a guitar, the bass is tuned E to E, but it vastly improves on the guitar concept by taking it down an octave. Available in Vintage Cream and Metallic Blue finishes,... »

  • Ibanez Adds 6-String SR Premium Model Bass

    Ibanez Adds 6-String SR Premium Model Bass

    Ibanez expanded their SR Premium lineup with the inclusion a new 6-string model, the SR1206. Sporting the mahogany body and ovangkol top combination, the new bass shares the rest of the qualities of its siblings, including a 5-piece wenge/bubinga neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a pair of Nordstrand Big Single pickups. The preamp is Ibanez’s... »

  • Mike Lull Releases Bryan Beller BBM5 Signature Bass

    Mike Lull Releases Bryan Beller BBM5 Signature Bass

    Mike Lull Guitars unveiled their newest signature bass at the Winter NAMM show this year, based on the instrument and specs of bassist Bryan Beller. The BBM5 is based on Lull’s M5 bass, modified to suit Beller’s playing style and wishlist. The bass is a 35˝ scale 5-string bass active jazz bass with a Bartolini... »

  • Reverend Now Offering New Finishes on Decision and Justice Basses

    Reverend Now Offering New Finishes on Decision and Justice Basses

    Reverend has expanded their Decision and Justice bass lines with the addition of some new finish options. The “PJ” styled Decision (which was profiled as a Bass of the Week in January) now comes in Deep Sea Blue; a color that had been previously reserved for the company’s Rick Vito Signature model. The Reverend is... »

  • Duesenberg Introduces D-Bass Fretless Bass

    Duesenberg Introduces D-Bass Fretless Bass

    German instrument builder Duesenberg has introduced a fretless version to their D-Bass line of basses. Available in Black and Coral finishes, the D-Bass Fretless carries the same specifications as its predecessors, with the exception of its fretless ebony fingerboard. The D-bass sports an alder body with a hard rock maple neck. Combining vintage-vibe with modern... »

  • Taranaki Basses Introduces Acrobat 32 Bass

    Taranaki Basses Introduces Acrobat 32 Bass

    German boutique company Taranaki Basses recently unveiled their Acrobat 32, a medium scale bass featuring their own custom pickups. The passive pickups have individual coils for each string, resulting in 8 coils per humbucker. Taranaki describes it as “the most active sounding pickups ever.” Though the bass is open for customization, standard features include a... »

  • Dingwall Adds Super P Standard 4 To Super P Series

    Dingwall Adds Super P Standard 4 To Super P Series

    Dingwall unveiled the 4-string version of their new Super P model at Musikmesse this year as a follow-up to the SP5 from NAMM. Sharing many of the same features, the Super P Standard 4 is built with a carbon fiber reinforced 5-piece maple neck and 2-3 piece alder body with a high gloss finish. Of... »

  • Fender Upgrades American Standard Series for 2012

    Fender Upgrades American Standard Series for 2012

    Fender has raised the bar for 2012 by upgrading their American Standard series of instruments, including the Precision and Jazz basses. The main change is the inclusion of Fender Custom Shop pickups for each model, while other slight adjustments and a new finish also help to update the line. First up, the American Standard Precision... »