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  • Warwick Unveils Two New Robert Trujillo Signature Basses

    Warwick Unveils Two New Robert Trujillo Signature Basses

    Warwick has introduced the Artist Series Robert Trujillo NT and the Rockbass Artist Line Robert Trujillo basses. The new models are built with similar specs to his existing signature Streamer bass, but are built in different factories to keep the price point down. Available in 4- or 5-string versions, the Artist Series bass features a... »

  • Ruokangas Guitars Introduce Fretless Steambass

    Ruokangas Guitars Introduce Fretless Steambass

    Finnish custom shop Ruokangas Guitars is now offering fretless versions of their vintage-inspired Steambass, which they introduced last year. The company included stylish fret markers on the ebony fretboard that don’t cross the whole board but instead correspond in placement to the position of the neck – the lower register has markers under the E-string,... »

  • Godin Introduces Shifter Classic 4 Bass

    Godin Introduces Shifter Classic 4 Bass

    Godin has added a new model to their Shifter bass series named the Classic 4. The new model, which sports a new Crème Brulee high gloss finish, has Godin’s passive PJ pickups for a more retro style and sound. The Shifter Classic 4 is built with a Canadian Laurentian Basswood body, rock maple neck, and... »

  • Sandberg Introduces Electra Vs 4 Bass at Musikmesse

    Sandberg Introduces Electra Vs 4 Bass at Musikmesse

    Lots of exciting things are showing up this year for Europe’s Musikmesse trade show, including the Sandberg Electra Vs 4. While the wood, routing, and varnish processes take place in Korea to keep prices down, the bass is assembled and checked for quality control at the company’s headquarters in Germany. The Electra Vs 4 features... »

  • Ansir Introduces Imperial and Imperial SL Basses

    Ansir Introduces Imperial and Imperial SL Basses

    Ansir Music has unveiled all-new designs for their custom basses, with the introduction of the Imperial line. The Imperial and Imperial SL models feature ergonomic contouring and the company’s patented “Ansir Industry Standard Playing Angle,” which puts the neck in a more natural playing position. While the two models are very similar, Ansir founder Jody... »

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  • Dean Releases Eric Bass Signature Hillsboro Bass in Metallic Gold

    Dean Releases Eric Bass Signature Hillsboro Bass in Metallic Gold

    New for 2012, Dean is now offering Shinedown bassist Eric Bass’s Signature Hillsboro bass in Metallic Gold. Sharing the qualities of his black signature model, the bass features a swamp ash body, bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays. The bass’s hardware includes an ABM bridge and Die Cast tuners, while... »

  • Warwick Introduces Jack Bruce Artist Series Bass

    Warwick Introduces Jack Bruce Artist Series Bass

    Warwick is following up on the release of the Jack Bruce Survivor bass, with a new Artist Series edition. Made in Korea, the Jack Bruce Artist Series bass offers many similarities to its German-made counterpart, but at a fraction of the price. Reminiscent of Bruce’s bass from his Cream days, the new model features neck-through... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces J-Type Models

    AC Guitars Introduces J-Type Models

    Alan Cringean of AC Guitars has unveiled the J-Type series, a line of basses that gives a nod to classic bass design. “This range of basses offers a more traditional body shape but still has features that are typical of the ACG ethos,” the luthier explained. Available in 4- and 5-string versions, the J-Type is... »

  • Oktober Introduces Production Version of DevilWing Bass

    Oktober Introduces Production Version of DevilWing Bass

    After first introducing it a year and a half ago, Oktober Guitars is now making a production model of their DevilWing bass guitar in addition to the U.S. Custom Shop version. The bass was designed by Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and is aptly part of the company’s Von Frankenstein line. The DevilWing features... »

  • Traveler Guitar Unveils the Ultra-Light Bass

    Traveler Guitar Unveils the Ultra-Light Bass

    New for 2012 is the Traveler Ultra-Light Bass, an extremely lightweight and compact bass guitar. The whole instrument measures 33 3/4˝ in length and weighs in at a mere three pounds and 6.5 ounces. Built from a solid piece of Eastern American Hard Maple, the Ultra-Light Bass features a removable metal lap-rest and a built... »