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  • Washburn Expands on Stu Hamm Signature Series Line of Basses

    Washburn Expands on Stu Hamm Signature Series Line of Basses

    Last year’s NAMM Show brought the debut of the Washburn Stu Hamm Signature Hammer bass, and as a follow-up this year the company has introduced a fretless version of the bass as well as the rest of the Stu Hamm Electric Bass Series. The SHBH3FLTSS completely follows suit with the fretted version and features a... »

  • Fodera Introduces Matt Garrison Standard Bass

    Fodera Introduces Matt Garrison Standard Bass

    Fodera expanded its Standard series at NAMM this year with the Matt Garrison Standard. As with the other Standard models, the company says the bass comes in a single configuration to keep the price point and wait time down versus the artist models. Built for speed, the new model came to existence after Garrison decided... »

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  • Höfner Reissues Updated Shorty Bass

    Höfner Reissues Updated Shorty Bass

    Höfner has reintroduced the Shorty Bass, a model they ran in the 1980’s featuring an extremely short scale and body. The updated version bumps the scale up from 28″ to 30″ for easier playability, as well as utilizing better string spacing, similar to that found on their trademark Violin Bass. Available in black, the Shorty... »

  • Ritter Instruments Introduces R8-Singlecut Bass

    Ritter Instruments Introduces R8-Singlecut Bass

    Jens Ritter has introduced the R8-Singlecut, a new design featuring a single cutaway and bolt-on construction. The new instrument also introduces the luthier’s new C-3-S electronics, an active/passive switchable 3-Band EQ with custom adjustable frequencies and integrated boost, all controllable by the bassist. The new model was debuted with four pieces, and though each has... »

  • Lairat to Unveil Sirya Model at NAMM

    Lairat to Unveil Sirya Model at NAMM

    Luthier Paul Lairat will be debuting a new model at the NAMM Show, named the Sirya. The radically designed body incorporates five types of wood, as the sides are made of walnut, mahogany, maple and ebony while the body itself can be either wenge, maple and mahogany or maple, walnut and mahogany. The laminate neck... »

  • Squier Announces Mikey Way Signature Mustang Bass

    Squier Announces Mikey Way Signature Mustang Bass

    Squier’s latest in their Artist Model Series is the Mikey Way Signature Mustang Bass, a short-scale bass made with input by the Chemical Romance bassist. The bass take on the class Mustang features and adds some flair, with a large-flake Silver Sparkle finish with black racing stripes, with a black headstock with a silver Squier... »

  • Xotic Introduces XP-1T 5-String Bass

    Xotic Introduces XP-1T 5-String Bass

    Taking a cue from classic design, Xotic will be introducing the XP-1T 5-string bass at NAMM. The P-bass styled instrument debuts the newly designed PV-1 pickup, but also borrows from their XJ-1T by utilizing the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp. The preamp includes a 3-band EQ with toggle switches to adjust the mid and treble-frequencies as well... »

  • Guild Announces B-54CE Standard Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Guild Announces B-54CE Standard Acoustic Bass Guitar

    As part of their additions to the USA Standard Series, Guild has unveiled the B-54CE Standard acoustic bass guitar. The cutaway bass is built on the company’s jumbo body design and features a solid Sitka spruce top with red spruce bracing, solid maple sides and a unique arched laminated maple back. The body is also... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Introduces 2012 Bass Models

    Fender Custom Shop Introduces 2012 Bass Models

    Fender’s Custom Shop has announced two new bass models for 2012, including the 2012 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro and the 1961 Closet Classic Jazz Bass. Both models are built in the U.S. by Fender’s master builders. According to Fender, the Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro combines “the best of the Precision and Jazz Bass... »

  • AC Guitars Introduces Salace Model

    AC Guitars Introduces Salace Model

    AC Guitars has released a new model, dubbed the “Salace”. Built with the help of Paul Sugden, the bass was intended to be a headless design, but is also available with a headstock. Though AC Guitars builds to suit, this particular Salace is a 6-string bass with a wenge body and Maracarpra top. The neck... »