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  • Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Tool’s Justin Chancellor has always been known for his impeccable style and tone. While he is typically associated with a Wal bass, this week we’re taking a look at his new Streamer Stage II from the Warwick Custom Shop. The bass is built with neck through construction with Warwick’s “hidden neck” option, which means the... »

  • Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

    Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

    Epiphone has added a four-string to their Masterbilt Century series called the Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar. It carries all the features of the Century line including a solid spruce top with traditional longitudinal bracing, an ebony fretboard, and five-piece maple/mahogany neck. Available in Vintage Sunburst and Vintage Natural finishes, the bass is... »

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  • Phil Jones Bass Introduces D-1000 Amp and C9 Bass Cabinet

    Phil Jones Bass Introduces D-1000 Amp and C9 Bass Cabinet

    Phil Jones Bass has unveiled two new additions to their line up with the D-1000 bass amp and the C9 bass speaker cabinet. Each builds upon their predecessors with more power and portability. The D-1000 is rated at 1,000 watts while weighing in at just 5.3 pounds. Housed in an anodized black aluminum chassis, the... »

  • Serek Updates the Midwestern Bass

    Serek Updates the Midwestern Bass

    Serek Basses announced a new model at the Summer NAMM Show this year. The Midwestern 2 is a new version of the company’s flagship model with a few new refinements. It still retains many of the same features – a light-weight mahogany body, short scale, vintage profiled neck, and Hipshot hardware – but has a... »

  • Dunlop Unveils Geezer Butler Cry Baby Wah

    Dunlop Unveils Geezer Butler Cry Baby Wah

    Black Sabbath may have played their final tour this year, but Geezer Butler‘s tone will continue to inspire generations of bassists. Now Dunlop has introduced the Geezer Butler Cry Baby Wah, which is the company’s first ever signature Cry Baby Bass Wah. The pedal is designed to complement the legend’s tone with “massive low end... »

  • Hartke Unveils Enhanced HyDrive Bass Cabinets

    Hartke Unveils Enhanced HyDrive Bass Cabinets

    Ten years ago, Hartke unveiled a new series of bass cabinets featuring their HyDrive speakers. Now they’re celebrating the 10th anniversary with four new models in the HyDrive HD Series Bass Cabinets. It consists of four new models: the HD112, the HD115, the HD210, and the HD410. Each is fitted with HyDrive speakers, which are... »

  • NS Design Announces the NS WAV Omni Bass

    NS Design Announces the NS WAV Omni Bass

    NS Design’s WAV series got a little bigger this year with the addition of the NS WAV Omni bass, which debuted at the 2017 Summer NAMM show. The new model brings the Omni design, which has an upright bass design with the 34-inch scale of an electric bass, to the company’s most affordable WAV series.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Guild Starfire II

    Bass of the Week: Guild Starfire II

    This week we’re checking out the Starfire II from Guild. The iconic semi-hollow bass first debuted in 1967 where it was used by artists like Jefferson Airplane’s Jack Casady and the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. It was reintroduced in 2015 to the delight of many a bass player. Central to the Starfire II’s design is... »

  • Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

    Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

    Ibanez has further expanded their BTB model range with several incarnations. This summer they expanded the BTB700 series with four and seven-string models, plus their BTB Premium line will now have options for figured maple tops. The BTB is typically a five or six-string bass, but the BTB740 and BTB747 take things one step further... »

  • Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior Bass

    Guild Introduces the Jumbo Junior Bass

    Bassists looking for a super short scale bass have a new option with the Guild Jumbo Junior Bass, a four-string acoustic/electric. It has just a 23¾-inch scale. Part of Guild’s Westerly Collection, the Jumbo Junior bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top with arched flamed maple for the back and sides. “We chose... »