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  • Höfner Now Offering Ignition Series Club Bass

    Höfner Now Offering Ignition Series Club Bass

    Höfner has expanded their Ignition series with a new version of their Club Bass. First introduced in 1965, the Club Bass is is a hollow body, single-cut design, and the new Ignition model provides a cost-effective version for vintage bass lovers. Available in right and left-hand models, the bass has flame maple sides and a… »

  • Epiphone Introduces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass

    Epiphone Introduces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass

    Epiphone has announced a new, limited edition of the Jack Casady Signature Bass in a rare Silverburst finish. Limited to 500 instruments, the semi-hollowbody bass is built with set-neck construction with a mahogany neck and laminated maple top, back and sides for the body. Designed by Casady in collaboration with Epiphone, the bass sports a… »

  • Ibanez Releases New Promethean P3115 Bass Combo Amp

    Ibanez Releases New Promethean P3115 Bass Combo Amp

    Ibanez expanded their Promethean combo series this year with the P3115, a 300-watt combo amp with a 15˝ driver and an HF dome tweeter with a passive crossover. Unique to the P3115 is an on/off switch for the tweeter, allowing for more tonal variety by eliminating unnecessary high frequency overtones. It also features a Class-D… »

  • Bass of the Week: Lane Poor Minima

    Bass of the Week: Lane Poor Minima

    While looking up videos of Jack Casady on YouTube, I stumbled upon a real head-turner of a bass: the Lane Poor Minima. Poor, who is renowned for his pickups, designed and manufactured the bass in the early ’90s. Besides the obvious headless and stepped-tuner body design, the Minima had a graphite fingerboard with special epoxy… »

  • Fodera Announces Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial Model Bass

    Fodera Announces Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial Model Bass

    Fodera is now offering a Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial model, based on Gwizdala’s own bass. Hand-built in Fodera’s New York shop, the 5-string bass sports a 33˝ scale and comes tuned E to C. The instrument has a walnut body with an alder tone block and a stunning non-solid Buckeye Burl top. The 3-piece ash… »

  • Genz Benz Second Generation Shuttle Bass Amps Now Shipping

    Genz Benz Second Generation Shuttle Bass Amps Now Shipping

    Genz Benz has released their newest generation of the Shuttle Series bass amps, including the Shuttle 6.2 and the Shuttle 9.2. Featuring a tube preamp and a Class D power amplifier, the new line builds upon its predecessors with increased tube gain and the addition of the company’s “3 Dimensional Power Management” circuitry (3DPM), which… »

  • Pirastro Unveils Flexocor Deluxe Double Bass Strings

    Pirastro Unveils Flexocor Deluxe Double Bass Strings

    String company Pirastro has introduced a new set of double bass strings called the Flexocor Deluxe. Building upon their pre-existing Flexocor range, the Deluxe strings offer wider tonal range, longer sustain, and better overall playability. Pirastro explains that the Flexocor Deluxe’s structure allows the string to possess great resonance and “unsurpassed carrying power.” It’s core… »

  • Ibanez Releases SR 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Basses

    Ibanez Releases SR 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Basses

    Announced at the 2012 Winter NAMM show, Ibanez is now shipping their 25th anniversary of their SR model basses. The SR 25th Anniversary Limited Edition bass series includes a 4- and 5-string edition, both premium model basses built at Ibanez's "Premium factory". The basses sport a Padauk top. The company says the wood's "subtle reddish… »

  • Ibanez Introduces SGBE Acoustic Series Basses for 2012

    Ibanez Introduces SGBE Acoustic Series Basses for 2012

    New for 2012 is the Ibanez SGBE series acoustic bass guitars, available in Natural and Sunburst finishes. Also fit for electric sets, the basses feature under-saddle piezo pickups and Ibanez’s AEQ202T Preamp with a 2-band EQ as well as an onboard tuner. Featuring a grand concert body shape, the SGBE series is constructed with a… »

  • Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Guitars’ Skjoldslayer

    Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Guitars’ Skjoldslayer

    This week we take a look at the Skjoldslayer by Skjold Design Guitars, which luthier Pete Skjold came up with the design as a take on one of his singlecut models. “The Skjoldslayer came about after the Damian Erskine Whaleback,” Skjold explains. “I basically made a doublecut version and that was the inspiration for it.… »