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  • Ibanez Unveils Gerald Veasley Signature GVB36 Bass Guitar

    Ibanez Unveils Gerald Veasley Signature GVB36 Bass Guitar

    In 2010, Ibanez unveiled the Gerald Veasley Signature GVB1006 Bass. Built by the company’s master luthiers in Japan, it comes with a price point that not everyone can reach. For 2012, Ibanez has introduced the GVB36, which shares many of the same attributes while making it more affordable. Similar to the 1006, the GVB36 is... »

  • Genz Benz Introduces Focus LT Series Bass Cabinets

    Genz Benz Introduces Focus LT Series Bass Cabinets

    Genz Benz expanded their cabinet offerings with the introduction of the Focus LT series at NAMM this year. The lineup includes a 1×12, a 2×10, a 1×15, and a 4×10. Designed to be compact and high-powered, the Focus LT series have a smaller stage footprint to save space during performances. Each of the cabinets carries... »

  • Boulder Creek Introduces JB and RB Series Electric Basses

    Boulder Creek Introduces JB and RB Series Electric Basses

    Boulder Creek launched two new lines of electric basses at NAMM this year with the JB and RD series. The two models are aimed at jazz and rock styles, respectively. This new line of solid body basses is a first for Boulder Creek, who is known for their acoustic basses. Available in 4-string, 5-string and... »

  • Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson Announces New X-Series Dave Ellefson Signature Basses

    Jackson unveiled two new Dave Ellefson signature basses at the NAMM show last month. The basses are part of Jackson’s X-Series and are offered in two models: the David Ellefson CB-X 4-string and the David Ellefson CB-XV 5-string. The CB-X is a four-string with dual humbucking EMG pickups with an alder Concert Bass body. The... »

  • Hipshot Products Unveils FreeRange Xtender for Upright Bass

    Hipshot Products Unveils FreeRange Xtender for Upright Bass

    Hardware manufacturer Hipshot unveiled an interesting product aimed at double bassists called the FreeRange Xtender at NAMM this year. The new gadget allows you to quickly change the tuning of an upright bass string at the switch of a lever, and lets you drop down as far as a low A. Using several together can... »

  • Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

    Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

    Kala increased their U-Bass lineup with the addition of five new models of the 21″ scale basses. The new models include Sunburst, Gloss Black, Solid Spruce Top HH (Hutch Hutchinson Model), Spalted Maple, and Exotic Mahogany. The Sunburst, Gloss Black, and Solid Spruce Top HH basses all feature solid spruce tops with mahogany back and... »

  • Schecter Introduces Dale Stewart Avenger Bass

    Schecter Introduces Dale Stewart Avenger Bass

    Seether bassist Dale Stewart’s Signature Avenger Bass was released by Schecter this year at NAMM. Sporting a black finish, the bass features a contoured mahogany body, 3-piece maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a reverse headstock. The bass has creme binding on the neck and headstock while the fingerboard is adorned with tribal bug inlays... »

  • Bass of the Week: DeMars Guitars Long Trail Bass

    Bass of the Week: DeMars Guitars Long Trail Bass

    DeMars Guitars’ Long Trail bass is no doubt an instrument for proud players of the low end. Inspired by Vermont’s hiking trail of the same name, the Long Trail is a a chambered solid-body instrument sporting the company’s patented bass clef soundhole, which the company calls “a stunning visual signature for forward-thinking bassists.” We call... »

  • Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

    Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

    Ernie Ball has expanded their Slinky string line with the introduction of the all-new Cobalt Slinkys. As the name indicates, the new sets use cobalt, which has a high magnetism to provide a stronger relationship between an instrument’s strings and pickups. Ernie Ball says the design adds extended dynamic range, better harmonic response, increased low... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Revamped Sharlee D’Angelo Model at NAMM 2012

    Ibanez Introduces Revamped Sharlee D’Angelo Model at NAMM 2012

    Ibanez rolled out a ton of new basses at NAMM this year, including an updated version of the SDB Sharlee D’Angelo signature bass with a white flat finish and cosmo black hardware. Inspired by the company’s Iceman model, the Arch Enemy bassist’s axe features neck-through construction, a Mono-Rail IV bridge, and comes factory-tuned to drop-C.... »