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  • Duesenberg Celebrates Eagles’ 40th Anniversary with Signature Bass

    Duesenberg Celebrates Eagles’ 40th Anniversary with Signature Bass

    Forty years ago, The Eagles began their career with their self-titled debut album. During the four decades since, the band has earned six Grammys, sold over 120 million albums worldwide, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Anchored by bassist Timothy B. Schmidt, the Eagles celebrated the anniversary by... »

  • Ibanez Introduces New Fretless SR Bass Models

    Ibanez Introduces New Fretless SR Bass Models

    Ibanez is now offering fretless versions of their SR370 and SR375 models. Aimed at providing fretless basses at a cost-effect price point, the company chose to start with the SR370 due to its maple body which they explain lends itself seamlessly to a fretless version. The SR370F and SR375F are 4- and 5-string basses, respectively,... »

  • Bass of the Week: GMR Bassforce NT

    Bass of the Week: GMR Bassforce NT

    While checking out different luthiers’ websites, I came across the GMR Bassforce NT: a neck-through version of their flagship model. Based out of the UK, GMR’s Bassforce is proof of their constant work. “The shape is seen on Bassforce is a case of evolution of early models which started coming out from the workshop nearly... »

  • Fender Introduces Factory Special Run Antigua Jazz and Precision Basses

    Fender Introduces Factory Special Run Antigua Jazz and Precision Basses

    Fender continues to bring old school to the forefront with the announcement of a “Factory Special Run” of instruments with their retro Antigua finish. Introduced in the late 1960’s, the distinct color scheme was revisited in 1977 with more of a greenish shade. The new limited edition line includes both Jazz and Precision bass models.... »

  • BOSS Introduces eBand JS-10 Audio Player with Effects

    BOSS Introduces eBand JS-10 Audio Player with Effects

    BOSS has announced their new eBand JS-10 Audio Player with Effects, a jam-along machine for bassists, guitarists and singers. The JS-10 features an integrated 2.1 sound system including a built-in subwoofer, while dual inputs allow for two players at once, which BOSS suggests is perfect for teacher/student lessons. Though it comes with a library of... »

  • Eve Guitars Introduces Elite Line Fretted 4 Bass

    Eve Guitars Introduces Elite Line Fretted 4 Bass

    Eve Guitars, run by luthier Douglass Mullen, has introduced a new line of custom basses following a successful debut at the London Guitar Show in March of this year. The basses are constructed with hand-selected, sustainable materials from the east coast of Scotland. The company’s focus in instrument making is as much on ergonomics, weight... »

  • Heil Sound Introduces Pro Set 3 Headphones

    Heil Sound Introduces Pro Set 3 Headphones

    Heil Sound has gone pro with the introduction of their Pro Set 3 Headphones, which sport 40mm neodymium magnets and voice coils. The specially designed cushioned head band is shaped to be ergonomic. An interesting trait on the Pro Set 3’s is that the cable is detachable, and the set comes with three cables –... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Introduces Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Introduces Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass

    The Fender Custom Shop has expanded its Artist Series instruments with the Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass. Available in Black and Nocaster Blonde, the bass oozes old school with a road worn finish and reverse headstock. The ZZ Top bassist helped tweak the bass, which features a custom designed Seymour Duncan pickup, a custom neck... »

  • Fret-King Unveils Black Label Series with Perception Bass Guitar

    Fret-King Unveils Black Label Series with Perception Bass Guitar

    Fret-King has unveiled their new Black Label series of instruments, including the Perception Bass Guitar. Available in 4 and 5-string versions, the Perception sports a passive P/J pickup set made by Wilkinson. The body is made of two pieces of American Alder, while the neck is Canadian Hard Rock Maple topped with a rosewood fingerboard.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Bass Inlaw 521 BO

    Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Bass Inlaw 521 BO

    German bass company Hot Wire produced a super cool version of their Inlaw 521 BO model with a stunning quilted maple top and matching pickup covers. The “zebra” effect is attained by using a lighter quilted maple and a dark quilted maple to create a sharp contrast. The Inlaw comes in several versions, but the... »