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  • Bass of the Week: Zakrzewski Exclusive

    Bass of the Week: Zakrzewski Exclusive

    Polish luthier Piotr Zakrzewski has some pretty great bass designs, including his Exclusive model. The mid-range of his three basic basses, the Exclusive is a double-cut bass with the lower horn being significantly deeper to provide easy access to the very end of the fingerboard. The Exclusive EX1 01 really caught my eye with its... »

  • TC Electronic Unveils BH250 Bass Amplifier for Summer NAMM

    TC Electronic Unveils BH250 Bass Amplifier for Summer NAMM

    With Summer NAMM just around the corner, TC Electronic has unveiled their most compact bass amplifier to date: the BH250. Weighing in at just four pounds, the Class D amplifier boasts 250-watts while packing in the company’s intelligently contoured tone controls and TonePrint among other features. The BH250’s tone controls are tailored specifically for bass.... »

  • Birdsong Guitars Introduces Corto2 Bass

    Birdsong Guitars Introduces Corto2 Bass

    In addition to their new Embrace model, Birdsong Guitars is celebrating their 8th anniversary with the introduction of the Corto2. The new bass is a take on their flagship short-scale Cortobass and features rear-routing with a pair of Kent Armstrong soapbar pickups. Other changes include a more refined body with subtle recurving. Though many options... »

  • Sterling By Music Man Unveils S.U.B. Ray4 and Ray5 Basses

    Sterling By Music Man Unveils S.U.B. Ray4 and Ray5 Basses

    Sterling by Music Man has unveiled the new S.U.B. line of basses, which the company says is meant to make Music Man designs available at more affordable pricing. The new line includes the Ray4 and Ray5, which are cousins to the Music Man Stingray 4 and 5 basses. The new basses are built with hardwood... »

  • Gretsch Expands Electromatic Line With Two New Hollow-Body Basses

    Gretsch Expands Electromatic Line With Two New Hollow-Body Basses

    Gretsch has added several new models to their Electromatic series, including two new hollow body basses: the G5440LS and the G5442BDC. Though they share many features, the G5440LS is a 34˝ scale bass with a single-cutaway design while the G5442BDC is the little brother of the two, with a short 30.5˝ scale and double-cutaway body.... »

  • Spector Unveils ReBop MM Basses

    Spector Unveils ReBop MM Basses

    Spector has expanded its ReBop family for basses with the ReBop4 MM and ReBop5 MM. While keeping many of the same traits as their predecessors, the new models are equipped with an EMG-HZ MM passive dual coil pickup. They also introduce maple fingerboards with black Spector inlays and a trans blue stain matte body finish.... »

  • Birdsong Guitars Introduces Embrace Fretless Bass

    Birdsong Guitars Introduces Embrace Fretless Bass

    Custom shop Birdsong Guitars has introduced a new fretless model called the Embrace. The bass, which was prototyped over several years, is a 32˝ scale fretless neck-through with a single passive soapbar. Described as a “working man’s electric fretless”, the bass is handmade in Texas yet streamlined to offer a price most everyone can reach.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Fodera Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite

    Bass of the Week: Fodera Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite

    I get to check out tons of basses every day, but when Anthony Wellington posted the details of his new Fodera my jaw hit the floor. The latest in the renowned bass educator’s collection is a Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite from the New York boutique shop, who stated it’s the “most complex... »

  • Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Fender has upped their acoustic bass game this summer with the CB-100CE. The dreadnought cutaway bass sports a spruce top with scalloped X bracing and mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette. The mahogany neck’s profile is styled after that of a Jazz Bass and has a dual-action truss rod for proper adjustments. Its bridge is rosewood and has... »

  • Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass

    Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass

    Fender’s Custom Shop has unveiled their 2012 Limited Edition Models, including the Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass. Bringing together elements of the Porazzo and its sister Boracha, the Boracho sports a reversed Jazzmaster body with added mass. Couple that with a custom T.V. Jones Thunderblade pickup and you get what Fender says is... »