EMG has expanded their line of pickup sets with the Les Claypool “Pachyderm Gold” pickup. The company also updated Robert Trujillo’s Rip Tide J pickups with three new finishes. Check out Claypool’s and Trujillo’s announcement and two-bass jam.
Last year, Ibanez turned heads with their new EHB headless design. Now they’ve taken the same idea and put it into a more compact size. The EHB1000S and the EHB1005SMS have all the same features as the EHB1000 but with shorter scales.
Phil Jones Bass has unveiled a new tool for bassists called the PE-5. The pedal-sized preamp features a five-band EQ with DI capabilities as well as a boost function. Of course, Jones puts in plenty of details to make the unit stand apart.
Aguilar has blended their DCB pickup design into traditional shapes with the new DCB 4P, 4J, 5J, and 4PJ pickups. The dual ceramic bar style introduces a “new and unique voice for Jazz and Precision style basses,” they say.
Spector Musical Instruments is starting 2021 by launching two new series of basses: the NS Dimension and the NS Ethos. Both instruments are modern takes on their NS body shape with the Dimension featuring a multi-scale neck.
Aria Guitars has unveiled their new products for 2021 including the Jet-B model. Taking cues from its guitar counterpart, the new bass has a singlecut offset body and a 32-inch scale for easier playability.
After debuting some bass models from their custom shop at last year’s NAMM, Charvel has unveiled two new retrofied production basses with a Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass PJIV and the Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJV.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Fender, and the company is celebrating with a special series of instruments to commemorate the occasion. The lineup includes Jazz Bass and Precision Bass models.
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