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Bass of the Week: Fodera Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite
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Bass of the Week: Fodera Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite

This week we’re checking out a very unique Fodera. This Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite is a 12-string fretless built specially for bassist Steuart Liebig. Featuring the “AJ Contrabass” body shape, the instrument is built with a mahogany body with a Flame Maple tone block and zebrawood top. The neck is a five-piece laminate with maple and South American...

Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses
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Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses

Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and Gretsch teamed up to announce a pair of signature basses at this year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tennessee. The models include the USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and the G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass. Petersson has been testing the 12-string prototype live on the road. Available in Vintage White,...

Megatar Relaunches with Redesigned 12-string Extended Range Bass
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Megatar Relaunches with Redesigned 12-string Extended Range Bass

Megatar Touchstyle Basses has been reborn with a change in ownership and the launch of redesigned instruments, including the Megatar 12-string extended-range bass. Optimized for two-handing tapping, the Megatar’s strings are divided into two sets with space in between to eliminate crosstalk. The first half is strung like a six-string bass tuned BEADGC, while the second half is tuned closer...

Musicvox Announces Limited Edition 12-String MI-5 Bass
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Musicvox Announces Limited Edition 12-String MI-5 Bass

Musicvox has introduced a new limited edition 12-string version of their MI-5 bass. The Limited Edition 2014 MI-5 bass features four triple courses for a familiar tuning with more strings. It’s built with neck-through construction with a mahogany body and maple neck topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The body and headstock are triple bound while the neck is reinforced with...