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Bass of the Week: Fad Guitars Corona P50
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Fad Guitars Corona P50

This week we’re checking out the Corona P50 by Indonesia’s Fad Guitars. Despite its name, the bass was introduced last year as their first-ever hollow body bass.

Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass
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Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has had a signature line of basses from Manson Guitar Works for several years, but the range is getting an upgrade in the coming year. Here’s the 2021 edition of JPJ’s artist series.

Dean Guitars Introduces Newly Designed Edge Select Bass
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Dean Guitars Introduces Newly Designed Edge Select Bass

Dean Guitars has released a redesigned version of their Edge bass in the Select series. The Edge Select Burled Poplar Satin Natural bass is built with a mahogany body, figured poplar burl top, and a walnut center.

Bass of the Week: Blast Cult Gateway
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Bass of the Week: Blast Cult Gateway

Jason Burns of Blast Cult has been building upright basses for years, but lately, he’s been getting more into the electric side of things. His latest creation is the Gateway Bass, a bass guitar that carries many of the aspects of a double bass.

Sandberg Guitars Upgrades the Electra Series Basses
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Sandberg Guitars Upgrades the Electra Series Basses

Sandberg Guitars has updated its Electra series of basses for 2020 with a hardware upgrade and a new color option. The line includes the VS and TT models, each of which is four-string basses.

Bass of the Week: Fleishman Guitars “Big Bass” Multi-Scale Acoustic Fretless Bass
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Bass of the Week: Fleishman Guitars “Big Bass” Multi-Scale Acoustic Fretless Bass

Harry Fleishman has been building instruments for over fifty years. Although he spent time working for large companies like Fender, he’s always kept designing on his own. This week we’re taking a look at an amazing acoustic fretless bass he built.

Luna Guitars Introduces the Tribal Tobacco Sunburst Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
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Luna Guitars Introduces the Tribal Tobacco Sunburst Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

Luna Guitars will be keeping the summer going this year with a new acoustic-electric bass. The Tribal Tobacco Sunburst acoustic-electric bass guitar is built with a mahogany body and a spruce top with a tribal motif around the soundhole.

Fender Unveils 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass
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Fender Unveils 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass

It’s been six decades since Fender first introduced the Jazz Bass, and now they’re celebrating with a special 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass model. The limited-edition bass replicates the original design of the Jazz.

Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses
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Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses

Ibanez has added a new set of basses to their Soundgear line with the SR1100B and SR1105B. The instruments are four- and five-string versions of the same design and come in Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Matte finishes.

Serek Basses Unveils The Grand
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Serek Basses Unveils The Grand

Serek Basses has unveiled a brand new bass model called The Grand. Fit with a short-scale neck and funky body shape, the instrument also has a brand new set of electronics called the Serek “Skuzz Serkit,” which is an on-board passive fuzz circuit.

Bass of the Week: 5th Day Products Mallory Bass
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Bass of the Week: 5th Day Products Mallory Bass

This week we’re checking out a bass by 5th Day Products called Mallory, which takes its name from Juliette Lewis’ character in “Natural Born Killers“. Luthier Jeremy McDiarmid explains that everything about the bass is oversized.

Eastwood Guitars to Revive the SB-1000 Bass
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Eastwood Guitars to Revive the SB-1000 Bass

Eastwood is bringing back another bass from the past with the SB-1000. Introduced on their crowd-funding platform, the bass is their take on the Japanese instrument popular during the ’80s.