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  • Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

    Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

    Spain’s Bacce Guitars has a beautiful lineup of instruments, but they also make special boutique one-off instruments as well. This week we’re checking out the Anya 4 Powerbass, which looks like a race car with four strings. The neck-through bass is built around a five-piece maple and Honduran mahogany neck that’s topped with an ebony... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

    Eastwood Guitars is reviving another unique vintage bass through their custom shop. The Klira Beatle Bass was a take on the Hofner bass made famous by Paul McCartney. “Through the 1960’s there were many variants of the popular Hofner Beatle Bass coming out of Japan and around the world,” Eastwood writes. “Our favorite was this... »

  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

    We’ve featured a couple of instruments by AJR Guitarmods over the past couple years, and now we’re checking out their lightest bass yet: the Swift Lite 34-inch four-string bass. The inspiration came to luthier Andy Rogers while thinking of the first time he picked up a bass. “One of the things that surprised me the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

    Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

    This week we’re checking out the Remington Steele from Germany’s Le Fay Basses. The bass is a fretless with a twist: the fingerboard is stainless steel. Although it’s an unusual feature, the steel doesn’t sound metallic at all, the company says. “Remington Steele sounds spacious, phat and rich in overtones,” they write. “Effects come into... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

    Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

    Earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man announced they were revamping their flagship Stingray bass. Now the Stingray Special is shipping. The model, which was originally released in 1976, has been reimagined with a host of new features while retaining its identity. The body has been contoured and the neck joint has been sculpted for... »

  • Maurizio Ūber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only MūB-F Model

    Maurizio Ūber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only MūB-F Model

    Maurizio Ūber Basses, aka MūB, has unveiled a new model called the MūB-F, a fretless-only bass they say was designed from the ground up to be “a true fretless bass as opposed to a bass without frets.” “A fretless bass is a different instrument. It is played differently, with more attention to nuances and subtleties,... »

  • Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

    Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

    Fender used the Summer NAMM Show to unveil a host of new instruments, including a new signature bass with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. It’s his second bass with the company after they released a Jazz model two years ago. “Our artist signature active bass with Flea was designed to complement the Shell Pink... »

  • Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

    Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

    Squier’s Contemporary Series got a little bigger at the Summer NAMM Show this year with the introduction of three new Jazz Basses: the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH, the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH V, and the Contemporary Jazz Bass. Notably, the four and five-string active models offer a more modern take on the Jazz... »

  • Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

    Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

    We featured two basses by Frederiek de Vette last year, and now she’s shared her third ever build with us. This time she took a bit more straight ahead approach, although it’s no less beautiful. “This build is loosely inspired on the Precision bass,” she explains. “I aimed to capture the simplicity, tonal and aesthetical... »

  • Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Bass in New Finish

    Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Bass in New Finish

    Four years ago, bassist Meshell Ndegeocello teamed up with Reverend Guitars to unveil a signature instrument called the Fellowship Bass. Now the jet black instrument will be available in a new red, black, and green color scheme. Ndegeocello chose the design in honor of Lumumba, the African leader credited with freeing The Congo from Belgium... »