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  • Bass of the Week: JanAid Guitars “The Evergreen”

    Bass of the Week: JanAid Guitars “The Evergreen”

    JanAid Guitars crafts beautiful basses that sound as gorgeous as they look. That includes this instrument called The Evergreen, which was built for Victor Wooten’s Wooten Woods Camp. “I built this instrument for Victor Wooten, thinking in all these people around the world visiting Wooten Camp, some of them don’t have a good instrument,” JanAid... »

  • Fender Announces the American Performer Series Basses

    Fender Announces the American Performer Series Basses

    After replacing their Standard Series with the Player Series, Fender has continued to revamp their product lines by introducing the American Performer Series. The new collection replaces their American Special line as their most affordable models built in the Corona, California factory. It includes three of their flagship bass models: a Precision, a Jazz, and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

    Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

    Taking after the massive combat aircraft, this Bomber 7 from Aviator Guitars drops thunderous notes with an incredible seven-string multi-scale design. The longest string has a scale length of 37.5 inches, which is a solid 3.5 inches longer than a traditional bass scale. In fact, the model was created just for this particular feat. “The... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ele Basses Naga

    Bass of the Week: Ele Basses Naga

    This week we’re taking a look at the Naga from Ele Basses. Named after the serpent creature found in Hindu mythology, the singlecut bass’s body shape was inspired by the curves in the body of reptiles. This particular example of the Naga is a four-string built with an ash body, buckeye burl top, and a... »

  • Island Instruments Announces The Traveller Bass

    Island Instruments Announces The Traveller Bass

    For bassists on the go, Montreal’s Island Instruments has introduced the Traveller Bass, a four-stringer that’s pared down to the essentials. Built with size in mind, the bass was designed with a short 31-inch scale and a headless design. “The goals were to design a lightweight, compact bass that blends modern features and ergonomics with... »

  • Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund Rockerbox Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund Rockerbox Bass

    Eastwood Guitars has unveiled the latest bass from their custom shop, which is the Backlund Rockerbox bass. Designed by John Backlund, the bass carries the same “retro-futuristic” design as the artist’s guitars that are already in production. The medium-scale, semi-hollow basses are built with maple for the body and fingerboard while the neck is mahogany.... »

  • Sire Guitars Unveils 2nd Generation Marcus Miller Basses

    Sire Guitars Unveils 2nd Generation Marcus Miller Basses

    Sire Guitars has announced several major upgrades to their Marcus Miller line of bass guitars ranging from the pickups to the serial number system. Nearly every bass they make has been upgraded in some way. The biggest change is in the second generation pickups, which applies to the V7, V7 Vintage, V9, P7, M7, and... »

  • Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass

    Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass

    Fender recently produced a short film called “Artform” with producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, also known as The Midnight Hour. The mini-doc highlights the duo’s musical journey through the lens of hip-hop. To celebrate the collaboration, Fender also released the Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass. The new bass takes its cues from... »

  • Elrick Bass Guitars Unveil the Icon Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars Unveil the Icon Bass

    At this year’s Winter NAMM Show, luthier Rob Elrick showed us a new prototype he was working on that paid homage to a classic bass design. Now that instrument has come to fruition as the Elrick Icon Bass, which adds modern updates to an industry standard. “The Elrick Handcarved Icon Gold Series bass features bolt-on... »

  • Cort Guitars Introduces the Vintage-Styled GB54P Bass

    Cort Guitars Introduces the Vintage-Styled GB54P Bass

    Cort’s GB Series has a new member: the GB54P bass. The bass pays tribute to the classic P-style bass with vintage features including an alder body, a 9.45” fingerboard radius, a 20-fret hard maple neck, and its pickup. “The GB54P’s vintage-style VTB-P pickup produces the timeless P-style bass sound that launched a musical revolution,” Cort... »