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Bass of the Week: Stradi Reformer
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Stradi Reformer

Stradi is known for their beautiful blend of modern and classical elements in their designs, but this week we’re taking a look at a more traditional electric bass called the Reformer - our bass of the week.

Ulrich BassDesign Introduces Retro 57 Bass
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Ulrich BassDesign Introduces Retro 57 Bass

Ulrich BassDesign has unveiled a new line of basses called the Retro 57 Series. Handcrafted in their workshop in Germany, the basses are inspired by the instruments, cars, and lifestyle of the 1950s.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Cliff Williams Icon Series StingRay Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Cliff Williams Icon Series StingRay Bass

AC/DC is back with a new album, complete with the classic lineup anchored by bassist Cliff Williams. Now, Ernie Ball Music Man is helping Williams celebrate with a limited-edition bass bearing his name.

Spector Unveils NS Pulse Bass Guitar
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Spector Unveils NS Pulse Bass Guitar

Spector is launching a new line of instruments called the NS Pulse Series, and they’re kicking off the range with the NS Pulse. The bass features their flagship NS body shape and is described as representing the core of Spector’s iconic design.

Jackson Guitars Introduces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX IV
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Jackson Guitars Introduces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX IV

Earlier this year, Jackson Guitars and David Ellefson introduced the X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V. Now they’re following it up with a four-string version, dubbed the CBX IV.

Bass of the Week: De Gier Soulmate
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: De Gier Soulmate

Sander de Gier is often asked for a lightweight bass, especially in his vintage-styled Soulmate model. In order to achieve a lower weight, he explored different body woods and built three basses that are otherwise identical.

Eastwood Guitars Announces the MRG Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Announces the MRG Bass

Eastwood Guitars has unveiled the mandolin-inspired MRG Studio Series, which includes the new MRG Bass. The four-string bass features a short 30.5-inch scale and a mandolin-shaped semi-hollow body.

Solar Guitars Unveils the AB2 Bass
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Solar Guitars Unveils the AB2 Bass

Solar Guitars has announced their first bass model with the Type AB2 Series. The line includes three variations, and Solar says the AB2 is designed “for the modern metal bass player with high-quality expectations at an affordable price.”

Bass of the Week: Jackson X Series Concert Bass CBXNT IV
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Jackson X Series Concert Bass CBXNT IV

Jackson’s X Series features versions of their classic designs with modern upgrades in playability in an affordable package. Their Concert bass shape got the treatment several times over, including this X Series Concert Bass CBXNT IV in a cool matte army drab finish.

Fender Announces American Professional II Series Basses
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Fender Announces American Professional II Series Basses

After replacing the American Standard Series with the American Professional Series in 2016, Fender has unveiled its next generation of instruments. The American Professional II Series builds upon the range through several years of player input.

Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses ROOM 4
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses ROOM 4

This week we’re looking at a short-scale ROOM 4 bass recently completed by Kristall Basses. Handmade in Germany, the instrument is built entirely from maple and Pau Ferro.

Traveler Guitar Introduces Redlands Concert Series Acoustic Bass
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Traveler Guitar Introduces Redlands Concert Series Acoustic Bass

Traveler Guitar has unveiled a new line of acoustic instruments. The Redlands Concert Series range, which is named after the company’s hometown in California, includes a bass that features a miniature 23.25-inch scale for maximum portability.