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Bass of the Week: Hofner Green Line 500/1 Violin Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Hofner Green Line 500/1 Violin Bass

Hofner’s Green Line is a series created to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Started with classical guitars, the series now includes a version of their 500/1 violin bass. It carries all of the features of the original version with some interesting differences.

Eastwood Guitars Announces Magnum Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Announces Magnum Bass

Eastwood Guitars is once again bringing a vintage bass model back to life with their version of the Ovation Magnum I. The Eastwood Magnum Bass recreates the original ’70s axe, which was used in bands like Sonic Youth, Magazine, and Tool.

B&G Guitars Unveils Big Sisters Crossroads Bass
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B&G Guitars Unveils Big Sisters Crossroads Bass

B&G Guitars has unveiled a new version of their bass model with the Big Sister Crossroads. The Crossroads edition offers the same look and structure at a more affordable price.

Squier Introduces Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54
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Squier Introduces Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54

Squier has unveiled the Paranormal series, which brings a handful of vintage Fender models back to life as well as creating some new models. The series includes one bass called the Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54.

Bass of the Week: EBG-Instruments EBG-4 JJ SP “Steampunk” Bass
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Bass of the Week: EBG-Instruments EBG-4 JJ SP “Steampunk” Bass

This week we’re taking a look at an amazing steampunk bass from EBG-Instruments built for endorser Jimmy Johannson. Luthier Marc Locher implemented tons of features to the instrument, including a band logo and a volume control that goes to 11.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Mike Herrera StingRay Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Mike Herrera StingRay Bass

MxPx frontman Mike Herrera has a new signature StingRay bass from Ernie Ball Music Man. The bassist has used a StingRay for over 20 years, and now the company says “Herrera’s secret weapon is available to the public.”

Bass of the Week: Rybski Empathy Bass
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Bass of the Week: Rybski Empathy Bass

Jordan Rannells sent us some details on his amazing new bass by Rybski Custom Bass Guitars. Dubbed “The Empathy Bass,” the instrument features the empathy symbol, which represents two sides reaching out to each other.

Bass of the Week: Adil Sabit Guitars P-Bass
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Bass of the Week: Adil Sabit Guitars P-Bass

This week we’re checking out the P-Bass Prototype #2 by Kazakhstan’s Adil Sabit Guitars. The semi-hollow body bass mixes some old school elements with some more modern features.

Bass of the Week: Rinaldis Custom Basses EVO-FX4
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Bass of the Week: Rinaldis Custom Basses EVO-FX4

Alberto Rinaldis shared his recently finished EVO-FX4 bass with us, which seems like part sports car with its sleek lines and attractive yellow finish. The Luxembourg-based luthier made sure it plays as well as it looks.

Schecter Reintroduces the Ultra Bass
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Schecter Reintroduces the Ultra Bass

Schecter Guitar Research is reintroducing its Ultra Bass series this year that will include a four-string and a five-string model. The 2020 version will feature the company’s original Ultra body shape fitted with EMG TBHZ pickups.

ESP Updates LTD D-Series Basses for 2020
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ESP Updates LTD D-Series Basses for 2020

ESP has updated its LTD D series of basses for 2020 with a new wood configuration. Most notable is their new burled poplar top that comes in a Black Natural Burst Satin finish.

Sire Announces the P10 Bass
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Sire Announces the P10 Bass

Sire is launching several new models for June including the new P10, which they describe as the higher version of their P7 model. “Just like the V10, the P10 has a roasted flame maple neck, giving you a high-end feel and sound,” the company says.