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Jackson Introduces Mini-Scale JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1XM
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Jackson Introduces Mini-Scale JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1XM

Jackson has scaled things down about with their latest Concert bass – literally. The JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1XM has a scale of 28.6 inches, which is tiny compared to the standard scale of 34 inches.

Cort Announces the GB74 Gig Bass Guitar
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Cort Announces the GB74 Gig Bass Guitar

Cort has expanded its GB74 line of basses with the BG74 Gig Bass, which the company says offers “ultimate sonic versatility.” That’s due to its unique pickup configuration, which covers the three main types of bass pickups.

Jackson Introduces New JS Series Spectra Bass Models
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Jackson Introduces New JS Series Spectra Bass Models

Jackson has expanded its JS Series basses with two new models: the JS Series Spectra Bass JS3Q and JS Series Spectra Bass JS3QV. The basses are four- and five-strings, respectively, and feature a quilted maple top and a new body shape.

Bass of the Week: Eastwood Guitars Airline Pocket Bass
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Bass of the Week: Eastwood Guitars Airline Pocket Bass

BASS OF THE WEEK: Eastwood Guitars has a knack for recreating vintage basses in a modern format while retaining all their glorious mojo. That’s evident in their take on the Airline Pocket Bass, which was introduced two years ago.

Spector Revamps Legend Standard Basses for 2019
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Spector Revamps Legend Standard Basses for 2019

Spector has upgraded their Legend Standard series for 2019. The body shape stays the same, but it is now crafted from lightweight ash and topped with flame maple.

Bass of the Week: Höfner Contemporary 500/5 President Bass
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Bass of the Week: Höfner Contemporary 500/5 President Bass

This week we’re checking out the Höfner 500/5 President Bass from their affordable Contemporary series. Modeled on the original hollow-body basses from the ’50s and ’60s, the bass has a 30-inch scale.

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass
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Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass

The late Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott is being honored with a new limited edition signature bass from the Fender Custom Shop. Crafted by Master Builder John Cruz, the bass “painstakingly” recreates Lynott’s original bass in precise detail.

Vox Announces Starstream Active Basses
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Vox Announces Starstream Active Basses

Vox was on-hand at the 2019 Summer NAMM Show to launch two new basses: The Starstream 1H Artist and the Starstream 2S Artist. Both are short-scale active basses based on the company’s Starstream guitar design.

New Squier Classic Vibe Basses Debut at Summer NAMM
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New Squier Classic Vibe Basses Debut at Summer NAMM

Fender launched nine new models to its Squier Classic Vibe series at the Summer NAMM Show. That includes four new basses: the Classic Vibe ’50s Precision, the Classic Vibe ’70s Precision, the Classic Vibe ’60s Mustang, and the Classic Vibe Jaguar.

Jackson Guitars Unveils X Series Signature David Ellefson CBXM IV and V Basses
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Jackson Guitars Unveils X Series Signature David Ellefson CBXM IV and V Basses

David Ellefson’s line of signature instruments has gotten a new spin with two new bassists: the 4-string X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and 5-string X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM V.