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  • Chapman Guitars Announces MLB1 DH Basses

    Chapman Guitars Announces MLB1 DH Basses

    Chapman Guitars has teamed up with Dave Hollingworth to launch a new signature bass. The MLB1 DH was created with the Dorje and Toska bassist to deliver what he considers the perfect bass. A four-string player, Hollingworth’s model doesn’t have a five-string version. Instead, it comes in either regular or fanned fret versions. “I’ve always... »

  • ESP Introduces Flamed Maple LTD B-204 and LTD B-205 Basses

    ESP Introduces Flamed Maple LTD B-204 and LTD B-205 Basses

    ESP updated their LTD line this year with upgraded versions of their most popular basses. The LTD B-204FM and LTD B-205FM take the flagship models and add a flamed maple top in translucent See Thru Red and See Thru Blue finishes. Other new features include an improved control layout and a new fingerboard wood: roasted... »

  • Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar

    This week we’re checking out builder Joe Veillette’s Acoustic bass guitar model. Available in a variety of woods, the Acoustic was designed to bring the same depth of tone from their acoustic guitars to the bass. “With a 17″ wide and 5.5″ deep body, the Acoustic Bass has the airspace to deliver a true fundamental... »

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  • Roks Instruments Unveils the Nardis Bass

    Roks Instruments Unveils the Nardis Bass

    Luthier Axel Roks of Roks Instruments is known for his unique, minimalist designs. (Check out his Microtonal Futura model.) But now he’s added his flair to a more traditional design to create the Nardis, a hand-built bass that mixes vintage and modern. “Nardis is a bass inspired by tradition, but is infused with the Roks... »

  • Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Warwick has expanded their Alien Bass series of acoustic bass guitars with a new thinner model aimed at the touring musician. The Warwick RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid will be available as a 4-string or 5-string in both fretted and fretless versions. “[The bass was] designed to be thinner for more ergonomic comfort,” Warwick’s Marcus... »

  • Kala Adds Three New Affordable U-Bass Models

    Kala Adds Three New Affordable U-Bass Models

    Kala’s popular U-Bass has three new models for 2018 called the Wanderer, the Passenger, and the Journeyman. The trio are described as their most affordable models yet. Each ukulele-sized bass is made of mahogany with a satin finish and comes equipped with black die-cast tuners, Aquila Thundergut strings and a Kala UK-500B preamp with EQ... »

  • Bass of the Week: Millimetric Instruments MB4

    Bass of the Week: Millimetric Instruments MB4

    This week we’re checking out a cool minimalist design from Millimetric Instruments called the MB4. The four-stringer is their first bass model and shows some Travis Bean influence in its neck. “This bass was made seeking efficiency in sound and playing,” the company writes. “The tone lies in the neck construction, pickups and the use... »

  • Warwick Unveils 2018 Limited Edition Masterbuilt and Teambuilt Basses

    Warwick Unveils 2018 Limited Edition Masterbuilt and Teambuilt Basses

    Every year, Warwick produces a limited edition bass from their custom shop. This year they’re also releasing a Pro Series Teambuilt limited edition model. The Warwick Streamer Stage I LTD 2018 is part of their Custom Shop Masterbuilt Limited Edition basses. Available in four of five-string versions, the bass is built with a swamp ash... »

  • Bass of the Week: Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4

    Bass of the Week: Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4

    This week we’re checking out the Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4, a unique bass that blends several design elements. Built in Ukraine, it has a unique, conch-like soundhole created using Golden Ratio principles. The body is built using sycamore maple with flamed and carved figured maple for the top. Its seven-piece neck is constructed of flamed... »

  • Balaguer Guitars Introduces the Hyperion Bass

    Balaguer Guitars Introduces the Hyperion Bass

    Pennsylvania’s Balaguer Guitars has expanded their bass lineup with the Hyperion Bass. Modeled after a signature guitar, the new bass features an offset body in satin silverburst or satin trans black finishes. “Pulling aesthetics from Ryan “Fluff” Bruce’s signature model Hyperion guitar, The Hyperion Bass has a slightly thicker body to evenly balance the weight... »