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  • Elrick Bass Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bass

    Master luthier Rob Elrick is celebrating 25 years of building basses. To commemorate the anniversary, Elrick Bass Guitars has unveiled their first limited edition instrument. The Elrick 25th Anniversary Bass will be restricted to no more than 10 instruments that feature their most popular features and primary wood selections. The e-volution single-cut body is made... »

  • Dean Unveils the Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass

    Dean Unveils the Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass

    Dean Guitars and Black Stone Cherry bassist Jon Lawhon teamed up this year to release a signature bass. The Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass takes one of the company’s existing models and decks it out for the bassist’s wants and needs, including an old-school seafoam green finish. The bass is constructed with a classic configuration of... »

  • Guild Guitars Announces Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple

    Guild Guitars Announces Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple

    Guild’s iconic Starfire Bass II is available in a new Flamed Maple version for 2018. The company debuted the instrument at the Winter NAMM Show. “The Starfire Bass II Flamed Maple (FM) is a dual-pickup semi-hollow bass guitar that adds additional sonic options to Guild’s iconic Starfire Bass,” Guild writes. “As its name suggests, the... »

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  • Ibanez Introduces Soundgear SR670 and SR675 Basses

    Ibanez Introduces Soundgear SR670 and SR675 Basses

    Ibanez’s flagship Soundgear bass series is being bolstered even further this year with the addition of the SR670 and the SR675. The four and five-string basses are set apart by a mahogany body topped with ash in a black and silver finish. They also feature Ibanez’s new B500 and B505 bridges. “The Ash top offers... »

  • Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses

    Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses

    Dean expanded their Edge bass lineup with two new iterations: the Edge 4 Flame Top Fretless and the Edge 6 Flame Top. The basses share many of the same attributes, including a mahogany body, a flame maple top, a maple neck, and a killer transparent black satin finish. Both basses also have a pau ferro... »

  • Warwick Adds Corvette Taranis Model to RockBass Line

    Warwick Adds Corvette Taranis Model to RockBass Line

    Warwick introduced the RockBass Corvette Taranis at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. The four-string bass features an extra long 35-inch scale for better use with drop tuning. The bass is built with an ash body, a bolt-on maple neck, and a wenge fingerboard. Warwick fits it with a pair of active EMG DC35 soapbar pickups... »

  • G&L Guitars Announce the CLF Research L-2000 Bass

    G&L Guitars Announce the CLF Research L-2000 Bass

    G&L Guitars have introduced the CLF Research L-2000 Bass, an instrument that harkens back to the Leo Fender’s original innovations with his CLF Research company in the late 1970s. Fender’s creations with CLF went on to be the foundation of G&L’s instruments, including the Magnetic Field Design pickup and saddle lock bridge. “The new CLF... »

  • Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

    Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

    Ibanez has expanded their multi-scale bass lineup by adding the SRMS800, SRMS805, and SRMS806 to their Bass Workshop series. Each bass is built with a five-piece jatoba and walnut neck that has fanned frets for consistent tone across open strings, improved intonation, and comfort. The four-string SRMS800, five-string SRMS805, and the six-string SRMS806 all feature... »

  • Fender Unveils Limited Edition Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass

    Fender Unveils Limited Edition Parallel Universe ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass

    Fender presented a retrospective line of instruments this year with the American Original Series, but they also imagined some axes from another dimension that blurred timelines. The Parallel Universe lineup was revealed to include several guitars and one bass: the ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass. The limited edition blends aspects from several instruments across the years.... »

  • Tensor Updates Classic Series Basses for 2018

    Tensor Updates Classic Series Basses for 2018

    Tensor Basses is updating their Classic series of basses for 2018. Described as a “complete ground up redesign,” the new basses offer a deeper cutaway for access to the top frets, Nordstrand J-series pickups, and a new finish. It also updates the company’s main bass feature, the Force Balance System, which replaces the need for... »