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Sonata Marketing Now Shipping Modern Vintage Basses
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Sonata Marketing Now Shipping Modern Vintage Basses

Sonata Marketing has launched a new line of instruments called the Modern Vintage Series, which includes two basses: the MVJ4 and the MVP4.

Bass of the Week: Wintergatan’s Cyber Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Wintergatan’s Cyber Bass

Wintergatan is a Swedish band that focuses on engineering and innovation to create their music. One of their main creations is the Marble Machine X. The machine previously had a violin-style bass guitar, but they’ve just upgraded it to what they call the “Cyber Bass.”

Ibanez Unveils Three New SR Premium Bass Models for 2020
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Ibanez Unveils Three New SR Premium Bass Models for 2020

Ibanez has expanded its Premium line of SR basses with three new models this year: the SR5BPBLTD, the SR1600B, and the SR1340B. The first is a limited edition five-string, while the 1600 comes in four or five-string versions and the 1340 comes in four, five, and six.

Jackson Introduces X Series Spectra Basses
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Jackson Introduces X Series Spectra Basses

Jackson is expanding its Spectra line of basses this year with three new X Series models: the X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV, the X Series Spectra Bass SBXM IV, and the X Series Spectra Bass SBX V.

Alusonic Announces QuadraFleX Pickup and Hybrid Bass
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Alusonic Announces QuadraFleX Pickup and Hybrid Bass

Alusonic has unveiled a new pickup called the QuadraFleX 4 as well as a new bass model for it. The new instrument revolves around the pickup’s unique mode selection that lets you pick between five pickup modes.

Bass of the Week: Brooks Grabbird
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Brooks Grabbird

Last year, bass builder and Gibson enthusiast Rob van den Broek built a bass that combined elements of a Thunderbird and a Telecaster. Now, he’s revealed his latest creation called the Brooks Grabbird.

Orangewood Guitars Introduce the Oliver Jr. Bass
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Orangewood Guitars Introduce the Oliver Jr. Bass

Orangewood Guitars has unveiled their first acoustic bass with the Oliver Jr. Bass, which falls into their Overland Collection. The miniature four-string takes its cues from the Oliver Jr. guitar with a scaled-down body and “impressive full-size voice.”

Bass of the Week: Schecter Doug Pinnick Baron-H Bass
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Bass of the Week: Schecter Doug Pinnick Baron-H Bass

This week we’re checking out bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick’s signature Baron-H bass from Schecter. Available in both left- and right-hand versions, the bass features a semi-hollow mahogany body sporting a unique F-hole.

Bass of the Week: Alembic Signature Deluxe “Balance B”
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Alembic Signature Deluxe “Balance B”

Alembic recently shared some photos of this bass on their Facebook page and it stopped me in my tracks. I reached out to Mica at Alembic, who filled us in on the details.

Aria Guitars Announces the Aria Pro II 313-MK2 “Detroit” Bass
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Aria Guitars Announces the Aria Pro II 313-MK2 “Detroit” Bass

Aria Guitars is paying homage to the classics this year with their Hot Rod Collection, which includes the Aria Pro II 313-MK2 “Detroit” bass. Unveiled at the Winter NAMM Show, the bass comes in four and five-string versions.

Kala Introduces New Affordable U-Bass Models
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Kala Introduces New Affordable U-Bass Models

Kala expanded its lineup of U-Basses with two new entry-level models called the Nomad and the Scout. The ukulele-sized basses feature little to no-frills while retaining the U-Bass feel and sound.

Bass of the Week: Mike Lull Custom Guitars M4V/M5V
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Mike Lull Custom Guitars M4V/M5V

Last week, the bass community suffered a major blow with the loss of Mike Lull. Beyond his incredible craftsmanship, Lull was a positive force and an inspiration to all those he met. We wanted to honor him by featuring the M4V/M5V as our bass of the week.