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  • Fender Unveils Cabronita Precision Bass

    Fender Unveils Cabronita Precision Bass

    Fender has announced the Cabronita Precision bass, a take on their original bass model with a flair from their Cabronita series. The bass sports an alder body that comes in 2-color sunburst, black, or Candy Apple Red. The Cabronita Precision Bass is fitted with a single FideliTron humbucking bass pickup with classic Volume and Tone... »

  • Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3

    Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3

    Epiphone is paying tribute to the old school with a limited edition of six of their models in TV Pelham Blue, a color finish that was first introduced in the ’60s. The color was offered as a custom option in its heyday and as such is rare to find on vintage instruments. The lineup includes... »

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  • Bass of the Week: BassLab STD

    Bass of the Week: BassLab STD

    BassLab isn’t your ordinary bass manufacturer and they certainly don’t make your average bass. Developed by a musician and a physicist, the company uses a tuneable composite material instead of wood. “We use carbon for stiffness, but add other [elements] to the mix for tone,” they shared. “It’s called ‘tuneable’, because we can also alter... »

  • Mike Lull Announces Non-Reversed T-Bird Style NRT4 and NRT5 Basses

    Mike Lull Announces Non-Reversed T-Bird Style NRT4 and NRT5 Basses

    Mike Lull has taken the classic non-reversed T-Bird style bass concept and combined it with his own engineering. The result is the new NRT4 and NRT5 basses. The NRT4 and NRT5 offer up the same specs as the company’s T4 and T5 models, but with the non-reversed body shape. Lull wanted to take the classic... »

  • G&L Reissues LB-100 Bass

    G&L Reissues LB-100 Bass

    G&L has reintroduced the LB-100, a bass they describe as a “subtle evolution of the p-style platform.” Originally released two decades ago, the bass features a streamlined alder body for improved comfort and balance. The new LB-100 retains the tone of its predecessor thanks to an accurate recreation of its Alnico V pickup, which is... »

  • Warwick Introduces RockBass Vampyre Dark Lord

    Warwick Introduces RockBass Vampyre Dark Lord

    Warwick has added to their RockBass series with the Vampyre Dark Lord, a 35˝ scale bass built for extra low tuning. From lowest strings to highest, the Dark Lord is tuned F#, B, E, A, which the company says gives it a “diabolic sound character.” The bass’s body is crafted from alder while neck is... »

  • Marleaux Bass Guitars Introduces Votan XS Deluxe Model

    Marleaux Bass Guitars Introduces Votan XS Deluxe Model

    German luthier Gerald Marleaux has introduced a new model for 2013 named the Votan XS Deluxe. Continuing on the traditionally inspired Votan series, the XS Deluxe features a slim birdseye maple neck and a smaller solid African Dibetou hardwood body. The Votan XS Deluxe is fitted with a pair of Delano JSBC custom single coil... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series

    ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series

    ESP’s Frank Bello LTD Signature line of basses has a new addition. The FB-204 is an entry level model with bolt-on construction and a black satin finish to suit the Anthrax bassist’s style. The FB-204 is built with a basswood body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. The P/J pickup configuration consists of the company’s LTD... »

  • Lakland Introduces 44-01 and 55-01 Deluxe Spalt Basses

    Lakland Introduces 44-01 and 55-01 Deluxe Spalt Basses

    Lakland has given their Skyline 44-01 and 55-01 models the Deluxe treatment this year. Sporting four and five strings respectively, the Lakland 44-01 and 55-01 Deluxe Spalt models add to their predecessors with spalted maple tops for visual flair. The models are built with ash bodies, maple necks, and rosewood fingerboards. The 4-string has a... »

  • Ibanez Refreshes Artcore Series Basses

    Ibanez Refreshes Artcore Series Basses

    Ibanez has updated their Artcore series of basses with the AGB205 and the AFB200SRD. As part of the Artcore line, the acoustic/electric basses follow vintage aesthetic and sport 30.3″ scales. The AFB200SRD is built constructed with a 3-piece maple/mahogany neck, a maple body, and a bound rosewood fingerboard. It offers a new Sunset Red finish... »