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Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass
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Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass

Fodera has unveiled a new bass in its Standard series. Although it’s built-in batches like the rest of the line, the “Joey Standard Special” has a personal touch from their team.

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk
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Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk

This week we’re checking out a bass by GV Guitars called the Fang – Chaozz Funk. With its striking angles and finish, the instrument is the first in their Fang line to have five strings.

PHD Bass Guitars Introduces Ergonomic Lightweight Bass (ELB)
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PHD Bass Guitars Introduces Ergonomic Lightweight Bass (ELB)

PHD Bass Guitars has unveiled a new model to their lineup called the ELB, or Ergonomic Lightweight Bass. The instrument was designed by luthier Parizad Hatcher to include several unique features that benefit playability as well as health.

Dean Guitars Introduces Newly Designed Edge Select Bass
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Dean Guitars Introduces Newly Designed Edge Select Bass

Dean Guitars has released a redesigned version of their Edge bass in the Select series. The Edge Select Burled Poplar Satin Natural bass is built with a mahogany body, figured poplar burl top, and a walnut center.

Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Fretless Five-String
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Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Fretless Five-String

Rick Link of Beardly Customs shared his latest fretless build with us, and it’s a killer. The 35-inch scale bass features neck-through construction with a three-piece maple and purpleheart neck topped by a cocobolo fingerboard with maple fret lines.

Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses
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Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses

Ibanez has added a new set of basses to their Soundgear line with the SR1100B and SR1105B. The instruments are four- and five-string versions of the same design and come in Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Matte finishes.

Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5
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Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5

This week we're checking out an incredible lefty bass by luthier Pierre Erizias, who shared this on the Erizias Basses Facebook page. The bass is a modded version of his singlecut design.

Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Basses “The Headless White” Custom Bass
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Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Basses “The Headless White” Custom Bass

This week we’re checking out a custom one-off by Wahlbrink that they dubbed “The Headless White” for pretty obvious reasons. The bass utilizes an ETS headless tuning system and its swamp ash body is finished in white.

AC Guitars Announces the SLG Bass
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AC Guitars Announces the SLG Bass

AC Guitars has introduced the SLG bass, which is described as a more traditional style to expand their Retro Series. It comes in a 30.5-inch scale four-string and a 32-inch scale five-string.

Fodera Announces 5-String Yin Yang Standard Basses
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Fodera Announces 5-String Yin Yang Standard Basses

Fodera has announced they are able to get back to work in their shop, and with that announcement came more news. They’ll now be offering the newly revamped Yin Yang Standard in a five-string version.

Bass of the Week: Ulrich BassDesign Weathered Blue 5-String
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Bass of the Week: Ulrich BassDesign Weathered Blue 5-String

This week we’re checking out a real beauty by Ulrich BassDesign. This weathered blue five-string is built with a thermo-modified alder body and a six-piece maple and mahogany neck. While its unique body shape and color stand out, there are plenty of other details to catch.

Schecter Reintroduces the Ultra Bass
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Schecter Reintroduces the Ultra Bass

Schecter Guitar Research is reintroducing its Ultra Bass series this year that will include a four-string and a five-string model. The 2020 version will feature the company’s original Ultra body shape fitted with EMG TBHZ pickups.