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Cort Introduces the Action HH4 Bass
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Cort Introduces the Action HH4 Bass

Cort has introduced the Action HH4, a bass that features a two-humbucker pickup configuration. Complete with switchable active 2-band and passive operation, the bass offers a variety of tones.

Adamovic Unveils Soul Bass
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Adamovic Unveils Soul Bass

Adamovic has expanded its lineup of bass models with a new concept called Soul. Built in The Netherlands, the new bass is a blend of old and new.

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette Modern 5-String Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette Modern 5-String Bass

Frederiek de Vette is back with another gorgeous build. The last time we featured one of her basses, it was a take on a classic Precision bass. This time she built two basses alongside each other in a “new school vs. old school” theme.

Fender Unveils New Player Series Bass Colors
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Fender Unveils New Player Series Bass Colors

Fender has introduced two new colors to their Player Series: Silver and Capri Orange. The new hues apply to the entire mid-priced, made-in-Mexico line including the Fender Player Precision, Player Jazz Bass, and the Player Jaguar Bass.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 5HH Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 5HH Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the latest in their Ball Family Reserve series with two guitars and a bass. The limited-edition bass is a five-string Bongo in a Wild Cherry Burst finish.

Jackson Introduces New JS Series Spectra Bass Models
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Jackson Introduces New JS Series Spectra Bass Models

Jackson has expanded its JS Series basses with two new models: the JS Series Spectra Bass JS3Q and JS Series Spectra Bass JS3QV. The basses are four- and five-strings, respectively, and feature a quilted maple top and a new body shape.

Ibanez Introduces Two New Fretless BTB Models
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Ibanez Introduces Two New Fretless BTB Models

Ibanez has expanded their BTB line with two new fretless basses: the five-string BTB845F and the six-string BTB846F.

Spector Revamps Legend Standard Basses for 2019
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Spector Revamps Legend Standard Basses for 2019

Spector has upgraded their Legend Standard series for 2019. The body shape stays the same, but it is now crafted from lightweight ash and topped with flame maple.

Bass of the Week: MG Bass Africa 5 Andy Irvine Signature
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: MG Bass Africa 5 Andy Irvine Signature

This week we’re checking out the Africa 5 bass by MG Bass, which is a signature model for bassist Andy Irvine. Andy calls it a “blend of functional tone woods and eye candy.”

Jackson Guitars Unveils X Series Signature David Ellefson CBXM IV and V Basses
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Jackson Guitars Unveils X Series Signature David Ellefson CBXM IV and V Basses

David Ellefson’s line of signature instruments has gotten a new spin with two new bassists: the 4-string X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and 5-string X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM V.