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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.

ESP Updates LTD D-Series Basses for 2020
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ESP Updates LTD D-Series Basses for 2020

ESP has updated its LTD D series of basses for 2020 with a new wood configuration. Most notable is their new burled poplar top that comes in a Black Natural Burst Satin finish.

Sire Announces the P10 Bass
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Sire Announces the P10 Bass

Sire is launching several new models for June including the new P10, which they describe as the higher version of their P7 model. “Just like the V10, the P10 has a roasted flame maple neck, giving you a high-end feel and sound,” the company says.

Bass of the Week: Schönitz Gitarren Zett
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Bass of the Week: Schönitz Gitarren Zett

This week we’re checking out the Schönitz Zett, a five-string acoustic bass guitar with some interesting build details. Luthier Jens Schönitz optimized the body for comfort and extra volume.

Mayones Now Shipping the Jabba Rev 5 Bass
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Mayones Now Shipping the Jabba Rev 5 Bass

Mayones has expanded its Jabba line of basses with a new reverse headstock model. The Jabba Rev 5 is a five-string bass, built with a profiled swamp ash body, wenge core, and an eye poplar top that comes in three transparent finishes.

ESP Adds to LTD F Series Basses
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ESP Adds to LTD F Series Basses

ESP has launched a new set of basses in its F Series from the LTD line. The LTD F-1004 and F-1005 are part of the LTD Deluxe range and feature a flamed maple top in a see-thru black finish over their sculpted bodies.

Jackson Announces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V
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Jackson Announces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V

It’s been thirty years since Jackson Guitars and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson collaborated on the company’s first five-string bass, which was created during the 1990 Rust in Peace tour. Now they’re celebrating with an anniversary model.

Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Myra Bass 5
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Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Myra Bass 5

When I saw this Myra Bass 5 by Paul Lairat on my Facebook feed, I stopped in my tracks. The five-string bass has a rich curly redwood top in a special finish to accentuate its deep color.