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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.

Bass of the Week: Sivcak Guitars NDHS 5 062916
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Bass of the Week: Sivcak Guitars NDHS 5 062916

Slovakia’s Sivcak Guitars has three lines of bass guitars, but the NDHS was their first model. Each bass is handmade in their workshop and as such have continually improved over the years.

Fodera Announces the Imperial Select Bass
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Fodera Announces the Imperial Select Bass

Fodera’s latest line of basses, the Select Series, has a new member. The Imperial Select takes the company’s popular singlecut design and builds it in a way to blend the qualities of their Standard and Custom line of instruments.

Bass of the Week: PHD Guitars Kai Eckhardt Signature Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: PHD Guitars Kai Eckhardt Signature Bass

PHD Bass Guitars luthier Parizad Hatcher recently shared photos of her latest creation for bass master Kai Eckhardt, and it’s stunning. Built as a signature model, the bass is a single cut fretless featuring some amazing woodworking.

Payson Announces Fanned SuperCharger Bass Series
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Payson Announces Fanned SuperCharger Bass Series

Payson Bass has been making strings designed for multi-scale basses for several years. Now, after two years of prototyping, they’ve announced the Payson Fanned SuperCharger series of basses is ready.

Bass of the Week: Lassila Guitars Antipode
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Lassila Guitars Antipode

This week we have two basses of the week, although they are the mirror reflection of each other. Hayden Lassila of Lassila Guitars calls the model the Antipode. With one right-handed and one left-handed version, the bass lives up to its name.

Dingwall Guitars Announces the D-Roc Rob van der Loo “Hellboy” Limited Edition 5-String Bass
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Dingwall Guitars Announces the D-Roc Rob van der Loo “Hellboy” Limited Edition 5-String Bass

Dingwall has just released a new limited edition bass they call “the bass from Hell.” The company partnered with Darkglass Electronics, Dark Horse Comics, and Rob van der Loo from Epica to create the D-Roc Rob van der Loo “Hellboy” 5-string bass.

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Two New Limited Edition Basses
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Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Two New Limited Edition Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the April 2019 offering of their Ball Family Reserve series, which allows for creating rare pieces with figured tone woods and finer finishes.

Ibanez Introduces SR2405W to SR Premium Series
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Ibanez Introduces SR2405W to SR Premium Series

Ibanez expanded their SR Premium lineup for 2019 with the SR2405W. The five-string bass utilizes the company’s flagship SR body shape while adding plenty of upgrades.

Ibanez Celebrates the BTB Bass with 20th Anniversary Models
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Ibanez Celebrates the BTB Bass with 20th Anniversary Models

It’s been 20 years since Ibanez first introduced the BTB. They’re celebrating in 2019 with the BTB 20th Anniversary Bass, available in five and six-string versions.