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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.

Fodera Announces Roasted Ash Emperor Standard Special Bass
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Fodera Announces Roasted Ash Emperor Standard Special Bass

After taking a vote from fans, Fodera has announced the next configuration of their Standard Special series. The Roasted Ash Emperor Standard Special will feature a beautiful roasted ash body matched to a 3-piece hard rock maple neck.

Strandberg Guitars Announces the Boden Bass
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Strandberg Guitars Announces the Boden Bass

Strandberg was turning heads this year at the Winter NAMM Show as they unveiled the Boden bass. The instrument, which they say has been years in the making, is a headless design with an ergonomic body shape and multi-scale neck.

Bass of the Week: Dolan Custom Guitars Proteus Legacy 5-String Active Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Dolan Custom Guitars Proteus Legacy 5-String Active Bass

This week we’re checking out a bass from builder Adam Dolan of Dolan Custom Guitars. The UK-based luthier has been crafting his instruments for around three years, but his Proteus Legacy makes it look like he’s been at it for much longer.

Spector Adds Three Basses to Euro Series
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Spector Adds Three Basses to Euro Series

Spector has expanded their Euro Series this year with three new models: The Euro LT, the EuroBolt, and the Euro4 LE 1979. Each of the basses is hand-crafted in the Czech Republic.