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Kiesel Guitars Introduce the Thanos Bass
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Kiesel Guitars Introduce the Thanos Bass

Kiesel Guitars launched a new line of headless basses at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show with the Thanos Series. The instruments come in four and five-string versions with options for standard or multi-scale necks.

Warwick Reveals 2020 Limited Edition Models
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Warwick Reveals 2020 Limited Edition Models

Each year, Warwick presents a special limited edition bass featuring their top specs. This year is a limited version of the Thumb NT, which will come in both Masterbuilt and Teambuilt versions.

Ibanez Unveils Three New SR Premium Bass Models for 2020
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Ibanez Unveils Three New SR Premium Bass Models for 2020

Ibanez has expanded its Premium line of SR basses with three new models this year: the SR5BPBLTD, the SR1600B, and the SR1340B. The first is a limited edition five-string, while the 1600 comes in four or five-string versions and the 1340 comes in four, five, and six.

Bass of the Week: Elwray Basses Amani 5
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Bass of the Week: Elwray Basses Amani 5

This week we’re checking out the Amani 5 by Elwray Basses, a single cut instrument with a cool body shape and a few tricks up its sleeve. Luthier Marco Bourse sent us the details including the main aspects of the instrument.

Mayones Guitars Introduces the Patriot VF 37 Bass
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Mayones Guitars Introduces the Patriot VF 37 Bass

Mayones made their Patriot line of basses a little bigger this year – literally. The new Patriot VF 37 features a multi-scale neck that stretches from a 34-inch G-string to a monstrous 37-inch B-string.

Jackson Introduces X Series Spectra Basses
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Jackson Introduces X Series Spectra Basses

Jackson is expanding its Spectra line of basses this year with three new X Series models: the X Series Spectra Bass SBX IV, the X Series Spectra Bass SBXM IV, and the X Series Spectra Bass SBX V.

Anaconda Basses Unveils the Ultra J5 – Essence Bass
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Anaconda Basses Unveils the Ultra J5 – Essence Bass

Anaconda Basses has unveiled its latest model called the Ultra J5 – Essence, which will debut at the UK Bass Guitar Show on March 28th and 29th. The new bass is a five-string model of their Ultra J4 – Essence.

Caparison Guitars Introduces the Brocken 5-BASS
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Caparison Guitars Introduces the Brocken 5-BASS

Caparison Guitars has announced a new bass model called the Brocken 5-BASS, a five-string and 27 fret instrument they say is the most comprehensive bass they’ve ever developed.

Cort Announces A5 Plus SC Bass
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Cort Announces A5 Plus SC Bass

Cort Guitars has added to their Artisan series with the A5 Plus SC. The new bass carries many of the same features of the A5 Plus SCMS but has a standard 34-inch scale instead of a multi-scale design.

Aria Guitars Announces the Aria Pro II 313-MK2 “Detroit” Bass
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Aria Guitars Announces the Aria Pro II 313-MK2 “Detroit” Bass

Aria Guitars is paying homage to the classics this year with their Hot Rod Collection, which includes the Aria Pro II 313-MK2 “Detroit” bass. Unveiled at the Winter NAMM Show, the bass comes in four and five-string versions.

Bass of the Week: Mike Lull Custom Guitars M4V/M5V
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Mike Lull Custom Guitars M4V/M5V

Last week, the bass community suffered a major blow with the loss of Mike Lull. Beyond his incredible craftsmanship, Lull was a positive force and an inspiration to all those he met. We wanted to honor him by featuring the M4V/M5V as our bass of the week.

Ibanez Unveils EHB Headless Bass Series
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Ibanez Unveils EHB Headless Bass Series

Headless bass designs were a big theme at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, and Ibanez got in on the action with their new EHB series. The models have a new, specially designed body that maintains its playing position whether you’re sitting or standing.