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Bass of the Week: Marleaux Basses MBass Big Hollow 5-String Fretless
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Basses MBass Big Hollow 5-String Fretless

Master luthier Gerald Marleaux is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Marleaux Basses this year, and he continues to experiment and dream up new instruments. This week we’re checking out the MBass Big Hollow 5-String Fretless.

Spector Unveils NS Pulse Bass Guitar
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Spector Unveils NS Pulse Bass Guitar

Spector is launching a new line of instruments called the NS Pulse Series, and they’re kicking off the range with the NS Pulse. The bass features their flagship NS body shape and is described as representing the core of Spector’s iconic design.

Bass of the Week: Odieng Red Viper 5
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Bass of the Week: Odieng Red Viper 5

Many entry-level basses are built in factories in Indonesia, but the country also has plenty of highly skilled luthiers. This week we’re checking out the Odieng Red Viper 5 that is absolutely decked out.

Solar Guitars Unveils the AB2 Bass
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Solar Guitars Unveils the AB2 Bass

Solar Guitars has announced their first bass model with the Type AB2 Series. The line includes three variations, and Solar says the AB2 is designed “for the modern metal bass player with high-quality expectations at an affordable price.”

Fender Announces American Professional II Series Basses
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Fender Announces American Professional II Series Basses

After replacing the American Standard Series with the American Professional Series in 2016, Fender has unveiled its next generation of instruments. The American Professional II Series builds upon the range through several years of player input.

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces the Ball Family Reserve Bongo 5HH Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces the Ball Family Reserve Bongo 5HH Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled their September 2020 releases in the Ball Family Reserve Collection, including a version of the Bongo 5HH that features a Honduran mahogany body in a Satin Honey Burst finish.

Bass of the Week: m7 Bassworks Type [M] 5-String Bass
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Bass of the Week: m7 Bassworks Type [M] 5-String Bass

Steve Smith of m7 Bassworks shared his latest build called the Type [M]. The model, which won a Talkbass build-off, is the luthier’s take on a modern bass.

Lakland Introduces Skyline 44-OS and 55-OS Basses
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Lakland Introduces Skyline 44-OS and 55-OS Basses

Lakland has expanded its Skyline series of basses with the Skyline 55-OS and 44-OS. The new instruments are versions of their 44 and 55 models with offset body shapes and a few different specs.

Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass
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Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass

Fodera has unveiled a new bass in its Standard series. Although it’s built-in batches like the rest of the line, the “Joey Standard Special” has a personal touch from their team.

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk
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Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk

This week we’re checking out a bass by GV Guitars called the Fang – Chaozz Funk. With its striking angles and finish, the instrument is the first in their Fang line to have five strings.

PHD Bass Guitars Introduces Ergonomic Lightweight Bass (ELB)
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PHD Bass Guitars Introduces Ergonomic Lightweight Bass (ELB)

PHD Bass Guitars has unveiled a new model to their lineup called the ELB, or Ergonomic Lightweight Bass. The instrument was designed by luthier Parizad Hatcher to include several unique features that benefit playability as well as health.

Dean Guitars Introduces Newly Designed Edge Select Bass
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Dean Guitars Introduces Newly Designed Edge Select Bass

Dean Guitars has released a redesigned version of their Edge bass in the Select series. The Edge Select Burled Poplar Satin Natural bass is built with a mahogany body, figured poplar burl top, and a walnut center.