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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
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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.

Ibanez Announces the Return of the Affirma Bass
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Ibanez Announces the Return of the Affirma Bass

Ibanez is marking several milestones this year with anniversaries of their flagship models, and now they’re bringing back a part of their past from nearly 30 years ago. The new Affirma series of basses reintroduces the model that started their more unique designs.

Bass of the Week: OJ Guitars BrummBass
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Bass of the Week: OJ Guitars BrummBass

This week we’re checking out a unique acoustic bass guitar built by luthier Oliver Jaggi called the BrummBass. Jaggi, who is a third-generation Swiss craftsman, created the bass around functional design elements.

Chowny Bass Reveals New NT Bass Series
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Chowny Bass Reveals New NT Bass Series

Chowny Bass has relaunched their NT basses with the NT4 and the NT5. Four and five-string basses, respectively, the instruments are built with neck-through construction and a medium scale at 32.7 inches.

Brubaker Guitars Introduces JXB-Standard Bass with Interchangeable Preamp System
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Brubaker Guitars Introduces JXB-Standard Bass with Interchangeable Preamp System

Brubaker Guitars has unveiled the JXB-Standard, which is a production model of their custom JXB. The bass comes in two combinations: ash body with a maple fingerboard or alder body with a pau ferro fingerboard.

Squier Adds New Bass Models to Classic Vibe Series
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Squier Adds New Bass Models to Classic Vibe Series

Fender has refreshed the Squier Classic Vibe Series with several decade-specific models of their flagship instruments. For bassists, that includes the Classic Vibe ’60s Jazz Bass, the Classic Vibe ’60s Precision Bass, the Classic Vibe ’70s Jazz Bass, and the Classic Vibe Bass VI.

Jackson Introduces JS Series Spectra Basses
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Jackson Introduces JS Series Spectra Basses

Jackson Guitars announced the new JS Series Spectra line of basses at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Each of the basses feature a new offset poplar Spectra body shape that has a large upper horn for evenly distributing weight.

Wilkins Guitars Introduces 32-inch Scale Marlin Bass
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Wilkins Guitars Introduces 32-inch Scale Marlin Bass

Wilkins Custom Guitars & Finishes unveiled their new “Marlin” bass model at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Available in four and five-string versions, the Marlin is a medium 32-inch scale bass in their RoadTested series.