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Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5
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Bass of the Week: Nick Schendzielos’ Warwick Custom Shop Infinity 5

Nearly every bassist loves to plan out their dream bass, and a lucky few get to see that dream come to fruition. This week we check out a beautiful Warwick Custom Shop Infinity that Job for a Cowboy/Cephalic Carnage bassist Nick Schendzielos pieced together. Based on the company’s Infinity body shape, Schendzielos picked out every aspect of the instrument, which...

Bass of the Week: Alpher Instruments Mako Elite MBL 5
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Bass of the Week: Alpher Instruments Mako Elite MBL 5

Chris from Alpher Instruments sent us a few shots of their latest creation, a Mako Elite MBL 5, and we were stunned. The sheer beauty of the deluxe walnut top in the company’s curvy Mako shape makes for one gorgeous instrument. Alpher makes their instruments by hand in their Yorkshire, England shop. This particular bass was commissioned by the Manchester...

Adamovic Debuts Concept Series with “The Dark” Bass
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Adamovic Debuts Concept Series with “The Dark” Bass

Adamovic has unveiled their first in their line of concept basses called “The Dark.” Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, the bass was developed after years of feedback from players and numerous prototypes. “The Dark was designed to be a versatile bass while having its own unique voicing,” Adamovic writes. “For The Dark we chose a combination of African...

Bass of the Week: Brubaker Brute MJX Series
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Bass of the Week: Brubaker Brute MJX Series

This week we check out the Brubaker Brute MJX series. A production version of luthier Kevin Brubaker’s design, the MJX hints at classic basses with a modern take. The Brute MJX series is available in 4- and 5-string versions. Each bass is built with an alder body, maple neck, and maple fretboard with 22 frets. They sport an MM/J pickup...

Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass
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Ibanez Introduces Fieldy K5 Signature Limited Edition Bass

The members of Korn are getting new signature instruments from Ibanez this year including bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu’s K5 Signature Limited Edition bass. The updated K5 takes an opposite aesthetic approach of Fieldy’s black signature bass and features a flat white finish as well as a white painted maple fretboard. The white theme is accented with a set of blue...

Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass
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Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

Carvin unveiled the Xccelerator Series of basses at NAMM this year with its introductory model, the X54 5-string bass. The X54 sports several new features for the company including a fast-playing, thinner maple neck that’s reinforced with graphite. Its body also has a new shape with deeply sculpted cutaways for better access to the higher registers. The bass is built...

Spector Announces NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature Bass
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Spector Announces NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature Bass

Spector was showing lots of new instruments at the NAMM show this year, including the NS-2000/5 Dan Briggs Signature bass. It’s modeled after the same NS-2000/5 that Briggs has owned and played since he was 16. The bass features neck-through construction with a 3-piece rock maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, maple body wings, and a quilt maple top. The body’s...

Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Sequel 5-String Hollow Body Fretless
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Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Sequel 5-String Hollow Body Fretless

I got a tip to check out CG Lutherie, a French bass builder, and I’m glad I did. The company’s Sequel bass is an interesting take on a hollow body with multiple sound holes on the bass side of the instrument. This 5-string fretless Sequel is built with a black limba body a neck of garapa and rosewood. It’s tied...

Warwick Unveils 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass
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Warwick Unveils 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass

Each year, Warwick releases the latest in their Limited Edition series of basses, and this year the company has announced the 2014 Limited Edition Fortress Bass. The model, which comes in 4- and 5-string versions, is limited to only 100 instruments in the world. The bass is built around a swamp ash body with a stunning 3/8″ birdseye poplar top...

Yamaha Now Shipping TRBX Basses
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Yamaha Now Shipping TRBX Basses

Yamaha was showing off their new TRBX series of basses at this year’s Winter NAMM show. Combining elements of their former TRB and RBX lines, the new basses come in 300 and 500 levels with differing controls and pickups. All of the instruments sport a mahogany body and a five-piece maple/mahogany neck. The 500-level basses include the TRBX504 and TRBX505,...