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Bass of the Week: Carvin SB4000
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Bass of the Week: Carvin SB4000

In 2009, Carvin teamed up with Sekou Bunch to create the SB4000, a bass the company says was designed with “vintage vibe.” The U.S.-made bass is a 4-string, though a 5-string SB5000 is available with many of the same specs. Standard features on the SB4000 include an alder body, eastern hard rock maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard, though they only...

Dean Unveils John Entwistle Hybrid 5-String Bass
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Dean Unveils John Entwistle Hybrid 5-String Bass

Dean unveiled several new basses at NAMM this year including a 5-string version of the John Entwistle Hybrid bass. Sharing many of the features of the 4-string Hybrid, The Ox’s new signature model sports bolt-on construction with an alder body and a maple “C”-shaped neck. Other features include a pair of EMG HZ Humbucker pickups, a dual purpose die-cast bridge,...

ESP Unveils LTD Elite Basses
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ESP Unveils LTD Elite Basses

ESP has introduced a new line in their products called the LTD Elite series, which splits the difference price and quality between ESP’s high-end instruments and their more affordable LTD line. The new line is built in Japan and are based on the company’s most popular ESP models, including two basses: the J-4 and J-5. Four and five-string models perspectively,...

Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass
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Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass

Warwick has a new RockBass version of their hollow body Star Bass model. As with the rest of the series, the RockBass Star Bass is built in China and checked by a German Warwick employee for quality inspection. The Star Bass is made with a laminated maple body and a maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes, while different fingerboards are...

Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass
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Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

Status Graphite has introduced the Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass, which the company says retains most of the classic Status design with a few features tailored to the Muse bassist’s tastes. The bass is built around an alder body with a graphite shell on the front and back faces, which is matched with a woven graphite through-neck topped with a phenolic...

Spector Introduces Coda Pro Basses
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Spector Introduces Coda Pro Basses

Spector will be unveiling their Coda Pro series basses at NAMM this year. The new models offer the company’s classic inspired Coda at a lower price point by building them in their Korean Factory. Available with four or five strings, the Coda Pro basses feature two EMG HZ passive single-coil pickups paired with Spector’s TonePump Jr. active 9-volt tone circuit....

Bass of the Week: Warwick Thumb NT
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Bass of the Week: Warwick Thumb NT

The Warwick Thumb NT is one of their flagship models that packs in features the company is best known, such as the choice of exotic woods. NT stands for Neck Through construction, but the design is a little more intricate than most since the top is solid. Warwick employs exotic woods for the Thumb including Bubinga Pommele for the body,...

Bass of the Week: o3 Guitars Palladium
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Bass of the Week: o3 Guitars Palladium

This week we take a look at Spanish custom shop o3 Guitars’ Palladium bass. Available in 4-, 5- and 6-string versions, the bass takes its moniker from the chemical element, which is a “rare and lustrous silvery-white metal.” All of o3’s basses are hand made, so each is customized. Standard features include an ebony fingerboard, mahogany body, and a 5-piece...

Bass of the Week: Mike Lull JT4/JT5
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Bass of the Week: Mike Lull JT4/JT5

Mike Lull mashed up his M-series body and T-bass pickups to create the JT4 and JT5, a bass with a modern yet familiar feel and “T-bass boom.” And while the body is a modern take on a classic style, Lull designed the pickups by trying to get the same sound of an original Thunderbird bass while creating his own T-Bass....

Bass of the Week: Gus Guitars G3
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Bass of the Week: Gus Guitars G3

The Gus Guitars G3 is an awesome bass with futuristic aesthetic. First introduced as a 4-string model in 1996, the G3 follows the company’s G1 guitar and is constructed using a special carbon fiber over cedar technique for the body with chrome plated aluminum tube for the horns. While the features are extraordinary, they’re far from arbitrary. Gus Guitars proprietor...