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Fret-King Unveils Black Label Series with Perception Bass Guitar
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Fret-King Unveils Black Label Series with Perception Bass Guitar

Fret-King has unveiled their new Black Label series of instruments, including the Perception Bass Guitar. Available in 4 and 5-string versions, the Perception sports a passive P/J pickup set made by Wilkinson. The body is made of two pieces of American Alder, while the neck is Canadian Hard Rock Maple topped with a rosewood fingerboard. Hardware on the bass is...

Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Bass Inlaw 521 BO
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Bass Inlaw 521 BO

German bass company Hot Wire produced a super cool version of their Inlaw 521 BO model with a stunning quilted maple top and matching pickup covers. The “zebra” effect is attained by using a lighter quilted maple and a dark quilted maple to create a sharp contrast. The Inlaw comes in several versions, but the 521 BO is a 5-string,...

Spector Offering Coda Deluxe Bass Models for 2012
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Spector Offering Coda Deluxe Bass Models for 2012

Spector has introduced a Deluxe version of their Coda bass series. Built in the U.S. by Stuart Spector and his team, the deluxe version of the vintage inspired bass is set apart by the inclusion of a AAAA quilted maple top and the removal of the pickguard. Many of the features of the Coda Deluxe remain the same, including a...

Ibanez Introduces Maple Fingerboards to BTB Line of Basses
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Ibanez Introduces Maple Fingerboards to BTB Line of Basses

Ibanez has added to their BTB series of basses with the BTB675M and BTB676M, which sport maple fingerboard and an natural finish. The neck-thru bass is comprised of a 5-piece maple/bubinga neck and a light ash body with a walnut top. Five and six-string basses respectively, the BTB675M and BTB676M sport all the features of their predecessors, including deep cutaways,...

Fodera Announces Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial Model Bass
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Fodera Announces Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial Model Bass

Fodera is now offering a Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial model, based on Gwizdala’s own bass. Hand-built in Fodera’s New York shop, the 5-string bass sports a 33? scale and comes tuned E to C. The instrument has a walnut body with an alder tone block and a stunning non-solid Buckeye Burl top. The 3-piece ash neck is paired with an...

Brubaker Introduces Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass
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Brubaker Introduces Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass

Brubaker is expanding their Brute Bass series this year with the addition of the MJXSC line of basses. The new 5-string models sport a single-cut body design while keeping a low price point. Weighing in a 10 pounds, the MJXSC sports an ash body and a bolt-on maple neck with a slim taper contour. The rosewood fingerboard has a compound...

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva

Gerald Marleaux’s artistic flair really shines through in his Diva model, a fretless bass with an avant-garde body shape and three-octave rosewood fingerboard. Designed to have an acoustic resonance reminiscent of an upright bass, the neck-through bass is built with a three-piece padauk neck with a custom choice of woods for the body wings and top. The Diva includes a...

Bass of the Week: Waja-Bass Design Telio G.V. 5-String Fretless
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Bass of the Week: Waja-Bass Design Telio G.V. 5-String Fretless

This week we take a look at the Telio G.V. 5-string Fretless from Waja-bass Design. The bass is built by hand in Kempen, Germany and features a striking ergonomic body shape made of swamp-ash and dibetou. Besides sculpting for easier access, the design aims for balance between the body and neck, effectively shifting the the instrument’s focus to the middle...

Squier Releases Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V
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Squier Releases Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V

A five-string version of Squier’s Vintage Modified Jazz Bass is now available. Similar to the four-string model, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V is styled after Fender’s mid-70’s Jazz basses and features a natural finish, soft maple body with a maple neck. The neck has black binding, block inlays, and 20 medium jumbo frets. Pickups on the bass are Duncan...

Spector Releases Alex Webster Signature Bass
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Spector Releases Alex Webster Signature Bass

Spector has just released a new Alex Webster Signature Model bass, designed around their Euro5LX. One of the instrument’s key features is a faster neck, which is slimmer front to back, to facilitate playing the fast and technical riffs, as the Cannibal Corpse bassist is known to play. The fingerboard is ebony with blood red Spector Crown inlays. The Webster...