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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.

Kiesel Guitars Introduces Zeus Multiscale Headless Basses
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Kiesel Guitars Introduces Zeus Multiscale Headless Basses

The Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop is wrapping up 2018 with a new bass model. The Zeus Series Multiscale series is an expansion of the Zeus bass, which features a singlecut body and a headless design.

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Orion
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Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Orion

Jerzy Drozd creates some fantastic instruments. Alongside his regular line, he also goes out of his way to create some over-the-top beautiful basses. This week we’re checking out the Orion, a bass created from his Soul VI model that is decked out in moissanite gems. The bolt-on, six-string bass is built with a swamp ash body attached to a one-piece...

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 6HH Bass in Grabber Green
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 6HH Bass in Grabber Green

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the Ball Family Reserve series for August. The lineup for this month includes two guitars plus one bass: the Bongo 6HH in Grabber Green. “The Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve series is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship,” the company writes. “These rare pieces are offered in limited production runs...

Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001
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Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

Extended range bassist Lucas Gonzalez was approached by luthier Emiliano Bernal to collaborate on a series of ERBs. He shared the first of the results with us, dubbed the Burazco Series BS0001, and it’s beautiful. The hand-crafted instrument is built with a Bolivian mahogany body, a zebrawood top, and a two-piece quartersawn hard rock maple neck topped with a birdseye...

Maurizio ?ber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only M?B-F Model
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Maurizio ?ber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only M?B-F Model

Maurizio ?ber Basses, aka M?B, has unveiled a new model called the M?B-F, a fretless-only bass they say was designed from the ground up to be “a true fretless bass as opposed to a bass without frets.” “A fretless bass is a different instrument. It is played differently, with more attention to nuances and subtleties, with fewer boundaries and a...

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra
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Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra

Gerald Marleaux is hands down one of my favorite bass builders. His artistic touch and attention to detail make all of his instruments play and sound just as good as they look. This week we’re checking out his Contra model, which takes its semi-acoustic design in part from the violin family. “The Contra is made with the same materials as...

Elrick Bass Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bass
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Elrick Bass Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bass

Master luthier Rob Elrick is celebrating 25 years of building basses. To commemorate the anniversary, Elrick Bass Guitars has unveiled their first limited edition instrument. The Elrick 25th Anniversary Bass will be restricted to no more than 10 instruments that feature their most popular features and primary wood selections. The e-volution single-cut body is made from swamp ash with a...

Bass of the Week: Tuli Basses HIILYX
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Bass of the Week: Tuli Basses HIILYX

I’m always floored by Tuli Basses, and builder Aron Bach made my day by sending me the details of his latest HIILYX bass. The six-string bass is the new single cut model that he revealed at the 2018 London Bass Guitar Show. Even with six strings and a single cut body, the HIILYX comes in lighter than many four-strings. “I...

Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses
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Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses

Dean expanded their Edge bass lineup with two new iterations: the Edge 4 Flame Top Fretless and the Edge 6 Flame Top. The basses share many of the same attributes, including a mahogany body, a flame maple top, a maple neck, and a killer transparent black satin finish. Both basses also have a pau ferro fingerboard. The main differences lay...