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Kauer Guitars Introduces Daylighter Bass
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Kauer Guitars Introduces Daylighter Bass

California-based Kauer Guitars has introduced the Daylighter Bass, modeled after their popular series of guitars by the same name. With several feature options, the company says the bass can cover ground from “classic Motown vibe straight through the most aggressive modern bass tones.” The Daylighter’s body is made of Spanish Cedar and is available in a plethora of color options....

Ibanez Now Offering SR256 6-String Bass
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Ibanez Now Offering SR256 6-String Bass

Ibanez’s SR series has gotten a little bigger with the new SR256PW, a 6-string bass with active electronics and a price most can reach. Offered in Pearl White, the bass is built with a mahogany body and a bolt-on 3-piece maple neck. The rosewood fingerboard has pearl dot inlays as position markers. The bass comes equipped with a pair of...

Bass of the Week: Fodera Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite
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Bass of the Week: Fodera Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite

I get to check out tons of basses every day, but when Anthony Wellington posted the details of his new Fodera my jaw hit the floor. The latest in the renowned bass educator’s collection is a Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite from the New York boutique shop, who stated it’s the “most complex Yin Yang we have ever...

Warwick Updates RockBass Corvette Basic Line of Basses
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Warwick Updates RockBass Corvette Basic Line of Basses

Warwick’s Corvette Basic lines include three new editions this year with the introduction of a short-scale 4-string, a medium-scale 4-string and an active 6-string bass. These basses are part of the company’s low cost instruments and are made in China. The Corvette Basic Short Scale bass is a 30¾? scale bass, the medium scale is 32?, and the 6-String is...

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,...

Warwick Introduces 6-String Rockbass Alien Deluxe Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Warwick Introduces 6-String Rockbass Alien Deluxe Acoustic Bass Guitar

Warwick has added to their Rockbass Alien Deluxe line this year with a new 6-string model. The acoustic bass shares many features with its predecessors, including a laminated spruce top with laminated bubinga for the back and sides, and a mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The 6-string instrument departs from the 4- and 5-string models by utilizing Fishman’s Prefix...

Basone Guitars Unveil 6-String Bass Guitar
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Basone Guitars Unveil 6-String Bass Guitar

Canadian custom shop Basone Guitars recently unveiled a new 25-fret, 6-string bass guitar. The elegant instrument features a chambered body made of Honduran Mahogany topped with spalted maple as well as walnut and ebony accents. The bolt-on neck is also honduran Mahogany supported with dual truss rods, with a black walnut fingerboard. As an interesting addition to abalone side dot...

Ibanez Adds 6-String SR Premium Model Bass
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Ibanez Adds 6-String SR Premium Model Bass

Ibanez expanded their SR Premium lineup with the inclusion a new 6-string model, the SR1206. Sporting the mahogany body and ovangkol top combination, the new bass shares the rest of the qualities of its siblings, including a 5-piece wenge/bubinga neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a pair of Nordstrand Big Single pickups. The preamp is Ibanez’s active/passive EQB-IIISC, which is tailored...

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva
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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 vs. Guitar: The 6-String Debate
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Bass vs. Guitar: The 6-String Debate

Q: I mean this in the most respectful of ways but, when I listen to six string bassists who play a lot of chords and solo. I can’t help but wonder why they don’t just play guitar. A: I’ve heard this question before, and thanks for being respectful. I’m a 6-string player, so I’ll share my views on the subject....

Making the Shift: from 4- to 6-String Bass
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Making the Shift: from 4- to 6-String Bass

Q: Do you have any advice for those looking to make the leap from a 4 string to a 6 string bass? A: I made the leap directly from a 4 to a 6 string bass, and had the advantage of making the switch while I was attending music school, at Berklee. This is an advantage because you are 1)...

Warwick Announces Steve Bailey Signature Bass
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Warwick Announces Steve Bailey Signature Bass

Fretless bassist Steve Bailey has joined up with Warwick as an endorsing artist, and the company has just unveiled a new Steve Bailey Signature Bass. The model is a 6-string fretless based on their Streamer, though the design has been modified for better access to the upper register of the neck. The Steve Bailey Signature bass features bolt-on construction and...