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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...

Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses
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Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

Ibanez has expanded their multi-scale bass lineup by adding the SRMS800, SRMS805, and SRMS806 to their Bass Workshop series. Each bass is built with a five-piece jatoba and walnut neck that has fanned frets for consistent tone across open strings, improved intonation, and comfort. The four-string SRMS800, five-string SRMS805, and the six-string SRMS806 all feature a gloss finish over a...

Ibanez Announces Soundgear SR870, SR875, and SR876 Basses
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Ibanez Announces Soundgear SR870, SR875, and SR876 Basses

Ibanez is continuing to grow their Soundgear bass lineup this year with the SR870, SR875, and SR876 models. The new basses, which they describe as some of the most visually striking basses in the series, were unveiled at the Winter NAMM Show. Each of the basses is built with a mahogany body topped with flamed maple. The 870 is a...

Cort Introduces Artisan B6 Plus AS Six-String Bass
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Cort Introduces Artisan B6 Plus AS Six-String Bass

Cort’s Artisan Series has expanded with the introduction of the B6 Plus AS electric bass. The six-string, open-pore model features bolt-on construction and a “warm open sound with excellent sonic dispersion,” the company says. Cort builds the instrument with a swamp ash body and a five-piece neck made with panga panga and walnut. The fretboard is also panga panga, which...

Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass
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Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

Fodera revealed their fourth and final Masterbuilt bass for the year, and it’s incredible. The Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid combines two signature instruments to pay tribute to their respective owners: Victor Wooten and Anthony Jackson. “Not only are these two artists pioneers in their craft, but also in instrument design through our collaborative relationship,” the company writes. “It was because...

Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass
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Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has been turning heads for years, including when he debuted his signature Ibanez hollow-body bass on stage a few years ago. Now Ibanez and the bassist have teamed up to release the bass as a model in the company’s lineup. Made in the company’s Japanese workshop, the TCB1006 is a six-string built with a five-piece maple and...

Bass of the Week: Fast Guitars Intrepid
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Bass of the Week: Fast Guitars Intrepid

This week we’re checking out the Intrepid bass from Fast Guitars. Available in four-, five-, or six-string versions, the model features a lightweight chambered body with a long-tenon neck joint. “Our neck joints are as tight and precise as any other type of neck joint. With a tapered tenon, the string tension will only tighten the joint rather than pull...

Bass of the Week: Adamovic Private Collection King Solomon Bass
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Bass of the Week: Adamovic Private Collection King Solomon Bass

Adamovic has some of the most incredible basses, so it’s no wonder their Private Collection has some of the most incredible basses ever built. This week we’re checking out their King Solomon that started the series. “With the first private collection bass we wanted to use one of our favorite woods: Solomon padouk,” Adamovic explains. “We chose some beautiful beeswing...

Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass
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Bass of the Week: Marc Chicoine Dominic “Forest” Lapointe 6-String Bass

I’m always astounded by the bass work of Dominic “Forest” Lapointe. His refined technique and raw emotion always come through in his bass lines. I’m also stunned by his basses, which is why this week we’re checking out his six-string left-handed signature bass built by luthier Marc Chicoine. Based around Quebec, Chicoine has been building guitars and basses for 20...

Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Acoustic/Electric Custom 6-String Bass
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Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Acoustic/Electric Custom 6-String Bass

Bassist Lucas Gonzalez Yancamil shared his incredible six-string bass made by Argentinian luthier Emiliano Bernal, and it’s a show stopper. The acoustic/electric bass was dreamed up by the bassist. “My aim was to play a bass that has an electric feel with an acoustic flavor,” Yancamil explains. “So I told my specs to bass and guitar builder Emiliano Bernal, from...

Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Custom Fretless Bass
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Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Custom Fretless Bass

Steve Lawson and Elrick Bass Guitars have teamed up again to introduce the Gold Standard Steve Lawson Custom Fretless, Bolt-on neck bass guitar. Featuring a 33-inch scale, the bass has a semi-hollow body with a “heel-less” design. A thru-body string option allows for using standard scale strings. “A Macassar ebony fretless fingerboard and custom Aero single coil pickups (featuring matching...

Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass
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Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass

Elrick Guitars has teamed up with bassist Daric Bennett to introduce the Platinum Series e-volution DBS (Daric Bennett Signature). The new model, which is part of their U.S. hand-carved basses, is designed to fit the bassist’s wide style. “A respected player and educator, Daric is well known for his unique percussive style, and for combining funk, blues, gospel, and jazz...