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  • Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

    Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

    Squier’s Contemporary Series got a little bigger at the Summer NAMM Show this year with the introduction of three new Jazz Basses: the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH, the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH V, and the Contemporary Jazz Bass. Notably, the four and five-string active models offer a more modern take on the Jazz... »

  • Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

    Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

    Guild is bringing back some of their vintage acoustic bass guitar designs with two new models introduced to the Westerly Collection. The B-240E and B-240EF recall the B-50 of the mid-1970’s, which was a “boomy jumbo with an arched mahogany back and 30 3/4″ scale length.” Each of the new models carries those features as... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop is reviving their former Airline 2P bass with a new model: the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass. The retro design retains many of the same features with a few differences. “Inspired by the discontinued Airline 2P Bass, the new Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass keeps the same ‘JB Hutto-style’ body shape, but now comes... »

  • ESP Introduces Flamed Maple LTD B-204 and LTD B-205 Basses

    ESP Introduces Flamed Maple LTD B-204 and LTD B-205 Basses

    ESP updated their LTD line this year with upgraded versions of their most popular basses. The LTD B-204FM and LTD B-205FM take the flagship models and add a flamed maple top in translucent See Thru Red and See Thru Blue finishes. Other new features include an improved control layout and a new fingerboard wood: roasted... »

  • Epiphone Adds Vintage Styled Basses to Pro Series

    Epiphone Adds Vintage Styled Basses to Pro Series

    Epiphone has unveiled two new Pro design basses: the Embassy Pro Bass and the Thunderbird Vintage Pro Bass. The new instruments are inspired by models from the 1960s with modern updates. The Embassy Pro commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Epiphone joining Gibson. It’s built with a mahogany neck and body that’s been rebalanced for... »

  • Yamaha Revamps BB Series Basses for 2017

    Yamaha Revamps BB Series Basses for 2017

    Yamaha’s BB Bass series is growing this summer with nine new models that debuted at the Summer NAMM Show. The reworked basses, which range from entry-level to professional, will feature a smaller body among other upgrades. The new line starts with the four-string BB234 and five-string BB235. Each is built a solid alder body fitted... »

  • Fender Unveils CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Fender Unveils CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Fender has introduced the Classic Design series that they say is aimed at the company’s acoustic tone and aesthetic at an affordable price. The lineup includes the CB-60SCE, an acoustic bass guitar featuring a slim-taper neck profile and rolled fingerboard edges for playability. Its concert-bass body is built with a solid spruce top with mahogany... »

  • D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico introduced the Premier version of their Mott acoustic/electric bass at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The affordable bass features a cutaway design with a 16-inch-wide body and solid Sitka spruce top. Its mahogany neck has a slim C-shape, which the company says allows for maximum comfort and playability. Similar to the rest of... »

  • Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

    Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar

    Cort has introduced the Action DLX AS bass guitar, which they describe as delivering “a deluxe sound and feel along with a simple, yet attractive aesthetic.” The bass expands upon the Cort Action DLX with a new active Markbass MB-1 preamp featuring a 3-band EQ, pickup blend, and master volume controls. A mini-switch allows for... »

  • Fender Introduces T-Bucket 300E Bass

    Fender Introduces T-Bucket 300E Bass

    Fender has revamped their T-Bucket series for 2016, including the introduction of the 300E Bass. The medium-scale, acoustic-electric bass is fitted with a Fishman Isys III pickup system. It comes complete with an active preamp and built-in tuner as well as volume and tone controls. The T-Bucket 300E Bass is constructed with mahogany back and... »