Skip to main content

Basses Under $500 Archives - Page 4

Bass on a Budget: 9 Basses Under $500
Gear Roundup

Bass on a Budget: 9 Basses Under $500

Our third entry in the “Basses on a Budget” series includes basses we’ve covered between August, 2013 and August, 2014, with a price tag of $500 or less. As we said previously: This is not a “best bass under $500? list – we don’t like those lists much anyway. We’ll leave that up to you decide. Of course, if you...

Ibanez Introduces Peter Iwers PIB3 5-String Bass
Basses

Ibanez Introduces Peter Iwers PIB3 5-String Bass

In Flames bassist Peter Iwers has teamed up with Ibanez to release a third signature bass called the PIB3. Featuring a new blood red finish, the company says the new five-string model’s secret weapon is the EQB-IIID 3-band EQ. The mid control is set up to boost at one frequency while cutting at a different frequency to optimize mid-frequency control....

Shredneck Introduces Z-Series Travel Basses
Basses

Shredneck Introduces Z-Series Travel Basses

Shredneck, a company that specializes in practice and travel instruments, has introduced the Z-Series of travel basses. At a total body length of 36.25″, the Z-Series bass is approximately 5/8ths the size of a standard bass guitar. The instrument’s 2-piece nato body is loaded with a PJ pickup configuration with volume and tone controls. The maple neck is topped with...

Squier Announces Eva Gardner Precision Bass
Basses

Squier Announces Eva Gardner Precision Bass

Squier has teamed up with Eva Gardner to introduce a new signature Precision bass. Gardner was the original bassist for The Mars Volta and has continued to work with artists ranging from Veruca Salt to Pink. The Squier Eva Gardner Precision Bass is built with a basswood body finished in gloss black, a maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard sporting...

ESP LTD Introduces Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 Bass Guitar
Basses

ESP LTD Introduces Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 Bass Guitar

DragonForce’s Fred Leclercq has a new bass from ESP’s LTD Signature Series. As opposed to his previous ESP signature, the ESP LTD Signature Series Fred Leclercq FL-204 features bolt-on construction with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a mahogany body finished in Snow White Satin with graphics. The bass has a 34″ scale and 24 XJ frets. Its neck has...

Fretlight Introduces FB-525 Bass
Basses

Fretlight Introduces FB-525 Bass

Educational instrument maker Fretlight has introduced their first bass guitar, the FB-525. The bass is the four-string to feature the company’s built-in LED learning system that teaches you to play by lighting up dots on the fretboard. The FB-525 comes in right and left-hand models and features a P/J pickup configuration with a 3-way toggle switch. Its neck is made...

Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses
Basses

Fender and Squier Introduce New Mike Dirnt Signature Basses

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt’s Signature basses have gotten a boost with the introduction of the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass and an updated version of the Squier Mike Dirnt Precision Bass. Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass Available in 3-Color Sunburst and White Blonde, the Fender Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass features original-era 1951 Precision...

Squier Adds New Precision Bass Models to Vintage Modified Series
Basses

Squier Adds New Precision Bass Models to Vintage Modified Series

Rounding out the summer’s new models for Squiers Vintage Modified Series are a trio of P-basses: The Vintage Modified Precision Bass V, Precision Bass Fretless, and Precision Bass PJ. Similar to the rest of the series, the new basses are designed to add new twists to familiar designs. Vintage Modified Precision Bass V The Vintage Modified Precision Bass V is...

Squier Adds Cabronita Precision and Bass VI Models to Vintage Modified Line
Basses

Squier Adds Cabronita Precision and Bass VI Models to Vintage Modified Line

Squier’s Vintage Modified line of basses is getting two new additions with the announcement of the Vintage Modified Cabronita Precision Bass and the Vintage Modified Bass VI. The Cabronita comes in one finish – black, with a single play white pickguard. The bass sports a maple neck with a 9.5?-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, and a Fideli’Tron...

Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special
Basses

Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass V Special

Squier’s Vintage Modified series has gotten a little bigger with the introduction of the Jaguar Bass V Special. The new model takes all the features of the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass and adds a low B string. Similar to its predecessor, the bass features a Jaguar-style body fitted with a Fender-Designed P/J pickup configuration. Controls include an active bass-boost circuit,...