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Bass on a Budget: 14 Basses Under $500
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Bass on a Budget: 14 Basses Under $500

Last year around this time, we published Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500 – a roundup of basses released through the first half of 2012, with a street price of $500 or less. Time to do it again. Here are 14 basses we’ve covered in the year since then with price tags of $500 or less. As we...

Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series
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Squier Introduces Precision Bass PJ Model to Affinity Series

Squier is adding to their Affinity Series this year with a new Precision Bass PJ model. Building on a traditional P-bass style, the new bass includes a single-coil Jazz Bass pickup in the bridge position for further tonal variety. Other new features include a two-color headstock logo and a three-ply black/white/black pickguard. The Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ is built...

Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3
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Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3

Epiphone is paying tribute to the old school with a limited edition of six of their models in TV Pelham Blue, a color finish that was first introduced in the ’60s. The color was offered as a custom option in its heyday and as such is rare to find on vintage instruments. The lineup includes the Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham...

ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series
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ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series

ESP’s Frank Bello LTD Signature line of basses has a new addition. The FB-204 is an entry level model with bolt-on construction and a black satin finish to suit the Anthrax bassist’s style. The FB-204 is built with a basswood body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. The P/J pickup configuration consists of the company’s LTD LDJ and LDP, which are...

Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass
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Jackson Introduces Dave Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass

David Ellefson now has a signature model of the Jackson Kelly Bird bass, which he helped design last year. The new 4-string bass stands out with the Megadeth bassist’s signature red pinstripe finish over its modern body shape. The Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird Bass is built with a basswood body, and a bolt-on bound maple neck with 21...

Dean Announces New Edge Basses with EMG Pickups
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Dean Announces New Edge Basses with EMG Pickups

Dean has introduced a new variant of their flagship Edge series of basses. The new Edge 4 and Edge 5 basses distinguish themselves from the pack with upgraded electronics including a pair of active EMG pickups. Both of the new models feature bolt-on construction and sport 35? scales. They’re built with basswood bodies, maple “C”-shaped necks, rosewood fingerboards, and 24...

Ibanez Introduces 5-String Mikro Bass
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Ibanez Introduces 5-String Mikro Bass

Ibanez is now offering a 5-string version of their GSR Mikro bass. Sporting a 28.6? scale, the company explains the GSRM25 is perfectly suited for young students as well as adult players who prefer a short scale. Besides an extra string, the GSRM25 sets itself apart from its 4-string companion with a pair of Ibanez’s STD J5 pickups. The body...

Ibanez Introduces IJXB150B Jumpstart Electric Bass Package
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Ibanez Introduces IJXB150B Jumpstart Electric Bass Package

Ibanez has everything covered for a beginner in their new IJXB150B Jumpstart Bass Package. The package centers around a GSR190 bass, but also includes a bass amp, a gig bag, a tuner, a stand, a cable, an accessories pouch, and a card good for online lessons. The bass, which comes in five colors, sports a P/J pickup configuration and chrome...

Squier Introduces Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass
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Squier Introduces Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass

Squier has introduced the Chris Aiken Signature Precision Bass, which the Strung Out bassist helped design. “I decided to make something that’s really cool, that I like to play,” said Aiken. “But, also something I want to give to the fans of Strung Out and any average bass player that wants to buy a bass – something that’s simple, practical...

Vox Introduces Apache Series Bass Guitars
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Vox Introduces Apache Series Bass Guitars

Vox has expanded their bass lineup with the Apache series of basses, which pick up where their predecessors from the ’60s left off. The new travel instruments are separated by body shape, as the Apache 1 Bass features Vox’s classic Teardrop shape while the Apache 2 Bass features their Phantom body style. Both models have an onboard amplification system complete...