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Cort Guitars Unveils the GB75JH Bass Guitar
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Cort Guitars Unveils the GB75JH Bass Guitar

After introducing a JJ model earlier this year, Cort has once again added to their GB7 series with the GB75JH bass. The new bass takes a “proven body and bridge design” and adds a new pickup configuration – in this case a single coil pickup with a humbucker in the bridge position. “This model is equipped with two-band EQ with...

Cort Introduces the GB74JJ Bass
Basses

Cort Introduces the GB74JJ Bass

Cort has expanded their GB7 series of guitars and basses with the GB74JJ, a jazz-style bass that they describe as integrating both modern and classic aspects. That blend is centered in its pair of VTB-ST pickups that are fitted into a swamp ash body. “Crafted with winding materials that maximize high and low frequencies, the refined design of these pickups...

Cort Introduces the Action DLX AS Bass Guitar
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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 toggling between active and passive...

Cort Announces AB850F Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Cort Announces AB850F Acoustic Bass Guitar

Cort Guitars has expanded their bass lineup with the AB850F, an acoustic bass guitar featuring a full-size, jumbo body that the company says produces plenty of volume. The bass, which comes in natural and black finishes, is constructed with a dovetail neck joint and venetian cutaway for better access to the upper register. Its body back and sides are mahogany...

Cort Upgrades the B5 Plus AS Bass for 2016
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Cort Upgrades the B5 Plus AS Bass for 2016

Cort has updated their B5 Plus AS bass with a new set of electronics. The model, which is part of the Artisan Series, now comes with the Markbass MB-1 EQ to match its Bartolini MK-1 pickups. The bass’s preamp is described as providing a “very natural and transparent boost” that won’t color the instrument’s natural tone. “The crystal clarity and...

Cort Launches Jeff Berlin Rithimic V Bass
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Cort Launches Jeff Berlin Rithimic V Bass

Jeff Berlin’s signature Rithimic bass now comes in a five-string version. The Cort Rithimic V was displayed at the Winter NAMM show this year with the bassist on hand to talk about it. “I’m entirely a four-string guy,” Berlin noted, “but I wanted to help make an efficient an instrument as possible for five-string players. My contribution was to ask...

Gear Review: Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass

Okay, bass lovin’ people, how about a bass that strives to be… plain? Well not completely plain, but just a basic, good bass. Kind of refreshing since most new basses to hit the market usually make strides to separate themselves from the herd, and then ask us to believe it, then buy it at a premium. Not saying that Cort...

Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass
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Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass

Jeff Berlin has teamed up with Cort for a new signature bass for 2014. Dubbed the RITHIMIC, the model features an alder body with a striking padouk and spalted maple top with a matching spalted headstock. Its hard rock maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The bass is set up to Berlin’s liking with low action and a...

Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses
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Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

Cort has announced a line of 20th Anniversary editions of their Artisan basses, including the Artisan A-Custom 20th and the Artisan B 20th. Each of the models are limited edition and come in four and five-string versions with a 20th Anniversary logo on the electronics cover plate. The Cort Artisan A-Custom 20th bass features neck-thru construction centered around a 9-piece...

Review: Cort T54 and Curbow 52 Basses
Gear Reviews

Review: Cort T54 and Curbow 52 Basses

This review will cover two Cort basses, the T54, and the Curbow 52. These basses are not the Cort basses of years past you may remember when you went shopping for one of your early basses. For an entry level intermediate basses, I was truly impressed with the features, fit and finish, and the sound. It has been many a...

Cort Guitars Announces the Return of the Curbow Series Basses
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Cort Guitars Announces the Return of the Curbow Series Basses

Cort has a new Curbow Series of basses for 2012, including the four new models. The Curbow 41, Curbow 42, Curbow 51 and Curbow 52 each feature bolt-on necks, soft maple bodies and Bartolini electronics with slap-switch system. The 41 and 42 are 4-string models, and the 51 and 52 are 5-string. Cort developed the series in collaboration with bass...

Cort Introduces Sandberg Designed Arona Series Bass Guitars
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Cort Introduces Sandberg Designed Arona Series Bass Guitars

Cort has teamed up with the German bass builders at Sandberg to create the Arona series of bass guitars. Available in 4 or 5-string versions, the Arona marries Sandberg’s engineering and designs with Cort’s production. The Arona is available with a swamp ash or alder body depending on the finish, and has a 3-piece bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood...