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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Cliff Williams Icon Series StingRay Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Cliff Williams Icon Series StingRay Bass

AC/DC is back with a new album, complete with the classic lineup anchored by bassist Cliff Williams. Now, Ernie Ball Music Man is helping Williams celebrate with a limited-edition bass bearing his name.

Bass of the Week: Odieng Red Viper 5
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Bass of the Week: Odieng Red Viper 5

Many entry-level basses are built in factories in Indonesia, but the country also has plenty of highly skilled luthiers. This week we’re checking out the Odieng Red Viper 5 that is absolutely decked out.

Jackson Guitars Introduces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX IV
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Jackson Guitars Introduces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX IV

Earlier this year, Jackson Guitars and David Ellefson introduced the X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V. Now they’re following it up with a four-string version, dubbed the CBX IV.

Bass of the Week: De Gier Soulmate
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Bass of the Week: De Gier Soulmate

Sander de Gier is often asked for a lightweight bass, especially in his vintage-styled Soulmate model. In order to achieve a lower weight, he explored different body woods and built three basses that are otherwise identical.

Solar Guitars Unveils the AB2 Bass
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Solar Guitars Unveils the AB2 Bass

Solar Guitars has announced their first bass model with the Type AB2 Series. The line includes three variations, and Solar says the AB2 is designed “for the modern metal bass player with high-quality expectations at an affordable price.”

Bass of the Week: Jackson X Series Concert Bass CBXNT IV
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Bass of the Week: Jackson X Series Concert Bass CBXNT IV

Jackson’s X Series features versions of their classic designs with modern upgrades in playability in an affordable package. Their Concert bass shape got the treatment several times over, including this X Series Concert Bass CBXNT IV in a cool matte army drab finish.

Fodera Introduces New Tony Grey Signature Monarch 6 Elite Headless Bass
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Fodera Introduces New Tony Grey Signature Monarch 6 Elite Headless Bass

Fodera has worked with bassist Tony Grey to update his signature model, resulting in the new Tony Grey Signature Monarch 6 Elite Headless bass. The instrument, which is fitted with a set of Fodera/Duncan dual coil pickups and a matching ramp, was revamped over the last year.

Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars Hope 6
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Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars Hope 6

Today we’re featuring a gorgeous bass sent in by its owner, Apok Folken. His Wreck Guitars Hope 6 is the second instrument he got from the builder.

Fender Announces American Professional II Series Basses
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Fender Announces American Professional II Series Basses

After replacing the American Standard Series with the American Professional Series in 2016, Fender has unveiled its next generation of instruments. The American Professional II Series builds upon the range through several years of player input.

Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses ROOM 4
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Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses ROOM 4

This week we’re looking at a short-scale ROOM 4 bass recently completed by Kristall Basses. Handmade in Germany, the instrument is built entirely from maple and Pau Ferro.

Bass of the Week: LeCompte Electric Bass JSS-4 “Barefoot Cobbler”
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Bass of the Week: LeCompte Electric Bass JSS-4 “Barefoot Cobbler”

Ever since restarting his business a few years ago, it’s been a blast to see Bud LeCompte’s new builds. One of his latest basses is a special JSS-4 he’s keeping for himself.

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces the Ball Family Reserve Bongo 5HH Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces the Ball Family Reserve Bongo 5HH Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled their September 2020 releases in the Ball Family Reserve Collection, including a version of the Bongo 5HH that features a Honduran mahogany body in a Satin Honey Burst finish.