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Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass
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Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has had a signature line of basses from Manson Guitar Works for several years, but the range is getting an upgrade in the coming year. Here’s the 2021 edition of JPJ’s artist series.

Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass
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Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass

Fodera has unveiled a new bass in its Standard series. Although it’s built-in batches like the rest of the line, the “Joey Standard Special” has a personal touch from their team.

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk
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Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk

This week we’re checking out a bass by GV Guitars called the Fang – Chaozz Funk. With its striking angles and finish, the instrument is the first in their Fang line to have five strings.

PHD Bass Guitars Introduces Ergonomic Lightweight Bass (ELB)
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PHD Bass Guitars Introduces Ergonomic Lightweight Bass (ELB)

PHD Bass Guitars has unveiled a new model to their lineup called the ELB, or Ergonomic Lightweight Bass. The instrument was designed by luthier Parizad Hatcher to include several unique features that benefit playability as well as health.

Dean Guitars Introduces Newly Designed Edge Select Bass
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Dean Guitars Introduces Newly Designed Edge Select Bass

Dean Guitars has released a redesigned version of their Edge bass in the Select series. The Edge Select Burled Poplar Satin Natural bass is built with a mahogany body, figured poplar burl top, and a walnut center.

Bass of the Week: Blast Cult Gateway
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Bass of the Week: Blast Cult Gateway

Jason Burns of Blast Cult has been building upright basses for years, but lately, he’s been getting more into the electric side of things. His latest creation is the Gateway Bass, a bass guitar that carries many of the aspects of a double bass.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Artist Series John Myung Bongo 6 HH
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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Artist Series John Myung Bongo 6 HH

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled a new model in their Artist Series with the John Myung Bongo 6 HH. The Dream Theater bassist collaborated with the company on his new signature axe to make it his own.

Sandberg Guitars Upgrades the Electra Series Basses
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Sandberg Guitars Upgrades the Electra Series Basses

Sandberg Guitars has updated its Electra series of basses for 2020 with a hardware upgrade and a new color option. The line includes the VS and TT models, each of which is four-string basses.

Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Fretless Five-String
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Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Fretless Five-String

Rick Link of Beardly Customs shared his latest fretless build with us, and it’s a killer. The 35-inch scale bass features neck-through construction with a three-piece maple and purpleheart neck topped by a cocobolo fingerboard with maple fret lines.

Fender Unveils 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass
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Fender Unveils 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass

It’s been six decades since Fender first introduced the Jazz Bass, and now they’re celebrating with a special 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass model. The limited-edition bass replicates the original design of the Jazz.

Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses
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Ibanez Introduces SR1100B and SR1105B Basses

Ibanez has added a new set of basses to their Soundgear line with the SR1100B and SR1105B. The instruments are four- and five-string versions of the same design and come in Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Matte finishes.

Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5

This week we're checking out an incredible lefty bass by luthier Pierre Erizias, who shared this on the Erizias Basses Facebook page. The bass is a modded version of his singlecut design.