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  • La Bella Introduces Olinto 5-String Bass

    La Bella Introduces Olinto 5-String Bass

    La Bella Strings has expanded their line of Olinto bass guitars with a five-string version. The Olinto 5-String is carved by hand in Brooklyn by master luthier Mas Hino with a variety of options for body woods. “With the options of Alder, Swamp Ash, Northern Ash, Mahogany, Makore, Black Limba, and Roasted Wood for body... »

  • Fender Announces the American Performer Series Basses

    Fender Announces the American Performer Series Basses

    After replacing their Standard Series with the Player Series, Fender has continued to revamp their product lines by introducing the American Performer Series. The new collection replaces their American Special line as their most affordable models built in the Corona, California factory. It includes three of their flagship bass models: a Precision, a Jazz, and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

    Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

    Taking after the massive combat aircraft, this Bomber 7 from Aviator Guitars drops thunderous notes with an incredible seven-string multi-scale design. The longest string has a scale length of 37.5 inches, which is a solid 3.5 inches longer than a traditional bass scale. In fact, the model was created just for this particular feat. “The... »

  • Bass of the Week: XTRM Basses “The Bass of Navarone”

    Bass of the Week: XTRM Basses “The Bass of Navarone”

    This week we’re checking out a total monster of a bass built by Dimitris Matkaris, who says he likes to build “weird” basses to test his building skills. This instrument, which he dubbed The Bass of Navarone, has a multi-scale neck with a behemoth 47-inch scale B-string. For comparison, that’s 13 inches longer than a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ele Basses Naga

    Bass of the Week: Ele Basses Naga

    This week we’re taking a look at the Naga from Ele Basses. Named after the serpent creature found in Hindu mythology, the singlecut bass’s body shape was inspired by the curves in the body of reptiles. This particular example of the Naga is a four-string built with an ash body, buckeye burl top, and a... »

  • Sire Guitars Unveils 2nd Generation Marcus Miller Basses

    Sire Guitars Unveils 2nd Generation Marcus Miller Basses

    Sire Guitars has announced several major upgrades to their Marcus Miller line of bass guitars ranging from the pickups to the serial number system. Nearly every bass they make has been upgraded in some way. The biggest change is in the second generation pickups, which applies to the V7, V7 Vintage, V9, P7, M7, and... »

  • Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass

    Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass

    Fender recently produced a short film called “Artform” with producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, also known as The Midnight Hour. The mini-doc highlights the duo’s musical journey through the lens of hip-hop. To celebrate the collaboration, Fender also released the Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass. The new bass takes its cues from... »

  • Bass of the Week: Nordic Guitars Rotator

    Bass of the Week: Nordic Guitars Rotator

    The Rotator from Nordic Guitars is unlike anything you’ve seen. At first glance, the double-necked instrument seems upside down, but that’s where its name comes in. The Rotator’s fretted and fretless necks point in opposite directions and can be rotated to quickly change styles. “[The necks are] fixed together in each end with 1 piece... »

  • Elrick Bass Guitars Unveil the Icon Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars Unveil the Icon Bass

    At this year’s Winter NAMM Show, luthier Rob Elrick showed us a new prototype he was working on that paid homage to a classic bass design. Now that instrument has come to fruition as the Elrick Icon Bass, which adds modern updates to an industry standard. “The Elrick Handcarved Icon Gold Series bass features bolt-on... »

  • Cort Guitars Introduces the Vintage-Styled GB54P Bass

    Cort Guitars Introduces the Vintage-Styled GB54P Bass

    Cort’s GB Series has a new member: the GB54P bass. The bass pays tribute to the classic P-style bass with vintage features including an alder body, a 9.45” fingerboard radius, a 20-fret hard maple neck, and its pickup. “The GB54P’s vintage-style VTB-P pickup produces the timeless P-style bass sound that launched a musical revolution,” Cort... »