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  • Bass of the Week: Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4

    Bass of the Week: Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4

    This week we’re checking out the Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4, a unique bass that blends several design elements. Built in Ukraine, it has a unique, conch-like soundhole created using Golden Ratio principles. The body is built using sycamore maple with flamed and carved figured maple for the top. Its seven-piece neck is constructed of flamed... »

  • Jericho Guitars Introduces the Alpha 5 Bass

    Jericho Guitars Introduces the Alpha 5 Bass

    After introducing the Alpha Bass in September, Jericho Guitars has unveiled the Alpha 5 five-string model. It carries many of the same features including a solid ash body, a single-piece maple neck, a Macassar ebony fingerboard, and a black finish. Jericho fits the Alpha 5 with G&B Golden Age StewMac pickups and Hipshot hardware including... »

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  • Balaguer Guitars Introduces the Hyperion Bass

    Balaguer Guitars Introduces the Hyperion Bass

    Pennsylvania’s Balaguer Guitars has expanded their bass lineup with the Hyperion Bass. Modeled after a signature guitar, the new bass features an offset body in satin silverburst or satin trans black finishes. “Pulling aesthetics from Ryan “Fluff” Bruce’s signature model Hyperion guitar, The Hyperion Bass has a slightly thicker body to evenly balance the weight... »

  • ESP Unveils LTD Orion-5 Bass

    ESP Unveils LTD Orion-5 Bass

    Behemoth bassist Orion has got a new signature bass with ESP. The ESP LTD Orion-5 Signature is a five-string model based on their AP series featuring an alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. Everything is finished in black: the body, the pickguard, the hardware, the neck, and the headstock. Even the Seymour Duncan Quarter... »

  • Elrick Bass Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bass

    Master luthier Rob Elrick is celebrating 25 years of building basses. To commemorate the anniversary, Elrick Bass Guitars has unveiled their first limited edition instrument. The Elrick 25th Anniversary Bass will be restricted to no more than 10 instruments that feature their most popular features and primary wood selections. The e-volution single-cut body is made... »

  • Dean Unveils the Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass

    Dean Unveils the Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass

    Dean Guitars and Black Stone Cherry bassist Jon Lawhon teamed up this year to release a signature bass. The Jon Lawhon Hillsboro Bass takes one of the company’s existing models and decks it out for the bassist’s wants and needs, including an old-school seafoam green finish. The bass is constructed with a classic configuration of... »

  • Bass of the Week: Tuli Basses HIILYX

    Bass of the Week: Tuli Basses HIILYX

    I’m always floored by Tuli Basses, and builder Aron Bach made my day by sending me the details of his latest HIILYX bass. The six-string bass is the new single cut model that he revealed at the 2018 London Bass Guitar Show. Even with six strings and a single cut body, the HIILYX comes in... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Soundgear SR670 and SR675 Basses

    Ibanez Introduces Soundgear SR670 and SR675 Basses

    Ibanez’s flagship Soundgear bass series is being bolstered even further this year with the addition of the SR670 and the SR675. The four and five-string basses are set apart by a mahogany body topped with ash in a black and silver finish. They also feature Ibanez’s new B500 and B505 bridges. “The Ash top offers... »

  • Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses

    Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses

    Dean expanded their Edge bass lineup with two new iterations: the Edge 4 Flame Top Fretless and the Edge 6 Flame Top. The basses share many of the same attributes, including a mahogany body, a flame maple top, a maple neck, and a killer transparent black satin finish. Both basses also have a pau ferro... »

  • Bass of the Week: Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V

    Bass of the Week: Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V

    Luthier Sergey Poedinko sent us the details on his latest build and it’s a real beauty. The Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V is a five-string that imagines a bass guitar from 200 years ago. “Like our other instruments, it’s balancing between classics and modernity,” Poedinko writes. “But unlike others, it’s much more smooth and fluent. Style... »