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  • Epiphone Announces New Tobias Toby Models

    Epiphone Announces New Tobias Toby Models

    Epiphone has reintroduced the Tobias Toby, now in a Standard IV and Deluxe IV models. The entry level instruments are built around master luthier Michael Tobias’ original designs from 20 years ago. Both basses feature bolt-on construction with a basswood body and hard maple neck. The neck is shaped using Tobias’ Asymmetrical Neck Profile, which... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Alusonic S-Special Aluminum Bass

    Bass of the Week: Alusonic S-Special Aluminum Bass

    Alusonic takes metal bass to a new level – the Italian bass builders make their instruments out of aluminum, citing characteristic and environmental reasons. The special Anticorodal and Ergal alloys that they use are naturally light, rigid and produce a balanced, fat sound while Aluminum is completely recyclable, making it more eco-friendly. On top of... »

  • Bass of the Week: Waja-Bass Design Telio G.V. 5-String Fretless

    Bass of the Week: Waja-Bass Design Telio G.V. 5-String Fretless

    This week we take a look at the Telio G.V. 5-string Fretless from Waja-bass Design. The bass is built by hand in Kempen, Germany and features a striking ergonomic body shape made of swamp-ash and dibetou. Besides sculpting for easier access, the design aims for balance between the body and neck, effectively shifting the the... »

  • Fender Introduces Modern Player Series Bass Guitars

    Fender Introduces Modern Player Series Bass Guitars

    Fender has unveiled the Modern Player Series, including three new basses. The Modern Player versions of the company’s Telecaster, Jaguar and Jazz basses are entry-level instruments with modern features and “unconventional” takes on their predecessors. The new Telecaster Bass features an alder body, “C” shape maple neck and a maple fretboard. The vintage-styled bass, originally... »

  • Old School: Kay K5915 Electric Bass

    Old School: Kay K5915 Electric Bass

    The Kay Musical Instrument Company emerged in the 1930’s in Chicago, when Kay founder Henry Kay “Hank” Kuhrmeyer and an invester acquired the Groehsl Instrument Company, which was founded in 1890. Kuhrmeyer was interested in producing electric guitars and amplifiers when he took over the company, and they did just that in 1936 with the... »

  • Gibson Introduces Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass

    Gibson Introduces Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass

    Gibson is helping to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind album with the introduction of the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass. The grunge bassist used an RD Artist series bass during his years with the trio and as such, the new bass is a recreation of its predecessor, with Novoselic’s own customizations. The RD... »

  • Bass of the Week: BL Designs Barbary Fretless 5-String

    Bass of the Week: BL Designs Barbary Fretless 5-String

    Our featured bass this week is a BL Design Barbary 5-string. This custom fretless bass is a single cutaway design built with a redwood theme, the body is birdseye redwood with a maple veneer, while the stunning top is exhibition grade redwood burl. From there, the body is accented by a 9-piece padauk neck that... »

  • M Basses Introduce Elite Series Basses

    M Basses Introduce Elite Series Basses

    M Basses has announced the Elite line of basses, stepping up from their Mj designs with more options while retaining the classic style. Available with Alder, Ash, or Mahogany bodies topped with your choice of figured wood. The maple necks feature Indian rosewood or maple fingerboards. The basses are passive and come standard with Nordstrand... »

  • Fender Releases Classic ’70s Precision Bass

    Fender Releases Classic ’70s Precision Bass

    Fender has released the Classic Series ’70s Precision Bass, paying homage to the P-bass of yesteryear. Made in Japan, the basses include era-specific features like the bass-side thumbrest, the ’70s-style large headstock logo and a bound neck with block inlays. The bass has an alder body with a C-shaped maple neck and fretboard, which has... »

  • Bass Of the Week: Xylem 5-String Black Limba Bass

    Bass Of the Week: Xylem 5-String Black Limba Bass

    This week we’re featuring a beautiful custom Xylem 5-string bass. This particular bass is a neck-through design featuring a black limba body with a bookmatched macassar ebony top, accented with bocote and maple. The quartersawn neck is bird’s eye maple and has an ebony fretboard and custom inlays of a tomoe and falling leaves. All... »