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  • Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition Destroyer Bass

    Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition Destroyer Bass

    Ibanez has introduced a revamped version of their Destroyer bass, which will be available only as a limited run. Based on their guitar version, the Destroyer bass was discontinued in the late ’80s. Available in a Candy Apple Red finish, the DTB100 features a mahogany body with a classic angular design and a three-piece maple... »

  • Bass of the Week: Knuckle Guitar Works Quake Bass

    Bass of the Week: Knuckle Guitar Works Quake Bass

    Bigger is better. At least that’s the concept behind Knuckle Guitar Works’ Quake, a massive 39.5″ scale built-to-order bass. With the growing popularity of drop-tuning, bassists have to tune their strings down, which Knuckle explains harms tone by losing the upper transients. Seeing the need for better string response and tension, luthier Skip Fantry set... »

  • Custom Shop: M Basses

    Custom Shop: M Basses

    After growing up around woodworking, Jon Maghini turned his fascination of instrument building into a reality when he founded M Basses about a decade ago. Though the Connecticut-based luthier has built completely custom basses in the past, he began streamlining his process by focusing on J-style basses late last year with his Mj model, eventually... »

  • Skjold Design to Revive JP Basses This Fall

    Skjold Design to Revive JP Basses This Fall

    Skjold Design Guitars will be reintroducing JP Basses, beginning this fall. Luthier Pete Skjold worked closely with JP proprietor Jean-Philippe Ferreira to keep the basses in the same spirit of their predecessors. As the new moniker suggests, JP Basses USA instruments will be handmade in the USA. Familiar features on the basses will include custom... »

  • Squier Releases Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V

    Squier Releases Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V

    A five-string version of Squier’s Vintage Modified Jazz Bass is now available. Similar to the four-string model, the Vintage Modified Jazz Bass V is styled after Fender’s mid-70’s Jazz basses and features a natural finish, soft maple body with a maple neck. The neck has black binding, block inlays, and 20 medium jumbo frets. Pickups... »

  • Gretsch Revamps Electromatic Junior Jet Basses

    Gretsch Revamps Electromatic Junior Jet Basses

    Gretsch will launch revamped versions of their Electromatic range of instruments this month, including the Jet Junior and Jet Junior II basses. Updates to the series include improved pickups, inlays, and more. Both the Junior Jet and Junior Jet II basses feature bolt-on construction with a short 30.3″ scale, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and 20... »

  • Reverend Guitars’ Thundergun Bass Now Available in Three Colors

    Reverend Guitars’ Thundergun Bass Now Available in Three Colors

    Reverend Guitars has announced their Thundergun model is now available in three colors: Wine Red, Vintage Clear, and Black. Besides a striking body design and reverse headstock, the set-neck bass features a raised center ridge for added sustain. Reverend designed the bass for “old school tone, but with modern punch,” explaining that their Thick Brick... »

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  • Jackson Introduces JS Series Basses

    Jackson Introduces JS Series Basses

    Jackson Guitars has released the JS-series of Concert basses, consisting of three models: the JS2, JS3, and JS3V. The entry-level basses each feature 35″ scales, Indian cedro bodies, maple necks and Indian rosewood fingerboards that have 12″- 16″ compound radiuses for smooth playability. The three basses are tiered in features – the JS2 is a... »

  • Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass

    Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass

    Squier has grown their Vintage Modified line with the introduction of a new take on Fender’s mid-60s Mustang bass. Staying true to the original, the Vintage Modified Mustang features a 30″ scale, 19 frets and comes in black or three-color sunburst finishes. The bolt-on constructed bass has a basswood body with a maple neck and... »

  • Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Limited Edition Gilded White Classic StingRay

    Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Limited Edition Gilded White Classic StingRay

    Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled the second global release of a limited edition instrument from their Premier Dealer Network, The Gilded White Classic StingRay. The bass will be limited to 300 pieces with 200 4-string and the remaining 100 5-string versions. Since the effort is worldwide, only 50 4-strings and 25 5-strings are allotted to... »