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Bass of the Week: PHD Guitars Kai Eckhardt Signature Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: PHD Guitars Kai Eckhardt Signature Bass

PHD Bass Guitars luthier Parizad Hatcher recently shared photos of her latest creation for bass master Kai Eckhardt, and it’s stunning. Built as a signature model, the bass is a single cut fretless featuring some amazing woodworking.

Bass of the Week: Ramsay Musical Instruments Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ramsay Musical Instruments Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL

This week we’re checking out the Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL from Ramsay Musical Instruments. The six-string, fretless lefty has a jaw-dropping layered and chambered body with a solid top veneer.

Squier Adds New Bass Models to Classic Vibe Series
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Squier Adds New Bass Models to Classic Vibe Series

Fender has refreshed the Squier Classic Vibe Series with several decade-specific models of their flagship instruments. For bassists, that includes the Classic Vibe ’60s Jazz Bass, the Classic Vibe ’60s Precision Bass, the Classic Vibe ’70s Jazz Bass, and the Classic Vibe Bass VI.

Fender Unveils Limited Edition Made In Japan Basses
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Fender Unveils Limited Edition Made In Japan Basses

Fender announced a new line of limited edition Made in Japan instruments including a handful of new basses at the 2019 NAMM Show. The new lineup includes models with traditional specs as well two with “hybrid” models.

Ibanez Announces the Gary Willis 20th Anniversary Signature Bass
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Ibanez Announces the Gary Willis 20th Anniversary Signature Bass

It’s been 20 years since Ibanez introduced a signature model from bass guru Gary Willis, and they’re celebrating with an anniversary edition.

Bass of the Week: Nordic Guitars Rotator
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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 of milled out brass, which...

Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele
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Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

This week we’re checking out the Remington Steele from Germany’s Le Fay Basses. The bass is a fretless with a twist: the fingerboard is stainless steel. Although it’s an unusual feature, the steel doesn’t sound metallic at all, the company says. “Remington Steele sounds spacious, phat and rich in overtones,” they write. “Effects come into their own really well and...

Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses
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Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the AVNB1FE. The basses, which are fretted and fretless models respectively, feature a 634-millimeter scale with parlor shape body. “Our short-scale parlor basses offer players compact acoustic options which are better suited for small stages, make for easier trips, and do so without sacrificing low-end tone and presence,”...

Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar

This week we’re checking out builder Joe Veillette’s Acoustic bass guitar model. Available in a variety of woods, the Acoustic was designed to bring the same depth of tone from their acoustic guitars to the bass. “With a 17″ wide and 5.5″ deep body, the Acoustic Bass has the airspace to deliver a true fundamental with depth and authority. A...

Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses
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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 fingerboard. The main differences lay...