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Fender Unveils New Player Series Bass Colors
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Fender Unveils New Player Series Bass Colors

Fender has introduced two new colors to their Player Series: Silver and Capri Orange. The new hues apply to the entire mid-priced, made-in-Mexico line including the Fender Player Precision, Player Jazz Bass, and the Player Jaguar Bass.

Bass of the Week: Lassila Guitars Antipode
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Lassila Guitars Antipode

This week we have two basses of the week, although they are the mirror reflection of each other. Hayden Lassila of Lassila Guitars calls the model the Antipode. With one right-handed and one left-handed version, the bass lives up to its name.

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.

Sire Guitars Unveils 2nd Generation Marcus Miller Basses
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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 V3 models. Sire writes that...

Fender Unveils the Player Series
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Fender Unveils the Player Series

Fender has shaken up their range again by introducing the Player Series for 2018. The new lineup revamps the Standard series but will still be made in Mexico. As you may expect, the Player Series includes a Precision Bass and a Jazz Bass as well as a Jaguar Bass. Overall changes in the models include new pickups and redesigned bridges....

B&G Handmade Guitars Announces Big Sister Bass
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B&G Handmade Guitars Announces Big Sister Bass

B&G Handmade Guitars has unveiled the Big Sister, a bass to support their Little Sister guitar model. The semi-hollow bass, which comes in fretted or fretless, was designed for old school flair. “This Big Sister idea was born with the release of the Little Sister guitar,” B&G writes. “We wanted to apply the same traditional materials & techniques, unique chambered...

Lefty or Righty? A Discussion for Starting Out on the Bass Guitar
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Lefty or Righty? A Discussion for Starting Out on the Bass Guitar

Q: I play the upright bass and I use my left had on the neck and my right hand to use my bow. I’m looking to play the bass guitar, but I can’t decide if I should play right handed because that’s my dominate hand or my left because you can really only use your left hand on the neck...

Bass of the Week: RG Custom Basses Pathos
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: RG Custom Basses Pathos

Bassist Sam Battaglino shared some details of his new RG Custom Basses Pathos on a Facebook group called Best Boutique Basses, and it stopped me in my tracks. The left-handed bass features a neck-through design with solid spalted Ambrosia maple body wings that give it a raw, organic, and yet refined aesthetic. Its five-piece neck brings together spalted Ambrosia maple...

Schecter Introduces Diamond Plus Basses
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Schecter Introduces Diamond Plus Basses

New for 2015, Schecter has built upon their Diamond Series of basses with the Diamond Plus Series. The new lineup includes the Diamond-J Plus and Diamond-P Plus in a variety of finishes. Both models are built with a choice of swamp ash or alder for the body, a 6-bolt maple with carbon fiber reinforcements, and either a maple or rosewood...

Sterling by Music Man Adds Natural Finish to Lefty Ray34 Series Bass
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Sterling by Music Man Adds Natural Finish to Lefty Ray34 Series Bass

Sterling by Music Man introduced a new natural finish to the left-handed version of the Ray34 bass at this year’s Summer NAMM show. The natural finish allows for the bass’s lightweight ash body to be show through. The bass retains the features of the Ray34 series including maple neck, a single alnico humbucker pickup, and an active 3-band pickup. It...