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Fender Introduces Four New American Vintage Basses
Basses

Fender Introduces Four New American Vintage Basses

Fender has expanded its American Vintage series with four new basses including the ’58 Precision Bass, the ’63 Precision Bass, the ’64 Jazz Bass, and the ’74 Jazz Bass. As with the rest of the line, the new basses are reimagined to bring new life to the original designs. Each bass was picked for significant milestones in the model’s lifespan....

D’Angelico Introduces the EX-Bass
Basses

D’Angelico Introduces the EX-Bass

D’Angelico Guitars has been reborn for 2013. The brand, named for luthier John D’Angelico, has relaunched several instruments including the EX-Bass, which will be part of their Standard Series. With its single-cutaway, semi-hollow body, the 32.25? scale bass bears the company’s classic vibe and vintage feel. It also pays homage to D’Angelico’s New York roots with a machined aluminum truss...

Ampeg Introduces Limited Edition Heritage B-15N Bass Amp
Amps

Ampeg Introduces Limited Edition Heritage B-15N Bass Amp

Two years ago, Ampeg paid homage to one of their most popular vintage models with a limited run of the Heritage B-15, which they did again in 2012. This year the company has introduced the Heritage B-15N, a new model that delivers the sound of the B-15 in a new black finish. The new amp, which is designed and assembled...

PRS Guitars Adds Grainger Basses To Core Line
Basses

PRS Guitars Adds Grainger Basses To Core Line

About a decade after introducing their Private Stock model, Paul Reed Smith Guitars and bassist Gary Grainger have teamed up again to introduce the Grainger 4 and Grainger 5 basses to the company’s Core production line. The new models are modified slightly from their predecessors to add more universal appeal to players. Made in PRS’s Maryland factory, the basses are...

Dean Unveils John Entwistle Hybrid 5-String Bass
Basses

Dean Unveils John Entwistle Hybrid 5-String Bass

Dean unveiled several new basses at NAMM this year including a 5-string version of the John Entwistle Hybrid bass. Sharing many of the features of the 4-string Hybrid, The Ox’s new signature model sports bolt-on construction with an alder body and a maple “C”-shaped neck. Other features include a pair of EMG HZ Humbucker pickups, a dual purpose die-cast bridge,...

ESP Unveils LTD Elite Basses
Basses

ESP Unveils LTD Elite Basses

ESP has introduced a new line in their products called the LTD Elite series, which splits the difference price and quality between ESP’s high-end instruments and their more affordable LTD line. The new line is built in Japan and are based on the company’s most popular ESP models, including two basses: the J-4 and J-5. Four and five-string models perspectively,...

Orange Amplification Announces DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester
Accessories & Strings

Orange Amplification Announces DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester

Orange Amplification has released the DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester, an automatic tube tester that performs a host of diagnostics on both preamp and power amp tubes. The unit has one octal and two nine pin valve sockets to fit different types of tubes. Once inserted, the user presses the start button and the tests are run. The Orange DIVO VT1000...

Ampeg Introduces PF-800 Bass Amp
Amps

Ampeg Introduces PF-800 Bass Amp

Ampeg has expanded their Portaflex Series with the PF-800. At 800-watts the bass head is the strongest in the line while only weighing 11.8 pounds. Similar to the rest of the line, its compact design allows it to be stowed inside the Portaflex PF flip-top cabinets. Features on the new amp include classic hi/lo boosts, a 3-band EQ with a...

Tower of Power: “What Is Hip?” at 2013 NAMM Show
Bass Videos

Tower of Power: “What Is Hip?” at 2013 NAMM Show

Tower of Power rocked the 2013 NAMM Show with an incredible performance on Thursday, January 24th. It was so good to see Rocco Prestia moving and grooving with the band, which was tight, tight, tight.

James LoMenzo and Mike Portnoy: Led Zep NAMM Jam
Bass Videos

James LoMenzo and Mike Portnoy: Led Zep NAMM Jam

James LoMenzo teamed up with drummer Mike Portnoy during the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jam, which celebrates the life and work of the late John Bonham. The duo jammed out “How Many More Times” from Led Zeppelin’s self-titled album, locking in perfectly to the groove.