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Aguilar Announces Two New Soapbar Pickup Series
Accessories & Strings

Aguilar Announces Two New Soapbar Pickup Series

Aguilar has introduced the Super Singles and the DCB pickups, two new pickup series for bass. Both types of pickups are wound in the company’s New York City factory and will be available in a variety of 4-, 5-, and 6-string standard soapbar sizes. The Super Singles offer a single coil sound in a soapbar size, Aguilar says, going on...

Schecter Introduces Nikki Sixx Signature Bass
Basses

Schecter Introduces Nikki Sixx Signature Bass

Schecter and Nikki Sixx have teamed up to release the “Schecter Sixx” Bass, a 4-string signature model for the Motley Crue bassist. Sixx, who also is an accomplished author and radio show host, collaborated with the company to create the instrument. “It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass,”...

La Bella Strings Introduces 760T White Nylon Tape Wound Bass Set
Accessories & Strings

La Bella Strings Introduces 760T White Nylon Tape Wound Bass Set

La Bella Strings has introduced the 760T White Nylon Tape Wound Set of bass strings. The new strings differ from their 760N counterparts by being made with a transparent nylon wrapped over stainless steal underlays. La Bella notes that the White Nylon set offers a brighter sound and smoother finish for easier gliding between notes. The 760T set can be...

Kala Unveils Rumbler U-Bass
Basses

Kala Unveils Rumbler U-Bass

Kala is unveiling a new U-Bass at this year’s Winter NAMM show called the Rumbler. The new ukulele-sized bass offers new custom engineered electronics and proprietary strings. The Rumbler’s electronics include a piezo pickup matched with an active EQ and built-in tuner. Its strings are Kala Silver Rumbler Strings, which are made with a special Nylgut compound with calcium carbonate...

Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass
Basses

Warwick Introduces RockBass Star Bass

Warwick has a new RockBass version of their hollow body Star Bass model. As with the rest of the series, the RockBass Star Bass is built in China and checked by a German Warwick employee for quality inspection. The Star Bass is made with a laminated maple body and a maple neck with Ekanga veneer stripes, while different fingerboards are...

Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass
Basses

Schecter Announces Johnny Christ Signature Bass

Avenged Sevenfold’s Johnny Christ has joined Schecter’s artist roster and has a new signature bass with the company. The Schecter Johnny Christ Signature Bass features a brand new body shape and headstock. Built with an ash body, 3-piece maple neck and ebony fingerboard, the new bass is decked out in black with gold hardware. The hardware is accented by gold...

Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Introduces Select Active Jazz Bass

Fender’s 2013 additions to their Select Series includes the Fender Select Active Jazz Bass. Described as the company’s “top-of-the-production-line”, the new bass features an alder body with a flame maple top and hand-stained Tobacco Sunburst finish with a gloss-lacquer topcoat. The Select Active Jazz bass sports a neck made of quartersawn maple, with a modern “C” shape and reinforced with...

Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass
Basses

Status Graphite Announces Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass

Status Graphite has introduced the Chris Wolstenholme Signature Bass, which the company says retains most of the classic Status design with a few features tailored to the Muse bassist’s tastes. The bass is built around an alder body with a graphite shell on the front and back faces, which is matched with a woven graphite through-neck topped with a phenolic...

Aria Guitars To Unveil Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM
Basses

Aria Guitars To Unveil Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM

Aria Guitars has announced they’ll be launching the Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass at NAMM this week. A year in the making, the bass is a replica of the Black ’n Gold I bass Burton played. The bass made with the authorization of the late bassist’s family and bandmates in Metallica, with whom Burton set the bar for...

Spector Introduces Coda Pro Basses
Basses

Spector Introduces Coda Pro Basses

Spector will be unveiling their Coda Pro series basses at NAMM this year. The new models offer the company’s classic inspired Coda at a lower price point by building them in their Korean Factory. Available with four or five strings, the Coda Pro basses feature two EMG HZ passive single-coil pickups paired with Spector’s TonePump Jr. active 9-volt tone circuit....