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Orangewood Guitars Introduce the Oliver Jr. Bass
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Orangewood Guitars Introduce the Oliver Jr. Bass

Orangewood Guitars has unveiled their first acoustic bass with the Oliver Jr. Bass, which falls into their Overland Collection. The miniature four-string takes its cues from the Oliver Jr. guitar with a scaled-down body and “impressive full-size voice.”

Eastwood Guitars Unveils the Hooky Bass 6 Pro
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Eastwood Guitars Unveils the Hooky Bass 6 Pro

The Eastwood Guitars Custom Shop has unveiled a new bass with former Joy Division/New Order bassist, Peter Hook. The Hooky Bass 6 Pro is a replica of the six-string he used to record some of his biggest hits.

Reverend Guitars Announces Mike Watt Wattplower Mark II Bass
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Reverend Guitars Announces Mike Watt Wattplower Mark II Bass

Reverend Guitars and Mike Watt have teamed up to refine the bassist’s signature bass, dubbed the Wattplower. The new Wattplower Mark II features many of the original’s design concepts while adding a new pickup configuration.

Nordstrand Audio Acinonyx Bass Available For Preorder
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Nordstrand Audio Acinonyx Bass Available For Preorder

After revealing a prototype at last year’s NAMM Show, Nordstrand Audio has announced a production version of the Acinonyx short-scale bass. Nicknamed the “Cat Bass,” the bass takes its aesthetics from the classic Goya Panther.

Taylor Adds Koa Version of GS Mini-e Bass
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Taylor Adds Koa Version of GS Mini-e Bass

Taylor has expanded its GS Mini line with a new bass model. The GS Mini-e Koa Bass sports the same scaled-down body and string length as its maple predecessor, with some new features.

Sandberg Guitars Announces the Lionel Short-Scale Bass
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Sandberg Guitars Announces the Lionel Short-Scale Bass

Sandberg Guitars was on hand at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show to display several new products, including a new short-scale passive bass called the Lionel. Featuring a 30-inch scale, the bass is based on the company’s California VS model.

Reverend Guitars Introduces the Sentinel Short-Scale Bass
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Reverend Guitars Introduces the Sentinel Short-Scale Bass

Reverend Guitars will be unveiling a new bass model at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show called the Sentinel. The short-scale bass is described as “thick sounding [and] professional grade.”

Bass of the Week: Polaris Basses Shorty “Mango”
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Polaris Basses Shorty “Mango”

This week we’re checking out an exotic number from Australia’s Polaris Basses. This Shorty model is dubbed the “Mango” due to its striking mango top covering a sapele body.

Bass of the Week: Carbonetti Guitars Constantine
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Carbonetti Guitars Constantine

Mitch Friedman recently shared photos during the creation of his new bass by Carbonetti Guitars. Even in its rough forms, I knew it was going to be a monster. Now the bass, dubbed “Constantine,” is finished.

D. Lakin Basses Unveils New Line of Basses
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D. Lakin Basses Unveils New Line of Basses

Dan Lakin has launched a new line of basses with his company, D. Lakin Basses. Lakin, who founded Lakland Basses, offers one-on-one consultation for every bass that’s made.

Bass of the Week: Bergfels Guitars John-Eric Signature Custom Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Bergfels Guitars John-Eric Signature Custom Bass

Bergfels Guitars, founded by builder Stefan Kirchner, recently completed a custom bass for bassist John-Eric. At first glance, it seems fairly traditional, but further inspection reveals tons of modern features.

G&L Unveils the Fallout Bass Launch Edition
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G&L Unveils the Fallout Bass Launch Edition

G&L Guitars has unveiled a new short-scale four-string called the Fallout Bass Launch Edition. The 30-inch scale instrument comes in three colors – British Racing Green, Miami Blue, and Racing Yellow – each with competition stripes.