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Jackson Introduces Mini-Scale JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1XM
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Jackson Introduces Mini-Scale JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1XM

Jackson has scaled things down about with their latest Concert bass – literally. The JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1XM has a scale of 28.6 inches, which is tiny compared to the standard scale of 34 inches.

Bass of the Week: Eastwood Guitars Airline Pocket Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Eastwood Guitars Airline Pocket Bass

BASS OF THE WEEK: Eastwood Guitars has a knack for recreating vintage basses in a modern format while retaining all their glorious mojo. That’s evident in their take on the Airline Pocket Bass, which was introduced two years ago.

Bass of the Week: Höfner Contemporary 500/5 President Bass
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Bass of the Week: Höfner Contemporary 500/5 President Bass

This week we’re checking out the Höfner 500/5 President Bass from their affordable Contemporary series. Modeled on the original hollow-body basses from the ’50s and ’60s, the bass has a 30-inch scale.

Vox Announces Starstream Active Basses
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Vox Announces Starstream Active Basses

Vox was on-hand at the 2019 Summer NAMM Show to launch two new basses: The Starstream 1H Artist and the Starstream 2S Artist. Both are short-scale active basses based on the company’s Starstream guitar design.

New Squier Classic Vibe Basses Debut at Summer NAMM
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New Squier Classic Vibe Basses Debut at Summer NAMM

Fender launched nine new models to its Squier Classic Vibe series at the Summer NAMM Show. That includes four new basses: the Classic Vibe ’50s Precision, the Classic Vibe ’70s Precision, the Classic Vibe ’60s Mustang, and the Classic Vibe Jaguar.

Fender Announces the Vintera Series Basses
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Fender Announces the Vintera Series Basses

Fender has added a new line of instruments called the Vintera series. The lineup includes vintage-style guitars and basses made in Ensenada, Baja California in Mexico that draw their features from the company’s first three decades.

Bass of the Week: Kinal Guitars Kompact 4
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Kinal Guitars Kompact 4

This week we’re taking a look at a short scale bass from Kinal Guitars called the Kompact 4. Luthier Michael Kinal builds the scaled-down hollow body with a variety of woods.

Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Newport Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Newport Bass

Eastwood Guitars is now shipping the Newport Bass, which is a tribute to a vintage bass from the ’60s. The EPI bass guitar, or EB-S, was manufactured between 1961 and 1969; and this example comes from the middle year, 1965.

Bass of the Week: Marceau Guitars Thirty
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Marceau Guitars Thirty

This week we’re taking a look at the Thirty, a short scale bass from Marceau Guitars. Sporting a 30-inch scale and flexible options, the bass offers plenty of versatility.

Traveler Guitars Introduces the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass
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Traveler Guitars Introduces the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass

Traveler Guitars has expanded their line of portable hollow-body instruments with the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass. The four-string is 3/4 the size of a standard instrument and has a 23.35-inch scale length.