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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”
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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
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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
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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.

Bass of the Week: Paul Belgrado String Instruments NaNo Bass
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Bass of the Week: Paul Belgrado String Instruments NaNo Bass

The Guitar Summit in Mannheim took place last month and showcased loads of new instruments from luthiers around the world. Paul Belgrado was on hand with a trio of basses including his new model called the NaNo, which fuses several classic styles.

Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Bass Now Shipping
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Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay Bass Now Shipping

After previewing it at the Winter NAMM Show earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man is now shipping the Short-Scale StingRay bass. It features the company’s flagship bass model in a 30-inch scale.

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
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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.