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Serek Basses Unveils The Grand
Basses

Serek Basses Unveils The Grand

Serek Basses has unveiled a brand new bass model called The Grand. Fit with a short-scale neck and funky body shape, the instrument also has a brand new set of electronics called the Serek “Skuzz Serkit,” which is an on-board passive fuzz circuit.

Squier Introduces Mini Precision Bass
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Squier Introduces Mini Precision Bass

Squier has shrunk the P-bass to introduce the Mini Precision Bass. The reduced-size includes a 28.6-inch scale, which is even smaller than a regular 30-inch short scale.

Fender Introduces the Player Series Mustang Bass PJ
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Fender Introduces the Player Series Mustang Bass PJ

Fender has expanded their Player Series of instruments with a handful of guitars and one new bass: the Player Mustang Bass PJ. The short-scale bass fits a new pickup set into the vintage body style.

Bass of the Week: Harley Benton HB-60 WB
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Harley Benton HB-60 WB

This week we’re checking out the Harley Benton HB-60 WB, a semi-hollow body bass with a super affordable price tag. Inspired by basses of the ’60s, the bass features a short 30.5-inch scale and walnut brown finish for a vintage vibe.

Sire Announces the U5 Passive Short Scale Bass
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Sire Announces the U5 Passive Short Scale Bass

After unveiling the prototype at last year’s NAMM Show, Sire is nearing the launch of their new U5 model. The bass is a short-scale instrument using their Marcus Miller Small Jazz Type body and P/J pickups.

Kala Introduces Bamboo U-Bass
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Kala Introduces Bamboo U-Bass

Kala released a new U-Bass this year that they say is their most sustainable choice. The ukulele-sized acoustic/electric bass guitar is made entirely out of bamboo.

Schecter’s Banshee Bass Now Shipping
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Schecter’s Banshee Bass Now Shipping

Schecter is now shipping the Banshee Bass, a short-scale instrument they unveiled at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show. The vintage-styled instrument features a split-coil style bass with a 30-inch scale.

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.