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Eastwood To Revive Teisco Spectrum 5 Bass
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Eastwood To Revive Teisco Spectrum 5 Bass

Eastwood’s Custom Shop is reviving another classic instrument with their new model called the Spectrum 5 Bass. Based on the Teisco Spectrum 5, the bass version is a four-string that will feature a precision German carved top in the spirit of the original. The bass will carry many of the same vintage features, though Eastwood had to make a few...

Birdsong Guitars Introduces Sparrow Bass and SD Curlee Phoenix
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Birdsong Guitars Introduces Sparrow Bass and SD Curlee Phoenix

The short-scale masters at Birdsong Guitars have taken things a step further by adding the Sparrow Bass to their lineup. Originally introduced as a prototype, the model features an incredibly short 25.5-inch scale. Birdsong explains on their website: “The thought was this – if our 31? scales behave & speak like 34s, could we do a something even shorter that...

Bass of the Week: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS
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Bass of the Week: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

In 2011, Squier added to their retro-styled Vintage Modified series with the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS. The model riffs on the Fender Jaguar but pares things down on the controls as well as the scale. Squier describes the 30-inch scale bass as “short and sweet with a big sound”. Its overall design is based on the Fender Jaguar...

Rock N’ Roll Relics Announces Thunders Bass
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Rock N’ Roll Relics Announces Thunders Bass

Rock N’ Roll Relics has unveiled the Thunders Bass, a short-scale bass oozing with old school flavor. The instrument is their first set-neck bass model and comes in a variety of colors and aging. Made in the USA, the Thunders is created with a two-piece, lightweight African mahogany body, an African mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard fitted with Jescar...

Bass of the Week: Duesenberg Guitars Fullerton Bass
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Bass of the Week: Duesenberg Guitars Fullerton Bass

This week we’re checking out a sultry hollowbody called the Duesenberg Fullerton Bass. Built after they introduced the Eagles Signature Bass, the company calls the bass a “dynamic brother to the Fullerton Series.” Its body features a laminated spruce top with flamed maple top and sides with cream binding to add a touch of elegance to its smoky finish. The...

Ibanez Introduces Artcore Vintage Basses at NAMM 2016
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Ibanez Introduces Artcore Vintage Basses at NAMM 2016

Ibanez gave their Artcore line of basses a rustic turn this year with the Artcore Vintage Series. The semi-hollowbody, short-scale basses come in distressed finishes to give the vibe of an old workhorse instrument, right down to the antiqued pickup covers. Each of the models is built with a maple body, which the company says balances out the “boomy” quality...

Kiesel Guitars Introduces Vader Headless Bass Series
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Kiesel Guitars Introduces Vader Headless Bass Series

Kiesel Guitars has introduced a bass version of their Vader Series of instruments. Available in four, five, and six-string versions, the basses feature a headless design with a compact, beveled body for ergonomics. Each version has 24 frets and a 34-inch scale, though the option of a 30-inch short scale is available. Standard features include an alder body, a carbon...

AC Guitars Introduces Salace E Type Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces Salace E Type Bass

AC Guitars has introduced a new modded version of their Salace bass called the AC Guitars Salace E Type. Made in collaboration with bassist Ewan Beck, the single cut design is available with a variety of options but is built with several goals in mind. “The design goals with this particular bass where for an instrument that was equally comfortable...

R. Hyde Guitars Unveils The Nuvo Bass
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R. Hyde Guitars Unveils The Nuvo Bass

Custom builder Ryan Hyde has fit tons of mojo into a small package with the Nuvo, a bass that fits in a guitar case and weighs less than five pounds. It features a short 30-3/8″ scale and a thin body to produce a signature tone. “The tonality is right in line with any P-bass, and the Nuvo has a ton...

Eastwood Guitars Aims to Revive 1968 Saturn IV Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Aims to Revive 1968 Saturn IV Bass

Eastwood Guitars is bringing back another blast from the past with their own version of the Saturn IV Bass. The hollowbody model was originally introduced by Vox in 1968 and was only in production for one year, making it a rare instrument to come across. The bass will be constructed with a bound laminated maple body, a maple top featuring...