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Felton Guitars and Kevin Scott Announce the King Bass

Felton Guitars has announced the King Bass, a signature model for Kevin Scott. Scott worked with luthier Jon Levister to create what he calls “an original take on a classic meets modern tone.”

Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Sandberg Guitars Victor Brandt Signature Forty Eight Bass

Five years ago, Sandberg Guitars introduced the vintage rock-inspired Forty Eight model. This year they worked with Victor Brandt of Dimmu Borgir to create a signature version. Kevin took the 4- and 5-string basses for a spin in this new review.


Kiesel Announces Dustin Davidson DD4 Signature Headless Bass

Kiesel Guitars has unveiled the new Dustin Davidson Signature DD4 headless bass. Created with the August Burns Red bassist, the new model is based on the company’s Thanos Series TB4 with special custom shop appointments.


Yamaha Announces Limited Edition Peter Hook Signature Bass

Yamaha has introduced a new Signature Series model with the Peter Hook Signature BB Bass. The former Joy Division/New Order bassist worked with the company to combine aspects of his BB1200S and the BB734A that he currently plays with The Light.

Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ibanez TCB1006 Thundercat Signature Bass

Thundercat’s bass is as unique as his playing, so this week we’re taking a look at his signature model from Ibanez. The massive six-string hollow body is made in the company’s Japanese custom shop with curly maple for the back and sides and quilted maple for its top.


Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Cliff Williams Icon Series StingRay Bass

AC/DC is back with a new album, complete with the classic lineup anchored by bassist Cliff Williams. Now, Ernie Ball Music Man is helping Williams celebrate with a limited-edition bass bearing his name.


Jackson Guitars Introduces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX IV

Earlier this year, Jackson Guitars and David Ellefson introduced the X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V. Now they’re following it up with a four-string version, dubbed the CBX IV.


Yamaha and Billy Sheehan Announce 30th Anniversary Attitude Bass

Billy Sheehan’s signature Attitude Bass is getting a special 30th Anniversary model this year. The limited-edition model will celebrate its origins by incorporating elements of the bassists’s original customizations to his bass dubbed “The Wife.”


Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has had a signature line of basses from Manson Guitar Works for several years, but the range is getting an upgrade in the coming year. Here’s the 2021 edition of JPJ’s artist series.


Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Artist Series John Myung Bongo 6 HH

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled a new model in their Artist Series with the John Myung Bongo 6 HH. The Dream Theater bassist collaborated with the company on his new signature axe to make it his own.


Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Mike Herrera StingRay Bass

MxPx frontman Mike Herrera has a new signature StingRay bass from Ernie Ball Music Man. The bassist has used a StingRay for over 20 years, and now the company says “Herrera’s secret weapon is available to the public.”


Jackson Announces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V

It’s been thirty years since Jackson Guitars and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson collaborated on the company’s first five-string bass, which was created during the 1990 Rust in Peace tour. Now they’re celebrating with an anniversary model.