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Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Mike Herrera StingRay Bass
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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
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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.

Bass of the Week: Schecter Doug Pinnick Baron-H Bass
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Bass of the Week: Schecter Doug Pinnick Baron-H Bass

This week we’re checking out bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick’s signature Baron-H bass from Schecter. Available in both left- and right-hand versions, the bass features a semi-hollow mahogany body sporting a unique F-hole.

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.

Spector Unveils Euro 4 Ian Hill Judas Priest 50th Anniversary Signature
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Spector Unveils Euro 4 Ian Hill Judas Priest 50th Anniversary Signature

Judas Priest turns 50 this year, and Spector is helping bassist Ian Hill celebrate by updating his signature Euro4 bass. Hill, who is the only member to stay in the band its entire existence, worked with the company on some new specifications.

Ernie Ball Music Man Reintroduces Joe Dart Signature Bass
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Ernie Ball Music Man Reintroduces Joe Dart Signature Bass

After unveiling a limited run of the instrument last year, Ernie Ball Music Man has brought back the Joe Dart Signature Bass. The instrument is based on a Classic Sterling lightweight ash body with a natural finish.

Bass of the Week: Sawtooth Rudy Sarzo Signature Acoustic-Electric Bass
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Bass of the Week: Sawtooth Rudy Sarzo Signature Acoustic-Electric Bass

Rudy Sarzo has played in a variety of situations, from Quiet Riot to Ozzy Osbourne to The Guess Who to Michael Angelo Batio. This week we’re checking out his signature acoustic bass guitar from Sawtooth.

Mayones Unveils the Jabba Hadrien Feraud PJ 4 Signature Bass
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Mayones Unveils the Jabba Hadrien Feraud PJ 4 Signature Bass

As they prepare to show off their new models at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, Mayones has unveiled a new signature bass with Hadrien Feraud. The Jabba Hadrien Feraud PJ 4 sports a set of passive Delano P/J pickups matched to a Mayones M-BP3 3-band EQ.

The Bass Centre Unveils the Guy Pratt “Betsy” Bass
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The Bass Centre Unveils the Guy Pratt “Betsy” Bass

Guy Pratt has teamed up with The Bass Centre to introduce the Guy Pratt Betsy Bass. A part of their British Bass Masters series, the instrument is based on Pratt’s 1964 Jazz Bass he named “Betsy,” which he originally bought from John Entwistle in 1987.

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.

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass
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Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Phil Lynott Precision Bass

The late Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott is being honored with a new limited edition signature bass from the Fender Custom Shop. Crafted by Master Builder John Cruz, the bass “painstakingly” recreates Lynott’s original bass in precise detail.

Bass of the Week: MG Bass Africa 5 Andy Irvine Signature
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Bass of the Week: MG Bass Africa 5 Andy Irvine Signature

This week we’re checking out the Africa 5 bass by MG Bass, which is a signature model for bassist Andy Irvine. Andy calls it a “blend of functional tone woods and eye candy.”