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Bass of the Week: Ibanez TCB1006 Thundercat Signature Bass
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.