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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.”

Jackson Guitars Unveils X Series Signature David Ellefson CBXM IV and V Basses
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Jackson Guitars Unveils X Series Signature David Ellefson CBXM IV and V Basses

David Ellefson’s line of signature instruments has gotten a new spin with two new bassists: the 4-string X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and 5-string X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM V.

Rickenbacker Guitars Reveals the 4003AC Al Cisneros Signature Bass
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Rickenbacker Guitars Reveals the 4003AC Al Cisneros Signature Bass

Al Cisneros has teamed up with Rickenbacker for a limited edition signature bass based on their flagship model. The 4003AC is outfitted with a few of the Sleep/Om bassist’s requests.

Bass of the Week: PHD Guitars Kai Eckhardt Signature Bass
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Bass of the Week: PHD Guitars Kai Eckhardt Signature Bass

PHD Bass Guitars luthier Parizad Hatcher recently shared photos of her latest creation for bass master Kai Eckhardt, and it’s stunning. Built as a signature model, the bass is a single cut fretless featuring some amazing woodworking.

Schecter Announces Michael Anthony Koa Top USA Signature Bass
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Schecter Announces Michael Anthony Koa Top USA Signature Bass

After releasing a signature model in 2016, Schecter and Michael Anthony teamed up again to release a new version of the bass. The 2019 USA Signature edition of the instrument features a koa top with a natural finish to show off the grain.

Hughes Guitars Announces the Dave Fowler Signature Bass Mini Thunderbird
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Hughes Guitars Announces the Dave Fowler Signature Bass Mini Thunderbird

Hughes Guitars has announced the Dave Fowler Signature Bass Mini Thunderbird. The Nashville session bassist’s new instrument is already in use with Billy Bob Thornton and The Artimus Pyle Band.

Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Warren Ellis Bass Guitar
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Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Warren Ellis Bass Guitar

Eastwood Guitars has rounded out their signature series of instruments with Warren Ellis by introducing the Warren Ellis bass guitar model. Ellis, who works with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, worked with the company to add low end to his arsenal.

Reverend Guitars Announces the Brad Houser Basshouser Fatfish 32 Bass
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Reverend Guitars Announces the Brad Houser Basshouser Fatfish 32 Bass

Reverend Guitars and New Bohemians bassist Brad Houser have teamed up once again for a new signature bass called the Basshouser Fatfish 32. The 32-inch scale bass features a semi-hollow body and set-neck construction with a raised center section.

Prestige Guitars Unveils the Eric Bass Signature Bass
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Prestige Guitars Unveils the Eric Bass Signature Bass

Shinedown bassist Eric Bass has a new signature model coming out from Prestige Guitars this year. The instrument will feature an offset, double cutaway solid ash body with a one-piece bolt-on maple neck.