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Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass
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Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass

Elrick Guitars has teamed up with bassist Daric Bennett to introduce the Platinum Series e-volution DBS (Daric Bennett Signature). The new model, which is part of their U.S. hand-carved basses, is designed to fit the bassist’s wide style. “A respected player and educator, Daric is well known for his unique percussive style, and for combining funk, blues, gospel, and jazz...

Chowny Bass Announces the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature
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Chowny Bass Announces the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature

Chowny Bass has introduced another artist signature model by teaming up with YouTube sensation Davie504. The new release is called the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature. “Featuring the Retrovibe Stinger ’77 pre-amp that is designed to the spirit of the original bass pre-amps to give a great unique bass tone, the EVO features a Red Cedar Body and...

Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass
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Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

Fender debuted five new signature models at the Summer NAMM show this year including one bass: the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. The session ace, who has worked with artists ranging from Beck to Nine Inch Nails, teamed up with the company to create an instrument based on his personal ’66 Daphne Blue Mustang Bass. The short-scale bass is...

Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Jack Casady Bass
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Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Jack Casady Bass

Jack Casady and Epiphone are celebrating twenty years since the introduction of the bass legend’s signature bass. Launched in 1997, the bass will be offered this year in a special limited edition outfit defined by a flame maple veneer top and a Wine Red finish. It will also come with a custom gig bag, deluxe leather strap, and a certificate...

ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses
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ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

Anthrax’s Frank Bello teamed up with ESP again this year to create a new signature bass, resulting in the custom shop Frank Bello J-4 and the LTD Series FB-J4. Each bass is a take on a classic P/J design in a sleek black color scheme with red accents. The custom shop version is crafted one at a time in Japan....

ESP Announces John Campbell Signature Bass
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ESP Announces John Campbell Signature Bass

Lamb of God bassist John Campbell has a new signature bass from ESP called the LTD JC-4FM. Based on the company’s Stream model, the bass is customized to Campbell’s liking, including a flamed maple top with a smooth satin black finish on its swamp ash body’s back and sides. It’s also built with a five-piece maple and bubinga neck topped...

Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass
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Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body. The German master-built instrument is built with a carved body crafted from mahogany with...

Kiesel Guitars Introduces Amos Williams Signature Vader Bass
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Kiesel Guitars Introduces Amos Williams Signature Vader Bass

Kiesel Guitars teamed up with TesseracT bassist Amos Williams to create the Vader AW5 Signature headless bass. The new model is based on the Vader bass with several differences including a 34-inch scale 23-fret fingerboard, and a single high output HB series humbucker. As with all Kiesel and Carvin instruments, the AW5 is available with a number of options. Standard...

J Ferro Basses Introduces Kilian Duarte KD-5ES Bass
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J Ferro Basses Introduces Kilian Duarte KD-5ES Bass

J Ferro Basses was showing their full lineup at the NAMM Show this year including the brand new Kilian Duarte KD-5ES bass. Based on their Escalon model, it features a mahogany body with a solid flame maple top, a five-piece maple and mahogany neck, and a maple fingerboard with black pearl inlays. Electronics include custom wound J Ferro pickups matched...

Reverend Guitars Unveils Mike Watt Signature Wattplower Bass
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Reverend Guitars Unveils Mike Watt Signature Wattplower Bass

Bass legend Mike Watt has teamed up with Reverend Guitars for a special signature bass called the Wattplower. The short-scale bass also features a smaller body and is reminiscent of vintage basses that Watt gravitated towards. “He was always modifying the vintage basses,” Reverend writes, “so Joe Naylor built the Wattplower with all of his favorite mods on board, some...

Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass
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Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass

Sadowsky Guitars has teamed up with Earth, Wind, & Fire bassist Verdine White to create a special signature model that will be part of their new NYC Satin Series. Based on White’s first Sadowsky bass from the ’90s, the instrument is set apart with an undersized J-style body of chambered alder, PJ pickups, and a J-bass width neck. It’s more...

Bass of the Week: Yamaha Billy Sheehan Acrylic Attitude LTD3
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Bass of the Week: Yamaha Billy Sheehan Acrylic Attitude LTD3

This week we’re checking out a cool one-off that Yamaha built for bass shredder Billy Sheehan. Based on his signature Attitude LTD3 model, the bass brings together some interesting elements tied around Sheehan’s band The Winery Dogs. “Before The Winery Dogs’ touring cycle in support of their second album Hot Streak, Billy asked us to build him an Attitude LTD3...