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BDP Instruments Announces the TravelBass EUB
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BDP Instruments Announces the TravelBass EUB

BDP Instruments has unveiled the TravelBass, a portable electric upright bass that can be disassembled to easily take on the road or in the air.

Island Instruments Announces The Traveller Bass
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Island Instruments Announces The Traveller Bass

For bassists on the go, Montreal’s Island Instruments has introduced the Traveller Bass, a four-stringer that’s pared down to the essentials. Built with size in mind, the bass was designed with a short 31-inch scale and a headless design. “The goals were to design a lightweight, compact bass that blends modern features and ergonomics with vintage feel and tone. The...

Journey Instruments Introduces Collapsible Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Journey Instruments Introduces Collapsible Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass Guitar

Journey Instruments has expanded their line of collapsible carbon fiber instruments with its first bass, called the OB660 Overhead Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass. The bass has a compact design with a removable neck that allows for it to be folded up and fitted into an airplane’s overhead compartment. “The TSA-approved travel case safely encloses the bass guitar within 22″ x...

Boulder Creek Introduces The Travel Bass
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Boulder Creek Introduces The Travel Bass

Boulder Creek’s Solitaire series of acoustic/electric bass guitars has gotten a little bigger with a smaller bass. The Travel Bass puts the company’s Suspended Bracing System into a four-string that features an overall length of 32.5 inches and a scale length of 21 inches. Built with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the model also has a Dual...

The Wing Bass Now Available
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The Wing Bass Now Available

Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have a new option. Measuring in at just 21 inches, the Wing Bass is an instrument that feels and plays like the top range of a bass guitar. “The concept is simple,” the company shared. “Place a capo at the twelfth fret of a standard bass and chop...

AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass
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AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass

AC Guitars is introducing a new compact model called the Border Reiver Travel Bass. Hand-built in Scotland, the headless bass takes its name from a piece of local history. “Border Reivers were bands of raiders that operated on both sides of the English/Scottish border from the 13th to 17th century,” luthier Alan Cringean explains. “So crossing borders seemed like an...

Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass
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Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

French luthier Paul Lairat has unveiled his latest creation called the Travel Bass. The bass features a headless design with a trimmed back body shape. Combined with its reduced 32-inch scale, the bass is ideal for taking on the road. Lairat handcrafts the model in 4-, 5-, or 6-string builds with two versions: a mahogany body with a maple top...

Shredneck Introduces Z-Series Travel Basses
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Shredneck Introduces Z-Series Travel Basses

Shredneck, a company that specializes in practice and travel instruments, has introduced the Z-Series of travel basses. At a total body length of 36.25″, the Z-Series bass is approximately 5/8ths the size of a standard bass guitar. The instrument’s 2-piece nato body is loaded with a PJ pickup configuration with volume and tone controls. The maple neck is topped with...

Bass of the Week: Chadwick Folding Bass
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Bass of the Week: Chadwick Folding Bass

Ask any double bassist what the biggest pain is about their instrument of choice, and they’ll likely tell you it is the task of lugging it around. Enter the Chadwick Folding Bass: a standard 3/4 bass that folds in on itself for travel. The bass has a removable panel on the back that allows the entire neck to fold into....

Traveler Guitar Adds Duncan Designed Pickups to TB-4P Bass
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Traveler Guitar Adds Duncan Designed Pickups to TB-4P Bass

Traveler Guitar has expanded on their original TB-4P bass with the introduction of a new finish and Duncan Designed MM-01 Pickup. The new model sports red finish with a pearloid pickguard. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces, the 32-inch scale travel-sized bass is designed to fit in airline overhead compartments and features a built-in headphone amplifier as well as...