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Abasi Concepts Launches the Larada 5 Bass

Abasi Concepts Launches the Larada 5 Bass

Animals as Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi launched Abasi Concepts to further his vision of ergonomic instruments. After showing a prototype several years ago, the company has introduced the first commercially available Larada Bass.

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Spector Launches Doug Wimbish USA Signature Basses

Spector Launches Doug Wimbish USA Signature Basses

At NAMM this year, we got a sneak peek of Doug Wimbish’s signature basses from the Spector USA Custom Shop. Now, the DW-4 and DW-5 have been officially launched.

Alberto Rigoni Announces Signature Bass by Gaetano Costanzo

Alberto Rigoni Announces Signature Bass by Gaetano Costanzo

Alberto Rigoni has teamed up with luthier Gaetano Costanzo to create a signature bass called the VPR5. Handmade in Italy, the bass is a five-string with 30 frets and a Seymour Duncan MM-style pickup.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 2024 DarkRay Collection

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 2024 DarkRay Collection

Music Man has revamped the DarkRay for 2024 with two new finishes for both the four- and five-string models. The bass, crafted in partnership with Darkglass Electronics, will come in Dark Rainbow and Gold Bar colorways.

Eastwood Guitars Teams with Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass

Eastwood Guitars Teams with Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass

Eastwood Guitars has teamed up with Gorillaz bassist Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass.

Sterling By Music Man Unveils Affordable Joe Dart Artist Series Bass

Sterling By Music Man Unveils Affordable Joe Dart Artist Series Bass

Ernie Ball Music Man got Joe Dart fans excited when they launched his signature basses, but the limited numbers and price point kept some players from getting one. Now, Sterling by Music Man is picking up where EBMM left off with the Joe Dart Artist Series Bass.

Valkenburg Announces the David Pastorius Proto Bass

Valkenburg Announces the David Pastorius Proto Bass

Valkenburg has teamed up with David Pastorius for a new signature bass. The “Proto Bass” is the first of their Innovator Series and combines “modern options and styling with a retro-distressed feel.”

Mane Custom Bass Introduces the KJ5 Standard Bass

Mane Custom Bass Introduces the KJ5 Standard Bass

We got a sneak peek of the new Mane Custom Bass model at NAMM this year, and now we have the full scoop. The KJ5 Standard is based on their KJ5 Signature model but utilizes different woods to offer a competitive price without compromising quality.

Stuart Spector Unveils First Bass Model From Esopus Guitars

Stuart Spector Unveils First Bass Model From Esopus Guitars

Since launching Esopus Guitars, Stuart Spector has focused on making acoustic guitars. Now he’s back to building basses. The Tailwater bass is a 32-inch scale instrument handcrafted by the legendary luthier.

Spector Unveils Woodstock Custom Collection Volume II Basses

Spector Unveils Woodstock Custom Collection Volume II Basses

Spector has revealed the second volume of their Woodstock Custom Collection featuring 12 handcrafted, one-of-a-kind basses made by the company’s master luthiers. Each bass is built in their Woodstock, New York workshop and builds upon Spector favorites while trying new things.

Dingwall Introduces John Taylor Signature Bass

Dingwall Introduces John Taylor Signature Bass

Dingwall unveiled a limited edition Rio Dream Bass with Duran Duran’s John Taylor last year and now they’re expanding on it with a production model. The new John Taylor Signature bass follows in the footsteps of the Rio Dream with similar specs, but the company will be offering unlimited access to it as a regular model.

Ernie Ball Music Man Launches “Custom Design Experience” Instrument Configurator

Ernie Ball Music Man Launches “Custom Design Experience” Instrument Configurator

Ernie Ball Music Man has launched the Custom Design Experience, an online instrument configurator that lets you spec out your own StingRay Special bass.