Back in 2019, Fender announced the Vintera Series, which they described as a vintage style for the modern era. Now, they’ve updated the range with the Vintera II lineup. The series pays homage to classic bass designs.
Gibson has unveiled a new bass collaboration with Gene Simmons through the Gibson Custom Shop. The new Gene Simmons EB-0 marks several firsts for the Gibson Custom Shop as its first 30.5-inch scale bass.
EBG Instruments has introduced a new bass model called the Devon, which they describe as a “skelective, modern and unique design.” Featuring a multi-scale neck, the bass is constructed with mixed materials.
Spector has added onto their NS Ethos and NS Dimension lines with the HP, or “High-Performance”, Series. The new models take Spector’s NS neck-through design and fit them with EMG DC pickups, a Darkglass Tone Capsule preamp, and illuminating side dots.
Vola Guitars has teamed up with The Dali Thundering Concept bassist Steve Tréguier to create the Vasti 5 STM J1, which also marks the introduction of the Vola ATR-1 Active 3-band EQ.
Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the Summer 2023 collection of the Ball Family Reserve, which includes two guitars and one bass. The Ball Family Reserve “Shadow Korina” DarkRay is limited to 100 units worldwide.
The Cure’s Simon Gallup was seen road-testing some new basses during their recent summer tour, and now Schecter has unveiled the new signature basses to their lineup.
Fender unveiled a new signature model for 2023 with the Limited Edition Mike Kerr Jaguar Bass. Built specially for the Royal Blood frontman, the short-scale bass takes the classic design and fits it with a special set of high-output humbuckers.
The Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilders are tasked with creating a special set of instruments each year that focus on a central theme. This year, they’ve unveiled the California Streetwood Collection, utilizing wood acquired by Street Tree Revival.
Solar Guitars has added a pair of new basses to its lineup with the AB1.4ROP and the AB1.5BOP. The new models are described as the top tier of the Type AB Bass range.
Marusczyk and Bass Upfront have teamed up to introduce a Bass Upfront signature model. Based on the company’s Frog Omega, the bass was designed with Bass Upfront founder David Sutkin.
Sire has expanded its bass offerings with the Marcus Miller V5 24. Available in four and five-string models, the bass is a 24-fret vintage style bass with passive electronics.