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  • Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

    Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

    Fodera has unveiled the latest in their Masterbuilt series with the Prairie, a one-of-a-kind bass that draws its design features from the late 19th- and early 20th-century architectural style known as “Prairie School.” “Noted for its horizontal lines, symmetry, and use of color to compliment the surrounding landscape, the “Prairie School” style and design was... »

  • Reverend Guitars Unveils Lefty Mike Watt Signature Bass

    Reverend Guitars Unveils Lefty Mike Watt Signature Bass

    Mike Watt’s signature Wattplower bass from Reverend Guitars is now available in a left-handed version, the company has announced. The limited run was created as a gift for another punk rock legend. “Mike Watt wanted to have one made as a gift for Iggy Pop – a left-handed player,” they write. “Reverend Guitars saw this... »

  • Ibanez Reintroduces Artcore AFB200 and AGB200 Basses

    Ibanez Reintroduces Artcore AFB200 and AGB200 Basses

    Ibanez has reintroduced their Artcore series bass models with the AFB200 and the AGB200. The hollow body, short-scale basses each carry an old school vibe with a different tonal palette to separate them. “The AFB200 is geared towards the traditionalist; the player after a huge, warm bass tone perfect for Jazz, Blues, or acoustic sets,”... »

  • Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

    Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

    Fodera has added a five-string version of their Emperor-J to the Standard Classic line. The retro-styled instrument can be ordered in two different layouts to represent the tones of different eras. “The Emperor-J 5 is available in either a 60’s jazz-style configuration of an Alder body/ Rosewood FB with its pickups in 60’s location or... »

  • AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

    AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

    AC Guitars has scaled down their Krell model with the new Micro Krell, a bass featuring a tiny 26.5-inch scale while still being tuned as a normal bass. Luthier Alan Cringean created the model out of a bit of exploration. “It started out as an experiment using a Krell guitar body I had in the... »

  • Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass

    Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass

    Fodera has teamed up with bassist James Genus to release a new signature model of their Emperor 5 Elite bass. Genus, who has worked with the top names in jazz and is currently the house bassist for Saturday Night Live, worked with the company to make the bass comfortable and tonally versatile. “The James Genus... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 6HH Bass in Grabber Green

    Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 6HH Bass in Grabber Green

    Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the Ball Family Reserve series for August. The lineup for this month includes two guitars plus one bass: the Bongo 6HH in Grabber Green. “The Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve series is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship,” the company writes. “These rare pieces are... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

    Eastwood Guitars is reviving another unique vintage bass through their custom shop. The Klira Beatle Bass was a take on the Hofner bass made famous by Paul McCartney. “Through the 1960’s there were many variants of the popular Hofner Beatle Bass coming out of Japan and around the world,” Eastwood writes. “Our favorite was this... »

  • Amorite Guitars Announces First Bass Model: The Kothar

    Amorite Guitars Announces First Bass Model: The Kothar

    Amorite Guitars has introduced their first bass model called the Kothar. The bass was two years in the making and will be available alongside other Amorite instruments. Designed in part with bassist Omar Harb, the Kothar features neck-through construction with a five-piece maple and walnut neck with an asymmetric profile. Its neck is also reinforced... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

    Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

    Earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man announced they were revamping their flagship Stingray bass. Now the Stingray Special is shipping. The model, which was originally released in 1976, has been reimagined with a host of new features while retaining its identity. The body has been contoured and the neck joint has been sculpted for... »